The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 387 350 343
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -7
Contract jobs citing OOD 262 355 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.76% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 246 214
Median daily rate £419 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 10
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £34.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.60 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £48.00 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £34.86
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.56%

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OOD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OOD
Daily Rate Trend

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OOD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OOD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 222 £413 -2.01% 126
London -57 101 £450 -5.26% 54
South East -5 50 £375 +3.44% 13
Scotland +22 40 £425 +13.33% 6
Glasgow +15 23 £438 +16.66% 5
City of London -3 19 £450 -14.28% 14
South West +4 18 £350 -17.64% 21
North West +22 16 £315 -13.40% 13
Hampshire -10 14 £320 -4.47% 4
Manchester +5 13 £315 +2.43% 9
Berkshire +11 12 £400 +10.34% 3
Yorkshire +3 12 £325 -7.14% 5
Edinburgh +11 11 £450 +20.00% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £450 +24.13% 4
Reading +23 9 £400 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +3 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Oxfordshire +1 8 £375 -6.25% 1
Leeds +1 8 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England +11 7 £475 +35.71% 9
West Midlands -27 7 £394 - 6
Surrey +4 6 £363 -14.70% 2
Hook -3 6 £320 -22.42%
Northamptonshire - 6 £500 -
Northampton - 5 £550 -
Gloucestershire +9 4 £315 -21.25% 7
Oxford -5 4 £390 -2.50%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £475 -
Stockport - 4 £310 -
Dundee - 4 £243 -
Coventry - 4 £388 - 1

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OOD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OOD.

1 481 (84.53%) OO
2 319 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (39.37%) Java
4 175 (30.76%) C#
5 173 (30.40%) SQL
6 169 (29.70%) JavaScript
7 160 (28.12%) .NET
7 160 (28.12%) Linux
8 155 (27.24%) Scrum
9 150 (26.36%) HTML
10 145 (25.48%) Finance
11 128 (22.50%) TDD
12 124 (21.79%) CSS
13 121 (21.27%) Spring
13 121 (21.27%) Unit Testing
14 116 (20.39%) Software Engineering
15 106 (18.63%) Web Services
15 106 (18.63%) MVC
16 100 (17.57%) Unix
17 94 (16.52%) C++
18 93 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
19 90 (15.82%) RESTful
20 86 (15.11%) SQL Server
21 84 (14.76%) Computer Science
22 82 (14.41%) SDLC
23 81 (14.24%) BDD
24 79 (13.88%) ASP.NET
25 77 (13.53%) UML
26 76 (13.36%) Oracle
26 76 (13.36%) Git (software)

