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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 324 312 280
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -32
Contract jobs citing OOD 317 332 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.79% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 195 218
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£415 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.30 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £38.20
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +1.43%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 -20 283 £413 +3.12% 184
London +14 154 £450 - 75
South East -22 57 £315 -1.56% 36
Scotland +10 33 £425 +6.25% 2
City of London -8 32 £413 -17.50% 21
Hampshire -7 28 £300 -2.28% 11
South West +3 27 £388 +27.04% 16
Glasgow -5 23 £425 +6.25%
East of England +12 17 £375 +20.00% 20
North West -38 13 £408 +16.42% 14
Berkshire +7 11 £413 +6.45% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £388 -10.40% 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £375 -6.25% 16
Wiltshire +7 8 £375 -3.22%
Cheshire -1 8 £408 - 6
Cheltenham - 8 £450 -
East Midlands +7 7 £340 -8.10% 4
Dorset +4 6 £400 - 6
Milton Keynes -1 6 £356 -17.63% 2
Suffolk +7 5 £550 +175.00%
Ipswich +7 5 £550 +175.00%
Swindon +6 5 £375 -3.22%
Manchester -30 5 £388 +6.89% 5
Edinburgh - 5 £350 - 2
Basingstoke +2 4 £288 - 2
Kent - 4 - - 2
Highlands - 4 - -
Derbyshire +3 3 £340 -
Cambridge +3 3 £270 - 13

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 527 (85.55%) OO
2 316 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (37.66%) Java
4 225 (36.53%) .NET
5 223 (36.20%) SQL
6 216 (35.06%) C#
7 212 (34.42%) JavaScript
8 184 (29.87%) Linux
9 179 (29.06%) TDD
10 140 (22.73%) Scrum
11 138 (22.40%) C++
12 135 (21.92%) HTML
12 135 (21.92%) Web Services
13 134 (21.75%) SQL Server
14 133 (21.59%) MVC
15 127 (20.62%) UNIX
16 121 (19.64%) UML
16 121 (19.64%) .NET Framework
17 120 (19.48%) WCF
17 120 (19.48%) Software Engineering
18 112 (18.18%) Oracle
19 106 (17.21%) Python
19 106 (17.21%) Security Cleared
20 105 (17.05%) CSS
21 104 (16.88%) Subversion
22 101 (16.40%) Banking
22 101 (16.40%) XML
23 100 (16.23%) Finance
23 100 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
24 98 (15.91%) Unit Testing

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (4.87%) CMS
2 22 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 19 (3.08%) Apache
4 18 (2.92%) IIS
4 18 (2.92%) Node.js
5 15 (2.44%) Kentico
6 12 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.79%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.62%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (0.97%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.81%) Confluence
11 5 (0.81%) Documentum
12 4 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.65%) MS Project
3 3 (0.49%) MS Office
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.65%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.32%) Summit
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.97%) GitHub
3 5 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.65%) SaaS
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) Google Checkout
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.60%) 3G
2 16 (2.60%) 4G
3 14 (2.27%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.79%) Internet
5 10 (1.62%) SDH
6 9 (1.46%) 2G
6 9 (1.46%) 2.5G
7 8 (1.30%) Wireless
8 7 (1.14%) LTE
9 6 (0.97%) WiMAX
9 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.97%) UMTS
9 6 (0.97%) LDAP
10 5 (0.81%) IPv4
10 5 (0.81%) IPv6
10 5 (0.81%) GSM
11 3 (0.49%) HTTP
12 2 (0.32%) Intranet
12 2 (0.32%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 74 (12.01%) Relational Database
3 54 (8.77%) RDBMS
4 34 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.25%) MySQL
7 19 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.92%) Ingres
9 14 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.79%) Big Data
11 11 (1.79%) DB2
11 11 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.30%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.97%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.97%) HBase
Development Applications
1 104 (16.88%) Subversion
2 91 (14.77%) Visual Studio
3 80 (12.99%) NUnit
4 71 (11.53%) ClearCase
5 68 (11.04%) JUnit
6 63 (10.23%) Ant
7 49 (7.95%) Maven
8 44 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 44 (7.14%) GoogleTest
9 43 (6.98%) CppUnit
10 36 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (5.68%) jMock
12 29 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 25 (4.06%) Jenkins
14 24 (3.90%) Cucumber
15 21 (3.41%) Rational Rose
16 20 (3.25%) CruiseControl
17 18 (2.92%) JIRA
18 17 (2.76%) ClearQuest
18 17 (2.76%) Xcode
General
1 101 (16.40%) Banking
2 100 (16.23%) Finance
3 67 (10.88%) Investment Banking
4 45 (7.31%) Front Office
5 18 (2.92%) Back Office
6 14 (2.27%) Retail
7 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.62%) Electronics
