The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD)
Rank 467 467 418
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Contract jobs citing OOA/OOD 136 85 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 50 99
Average daily rate £413 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £565 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £344 £316
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £44.13 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% +29.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £44.13 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.64% +29.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

OOA/OOD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +10 117 £413 +3.12% 57
London -1 64 £450 +7.14% 26
South East -3 23 £316 -2.69% 8
City of London -3 18 £433 -11.28% 11
Hampshire +4 15 £355 +9.23% 1
Scotland -4 13 £388 +24.00% 2
South West -10 9 £338 +12.50% 12
Glasgow +10 7 £388 +24.00%
Lancashire -23 7 £413 +23.50% 1
North West -24 7 £413 +23.50% 4
East of England -28 7 £475 +18.75% 3
Burnley - 7 £413 -
Fareham - 7 £355 -
Preston - 7 £413 -
Oxfordshire +6 6 £320 - 4
Yorkshire -12 6 £320 -24.70% 1
Manchester -12 4 - - 2
Blackburn - 4 - - 1
Somerset - 4 £325 -
Cambridge +2 3 £488 +21.87% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 3 £488 +21.87% 2
West Midlands -11 3 £475 -15.92% 1
Merseyside - 3 £413 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £413 - 1
Newport - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £338 - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Berkshire -9 1 £313 -40.47%
Birmingham -12 1 - - 1

OOA/OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 152 (66.96%) OO
2 127 (55.95%) Java
3 116 (51.10%) UML
4 78 (34.36%) Oracle
5 74 (32.60%) HTML
5 74 (32.60%) CSS
6 73 (32.16%) SQL
6 73 (32.16%) .NET
6 73 (32.16%) OOD
7 65 (28.63%) TDD
8 64 (28.19%) J2EE
8 64 (28.19%) SQL Server
9 62 (27.31%) C#
9 62 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (26.43%) Finance
11 55 (24.23%) JavaScript
12 52 (22.91%) Spring
13 51 (22.47%) Scrum
14 47 (20.70%) WebLogic
14 47 (20.70%) Tomcat
15 45 (19.82%) Web Services
15 45 (19.82%) Multithreading
16 44 (19.38%) HTML5
16 44 (19.38%) XML
17 43 (18.94%) Hibernate
18 41 (18.06%) Linux
19 40 (17.62%) SOA
19 40 (17.62%) Ajax
20 39 (17.18%) jQuery
21 38 (16.74%) Software Engineering

