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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 313 270 259
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -11
Contract jobs citing OOD 316 323 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.90% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 193 224
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £800 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £36.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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
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 January 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 -36 290 £413 -2.94% 194
London +11 139 £510 -10.32% 74
South East -21 63 £333 +8.30% 34
Hampshire -12 35 £300 -2.28% 10
South West -11 34 £450 +50.00% 19
City of London -11 33 £510 -15.00% 19
East of England -7 27 £375 +7.14% 19
Scotland -4 20 £400 +14.28% 6
Cambridgeshire -3 19 £375 -9.14% 14
Gloucestershire - 18 £478 - 5
Cheltenham - 17 £478 -
Peterborough - 17 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £413 +44.73% 4
Glasgow -3 13 £425 +6.25% 3
North West -16 13 £429 +42.91% 26
Wiltshire -1 9 £375 - 2
Swindon -1 9 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 9 £413 +3.12% 3
West Yorkshire -1 8 £300 - 3
Yorkshire -3 8 £300 - 6
Edinburgh +2 7 £375 +25.00% 3
Manchester -4 7 £450 +80.00% 15
Leeds -8 7 £300 - 2
Essex 0 5 £224 +14.74% 1
East Midlands - 5 £305 - 6
Surrey -9 4 £375 -7.69% 3
Cheshire +2 3 £408 +35.83% 4
Southampton -12 3 £263 - 1
Wales -13 3 £350 - 7
Uxbridge - 3 £365 -

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 532 (82.74%) OO
2 323 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (42.15%) Java
4 232 (36.08%) SQL
5 231 (35.93%) .NET
6 217 (33.75%) C#
7 207 (32.19%) JavaScript
8 180 (27.99%) TDD
9 171 (26.59%) HTML
9 171 (26.59%) Linux
10 160 (24.88%) Scrum
11 143 (22.24%) Web Services
12 141 (21.93%) C++
13 138 (21.46%) MVC
14 133 (20.68%) UML
15 130 (20.22%) XML
16 127 (19.75%) CSS
17 123 (19.13%) UNIX
18 122 (18.97%) SQL Server
19 118 (18.35%) Finance
20 112 (17.42%) Software Engineering
20 112 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
21 110 (17.11%) Oracle
22 109 (16.95%) Subversion
23 108 (16.80%) WCF
24 107 (16.64%) Multithreading
25 104 (16.17%) Windows
26 102 (15.86%) ASP.NET
26 102 (15.86%) jQuery
27 98 (15.24%) .NET Framework

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (4.20%) CMS
2 23 (3.58%) Apache
3 20 (3.11%) IIS
4 16 (2.49%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.18%) Kentico
6 13 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.71%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.56%) Node.js
9 8 (1.24%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.93%) JBoss
11 5 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.47%) Documentum
13 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.93%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.24%) GitHub
3 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.33%) HTTP
2 13 (2.02%) Internet
3 10 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.56%) LDAP
4 8 (1.24%) Wireshark
5 7 (1.09%) DSL
6 5 (0.78%) 4G
6 5 (0.78%) SSL
6 5 (0.78%) 3G
6 5 (0.78%) Intranet
7 4 (0.62%) 2G
7 4 (0.62%) 2.5G
7 4 (0.62%) SDH
8 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.31%) FTP
9 1 (0.16%) LTE
9 1 (0.16%) RARP
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 37 (5.75%) RDBMS
4 33 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (3.73%) Ingres
6 24 (3.73%) Oracle Database
7 23 (3.58%) MySQL
8 19 (2.95%) Big Data
8 19 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.49%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.18%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.02%) Apache Hive
11 13 (2.02%) HBase
12 11 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.40%) DB2
14 8 (1.24%) SQLite
15 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 109 (16.95%) Subversion
2 79 (12.29%) JUnit
3 77 (11.98%) Visual Studio
4 73 (11.35%) NUnit
4 73 (11.35%) Maven
5 60 (9.33%) ClearCase
6 50 (7.78%) Ant
7 46 (7.15%) Git (software)
8 42 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (6.53%) GoogleTest
9 40 (6.22%) CppUnit
10 33 (5.13%) Jenkins
11 31 (4.82%) Eclipse
12 30 (4.67%) Mockito
13 29 (4.51%) CruiseControl
14 26 (4.04%) ClearQuest
15 25 (3.89%) jMock
16 21 (3.27%) Selenium
17 20 (3.11%) Rational Rose
17 20 (3.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 118 (18.35%) Finance
2 97 (15.09%) Banking
3 60 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 48 (7.47%) Front Office
5 20 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.02%) Electronics
7 11 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.71%) Retail
8 7 (1.09%) Back Office
8 7 (1.09%) Billing
8 7 (1.09%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.78%) Publishing
