The table below looks at the statistics for 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 OOD over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 310 304 289
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing OOD 318 317 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 186 200
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%

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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

OOD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -24 283 £425 +6.25% 203
London +19 153 £455 -9.00% 80
South East -18 61 £353 +13.70% 47
City of London -18 33 £468 -6.50% 27
South West -7 32 £400 +36.17% 17
Scotland +2 31 £425 +6.25% 3
Hampshire -14 26 £313 +2.29% 9
Glasgow -2 24 £425 +6.25%
East of England +10 16 £375 +38.88% 19
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £410 -18.00% 4
Gloucestershire - 12 £450 - 1
Berkshire -2 11 £413 +22.22% 8
North West -39 11 £404 +15.35% 19
Wiltshire +2 10 £375 -3.22% 1
Cheltenham - 10 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £375 +11.94% 12
Milton Keynes +5 8 £401 -19.75% 3
Dorset +6 7 £400 - 5
Swindon +3 7 £375 -3.22%
Surrey -3 6 £375 - 3
Manchester -34 6 £375 +3.44% 7
Cheshire +3 5 £408 - 8
Edinburgh - 5 £350 - 3
Kent -2 4 - - 3
Derbyshire +6 3 £340 - 2
Cambridge +1 3 £270 - 8
Slough -1 3 - - 1
Wales -3 3 £350 - 1
West Midlands -6 3 £475 +54.47% 6
Yorkshire -10 3 £325 +12.06% 6

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 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 OOD.

1 530 (83.73%) OO
2 322 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (38.39%) Java
4 236 (37.28%) .NET
5 227 (35.86%) SQL
6 220 (34.76%) C#
7 204 (32.23%) JavaScript
8 191 (30.17%) Linux
9 170 (26.86%) TDD
10 155 (24.49%) C++
11 142 (22.43%) UML
12 140 (22.12%) UNIX
13 134 (21.17%) Web Services
13 134 (21.17%) HTML
14 133 (21.01%) SQL Server
15 132 (20.85%) Scrum
15 132 (20.85%) Software Engineering
16 129 (20.38%) MVC
17 121 (19.12%) XML
17 121 (19.12%) .NET Framework
17 121 (19.12%) WCF
18 116 (18.33%) Security Cleared
19 114 (18.01%) Subversion
20 112 (17.69%) Oracle
21 110 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
22 109 (17.22%) Finance
23 108 (17.06%) Python
24 104 (16.43%) Windows
25 101 (15.96%) C
25 101 (15.96%) Analytical Skills