8 10 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.14%) Publishing
10 5 (0.81%) Games
10 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.81%) Marketing
11 4 (0.65%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Billing
11 4 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 479 (77.76%) Developer
2 133 (21.59%) Java Developer
3 91 (14.77%) .NET Developer
4 79 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 70 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 53 (8.60%) C++ Developer
7 46 (7.47%) Software Engineer
8 38 (6.17%) Software Developer
8 38 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (3.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (3.25%) Android Developer
10 20 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 19 (3.08%) Architect
12 17 (2.76%) Lead Developer
12 17 (2.76%) iOS Developer
13 16 (2.60%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (2.44%) Python Developer
14 15 (2.44%) C Developer
15 13 (2.11%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (36.53%) .NET
2 135 (21.92%) HTML
2 135 (21.92%) Web Services
3 121 (19.64%) .NET Framework
4 120 (19.48%) WCF
5 105 (17.05%) CSS
6 101 (16.40%) XML
7 98 (15.91%) ASP.NET
8 96 (15.58%) jQuery
9 68 (11.04%) Hibernate
10 65 (10.55%) Spring
11 49 (7.95%) WPF
12 48 (7.79%) J2SE
12 48 (7.79%) RESTful
13 46 (7.47%) J2EE
14 44 (7.14%) JSON
15 43 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (6.66%) LINQ
17 39 (6.33%) Motif
18 36 (5.84%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.95%) Derivative
3 36 (5.84%) User Experience
4 30 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.87%) N-Tier
5 27 (4.38%) Fixed Income
6 26 (4.22%) Computer Science
7 25 (4.06%) Client/Server
8 21 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.92%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (1.95%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (1.79%) iPad
11 11 (1.79%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.62%) iPhone
12 10 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.62%) Equities
13 9 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (1.30%) Open Source
14 8 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 184 (29.87%) Linux
2 127 (20.62%) UNIX
3 90 (14.61%) Windows
4 38 (6.17%) Android
5 27 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.30%) Windows CE
7 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.65%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.49%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
10 2 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (85.55%) OO
2 316 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (29.06%) TDD
4 140 (22.73%) Scrum
5 133 (21.59%) MVC
6 121 (19.64%) UML
7 120 (19.48%) Software Engineering
8 100 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (15.91%) Unit Testing
10 85 (13.80%) Multithreading
11 84 (13.64%) SOA
12 62 (10.06%) OOP
12 62 (10.06%) Web Development
13 59 (9.58%) BDD
14 55 (8.93%) Configuration Management
15 51 (8.28%) Pair Programming
16 45 (7.31%) User Stories
17 39 (6.33%) Project Management
18 38 (6.17%) Technical Analysis
19 37 (6.01%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 232 (37.66%) Java
2 223 (36.20%) SQL
3 216 (35.06%) C#
4 212 (34.42%) JavaScript
5 138 (22.40%) C++
6 106 (17.21%) Python
7 88 (14.29%) C
8 39 (6.33%) Perl
9 37 (6.01%) Ruby
10 30 (4.87%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.71%) Bash Shell
12 25 (4.06%) PL/SQL
13 20 (3.25%) PHP
14 16 (2.60%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.79%) VB
16 10 (1.62%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.62%) XPath
17 9 (1.46%) Embedded C
17 9 (1.46%) XAML
17 9 (1.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 60 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.63%) DV Cleared
4 39 (6.33%) Degree
5 6 (0.97%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.49%) MCP
9 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.76%) QA
2 8 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.97%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (0.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) GridGain
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (0.97%) Data Guard
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle Flashback
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.65%) Oozie
3 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Ansible
4 3 (0.49%) yum
Vendors
1 112 (18.18%) Oracle
2 90 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.06%) Sybase
4 17 (2.76%) Google
5 13 (2.11%) Apple
5 13 (2.11%) DevExpress
6 9 (1.46%) IBM
7 8 (1.30%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 6 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.97%) Sun
9 5 (0.81%) SAP
9 5 (0.81%) EMC
10 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.65%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.65%) Appcelerator
11 3 (0.49%) Tradeweb
11 3 (0.49%) webMethods
11 3 (0.49%) Business Objects
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago