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 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 328 333 265
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -68
Contract jobs citing OOD 348 314 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 213 229
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.86 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -7.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -7.03%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -5 301 £425 +6.25% 146
London -11 183 £500 +10.49% 68
City of London +13 53 £513 +3.53% 16
South East -10 49 £363 -3.33% 31
Scotland -1 28 £375 -11.76% 6
Hampshire +24 25 £340 -2.85% 9
South West +8 23 £425 +47.82% 12
Glasgow +14 20 £375 -10.44% 1
East of England +8 18 £350 +10.23% 10
Wales -2 14 £285 -21.37% 1
South Wales -5 13 £270 -25.51% 1
Yorkshire -25 11 £350 +20.68% 4
Hook +14 9 £420 +40.23%
West Yorkshire -25 9 £350 +33.33% 4
Bristol - 9 £425 - 2
North West -36 8 £364 +13.67% 9
Dorset - 8 - - 4
Suffolk +10 6 £375 -
Kent +6 6 £270 -28.00% 4
Essex -1 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £390 +0.64%
Edinburgh -13 6 £375 -25.00% 2
Leeds -26 6 £350 +33.33% 4
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Neath Port Talbot - 6 £240 - 1
Ipswich +3 5 £375 -
Cambridge +2 5 £350 +29.62% 3
Newport -2 5 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £350 +29.62% 4
Manchester -30 5 £308 -4.65% 3

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 551 (81.51%) OO
2 328 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (43.05%) Java
4 231 (34.17%) .NET
5 227 (33.58%) SQL
6 212 (31.36%) JavaScript
7 211 (31.21%) C#
8 209 (30.92%) TDD
9 185 (27.37%) Scrum
10 167 (24.70%) Linux
11 154 (22.78%) HTML
11 154 (22.78%) SQL Server
12 147 (21.75%) Finance
13 145 (21.45%) Software Engineering
14 139 (20.56%) UML
15 138 (20.41%) Unit Testing
16 135 (19.97%) Web Services
17 125 (18.49%) CSS
18 121 (17.90%) BDD
19 118 (17.46%) C++
20 115 (17.01%) Spring
21 112 (16.57%) SDLC
22 109 (16.12%) UNIX
23 101 (14.94%) Banking
24 100 (14.79%) XML
25 94 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
26 89 (13.17%) .NET Framework
27 84 (12.43%) MVC
27 84 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
28 83 (12.28%) ASP.NET

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 28 (4.14%) WebLogic
1 28 (4.14%) WebSphere
2 27 (3.99%) CMS
3 26 (3.85%) Node.js
4 23 (3.40%) JBoss
5 19 (2.81%) IIS
6 15 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.92%) Apache
8 7 (1.04%) Drupal
9 5 (0.74%) MTS
9 5 (0.74%) Documentum
10 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.44%) Confluence
11 3 (0.44%) EPiServer CMS
11 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.44%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.63%) MS Office
2 9 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.15%) Endur
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.33%) GitHub
2 5 (0.74%) Google Checkout
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.74%) SaaS
3 4 (0.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.37%) TCP/IP
1 16 (2.37%) Internet
2 11 (1.63%) 4G
3 10 (1.48%) 3G
4 7 (1.04%) SDH
4 7 (1.04%) HTTP
4 7 (1.04%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.89%) SSL
5 6 (0.89%) 2G
5 6 (0.89%) 2.5G
6 5 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.74%) SNMP
7 4 (0.59%) LTE
7 4 (0.59%) Wireless
7 4 (0.59%) WiMAX
7 4 (0.59%) IPv4
7 4 (0.59%) IPv6
7 4 (0.59%) UMTS
8 3 (0.44%) UPnP
9 2 (0.30%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.99%) Relational Database
3 41 (6.07%) RDBMS
4 32 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.55%) MySQL
6 20 (2.96%) DB2
7 19 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.48%) Big Data
13 8 (1.18%) SQLite
13 8 (1.18%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.18%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.04%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.04%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (10.65%) Visual Studio
2 70 (10.36%) JUnit
3 55 (8.14%) NUnit
4 51 (7.54%) Subversion
4 51 (7.54%) Maven
5 48 (7.10%) Git (software)
6 42 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (5.92%) Xcode
7 40 (5.92%) ClearCase
8 39 (5.77%) Jenkins
9 36 (5.33%) Ant
10 26 (3.85%) GoogleTest
11 25 (3.70%) Eclipse
12 21 (3.11%) JIRA
12 21 (3.11%) Mockito
13 20 (2.96%) Cucumber
14 16 (2.37%) jMock
15 15 (2.22%) CppUnit
15 15 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (2.07%) Moq
General
1 147 (21.75%) Finance
2 101 (14.94%) Banking
3 54 (7.99%) Investment Banking
4 37 (5.47%) Front Office
5 28 (4.14%) Back Office
6 19 (2.81%) Retail
6 19 (2.81%) Publishing
7 18 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.18%) Marketing
10 7 (1.04%) Games
