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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 302 270 266
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Contract jobs citing OOD 332 314 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.91% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 211 222
Average daily rate £390 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.20 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £27.35 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.15 £40.55 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.20 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +4.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -71 301 £388 +10.71% 244
London -11 139 £440 -2.22% 77
South East -58 60 £320 -0.77% 44
City of London +2 58 £450 -10.00% 22
North West +7 36 £350 +12.90% 18
Manchester +12 29 £363 +16.93% 14
South West -5 27 £305 +3.38% 42
Hampshire -48 27 £307 -4.80% 14
East of England -14 25 £273 -3.53% 20
Glasgow +24 21 £400 +42.85% 6
Scotland +6 21 £400 +9.58% 7
Cambridgeshire -4 12 £270 - 14
Berkshire -5 11 £388 +10.71% 1
Wiltshire -13 10 £388 +19.23% 5
Somerset - 10 £281 - 3
Essex -19 9 £275 -
Swindon - 9 £388 - 2
East Midlands -17 8 £370 +32.14% 4
Altrincham - 8 £325 - 1
Bath - 8 £281 - 3
Bolton - 8 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £320 - 13
Canary Wharf +29 6 £800 -
Surrey -13 6 - - 10
Bracknell +4 5 - -
Cambridge +1 5 £270 - 11
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £433 - 1
West Midlands -16 5 £310 -4.61% 21
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Nottingham -1 4 £350 +19.65% 2

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 469 (70.42%) OO
2 278 (41.74%) C#
3 264 (39.64%) Java
4 255 (38.29%) .NET
5 229 (34.38%) SQL
6 183 (27.48%) SQL Server
7 180 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 173 (25.98%) HTML
9 150 (22.52%) UML
10 146 (21.92%) C++
10 146 (21.92%) Software Engineering
11 144 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
11 144 (21.62%) CSS
12 142 (21.32%) TDD
13 139 (20.87%) XML
14 138 (20.72%) Web Services
15 123 (18.47%) ASP.NET
16 119 (17.87%) OOP
17 118 (17.72%) Linux
18 116 (17.42%) Multithreading
19 109 (16.37%) Finance
20 108 (16.22%) WCF
21 107 (16.07%) Windows
22 106 (15.92%) MVC
23 104 (15.62%) Oracle
24 103 (15.47%) jQuery
25 95 (14.26%) Scrum
26 85 (12.76%) Subversion
27 82 (12.31%) Spring
28 79 (11.86%) Microsoft

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 37 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 36 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 33 (4.95%) CMS
4 31 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 28 (4.20%) Apache
6 27 (4.05%) IIS
7 16 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.95%) MQSeries
9 11 (1.65%) Escenic
9 11 (1.65%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.50%) TIBCO EMS
11 9 (1.35%) GemFire
12 8 (1.20%) Node.js
13 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.90%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.75%) Liferay
15 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 29 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.05%) MS Project
4 6 (0.90%) MS Office
5 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.50%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.45%) Magento
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.95%) SaaS
3 11 (1.65%) GitHub
4 5 (0.75%) IaaS
4 5 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.45%) Internet
3 9 (1.35%) HTTP
4 7 (1.05%) DNS
4 7 (1.05%) LDAP
5 4 (0.60%) CTI
6 3 (0.45%) Network Security
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) DMZ
7 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.30%) WEP
8 1 (0.15%) Softphone
8 1 (0.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.15%) Modbus
8 1 (0.15%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (27.48%) SQL Server
2 75 (11.26%) MySQL
3 57 (8.56%) Relational Database
4 55 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 35 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 22 (3.30%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.15%) Big Data
9 19 (2.85%) DB2
10 18 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (2.55%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.35%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.90%) DB2 UDB
17 5 (0.75%) EDRMS
18 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (12.76%) Subversion
2 61 (9.16%) Visual Studio
3 60 (9.01%) Git (software)
4 51 (7.66%) NUnit
5 44 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (6.46%) JUnit
7 41 (6.16%) Eclipse
8 39 (5.86%) Ant
9 26 (3.90%) Jenkins
10 23 (3.45%) GoogleTest
10 23 (3.45%) Mercurial
11 22 (3.30%) CppUnit
11 22 (3.30%) ClearCase
12 18 (2.70%) Maven
13 16 (2.40%) Rational Rose
13 16 (2.40%) Xcode
13 16 (2.40%) Selenium
13 16 (2.40%) JIRA
14 15 (2.25%) CruiseControl
15 14 (2.10%) Toad
General
1 109 (16.37%) Finance