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 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 OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (4.27%) CMS
2 20 (3.16%) WebLogic
2 20 (3.16%) Apache
3 19 (3.00%) IIS
4 15 (2.37%) Kentico
4 15 (2.37%) Node.js
5 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.74%) GlassFish
7 10 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
7 10 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.95%) Documentum
9 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (0.79%) Confluence
10 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.63%) MS Project
3 3 (0.47%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.63%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.32%) Summit
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.95%) GitHub
3 4 (0.63%) SaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.53%) 3G
2 16 (2.53%) 4G
3 14 (2.21%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.74%) Internet
5 10 (1.58%) SDH
6 9 (1.42%) 2G
6 9 (1.42%) 2.5G
7 8 (1.26%) Wireless
8 7 (1.11%) LTE
9 6 (0.95%) WiMAX
9 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.95%) UMTS
9 6 (0.95%) LDAP
10 5 (0.79%) IPv4
10 5 (0.79%) IPv6
10 5 (0.79%) GSM
11 4 (0.63%) HTTP
12 2 (0.32%) Intranet
13 1 (0.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 70 (11.06%) Relational Database
3 49 (7.74%) RDBMS
4 32 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (3.79%) Ingres
7 16 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.53%) MySQL
8 13 (2.05%) Big Data
8 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.58%) DB2
11 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.11%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.95%) HBase
13 6 (0.95%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 114 (18.01%) Subversion
2 92 (14.53%) Visual Studio
3 87 (13.74%) NUnit
4 81 (12.80%) ClearCase
5 69 (10.90%) Ant
6 62 (9.79%) JUnit
7 56 (8.85%) Maven
8 54 (8.53%) GoogleTest
9 52 (8.21%) CppUnit
10 42 (6.64%) Git (software)
11 36 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (4.90%) jMock
13 29 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 28 (4.42%) Rational Rose
15 26 (4.11%) CruiseControl
15 26 (4.11%) Jenkins
16 25 (3.95%) ClearQuest
17 23 (3.63%) Eclipse
18 22 (3.48%) Cucumber
19 18 (2.84%) JIRA
General
1 109 (17.22%) Finance
2 100 (15.80%) Banking
3 64 (10.11%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.42%) Front Office
5 18 (2.84%) Back Office
6 11 (1.74%) Retail
6 11 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.58%) Electronics
7 10 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.95%) Publishing
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
10 4 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 480 (75.83%) Developer
2 131 (20.70%) Java Developer
3 91 (14.38%) .NET Developer
4 78 (12.32%) C# Developer
5 72 (11.37%) Senior Developer
6 55 (8.69%) Software Engineer
7 54 (8.53%) C++ Developer
8 39 (6.16%) Software Developer
9 37 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (3.48%) Android Developer
11 21 (3.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (3.00%) Architect
13 18 (2.84%) C Developer
14 16 (2.53%) Lead Developer
14 16 (2.53%) ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (2.37%) Python Developer
15 15 (2.37%) iOS Developer
16 14 (2.21%) Web Developer
17 13 (2.05%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (37.28%) .NET
2 134 (21.17%) HTML
2 134 (21.17%) Web Services
3 121 (19.12%) XML
3 121 (19.12%) .NET Framework
3 121 (19.12%) WCF
4 99 (15.64%) CSS
5 97 (15.32%) ASP.NET
6 92 (14.53%) jQuery
7 64 (10.11%) Hibernate
8 59 (9.32%) Spring
9 53 (8.37%) WPF
10 48 (7.58%) Motif
11 43 (6.79%) J2EE
11 43 (6.79%) J2SE
11 43 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 42 (6.64%) LINQ
13 41 (6.48%) RESTful
13 41 (6.48%) JSON
14 33 (5.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (8.37%) Derivative
3 33 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 32 (5.06%) User Experience
5 31 (4.90%) N-Tier
6 27 (4.27%) Fixed Income
7 25 (3.95%) Client/Server
8 24 (3.79%) Computer Science
9 22 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.84%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (2.69%) Algorithms
12 14 (2.21%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.90%) Mobile Payment
14 11 (1.74%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (1.58%) Equities
16 9 (1.42%) Open Source
17 8 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
17 8 (1.26%) iPad
18 7 (1.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 191 (30.17%) Linux
2 140 (22.12%) UNIX
3 104 (16.43%) Windows
4 44 (6.95%) Android
5 30 (4.74%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.26%) Windows CE
8 7 (1.11%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.47%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
10 2 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (83.73%) OO
2 322 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (26.86%) TDD
4 142 (22.43%) UML
5 132 (20.85%) Scrum
5 132 (20.85%) Software Engineering
6 129 (20.38%) MVC
7 110 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (15.48%) Multithreading
9 95 (15.01%) Unit Testing
10 89 (14.06%) SOA
11 68 (10.74%) Configuration Management
12 65 (10.27%) Web Development
13 56 (8.85%) OOP
14 51 (8.06%) BDD
15 50 (7.90%) Project Management
16 49 (7.74%) Use Case
17 47 (7.42%) Pair Programming
18 41 (6.48%) RUP
19 39 (6.16%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (38.39%) Java
2 227 (35.86%) SQL
3 220 (34.76%) C#
4 204 (32.23%) JavaScript
5 155 (24.49%) C++
6 108 (17.06%) Python
7 101 (15.96%) C
8 39 (6.16%) Perl
9 37 (5.85%) Ruby
10 32 (5.06%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.58%) Bash Shell
12 28 (4.42%) PL/SQL
13 21 (3.32%) PHP
14 17 (2.69%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.90%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.58%) XPath
16 10 (1.58%) VB
16 10 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.42%) Embedded C
17 9 (1.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 116 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.95%) DV Cleared
4 38 (6.00%) Degree
5 12 (1.90%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.47%) MCP
8 2 (0.32%) ISEB
8 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.84%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (0.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) GridGain
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (0.95%) Data Guard
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle Flashback
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.63%) Oozie
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.47%) Ansible
4 3 (0.47%) yum
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 112 (17.69%) Oracle
2 96 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.63%) Sybase
4 18 (2.84%) Google
5 12 (1.90%) Sun
5 12 (1.90%) DevExpress
6 10 (1.58%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.58%) Apple
6 10 (1.58%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.26%) Bloomberg
7 8 (1.26%) IBM
8 6 (0.95%) Appcelerator
9 5 (0.79%) Kony
9 5 (0.79%) SAP
10 4 (0.63%) EMC
10 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.63%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.47%) Zend
11 3 (0.47%) Tradeweb
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City of London
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London
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + dep on experience
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London
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Slough
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Cheshire
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