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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 312 253 246
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -7
Contract jobs citing OOD 315 375 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.99% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 221 242
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 29
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £36.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.75 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 24 December 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 -71 291 £400 - 169
London -4 123 £450 -10.00% 63
South East -67 66 £305 -12.94% 36
Hampshire -2 43 £300 -4.92% 12
East of England -15 42 £350 +40.00% 11
South West -20 28 £450 +50.00% 19
Hook -3 24 £300 -2.44%
City of London -22 19 £413 -31.25% 19
Cambridgeshire -10 18 £375 -11.76% 3
Gloucestershire - 17 £478 - 4
North West -16 16 £513 +70.83% 18
Cheltenham - 15 £478 -
Peterborough - 13 £375 -
Scotland -8 11 £375 -16.66% 2
Essex -9 10 £239 +22.56% 5
Yorkshire -6 9 £300 - 17
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £400 +40.35% 2
Manchester -14 8 £450 +50.00% 12
Glasgow -6 7 £283 -37.22% 1
West Yorkshire -10 7 £300 - 4
East Midlands +12 6 £305 - 1
Leeds -11 6 £300 -
Swindon -6 5 £375 - 5
Milton Keynes -8 5 £395 -1.25% 1
Wiltshire -12 5 £375 - 6
Cheshire +3 4 - - 1
Surrey -13 4 £260 -34.59% 6
Southampton -4 3 £263 - 2
Edinburgh -11 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridge -12 3 £270 -36.47% 3

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 531 (82.97%) OO
2 309 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (41.56%) Java
4 244 (38.13%) SQL
5 223 (34.84%) .NET
6 219 (34.22%) C#
7 191 (29.84%) JavaScript
8 172 (26.88%) HTML
9 168 (26.25%) TDD
10 164 (25.63%) Linux
11 153 (23.91%) Scrum
12 142 (22.19%) Web Services
13 137 (21.41%) XML
13 137 (21.41%) C++
14 126 (19.69%) MVC
15 124 (19.38%) SQL Server
15 124 (19.38%) UML
16 119 (18.59%) CSS
17 116 (18.13%) Finance
18 111 (17.34%) Oracle
19 109 (17.03%) UNIX
19 109 (17.03%) Windows
19 109 (17.03%) Software Engineering
20 105 (16.41%) Subversion
21 98 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
22 97 (15.16%) Multithreading
23 96 (15.00%) Microsoft
24 94 (14.69%) jQuery
24 94 (14.69%) Banking
25 92 (14.38%) .NET Framework

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (3.75%) Apache
2 21 (3.28%) CMS
3 20 (3.13%) IIS
4 19 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.72%) Node.js
7 9 (1.41%) Kentico
7 9 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.41%) GlassFish
8 8 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.25%) JBoss
9 6 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.63%) Confluence
11 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.63%) Documentum
12 3 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 28 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.25%) MS Office
3 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.31%) RMDS
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.56%) GitHub
3 6 (0.94%) SaaS
4 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.66%) HTTP
2 12 (1.88%) Internet
3 11 (1.72%) LDAP
4 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.09%) DSL
6 6 (0.94%) SSL
7 5 (0.78%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.47%) Intranet
8 3 (0.47%) 4G
8 3 (0.47%) 2G
8 3 (0.47%) 2.5G
8 3 (0.47%) 3G
8 3 (0.47%) SDH
8 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.31%) FTP
9 2 (0.31%) VoIP
10 1 (0.16%) DHCP
10 1 (0.16%) Broadband
10 1 (0.16%) LAN
10 1 (0.16%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 41 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (5.47%) RDBMS
5 30 (4.69%) MySQL
6 28 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (4.22%) Big Data
8 26 (4.06%) Oracle Database
9 23 (3.59%) Hadoop
10 21 (3.28%) Ingres
11 19 (2.97%) NoSQL
12 17 (2.66%) HBase
12 17 (2.66%) Apache Hive
13 13 (2.03%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (1.56%) DB2
16 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (16.41%) Subversion
2 73 (11.41%) JUnit
3 68 (10.63%) Maven
4 66 (10.31%) Visual Studio
5 62 (9.69%) NUnit
6 52 (8.13%) ClearCase
7 42 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 40 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (5.94%) Ant
10 36 (5.63%) GoogleTest
11 35 (5.47%) Eclipse
12 34 (5.31%) CppUnit
13 32 (5.00%) Jenkins
13 32 (5.00%) Mockito
14 26 (4.06%) jMock
14 26 (4.06%) CruiseControl
15 25 (3.91%) ClearQuest
16 19 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (2.97%) Selenium
17 17 (2.66%) Rational Rose
General
1 116 (18.13%) Finance
2 94 (14.69%) Banking
3 52 (8.13%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.34%) Front Office
5 20 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.72%) Electronics
7 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.41%) Retail
7 9 (1.41%) Back Office
8 8 (1.25%) Billing
9 6 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Advertising
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 496 (77.50%) Developer
2 131 (20.47%) Java Developer
3 83 (12.97%) C# Developer
4 79 (12.34%) .NET Developer
5 53 (8.28%) Senior Developer
6 52 (8.13%) C++ Developer
7 44 (6.88%) Software Developer
7 44 (6.88%) Software Engineer
8 38 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (3.44%) Web Developer
9 22 (3.44%) Architect
10 19 (2.97%) PHP Developer
10 19 (2.97%) iOS Developer
11 18 (2.81%) Python Developer
11 18 (2.81%) Android Developer
12 16 (2.50%) Agile Java Developer
13 15 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (2.19%) Designer
14 14 (2.19%) C Developer
15 13 (2.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (34.84%) .NET
2 172 (26.88%) HTML
3 142 (22.19%) Web Services
4 137 (21.41%) XML
5 119 (18.59%) CSS
6 94 (14.69%) jQuery
7 92 (14.38%) .NET Framework
8 91 (14.22%) WCF
9 89 (13.91%) ASP.NET
10 75 (11.72%) Spring
11 60 (9.38%) Hibernate
12 53 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 50 (7.81%) WPF
14 49 (7.66%) HTML5
15 46 (7.19%) JSON
16 45 (7.03%) J2EE
17 41 (6.41%) CSS3
18 38 (5.94%) JMS
18 38 (5.94%) Ajax
19 36 (5.63%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.50%) Data Structures
3 47 (7.34%) Algorithms
4 45 (7.03%) Derivative
5 37 (5.78%) Computer Science
6 34 (5.31%) Open Source
7 33 (5.16%) Mobile App
8 24 (3.75%) N-Tier
9 23 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (3.13%) User Experience
10 20 (3.13%) Client/Server
11 18 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (2.34%) Fixed Income
13 13 (2.03%) iPhone
14 11 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
14 11 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.72%) Equities
14 11 (1.72%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.41%) Management Information System
16 8 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 164 (25.63%) Linux
2 109 (17.03%) UNIX
2 109 (17.03%) Windows
3 38 (5.94%) Android
3 38 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.31%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.31%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (82.97%) OO
2 309 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (26.25%) TDD
4 153 (23.91%) Scrum
5 126 (19.69%) MVC
6 124 (19.38%) UML
7 109 (17.03%) Software Engineering
8 98 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (15.16%) Multithreading
10 81 (12.66%) Unit Testing
11 77 (12.03%) SOA
12 71 (11.09%) OOP
13 66 (10.31%) Web Development
14 58 (9.06%) Configuration Management
15 49 (7.66%) Pair Programming
15 49 (7.66%) BDD
16 43 (6.72%) Use Case
17 37 (5.78%) Project Management
18 36 (5.63%) OOA/OOD
19 30 (4.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 266 (41.56%) Java
2 244 (38.13%) SQL
3 219 (34.22%) C#
4 191 (29.84%) JavaScript
5 137 (21.41%) C++
6 87 (13.59%) Python
7 71 (11.09%) C
8 40 (6.25%) PHP
9 38 (5.94%) T-SQL
10 37 (5.78%) Bash Shell
11 33 (5.16%) PL/SQL
12 26 (4.06%) Perl
13 24 (3.75%) Objective-C
13 24 (3.75%) Ruby
14 13 (2.03%) Groovy
14 13 (2.03%) AWK
14 13 (2.03%) XAML
14 13 (2.03%) sed
15 12 (1.88%) Embedded C++
15 12 (1.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 82 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.19%) Degree
4 29 (4.53%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.34%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.63%) MCP
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.69%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.47%) Varnish
3 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (2.34%) Oozie
2 5 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) logstash
5 1 (0.16%) yum
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 111 (17.34%) Oracle
2 96 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.75%) Sybase
4 15 (2.34%) Sun
5 13 (2.03%) AccuRev
6 12 (1.88%) Google
7 10 (1.56%) Zend
7 10 (1.56%) Perforce
7 10 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.41%) DevExpress
9 8 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.25%) SAP
10 7 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.94%) Appcelerator
12 5 (0.78%) IBM
13 4 (0.63%) Apple
13 4 (0.63%) HP
13 4 (0.63%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.63%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.63%) Northgate
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