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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 372 324 313
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -11
Contract jobs citing OOD 264 325 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 252 191
Average daily rate £406 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £307
% change year-on-year
- +22.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Average hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £35.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.49 £42.30 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -10.00%

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 252 £415 - 160
London -26 112 £475 -5.00% 75
South East +7 60 £350 +2.94% 23
South West +13 47 £375 -16.66% 15
Hampshire +11 32 £295 -3.27% 6
Surrey +10 19 £425 +13.33% 3
City of London +28 17 £506 +1.25% 26
Hook +13 16 £295 -3.18%
Egham - 16 £425 - 2
North West -9 15 £358 -12.26% 22
Devon +11 14 £350 - 3
Plymouth - 14 £350 - 3
Manchester -21 8 £375 -9.09% 15
Glasgow +1 7 £330 -22.35% 3
West Yorkshire -9 7 £388 +29.16% 3
West Midlands -10 7 - - 7
Yorkshire -13 7 £388 +29.16% 5
Scotland -24 7 £330 -22.35% 7
Bristol +7 6 £375 - 1
Leeds -19 6 £388 +29.16% 2
Somerset - 6 £425 - 2
Dorset +7 5 £425 - 3
Swindon -4 5 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire -6 5 £400 +6.66%
Gloucestershire -8 5 £438 -8.47% 6
East of England -18 5 £550 +46.66% 8
Oxfordshire - 5 £350 - 1
Wales -12 4 £238 -32.14% 4
South Wales -13 4 £238 -45.71% 3
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £238 -

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 494 (84.73%) OO
2 310 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (44.94%) Java
4 226 (38.77%) SQL
5 208 (35.68%) JavaScript
6 174 (29.85%) Linux
7 168 (28.82%) HTML
8 153 (26.24%) C#
9 145 (24.87%) .NET
9 145 (24.87%) MVC
10 140 (24.01%) Unix
11 134 (22.98%) TDD
12 120 (20.58%) CSS
13 118 (20.24%) Scrum
13 118 (20.24%) SQL Server
14 116 (19.90%) C++
15 115 (19.73%) Software Engineering
16 113 (19.38%) UML
17 112 (19.21%) Web Services
18 109 (18.70%) Unit Testing
18 109 (18.70%) Git (software)
19 108 (18.52%) Windows
20 101 (17.32%) Finance
21 100 (17.15%) Python
22 99 (16.98%) XML
23 98 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
24 92 (15.78%) RESTful
24 92 (15.78%) Multithreading
25 91 (15.61%) Spring
26 89 (15.27%) Open Source

