The table below looks at the statistics for OOA/OOD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOA/OOD over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD)
Rank 518 466 437
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -29
Contract jobs citing OOA/OOD 58 101 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 61
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£425 £400 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

OOA/OOD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOA/OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OOA/OOD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK.

OOA/OOD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OOA/OOD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

OOA/OOD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOA/OOD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK.

OOA/OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OOA/OOD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 52 £425 - 48
London -21 33 £438 -5.40% 13
City of London +12 7 £425 -15.00% 3
Scotland -8 6 £375 -3.22% 1
South West -20 6 £388 - 2
West Midlands -2 5 £475 +46.15% 3
Docklands, London - 4 £425 -
Wiltshire - 4 £388 -
Swindon - 4 £388 -
Glasgow -1 3 £375 -3.22% 1
South East -48 3 £275 -9.46% 14
Hertfordshire +12 2 £313 -21.87%
East of England -5 2 £313 -21.87%
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
Berkshire 0 1 £445 +42.40% 3
Birmingham -2 1 £375 -
Manchester -9 1 £550 - 8
Yorkshire -12 1 £325 +7.43% 4
North West -14 1 £550 - 10
North East - 1 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 4
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £475 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £300 - 2
Bristol - 1 £350 - 2
Leeds - 1 £325 - 3
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

OOA/OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOA/OOD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OOA/OOD.

1 125 (76.22%) OO
2 114 (69.51%) Java
3 93 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (40.24%) TDD
5 59 (35.98%) Web Services
6 50 (30.49%) Scrum
7 49 (29.88%) XML
8 46 (28.05%) SQL Server
9 43 (26.22%) Spring
10 42 (25.61%) J2EE
10 42 (25.61%) Oracle
11 40 (24.39%) Maven
12 39 (23.78%) Microsoft
13 38 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (21.34%) UML
15 34 (20.73%) SQL
16 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
17 32 (19.51%) Hibernate
18 31 (18.90%) .NET
18 31 (18.90%) RUP
19 30 (18.29%) OOD
20 29 (17.68%) C#
20 29 (17.68%) IBM
20 29 (17.68%) MVC
21 27 (16.46%) SOAP
22 26 (15.85%) SOA
22 26 (15.85%) AngularJS
23 25 (15.24%) HTML
23 25 (15.24%) Finance
24 24 (14.63%) CSS

OOA/OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOA/OOD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OOA/OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (10.98%) Confluence
2 15 (9.15%) FileNet
3 12 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.32%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.49%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.66%) CMS
6 6 (3.66%) Apache
6 6 (3.66%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (3.05%) Mule
7 5 (3.05%) Documentum
8 4 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.44%) JBoss
8 4 (2.44%) MTS
8 4 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (2.44%) Node.js
9 3 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.05%) MS Project
3 3 (1.83%) MS Office
4 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.61%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) LDAP
1 2 (1.22%) FTP
1 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.22%) Internet
1 2 (1.22%) DVB
1 2 (1.22%) Firewall
1 2 (1.22%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 20 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.37%) Relational Database
4 16 (9.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.83%) Redis
10 3 (1.83%) Riak
10 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.22%) Big Data
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.22%) DB2
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.61%) MS Access
12 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (24.39%) Maven
2 22 (13.41%) Subversion
3 20 (12.20%) Jenkins
4 19 (11.59%) JUnit
5 17 (10.37%) JIRA
6 15 (9.15%) Hudson
7 11 (6.71%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.71%) Calabash
7 11 (6.71%) Android Studio
7 11 (6.71%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.10%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.27%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.27%) Ant
10 5 (3.05%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.83%) NUnit
11 3 (1.83%) Log4j
11 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (1.83%) NSubstitute
11 3 (1.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (15.24%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Banking
3 12 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.27%) Front Office
5 4 (2.44%) Retail
6 3 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (68.29%) Developer
2 61 (37.20%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.24%) Senior Developer
4 21 (12.80%) Architect
5 13 (7.93%) Android Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Senior Android Developer
6 11 (6.71%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.49%) Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.66%) Consultant
10 5 (3.05%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 4 (2.44%) Chief Technology Officer
11 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 4 (2.44%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.44%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (35.98%) Web Services
2 49 (29.88%) XML
3 43 (26.22%) Spring
4 42 (25.61%) J2EE
5 32 (19.51%) Hibernate
6 31 (18.90%) .NET
7 27 (16.46%) SOAP
8 26 (15.85%) AngularJS
9 25 (15.24%) HTML
10 24 (14.63%) CSS
10 24 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (14.02%) XSLT
11 23 (14.02%) jQuery
12 19 (11.59%) JSF
12 19 (11.59%) Ajax
13 18 (10.98%) REST
14 15 (9.15%) JSON
15 14 (8.54%) Java EE
16 13 (7.93%) .NET Framework
16 13 (7.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.80%) Open Source
2 19 (11.59%) User Experience
3 13 (7.93%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.71%) Mobile Payment
5 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.88%) N-Tier
6 8 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.05%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.05%) Wiki
9 4 (2.44%) Statistics
9 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.44%) Clustering
9 4 (2.44%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.22%) Equities
11 2 (1.22%) DTV
11 2 (1.22%) MPEG
11 2 (1.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.80%) UNIX
2 19 (11.59%) Android
3 11 (6.71%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) Linux
4 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.22%) CentOS
5 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.22%) Debian
5 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (76.22%) OO
2 93 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (40.24%) TDD
4 50 (30.49%) Scrum
5 38 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (21.34%) UML
7 31 (18.90%) RUP
8 30 (18.29%) OOD
9 29 (17.68%) MVC
10 26 (15.85%) SOA
11 23 (14.02%) OOP
11 23 (14.02%) Waterfall
12 22 (13.41%) BDD
13 20 (12.20%) E-Commerce
13 20 (12.20%) Unit Testing
14 19 (11.59%) DevOps
15 18 (10.98%) Android Development
15 18 (10.98%) Configuration Management
16 17 (10.37%) Release Management
17 16 (9.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 114 (69.51%) Java
2 34 (20.73%) SQL
3 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.68%) C#
5 14 (8.54%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.10%) Python
7 6 (3.66%) VB
7 6 (3.66%) C
8 5 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.05%) C++
8 5 (3.05%) VB6
9 4 (2.44%) Ruby
9 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.44%) VBA
9 4 (2.44%) PHP
9 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.83%) Groovy
10 3 (1.83%) Scala
11 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (13.41%) Degree
2 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.22%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) SLA
3 4 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) Puppet
1 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.83%) Graphite
2 1 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (25.61%) Oracle
2 39 (23.78%) Microsoft
3 29 (17.68%) IBM
4 15 (9.15%) Google
4 15 (9.15%) Twitter
5 7 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.66%) Informatica
6 6 (3.66%) Adobe
6 6 (3.66%) SAP
7 5 (3.05%) HP
8 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.44%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.44%) Tableau
9 3 (1.83%) Open Text
9 3 (1.83%) StreamServe
10 2 (1.22%) Motorola
10 2 (1.22%) Cisco
10 2 (1.22%) Sybase
10 2 (1.22%) Yahoo!
10 2 (1.22%) Splunk
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