2 58 (8.71%) Front Office
3 50 (7.51%) Banking
4 34 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.75%) Back Office
7 12 (1.80%) Publishing
8 11 (1.65%) Marketing
9 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.20%) Retail
11 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.75%) Electronics
11 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
12 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 493 (74.02%) Developer
2 113 (16.97%) Java Developer
3 90 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 76 (11.41%) C# Developer
5 62 (9.31%) Software Engineer
6 53 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 42 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (6.16%) PHP Developer
9 32 (4.80%) Software Developer
10 26 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (3.60%) C++ Developer
12 23 (3.45%) Architect
12 23 (3.45%) Analyst
13 22 (3.30%) Web Developer
14 21 (3.15%) Programmer
15 19 (2.85%) iOS Developer
16 18 (2.70%) SQL Developer
17 16 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
18 15 (2.25%) UI Developer
18 15 (2.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (38.29%) .NET
2 173 (25.98%) HTML
3 144 (21.62%) CSS
4 139 (20.87%) XML
5 138 (20.72%) Web Services
6 123 (18.47%) ASP.NET
7 108 (16.22%) WCF
8 103 (15.47%) jQuery
9 82 (12.31%) Spring
10 74 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 69 (10.36%) Hibernate
12 68 (10.21%) WPF
13 63 (9.46%) HTML5
14 57 (8.56%) J2EE
15 55 (8.26%) Ajax
16 51 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 45 (6.76%) JSON
18 41 (6.16%) REST
18 41 (6.16%) CSS3
19 35 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 43 (6.46%) Derivative
3 27 (4.05%) Open Source
4 26 (3.90%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.85%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (2.70%) Digital Media
6 18 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.10%) N-Tier
8 14 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.80%) Equities
10 11 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.50%) IPTV
12 9 (1.35%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.20%) Graphic Design
13 8 (1.20%) iPhone
14 7 (1.05%) RIA
14 7 (1.05%) Physics
14 7 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.72%) Linux
2 107 (16.07%) Windows
3 77 (11.56%) UNIX
4 27 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 26 (3.90%) Android
6 10 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.90%) Solaris
7 6 (0.90%) LynxOS
8 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.45%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (70.42%) OO
2 150 (22.52%) UML
3 146 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 144 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (21.32%) TDD
6 119 (17.87%) OOP
7 116 (17.42%) Multithreading
8 106 (15.92%) MVC
9 95 (14.26%) Scrum
10 72 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
11 58 (8.71%) Unit Testing
12 56 (8.41%) SOA
13 53 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (6.31%) Use Case
14 42 (6.31%) RUP
14 42 (6.31%) E-Commerce
15 40 (6.01%) Web Development
16 38 (5.71%) Configuration Management
17 37 (5.56%) BDD
18 26 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (41.74%) C#
2 264 (39.64%) Java
3 229 (34.38%) SQL
4 180 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 146 (21.92%) C++
6 74 (11.11%) C
7 63 (9.46%) Python
8 61 (9.16%) PHP
9 44 (6.61%) PL/SQL
10 39 (5.86%) Ruby
11 31 (4.65%) T-SQL
12 30 (4.50%) PHP5
13 26 (3.90%) Perl
14 23 (3.45%) Bash Shell
15 20 (3.00%) Objective-C
16 19 (2.85%) Scala
17 15 (2.25%) Embedded C++
18 10 (1.50%) Shell Script
19 9 (1.35%) XAML
19 9 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (10.36%) Degree
2 37 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.80%) MCP
5 12 (1.80%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.60%) MCTS
6 4 (0.60%) MCPD
7 2 (0.30%) MCAD
7 2 (0.30%) MCSD
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.15%) MCITP
8 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.45%) QA
2 6 (0.90%) DICOM
3 5 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.45%) EMIR
4 3 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.30%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.90%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 104 (15.62%) Oracle
2 79 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.26%) Sybase
4 19 (2.85%) JBoss
5 15 (2.25%) Sun
6 13 (1.95%) Zend
7 12 (1.80%) Perforce
8 11 (1.65%) Bloomberg
9 10 (1.50%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.50%) ION Trading
10 9 (1.35%) AccuRev
11 8 (1.20%) Apple
12 7 (1.05%) IBM
13 6 (0.90%) Talend
13 6 (0.90%) Intel
13 6 (0.90%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.75%) webMethods
14 5 (0.75%) Software AG
15 4 (0.60%) Adobe
15 4 (0.60%) Murex
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £304.69 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago