The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 333 273 229
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -44
Contract jobs citing OOD 274 338 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.91% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 202 277
Average daily rate
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£409 £421 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.79% +12.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £365
% change year-on-year
- -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 22
Average hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.86 £35.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 July 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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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 -77 253 £415 +1.84% 190
London +18 171 £475 -9.52% 75
City of London +15 46 £500 -4.76% 25
South East -68 35 £350 +8.52% 32
North West +11 20 £323 -24.11% 19
Manchester 0 17 £325 -23.52% 16
Scotland -19 15 £425 -5.55% 9
Glasgow 0 12 £425 -5.55% 5
Hampshire -56 11 £302 -6.24% 7
Surrey -3 10 £405 +24.61% 9
East of England -22 9 £340 -15.12% 19
Yorkshire -2 7 £270 -13.60% 6
South West -15 7 £288 -4.16% 25
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £300 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +1 4 £350 - 4
West Yorkshire -7 4 £235 -24.80% 3
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £315 -32.62% 10
Wiltshire - 4 - - 11
Wales - 4 £350 - 8
South Wales - 4 £350 - 8
Kent -2 3 £375 +36.36% 3
Cambridge -8 3 £270 -20.58% 7
Leeds -9 3 £235 -21.66% 1
Cobham - 3 £405 -
Docklands, London - 3 £403 -
Reading - 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire +5 2 £290 -22.66% 3
North Yorkshire -4 2 £290 - 3
Edinburgh -15 2 £450 - 3
West Midlands -20 2 £375 +15.38% 6

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 479 (80.10%) OO
2 254 (42.47%) Java
3 246 (41.14%) SQL
4 239 (39.97%) C#
5 237 (39.63%) .NET
6 193 (32.27%) HTML
7 191 (31.94%) JavaScript
8 170 (28.43%) SQL Server
9 159 (26.59%) CSS
10 146 (24.41%) XML
11 144 (24.08%) UML
12 139 (23.24%) TDD
13 133 (22.24%) Oracle
14 130 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
15 123 (20.57%) Web Services
16 119 (19.90%) Linux
16 119 (19.90%) Software Engineering
17 118 (19.73%) Spring
18 116 (19.40%) MVC
19 112 (18.73%) Finance
19 112 (18.73%) Scrum
19 112 (18.73%) ASP.NET
20 101 (16.89%) jQuery
21 98 (16.39%) WCF
22 91 (15.22%) C++
23 89 (14.88%) Hibernate
24 77 (12.88%) .NET Framework
25 76 (12.71%) Microsoft
26 75 (12.54%) Multithreading
27 72 (12.04%) Windows

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (6.86%) IIS
2 39 (6.52%) Apache
2 39 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 36 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 33 (5.52%) WebLogic
5 26 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (3.51%) CMS
7 16 (2.68%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.84%) Node.js
9 10 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.34%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.34%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (1.17%) Confluence
12 7 (1.17%) Escenic
13 6 (1.00%) ArcGIS
13 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.67%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.67%) Liferay
15 3 (0.50%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 20 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.17%) MS Office
3 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.17%) MS Project
5 4 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.51%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) Magento
4 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.50%) RMDS
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.34%) SaaS
3 5 (0.84%) PaaS
3 5 (0.84%) IaaS
4 4 (0.67%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.17%) HTTP
3 8 (1.34%) LDAP
4 5 (0.84%) Internet
4 5 (0.84%) Firewall
5 4 (0.67%) DMZ
5 4 (0.67%) SSL
6 2 (0.33%) Softphone
6 2 (0.33%) WEP
6 2 (0.33%) CTI
6 2 (0.33%) VoIP
6 2 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) Modbus
7 1 (0.17%) Profibus
7 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 60 (10.03%) Relational Database
3 41 (6.86%) MySQL
4 36 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 34 (5.69%) Oracle Database
6 25 (4.18%) Big Data
7 24 (4.01%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (3.01%) DB2
9 18 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 15 (2.51%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.34%) ObjectStore
13 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (1.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 66 (11.04%) Subversion
2 55 (9.20%) JUnit
3 50 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (7.19%) Visual Studio
4 43 (7.19%) NUnit
5 39 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 37 (6.19%) Eclipse
7 35 (5.85%) Ant
8 32 (5.35%) Maven
9 27 (4.52%) Jenkins
10 25 (4.18%) JIRA
11 24 (4.01%) Rational Rose
12 17 (2.84%) GoogleTest
12 17 (2.84%) ClearCase
13 16 (2.68%) CppUnit
14 14 (2.34%) Mercurial