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 75 (12.86%) Node.js
2 37 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (5.49%) Apache
3 32 (5.49%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.26%) CMS
6 18 (3.09%) JBoss
7 15 (2.57%) WebSphere
8 12 (2.06%) IIS
9 10 (1.72%) Confluence
10 9 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (1.37%) AquaLogic
11 8 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.20%) Drupal
13 5 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.86%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.69%) DNN
14 4 (0.69%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 31 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.17%) BASE24
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.23%) GitHub
4 9 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.03%) PaaS
6 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.69%) IaaS
7 3 (0.51%) Office 365
8 2 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.35%) HTTP
2 22 (3.77%) Internet
3 20 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.20%) SSL
5 6 (1.03%) CTI
5 6 (1.03%) Network Security
6 4 (0.69%) SNMP
7 2 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) RS-232
8 1 (0.17%) RS-485
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 83 (14.24%) NoSQL
3 60 (10.29%) Relational Database
4 53 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 33 (5.66%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.77%) DB2
6 22 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 20 (3.43%) Big Data
7 20 (3.43%) MySQL
8 17 (2.92%) Apache Hive
9 16 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.57%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (2.06%) HBase
13 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 109 (18.70%) Git (software)
2 79 (13.55%) Subversion
3 63 (10.81%) Ant
4 56 (9.61%) NUnit
5 55 (9.43%) JIRA
6 54 (9.26%) Visual Studio
7 48 (8.23%) Maven
8 46 (7.89%) GoogleTest
9 42 (7.20%) ClearCase
9 42 (7.20%) CppUnit
9 42 (7.20%) Jenkins
10 31 (5.32%) Eclipse
11 28 (4.80%) JUnit
11 28 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.74%) Xcode
13 15 (2.57%) gulp
14 14 (2.40%) Cucumber
15 13 (2.23%) Mockito
16 12 (2.06%) Moq
17 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (17.32%) Finance
2 59 (10.12%) Banking
3 23 (3.95%) Front Office
4 19 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.92%) Marketing
5 17 (2.92%) Retail
6 15 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.40%) Electronics
8 12 (2.06%) Publishing
9 6 (1.03%) Back Office
10 5 (0.86%) Legal
11 4 (0.69%) International Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Military
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Games
12 3 (0.51%) Law
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 473 (81.13%) Developer
2 120 (20.58%) Java Developer
3 79 (13.55%) .NET Developer
4 67 (11.49%) C# Developer
5 55 (9.43%) Node.js Developer
6 51 (8.75%) Senior Developer
7 47 (8.06%) Software Engineer
8 44 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 43 (7.38%) Software Developer
10 41 (7.03%) JavaScript Developer
11 36 (6.17%) C Developer
12 34 (5.83%) Architect
13 31 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 29 (4.97%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (4.63%) C++ Developer
16 25 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (4.29%) Python Developer
17 23 (3.95%) C++ Software Engineer
18 21 (3.60%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (28.82%) HTML
2 145 (24.87%) .NET
3 120 (20.58%) CSS
4 112 (19.21%) Web Services
5 99 (16.98%) XML
6 92 (15.78%) RESTful
7 91 (15.61%) Spring
8 81 (13.89%) jQuery
9 73 (12.52%) ASP.NET
10 71 (12.18%) JSON
10 71 (12.18%) REST
11 66 (11.32%) Express
12 53 (9.09%) .NET Framework
13 48 (8.23%) J2EE
14 46 (7.89%) Hibernate
15 41 (7.03%) AngularJS
16 39 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (6.52%) HTML5
18 36 (6.17%) WCF
19 34 (5.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (12.35%) User Experience
3 49 (8.40%) Computer Science
4 48 (8.23%) Derivative
5 46 (7.89%) Algorithms
6 33 (5.66%) Data Structures
7 29 (4.97%) N-Tier
8 27 (4.63%) iPad
9 22 (3.77%) Mobile App
10 19 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (2.57%) Fixed Income
13 12 (2.06%) iPhone
14 10 (1.72%) Mathematics
15 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.37%) Equities
15 8 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.37%) Web 2.0
16 5 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
16 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (29.85%) Linux
2 140 (24.01%) Unix
3 108 (18.52%) Windows
4 35 (6.00%) Apple iOS
5 30 (5.15%) Android
6 13 (2.23%) Solaris
7 9 (1.54%) AIX
8 5 (0.86%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.51%) CentOS
10 3 (0.51%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.34%) MVS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (84.73%) OO
2 310 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (24.87%) MVC
4 134 (22.98%) TDD
5 118 (20.24%) Scrum
6 115 (19.73%) Software Engineering
7 113 (19.38%) UML
8 109 (18.70%) Unit Testing
9 92 (15.78%) Multithreading
10 89 (15.27%) Open Source
11 75 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (12.01%) SDLC
13 63 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
14 60 (10.29%) E-Commerce
14 60 (10.29%) Pair Programming
15 51 (8.75%) BDD
15 51 (8.75%) Use Case
16 50 (8.58%) Project Management
17 48 (8.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 47 (8.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 262 (44.94%) Java
2 226 (38.77%) SQL
3 208 (35.68%) JavaScript
4 153 (26.24%) C#
5 116 (19.90%) C++
6 100 (17.15%) Python
7 81 (13.89%) C
8 60 (10.29%) Ruby
9 35 (6.00%) PL/SQL
10 21 (3.60%) Perl
11 20 (3.43%) PHP
12 19 (3.26%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.92%) Shell Script
14 16 (2.74%) Bash Shell
15 13 (2.23%) AWK
15 13 (2.23%) sed
16 11 (1.89%) Fortran
17 9 (1.54%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 8 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.38%) Degree
3 31 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.03%) ISEB
6 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
7 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.17%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.51%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Docker
1 2 (0.34%) Firmware
1 2 (0.34%) Varnish
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (2.92%) Oozie
2 6 (1.03%) Kibana
3 4 (0.69%) SCCM
4 3 (0.51%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 67 (11.49%) Oracle
2 61 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.95%) Sybase
4 13 (2.23%) IBM
5 11 (1.89%) Apple
5 11 (1.89%) SAP
6 10 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.54%) Perforce
8 8 (1.37%) hybris
9 6 (1.03%) ATG
9 6 (1.03%) Calypso
9 6 (1.03%) Google
9 6 (1.03%) Zend
10 5 (0.86%) Adobe
10 5 (0.86%) BEA
10 5 (0.86%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.86%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.69%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.69%) iManage
11 4 (0.69%) Sitecore
London
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £600 - 750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Computer People
Rate: Market Rates DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Up to £300 day rate initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 19 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: To £350 per day
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