10 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.62%) Games
12 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 486 (75.58%) Developer
2 130 (20.22%) Java Developer
3 87 (13.53%) .NET Developer
4 72 (11.20%) C# Developer
5 59 (9.18%) Senior Developer
6 50 (7.78%) Software Engineer
7 45 (7.00%) C++ Developer
8 43 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 30 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (4.04%) Android Developer
11 21 (3.27%) Architect
12 18 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
12 18 (2.80%) Python Developer
12 18 (2.80%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (2.49%) Designer
14 15 (2.33%) C Developer
15 14 (2.18%) Agile Java Developer
16 13 (2.02%) Analyst
16 13 (2.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (35.93%) .NET
2 171 (26.59%) HTML
3 143 (22.24%) Web Services
4 130 (20.22%) XML
5 127 (19.75%) CSS
6 108 (16.80%) WCF
7 102 (15.86%) ASP.NET
7 102 (15.86%) jQuery
8 98 (15.24%) .NET Framework
9 65 (10.11%) Spring
10 63 (9.80%) Hibernate
11 59 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (7.93%) WPF
13 46 (7.15%) J2EE
14 45 (7.00%) JSON
15 42 (6.53%) Motif
16 38 (5.91%) HTML5
17 36 (5.60%) JMS
17 36 (5.60%) Ajax
17 36 (5.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.69%) Derivative
3 38 (5.91%) Data Structures
3 38 (5.91%) Algorithms
4 34 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.29%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.35%) Open Source
6 25 (3.89%) User Experience
7 23 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (3.42%) N-Tier
9 20 (3.11%) Fixed Income
10 18 (2.80%) Client/Server
11 15 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
14 10 (1.56%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (1.24%) Equities
17 7 (1.09%) iPhone
17 7 (1.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 171 (26.59%) Linux
2 123 (19.13%) UNIX
3 104 (16.17%) Windows
4 45 (7.00%) Android
5 31 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.47%) CentOS
8 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
9 2 (0.31%) Debian
9 2 (0.31%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (82.74%) OO
2 323 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (27.99%) TDD
4 160 (24.88%) Scrum
5 138 (21.46%) MVC
6 133 (20.68%) UML
7 112 (17.42%) Software Engineering
7 112 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (16.64%) Multithreading
9 92 (14.31%) Unit Testing
10 87 (13.53%) SOA
11 67 (10.42%) OOP
12 66 (10.26%) Web Development
13 64 (9.95%) Configuration Management
14 59 (9.18%) BDD
15 48 (7.47%) Use Case
16 45 (7.00%) Project Management
17 44 (6.84%) Pair Programming
18 36 (5.60%) E-Commerce
19 35 (5.44%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 271 (42.15%) Java
2 232 (36.08%) SQL
3 217 (33.75%) C#
4 207 (32.19%) JavaScript
5 141 (21.93%) C++
6 91 (14.15%) Python
7 82 (12.75%) C
8 37 (5.75%) T-SQL
9 33 (5.13%) PHP
10 32 (4.98%) Bash Shell
11 31 (4.82%) PL/SQL
12 27 (4.20%) Perl
13 25 (3.89%) Ruby
14 17 (2.64%) Objective-C
15 14 (2.18%) Groovy
16 13 (2.02%) XAML
17 12 (1.87%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.56%) AWK
18 10 (1.56%) Embedded C++
18 10 (1.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 93 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 60 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.84%) Degree
4 30 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.18%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.62%) MCP
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.58%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.31%) HDFS
2 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) GridGain
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Varnish
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.71%) Oozie
2 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.62%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.47%) yum
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 110 (17.11%) Oracle
2 95 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.95%) Sybase
4 16 (2.49%) Google
5 14 (2.18%) Sun
6 12 (1.87%) AccuRev
7 11 (1.71%) DevExpress
7 11 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.40%) SAP
9 8 (1.24%) Perforce
9 8 (1.24%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.09%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.93%) IBM
11 6 (0.93%) Appcelerator
12 5 (0.78%) Apple
12 5 (0.78%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.78%) Zend
13 4 (0.62%) Northgate
13 4 (0.62%) HP
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
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Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Altura
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £370 per day + doe
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
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