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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 329 273 223
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -50
Contract jobs citing OOD 333 358 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.93% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 193 257
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 40 23
Average hourly rate £33.73 £40.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.72% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.68% +17.64%

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
42787 38469 40705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.71% 74.00% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26972 23861 23648
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1069 1523
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -59 305 £400 +6.66% 192
London +32 191 £450 -7.69% 70
City of London +26 49 £483 -16.08% 25
South East -69 41 £350 - 41
Scotland +2 23 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England -40 20 £320 +17.43% 18
North West -4 17 £320 +3.22% 20
South West -17 16 £288 -11.53% 20
Manchester -4 13 £320 +3.22% 18
Glasgow -11 13 £425 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £389 -8.52% 7
Yorkshire -2 11 £295 -4.06% 11
Edinburgh +14 10 £444 - 2
Hampshire -46 10 £350 +7.69% 10
Surrey -8 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Berkshire +13 7 £350 - 9
Milton Keynes +3 7 £390 -8.23% 7
Leeds -3 7 £300 -5.88% 2
West Yorkshire -7 7 £300 -2.43% 4
Somerset - 7 £288 - 2
Bath - 7 £288 - 1
West Midlands -14 6 £350 - 7
Birmingham - 6 £350 - 1
Reading +26 5 - - 5
Cambridge -12 4 £270 -20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 4 £270 -12.55% 6
York - 4 £290 - 5
North Yorkshire - 4 £290 - 7
Salford - 4 £320 - 1
Nottingham +12 3 - - 3

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 501 (84.77%) OO
2 296 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (46.02%) Java
4 240 (40.61%) SQL
5 223 (37.73%) C#
6 220 (37.23%) .NET
7 191 (32.32%) HTML
8 182 (30.80%) JavaScript
9 155 (26.23%) CSS
10 146 (24.70%) TDD
11 141 (23.86%) Scrum
12 140 (23.69%) SQL Server
13 129 (21.83%) Web Services
14 123 (20.81%) XML
15 118 (19.97%) Linux
16 115 (19.46%) MVC
17 114 (19.29%) Oracle
18 113 (19.12%) UML
19 109 (18.44%) Spring
20 106 (17.94%) Finance
21 97 (16.41%) ASP.NET
22 94 (15.91%) C++
23 91 (15.40%) Software Engineering
24 89 (15.06%) jQuery
25 82 (13.87%) Microsoft
26 81 (13.71%) Hibernate
27 78 (13.20%) Banking
28 76 (12.86%) Multithreading
28 76 (12.86%) WCF
28 76 (12.86%) .NET Framework

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 35 (5.92%) WebSphere
2 33 (5.58%) Apache
3 32 (5.41%) IIS
4 23 (3.89%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.72%) WebLogic
6 20 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.71%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.37%) CMS
9 10 (1.69%) Node.js
10 9 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.85%) Confluence
13 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.68%) Documentum
15 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.54%) MS Office
3 13 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.18%) MS Project
5 5 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.51%) RMDS
3 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.68%) GitHub
3 3 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.72%) HTTP
2 14 (2.37%) LDAP
3 10 (1.69%) Internet
4 9 (1.52%) SSL
5 7 (1.18%) DSL
6 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.85%) Firewall
8 4 (0.68%) Intranet
8 4 (0.68%) DMZ
9 3 (0.51%) DNS
9 3 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.51%) CTI
10 2 (0.34%) Softphone
10 2 (0.34%) VoIP
10 2 (0.34%) Network Security
11 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.17%) RTSP
11 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.48%) Relational Database
3 54 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 31 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 30 (5.08%) MySQL
7 23 (3.89%) Big Data
8 21 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.05%) Hadoop
9 18 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.88%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.71%) MongoDB
11 16 (2.71%) ObjectStore
12 14 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.86%) DB2
15 11 (1.86%) MS Access
15 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (1.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 66 (11.17%) JUnit
2 57 (9.64%) Subversion
3 54 (9.14%) Maven
4 50 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (7.78%) Visual Studio
6 43 (7.28%) Git (software)
7 36 (6.09%) Jenkins
8 33 (5.58%) Eclipse
9 28 (4.74%) NUnit
10 26 (4.40%) Mockito
11 23 (3.89%) Selenium
12 19 (3.21%) jMock
13 18 (3.05%) JIRA
14 17 (2.88%) Ant
15 16 (2.71%) Rational Rose
16 13 (2.20%) Mercurial
16 13 (2.20%) TeamCity
17 11 (1.86%) Cucumber
18 9 (1.52%) ClearCase
18 9 (1.52%) DbUnit
General
1 106 (17.94%) Finance
2 78 (13.20%) Banking
3 46 (7.78%) Investment Banking
4 41 (6.94%) Front Office
5 22 (3.72%) Back Office
6 19 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.86%) Retail
8 9 (1.52%) Electronics
9 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.02%) Marketing
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.68%) Games
10 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.68%) Billing
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 459 (77.66%) Developer
2 141 (23.86%) Java Developer
3 83 (14.04%) .NET Developer
4 80 (13.54%) C# Developer
5 45 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (6.60%) Senior Developer
7 35 (5.92%) C++ Developer
8 31 (5.25%) Software Developer
9 27 (4.57%) Software Engineer
10 26 (4.40%) Architect
10 26 (4.40%) Python Developer
11 23 (3.89%) Web Developer
12 19 (3.21%) Analyst
13 18 (3.05%) iOS Developer
13 18 (3.05%) PHP Developer
14 17 (2.88%) Agile Java Developer
15 14 (2.37%) Designer
15 14 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (2.03%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (37.23%) .NET
2 191 (32.32%) HTML
3 155 (26.23%) CSS
4 129 (21.83%) Web Services
5 123 (20.81%) XML
6 109 (18.44%) Spring
7 97 (16.41%) ASP.NET
8 89 (15.06%) jQuery
9 81 (13.71%) Hibernate
10 76 (12.86%) WCF
10 76 (12.86%) .NET Framework
11 63 (10.66%) HTML5
12 59 (9.98%) J2EE
12 59 (9.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (7.95%) WPF
14 46 (7.78%) CSS3
15 43 (7.28%) J2SE
16 42 (7.11%) JSON
16 42 (7.11%) Ajax
17 39 (6.60%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.45%) Data Structures
3 40 (6.77%) Algorithms
4 39 (6.60%) Derivative
5 35 (5.92%) Computer Science
6 33 (5.58%) Open Source
7 23 (3.89%) Credit Derivative
8 22 (3.72%) Mobile App
8 22 (3.72%) N-Tier
9 16 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (2.54%) Fixed Income
10 15 (2.54%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.54%) iPhone
10 15 (2.54%) User Experience
11 13 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.86%) Equities
13 10 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.69%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 118 (19.97%) Linux
2 74 (12.52%) Windows
3 50 (8.46%) UNIX
4 29 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.88%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.51%) CentOS
6 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (84.77%) OO
2 296 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (24.70%) TDD
4 141 (23.86%) Scrum
5 115 (19.46%) MVC
6 113 (19.12%) UML
7 91 (15.40%) Software Engineering
8 76 (12.86%) Multithreading
9 69 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (11.68%) Unit Testing
10 60 (10.15%) OOP
11 57 (9.64%) SOA
12 54 (9.14%) Web Development
13 53 (8.97%) OOA/OOD
14 43 (7.28%) BDD
15 39 (6.60%) Pair Programming
16 33 (5.58%) Configuration Management
17 29 (4.91%) RUP
17 29 (4.91%) Use Case
18 27 (4.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 272 (46.02%) Java
2 240 (40.61%) SQL
3 223 (37.73%) C#
4 182 (30.80%) JavaScript
5 94 (15.91%) C++
6 56 (9.48%) Python
7 43 (7.28%) C
8 39 (6.60%) PL/SQL
9 36 (6.09%) T-SQL
10 26 (4.40%) PHP
11 20 (3.38%) Objective-C
12 18 (3.05%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.71%) Ruby
14 14 (2.37%) Scala
15 13 (2.20%) Groovy
16 12 (2.03%) Perl
17 11 (1.86%) VBA
18 10 (1.69%) PHP5
19 9 (1.52%) AWK
19 9 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (8.80%) Degree
2 39 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.85%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.68%) MCP
8 3 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) MCTS
10 1 (0.17%) MCAD
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.58%) QA
2 7 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.34%) EMIR
3 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.51%) Varnish
3 2 (0.34%) vCloud
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.86%) Oozie
2 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.34%) Puppet
3 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) logstash
4 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 114 (19.29%) Oracle
2 82 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.25%) Sybase
4 14 (2.37%) JBoss
5 13 (2.20%) IBM
6 9 (1.52%) SAP
6 9 (1.52%) Perforce
7 8 (1.35%) Zend
8 6 (1.02%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.02%) Sun
8 6 (1.02%) ION Trading
9 5 (0.85%) CA
9 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.85%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.85%) AccuRev
10 4 (0.68%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.68%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.68%) HP
10 4 (0.68%) Northgate
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