11 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.74%) Electronics
13 4 (0.59%) Legal
14 3 (0.44%) Automotive
14 3 (0.44%) Military
14 3 (0.44%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 545 (80.62%) Developer
2 181 (26.78%) Java Developer
3 84 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 76 (11.24%) Senior Developer
4 76 (11.24%) C# Developer
5 48 (7.10%) iOS Developer
6 44 (6.51%) Software Engineer
7 37 (5.47%) Senior Java Developer
8 36 (5.33%) C++ Developer
9 31 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 28 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 25 (3.70%) Architect
11 25 (3.70%) Lead Developer
11 25 (3.70%) C Developer
12 22 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (2.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (2.81%) Android Developer
14 18 (2.66%) Lead Java Developer
14 18 (2.66%) Web Developer
15 15 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (34.17%) .NET
2 154 (22.78%) HTML
3 135 (19.97%) Web Services
4 125 (18.49%) CSS
5 115 (17.01%) Spring
6 100 (14.79%) XML
7 89 (13.17%) .NET Framework
8 83 (12.28%) ASP.NET
9 73 (10.80%) jQuery
10 71 (10.50%) WCF
11 66 (9.76%) J2EE
12 61 (9.02%) RESTful
13 54 (7.99%) AngularJS
13 54 (7.99%) JSON
14 52 (7.69%) REST
15 42 (6.21%) Ajax
15 42 (6.21%) Hibernate
15 42 (6.21%) SOAP
16 41 (6.07%) WPF
17 40 (5.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (9.47%) User Experience
3 55 (8.14%) N-Tier
4 43 (6.36%) Derivative
5 34 (5.03%) iPhone
6 33 (4.88%) iPad
7 30 (4.44%) Computer Science
8 27 (3.99%) Mobile App
9 26 (3.85%) Client/Server
10 25 (3.70%) Fixed Income
11 23 (3.40%) Equities
12 22 (3.25%) Equity Derivative
13 20 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (2.22%) Data Structures
16 14 (2.07%) Management Information System
17 12 (1.78%) Animation
17 12 (1.78%) Market Risk
18 11 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
19 10 (1.48%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 167 (24.70%) Linux
2 109 (16.12%) UNIX
3 78 (11.54%) Windows
4 64 (9.47%) Apple iOS
5 40 (5.92%) Android
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Phone 7
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Phone
6 9 (1.33%) AIX
6 9 (1.33%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (81.51%) OO
2 328 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (30.92%) TDD
4 185 (27.37%) Scrum
5 145 (21.45%) Software Engineering
6 139 (20.56%) UML
7 138 (20.41%) Unit Testing
8 121 (17.90%) BDD
9 112 (16.57%) SDLC
10 94 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (12.43%) MVC
12 74 (10.95%) Multithreading
13 65 (9.62%) OOP
14 54 (7.99%) Web Development
15 53 (7.84%) iOS Development
16 46 (6.80%) OOA/OOD
16 46 (6.80%) SOA
17 39 (5.77%) Pair Programming
18 37 (5.47%) E-Commerce
19 31 (4.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 291 (43.05%) Java
2 227 (33.58%) SQL
3 212 (31.36%) JavaScript
4 211 (31.21%) C#
5 118 (17.46%) C++
6 74 (10.95%) C
7 54 (7.99%) Python
8 51 (7.54%) Objective-C
9 32 (4.73%) Perl
10 30 (4.44%) Ruby
11 18 (2.66%) PHP
12 17 (2.51%) VB
13 16 (2.37%) VB.NET
13 16 (2.37%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.22%) T-SQL
15 14 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 14 (2.07%) ANSI SQL
16 12 (1.78%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.89%) Scala
18 5 (0.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 83 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 47 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.92%) Degree
4 26 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.63%) ISEB
6 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.30%) MCP
8 1 (0.15%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.88%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) TickIT
3 3 (0.44%) HL7
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) WAI
5 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (1.63%) GridGain
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Docker
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.04%) Oozie
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.15%) yum
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.47%) Oracle
3 49 (7.25%) Sybase
4 32 (4.73%) Apple
5 22 (3.25%) Google
6 20 (2.96%) IBM
7 15 (2.22%) TIBCO
8 10 (1.48%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.04%) EPiServer
9 7 (1.04%) DevExpress
9 7 (1.04%) Perforce
9 7 (1.04%) Telerik
10 6 (0.89%) VMware
10 6 (0.89%) Lotus
10 6 (0.89%) EMC
11 5 (0.74%) SAP
11 5 (0.74%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.74%) Coremetrics
11 5 (0.74%) Tradeweb
11 5 (0.74%) PayPal
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £475.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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