15 13 (2.17%) TeamCity
16 9 (1.51%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.51%) jMock
16 9 (1.51%) NetBeans
General
1 112 (18.73%) Finance
2 56 (9.36%) Banking
3 43 (7.19%) Front Office
4 28 (4.68%) Back Office
5 26 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.51%) Retail
8 8 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.84%) Marketing
9 5 (0.84%) Publishing
10 4 (0.67%) Games
10 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.67%) Electronics
10 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 468 (78.26%) Developer
2 138 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 101 (16.89%) .NET Developer
4 87 (14.55%) C# Developer
5 57 (9.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 54 (9.03%) Senior Developer
7 33 (5.52%) C++ Developer
8 29 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 28 (4.68%) Software Engineer
10 22 (3.68%) Python Developer
10 22 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (3.51%) Analyst
11 21 (3.51%) PHP Developer
12 20 (3.34%) Web Developer
13 19 (3.18%) Architect
14 16 (2.68%) Senior .NET Developer
15 15 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
15 15 (2.51%) Programmer
16 14 (2.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.34%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (39.63%) .NET
2 193 (32.27%) HTML
3 159 (26.59%) CSS
4 146 (24.41%) XML
5 123 (20.57%) Web Services
6 118 (19.73%) Spring
7 112 (18.73%) ASP.NET
8 101 (16.89%) jQuery
9 98 (16.39%) WCF
10 89 (14.88%) Hibernate
11 77 (12.88%) .NET Framework
12 67 (11.20%) J2EE
13 62 (10.37%) HTML5
14 57 (9.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 50 (8.36%) WPF
16 47 (7.86%) Ajax
17 43 (7.19%) J2SE
17 43 (7.19%) CSS3
18 36 (6.02%) JSP
19 30 (5.02%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.19%) Derivative
2 34 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
4 22 (3.68%) Open Source
4 22 (3.68%) Credit Derivative
5 20 (3.34%) Fixed Income
6 19 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (3.18%) Client/Server
7 18 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.51%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.01%) Credit Risk
9 12 (2.01%) iPhone
10 11 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.67%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.51%) iPad
13 8 (1.34%) Equities
13 8 (1.34%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.34%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.90%) Linux
2 72 (12.04%) Windows
3 67 (11.20%) UNIX
4 20 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.67%) Android
6 9 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (80.10%) OO
2 144 (24.08%) UML
3 139 (23.24%) TDD
4 130 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (19.90%) Software Engineering
6 116 (19.40%) MVC
7 112 (18.73%) Scrum
8 75 (12.54%) Multithreading
9 66 (11.04%) OOA/OOD
10 63 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (10.54%) OOP
11 62 (10.37%) SOA
12 50 (8.36%) Unit Testing
13 38 (6.35%) RUP
13 38 (6.35%) Web Development
14 37 (6.19%) Use Case
15 33 (5.52%) BDD
15 33 (5.52%) Configuration Management
16 29 (4.85%) Project Management
16 29 (4.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 254 (42.47%) Java
2 246 (41.14%) SQL
3 239 (39.97%) C#
4 191 (31.94%) JavaScript
5 91 (15.22%) C++
6 58 (9.70%) C
7 55 (9.20%) Python
8 46 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 36 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 29 (4.85%) PHP
11 25 (4.18%) Ruby
12 23 (3.85%) Perl
13 13 (2.17%) Scala
13 13 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 12 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.67%) VB
16 9 (1.51%) PHP5
16 9 (1.51%) Embedded C++
17 8 (1.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 55 (9.20%) Degree
2 41 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.00%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.84%) MCP
6 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.67%) MCTS
7 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) MCPD
8 3 (0.50%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.85%) QA
2 11 (1.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.50%) EMIR
3 3 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.67%) Varnish
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (0.67%) Oozie
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.33%) SCOM
2 2 (0.33%) Puppet
2 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 133 (22.24%) Oracle
2 76 (12.71%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.52%) Sybase
4 20 (3.34%) JBoss
5 17 (2.84%) IBM
6 14 (2.34%) Zend
7 10 (1.67%) Bloomberg
8 9 (1.51%) ION Trading
9 7 (1.17%) Sun
9 7 (1.17%) CA
10 6 (1.00%) Perforce
10 6 (1.00%) ESRI
10 6 (1.00%) AccuRev
11 5 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.84%) webMethods
11 5 (0.84%) Software AG
12 4 (0.67%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.67%) Apple
12 4 (0.67%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.67%) SAP
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Oxfordshire
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