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (6.33%) Tomcat
2 29 (5.10%) Apache
2 29 (5.10%) Confluence
2 29 (5.10%) WebSphere
3 27 (4.75%) JBoss
4 23 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 20 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.28%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.23%) CMS
9 7 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
10 6 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.88%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.88%) IIS
11 5 (0.88%) WordPress
12 4 (0.70%) Documentum
13 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 29 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.05%) MS Office
3 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) InVision
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.41%) GitHub
4 7 (1.23%) Bluemix
4 7 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.35%) iTunes
7 1 (0.18%) Google Play
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.22%) HTTP
2 20 (3.51%) Internet
3 9 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.05%) AMQP
5 3 (0.53%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 1 (0.18%) Broadband
7 1 (0.18%) DMZ
7 1 (0.18%) Firewall
7 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 70 (12.30%) Relational Database
3 50 (8.79%) DB2
4 47 (8.26%) RDBMS
5 41 (7.21%) MySQL
6 29 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 27 (4.75%) MongoDB
8 24 (4.22%) Neo4j
8 24 (4.22%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.99%) OrientDB
10 14 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.46%) ObjectStore
11 13 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (2.11%) Big Data
12 12 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.76%) KDB
Development Applications
1 76 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 63 (11.07%) Subversion
3 58 (10.19%) JUnit
4 55 (9.67%) Jenkins
5 48 (8.44%) JIRA
6 46 (8.08%) Visual Studio
7 36 (6.33%) Ant
8 35 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (6.15%) Xcode
9 31 (5.45%) Maven
10 29 (5.10%) NUnit
11 23 (4.04%) ClearCase
12 22 (3.87%) GoogleTest
13 21 (3.69%) Bitbucket
14 18 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (3.16%) CppUnit
14 18 (3.16%) Eclipse
15 14 (2.46%) Mercurial
16 13 (2.28%) gulp
17 11 (1.93%) Cucumber
General
1 145 (25.48%) Finance
2 66 (11.60%) Banking
3 50 (8.79%) Front Office
4 40 (7.03%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 24 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.16%) Marketing
8 17 (2.99%) Electronics
8 17 (2.99%) Games
9 14 (2.46%) Publishing
10 8 (1.41%) Back Office
10 8 (1.41%) Legal
10 8 (1.41%) Retail
11 7 (1.23%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.88%) Advertising
13 4 (0.70%) Automotive
13 4 (0.70%) Local Government
14 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 460 (80.84%) Developer
2 128 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 85 (14.94%) C# Developer
4 83 (14.59%) .NET Developer
5 54 (9.49%) Senior Developer
6 49 (8.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 48 (8.44%) C++ Developer
8 44 (7.73%) Software Engineer
9 43 (7.56%) Software Developer
10 38 (6.68%) Agile Developer
10 38 (6.68%) iOS Developer
11 32 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 28 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (4.39%) Agile C# Developer
13 25 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (4.22%) Agile .NET Developer
14 24 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (3.51%) Python Developer
16 19 (3.34%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (28.12%) .NET
2 150 (26.36%) HTML
3 124 (21.79%) CSS
4 121 (21.27%) Spring
5 106 (18.63%) Web Services
6 90 (15.82%) RESTful
7 79 (13.88%) ASP.NET
8 65 (11.42%) XML
9 59 (10.37%) AngularJS
10 58 (10.19%) REST
11 57 (10.02%) HTML5
12 54 (9.49%) WCF
13 53 (9.31%) jQuery
14 52 (9.14%) JSON
15 48 (8.44%) J2SE
15 48 (8.44%) JMS
16 46 (8.08%) .NET Framework
16 46 (8.08%) J2EE
16 46 (8.08%) Java EE
16 46 (8.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (14.76%) Computer Science
3 72 (12.65%) User Experience
4 51 (8.96%) Data Structures
5 49 (8.61%) Algorithms
6 46 (8.08%) Derivative
7 45 (7.91%) iPad
8 40 (7.03%) iPhone
9 27 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (4.75%) Equity Derivative
10 20 (3.51%) Mobile App
11 19 (3.34%) Cyberthreat
11 19 (3.34%) Mathematics
12 18 (3.16%) Wiki
13 17 (2.99%) Fixed Income
14 15 (2.64%) Equities
15 13 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.76%) Animation
17 9 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
18 8 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 160 (28.12%) Linux
2 100 (17.57%) Unix
3 54 (9.49%) Windows
4 51 (8.96%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.39%) Android
6 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (84.53%) OO
2 319 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (27.24%) Scrum
4 128 (22.50%) TDD
5 121 (21.27%) Unit Testing
6 116 (20.39%) Software Engineering
7 106 (18.63%) MVC
8 82 (14.41%) SDLC
9 81 (14.24%) BDD
10 77 (13.53%) UML
11 73 (12.83%) Multithreading
12 64 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (10.90%) DevOps
14 49 (8.61%) Open Source
15 42 (7.38%) Web Development
16 40 (7.03%) iOS Development
17 38 (6.68%) SOA
18 36 (6.33%) Requirements Analysis
19 35 (6.15%) Mobile Development
19 35 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 224 (39.37%) Java
2 175 (30.76%) C#
3 173 (30.40%) SQL
4 169 (29.70%) JavaScript
5 94 (16.52%) C++
6 58 (10.19%) Python
7 51 (8.96%) Perl
8 43 (7.56%) Objective-C
9 37 (6.50%) C
9 37 (6.50%) Ruby
10 34 (5.98%) PL/SQL
11 28 (4.92%) PHP
12 22 (3.87%) Scala
13 16 (2.81%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.81%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.64%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.76%) VBA
16 9 (1.58%) XAML
17 8 (1.41%) AspectJ
18 7 (1.23%) F#
Qualifications
1 66 (11.60%) Degree
2 50 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MCP
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.69%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) MISRA
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (1.23%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) GeoWebCache
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) GridGain
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.46%) Ansible
2 9 (1.58%) Puppet
3 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) Oozie
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (13.36%) Oracle
2 74 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 53 (9.31%) Sybase
4 31 (5.45%) Apple
5 17 (2.99%) SAP
6 14 (2.46%) Atlassian
6 14 (2.46%) IBM
7 13 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.41%) Google
9 7 (1.23%) VMware
10 6 (1.05%) ATG
10 6 (1.05%) hybris
10 6 (1.05%) webMethods
11 4 (0.70%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.70%) Zend
12 3 (0.53%) Informatica
12 3 (0.53%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.53%) Splunk
12 3 (0.53%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.35%) Serena
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