OOA/OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 47 (20.70%) WebLogic
1 47 (20.70%) Tomcat
2 20 (8.81%) Apache
3 14 (6.17%) CMS
3 14 (6.17%) WebSphere
4 13 (5.73%) MQSeries
5 11 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.85%) Adobe CQ
5 11 (4.85%) Escenic
6 9 (3.96%) MS Project Server
6 9 (3.96%) Node.js
7 7 (3.08%) IIS
7 7 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.64%) ArcSDE
8 6 (2.64%) ArcGIS
9 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.76%) Liferay
11 2 (0.88%) GemFire
11 2 (0.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.05%) MS Project
3 10 (4.41%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.76%) MS Office
5 2 (0.88%) Mingle
6 1 (0.44%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.93%) SaaS
2 7 (3.08%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.41%) Internet
2 9 (3.96%) HTTP
3 8 (3.52%) LDAP
4 6 (2.64%) Firewall
5 3 (1.32%) DMZ
5 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.88%) NAS
6 2 (0.88%) IPv4
6 2 (0.88%) IPv6
6 2 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (28.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.66%) MySQL
3 29 (12.78%) Relational Database
4 27 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (11.45%) RDBMS
6 22 (9.69%) Oracle Database
7 15 (6.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (6.61%) MongoDB
8 14 (6.17%) NoSQL
9 13 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (4.85%) Big Data
10 11 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (4.85%) Hadoop
11 8 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (2.64%) RavenDB
13 6 (2.64%) Neo4j
13 6 (2.64%) DB2
13 6 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (15.42%) Maven
2 33 (14.54%) Eclipse
3 31 (13.66%) Visual Studio
4 21 (9.25%) Git (software)
5 20 (8.81%) Ant
6 18 (7.93%) JUnit
7 16 (7.05%) Subversion
8 14 (6.17%) Toad
9 11 (4.85%) NUnit
10 10 (4.41%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.64%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.32%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.88%) MSTest
14 2 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
14 2 (0.88%) Hudson
14 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.44%) Xcode
General
1 60 (26.43%) Finance
2 31 (13.66%) Banking
3 21 (9.25%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.52%) Legal
5 7 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.64%) Marketing
6 6 (2.64%) Back Office
6 6 (2.64%) Automotive
7 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.76%) Advertising
8 4 (1.76%) Front Office
9 2 (0.88%) Publishing
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 134 (59.03%) Developer
2 57 (25.11%) Java Developer
3 38 (16.74%) Architect
4 27 (11.89%) Senior Developer
5 20 (8.81%) Software Engineer
5 20 (8.81%) Analyst
6 19 (8.37%) C# Developer
7 16 (7.05%) Programmer
8 14 (6.17%) Java Architect
9 13 (5.73%) Technical Architect
9 13 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (5.29%) SQL Developer
10 12 (5.29%) PL/SQL Developer
11 11 (4.85%) Developer Analyst
11 11 (4.85%) Java Programmer
11 11 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (4.85%) Senior Programmer
11 11 (4.85%) Senior Java Programmer
12 10 (4.41%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (32.60%) HTML
1 74 (32.60%) CSS
2 73 (32.16%) .NET
3 64 (28.19%) J2EE
4 52 (22.91%) Spring
5 45 (19.82%) Web Services
6 44 (19.38%) HTML5
6 44 (19.38%) XML
7 43 (18.94%) Hibernate
8 40 (17.62%) Ajax
9 39 (17.18%) jQuery
10 31 (13.66%) CSS3
11 30 (13.22%) ASP.NET
12 27 (11.89%) JSF
13 23 (10.13%) RESTful
14 21 (9.25%) Apache Flex
14 21 (9.25%) JSON
14 21 (9.25%) Struts
15 20 (8.81%) JDBC
15 20 (8.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.85%) RIA
3 11 (4.85%) Open Source
4 10 (4.41%) Clustering
5 8 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.64%) Telematics
8 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.20%) GIS
8 5 (2.20%) Statistics
9 4 (1.76%) W3C
9 4 (1.76%) Equities
9 4 (1.76%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.32%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.32%) CUDA
11 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.88%) iPad
11 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.06%) Linux
2 35 (15.42%) Windows
3 12 (5.29%) UNIX
4 10 (4.41%) Solaris
5 7 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.64%) LynxOS
7 4 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (66.96%) OO
2 116 (51.10%) UML
3 73 (32.16%) OOD
4 65 (28.63%) TDD
5 62 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (22.47%) Scrum
7 45 (19.82%) Multithreading
8 40 (17.62%) SOA
9 38 (16.74%) Software Engineering
10 34 (14.98%) MVC
11 29 (12.78%) BDD
12 25 (11.01%) RUP
13 21 (9.25%) Use Case
14 20 (8.81%) Unit Testing
15 16 (7.05%) OOP
16 13 (5.73%) Performance Testing
16 13 (5.73%) TOGAF
17 12 (5.29%) PRINCE2
17 12 (5.29%) Content Management
18 11 (4.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 127 (55.95%) Java
2 73 (32.16%) SQL
3 62 (27.31%) C#
4 55 (24.23%) JavaScript
5 25 (11.01%) PL/SQL
6 24 (10.57%) C++
7 17 (7.49%) Python
8 15 (6.61%) Scala
9 14 (6.17%) Perl
10 11 (4.85%) PHP
10 11 (4.85%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.41%) VBA
12 9 (3.96%) C
13 7 (3.08%) Clojure
14 6 (2.64%) Ruby
14 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.20%) VC++
16 3 (1.32%) PHP5
16 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 32 (14.10%) Degree
2 21 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.88%) MCTS
6 2 (0.88%) PhD
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.88%) MCSD
6 2 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.44%) ISEB
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) IIBA
7 1 (0.44%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.37%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) DICOM
2 6 (2.64%) SLA
3 4 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.44%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.44%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 78 (34.36%) Oracle
2 37 (16.30%) JBoss
3 18 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.05%) Sybase
5 15 (6.61%) Adobe
6 8 (3.52%) Sun
7 6 (2.64%) Talend
7 6 (2.64%) EPiServer
7 6 (2.64%) Intel
8 5 (2.20%) Zend
8 5 (2.20%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.76%) BEA
9 4 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.32%) SAP
10 3 (1.32%) IBM
11 2 (0.88%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.88%) Informatica
11 2 (0.88%) Software AG
11 2 (0.88%) VMware
12 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
Hampshire
Sanderson
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Posted: 13 hours ago
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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AMsource Technology
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London
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London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day + Market Rate DOE
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City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
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Cambridge
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City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
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