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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 296 265 269
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs citing OOD 330 321 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.93% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 217 216
Average daily rate £380 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £29.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £39.35 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.80% -0.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 297 £375 +7.14% 225
London -5 132 £425 -5.02% 71
South East -43 64 £320 -0.77% 38
City of London +7 51 £433 -13.50% 16
North West +3 37 £350 +12.90% 15
Manchester +13 30 £363 +16.93% 11
Hampshire -39 30 £307 -4.80% 12
South West 0 26 £328 +18.01% 41
East of England -15 23 £273 -2.67% 20
Glasgow +23 22 £400 +42.85% 3
Scotland +2 22 £400 +9.58% 4
Cambridgeshire -8 12 £270 -1.36% 14
Berkshire -7 11 £388 +10.71% 2
Wiltshire -18 10 £388 +37.16% 6
Somerset - 9 £288 - 2
Swindon - 9 £388 - 3
Bolton - 9 £375 -
East Midlands -23 8 £370 +32.14% 3
Altrincham - 8 £325 - 1
Surrey -11 7 - - 6
Essex -13 7 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £320 - 12
Bath - 7 £288 - 2
Yorkshire -12 6 £283 -13.07% 12
Bracknell +5 5 - -
Cambridge -6 5 £270 -1.36% 10
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £433 - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 4 £350 +20.68% 2
Nottingham -4 4 £350 +19.65% 2
Reading -8 4 £425 - 2

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 464 (70.84%) OO
2 270 (41.22%) Java
3 269 (41.07%) C#
4 250 (38.17%) .NET
5 226 (34.50%) SQL
6 180 (27.48%) SQL Server
7 179 (27.33%) JavaScript
8 173 (26.41%) HTML
9 151 (23.05%) UML
10 145 (22.14%) Software Engineering
11 143 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
11 143 (21.83%) CSS
11 143 (21.83%) C++
12 139 (21.22%) XML
13 138 (21.07%) TDD
14 134 (20.46%) Web Services
15 120 (18.32%) ASP.NET
16 119 (18.17%) Linux
17 118 (18.02%) OOP
18 117 (17.86%) Multithreading
19 109 (16.64%) Finance
20 106 (16.18%) MVC
20 106 (16.18%) WCF
21 105 (16.03%) Oracle
22 104 (15.88%) Windows
22 104 (15.88%) jQuery
23 96 (14.66%) Scrum
24 89 (13.59%) Spring
24 89 (13.59%) Subversion
25 78 (11.91%) UNIX

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (6.11%) WebLogic
1 40 (6.11%) Tomcat
2 33 (5.04%) CMS
3 30 (4.58%) SharePoint
4 29 (4.43%) Apache
5 27 (4.12%) IIS
6 18 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.14%) MQSeries
8 12 (1.83%) Escenic
8 12 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
9 10 (1.53%) TIBCO EMS
9 10 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.37%) GemFire
10 9 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.22%) Node.js
12 6 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.76%) Liferay
13 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.61%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 28 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.92%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) MS Office
5 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.53%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.76%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.46%) Magento
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.98%) SaaS
3 11 (1.68%) GitHub
4 5 (0.76%) IaaS
4 5 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.82%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.21%) Internet
3 9 (1.37%) HTTP
4 7 (1.07%) LDAP
4 7 (1.07%) DNS
5 5 (0.76%) CTI
6 3 (0.46%) DMZ
6 3 (0.46%) Network Security
6 3 (0.46%) Firewall
7 2 (0.31%) WEP
7 2 (0.31%) Softphone
7 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.15%) Modbus
8 1 (0.15%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (27.48%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.30%) MySQL
3 55 (8.40%) Relational Database
4 54 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (5.65%) NoSQL
6 35 (5.34%) RDBMS
7 23 (3.51%) Oracle Database
8 22 (3.36%) Big Data
9 19 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (2.90%) DB2
10 18 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 16 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
17 5 (0.76%) EDRMS
18 4 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 89 (13.59%) Subversion
2 62 (9.47%) Visual Studio
3 59 (9.01%) Git (software)
4 51 (7.79%) NUnit
5 46 (7.02%) JUnit
6 44 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (6.41%) Eclipse
8 41 (6.26%) Ant
9 26 (3.97%) Jenkins
10 24 (3.66%) GoogleTest
11 23 (3.51%) ClearCase
11 23 (3.51%) Mercurial
11 23 (3.51%) CppUnit
12 19 (2.90%) Maven
13 16 (2.44%) JIRA
13 16 (2.44%) Rational Rose
13 16 (2.44%) Xcode
13 16 (2.44%) Selenium
14 15 (2.29%) CruiseControl
14 15 (2.29%) Toad
General
1 109 (16.64%) Finance
2 58 (8.85%) Front Office
3 48 (7.33%) Banking
4 32 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.58%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.97%) Back Office
7 12 (1.83%) Publishing
8 11 (1.68%) Marketing
9 9 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.07%) Retail
11 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.76%) Electronics
12 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.61%) Automotive
12 4 (0.61%) Advertising
13 3 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.46%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Legal
13 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 485 (74.05%) Developer
2 117 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 89 (13.59%) .NET Developer
4 74 (11.30%) C# Developer
5 60 (9.16%) Software Engineer
6 55 (8.40%) Senior Developer
7 41 (6.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 40 (6.11%) PHP Developer
9 29 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.66%) C++ Developer
10 24 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (3.36%) Programmer
11 22 (3.36%) Architect
11 22 (3.36%) Analyst
11 22 (3.36%) Web Developer
12 18 (2.75%) SQL Developer
13 17 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (2.60%) iOS Developer
14 15 (2.29%) Developer Analyst
14 15 (2.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (38.17%) .NET
2 173 (26.41%) HTML
3 143 (21.83%) CSS
4 139 (21.22%) XML
5 134 (20.46%) Web Services
6 120 (18.32%) ASP.NET
7 106 (16.18%) WCF
8 104 (15.88%) jQuery
9 89 (13.59%) Spring
10 72 (10.99%) Hibernate
11 70 (10.69%) .NET Framework
12 66 (10.08%) WPF
13 64 (9.77%) J2EE
14 62 (9.47%) HTML5
15 57 (8.70%) Ajax
16 52 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 45 (6.87%) JSON
18 41 (6.26%) REST
18 41 (6.26%) CSS3
19 34 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 45 (6.87%) Derivative
3 27 (4.12%) Open Source
4 26 (3.97%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.90%) Equity Derivative
5 19 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (2.60%) Digital Media
7 16 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.98%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.83%) Equities
12 11 (1.68%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.37%) IPTV
13 9 (1.37%) Mathematics
14 8 (1.22%) Graphic Design
15 7 (1.07%) Physics
15 7 (1.07%) RIA
16 6 (0.92%) iPhone
16 6 (0.92%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 119 (18.17%) Linux
2 104 (15.88%) Windows
3 78 (11.91%) UNIX
4 25 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 24 (3.66%) Android
6 10 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.92%) LynxOS
7 6 (0.92%) Solaris
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.46%) ThreadX
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (70.84%) OO
2 151 (23.05%) UML
3 145 (22.14%) Software Engineering
4 143 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (21.07%) TDD
6 118 (18.02%) OOP
7 117 (17.86%) Multithreading
8 106 (16.18%) MVC
9 96 (14.66%) Scrum
10 72 (10.99%) OOA/OOD
11 56 (8.55%) Unit Testing
12 55 (8.40%) SOA
13 54 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (6.87%) Use Case
15 41 (6.26%) RUP
15 41 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 39 (5.95%) Configuration Management
16 39 (5.95%) Web Development
17 38 (5.80%) BDD
18 26 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (41.22%) Java
2 269 (41.07%) C#
3 226 (34.50%) SQL
4 179 (27.33%) JavaScript
5 143 (21.83%) C++
6 75 (11.45%) C
7 61 (9.31%) Python
8 59 (9.01%) PHP
9 46 (7.02%) PL/SQL
10 39 (5.95%) Ruby
11 31 (4.73%) T-SQL
12 29 (4.43%) PHP5
13 26 (3.97%) Perl
14 23 (3.51%) Bash Shell
15 20 (3.05%) Scala
16 18 (2.75%) Objective-C
17 15 (2.29%) Embedded C++
18 10 (1.53%) Shell Script
19 9 (1.37%) XAML
19 9 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (10.08%) Degree
2 40 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.83%) Sun Certification
5 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.68%) MCP
6 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.61%) MCTS
6 4 (0.61%) MCPD
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.15%) MCAD
7 1 (0.15%) MCSD
7 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.36%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) DICOM
3 5 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.46%) EMIR
4 3 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.92%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 105 (16.03%) Oracle
2 77 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.34%) Sybase
4 20 (3.05%) JBoss
5 15 (2.29%) Sun
6 13 (1.98%) Zend
7 11 (1.68%) Bloomberg
7 11 (1.68%) Perforce
8 10 (1.53%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.53%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.37%) AccuRev
10 8 (1.22%) Apple
11 7 (1.07%) IBM
12 6 (0.92%) Intel
12 6 (0.92%) Talend
12 6 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.76%) Software AG
13 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.76%) webMethods
14 4 (0.61%) DevExpress
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago