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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 342 340 277
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -63
Contract jobs citing OOD 304 276 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.70% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 173 194
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £35.85 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £69.55 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -6 278 £408 +8.66% 190
London +10 137 £450 +7.78% 81
South East -6 64 £303 -5.39% 40
Hampshire +20 42 £298 -2.56% 9
Scotland +10 29 £388 -6.06% 4
City of London +1 26 £419 -1.47% 21
South West +21 25 £388 +10.71% 16
East of England +8 19 £376 +25.37% 17
Glasgow -2 17 £388 -3.12%
North West -28 17 £408 +16.42% 11
Cheshire -2 12 £408 +16.42% 2
Gloucestershire - 11 £450 - 3
Cheltenham - 10 £450 -
Basingstoke - 10 £250 - 1
Suffolk +15 9 £400 +23.45% 2
Highlands - 9 - -
Ipswich +12 8 £400 +23.45% 2
Berkshire -7 8 £350 -17.64% 6
Hook -9 7 £310 +3.50%
Yorkshire -18 7 £488 +72.56% 7
Milton Keynes +7 6 £325 -24.85% 2
Surrey +5 6 £425 - 4
Wiltshire +2 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £325 -10.95% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £250 -7.40% 8
Cambridge 0 5 £250 -7.40% 7
East Midlands -10 5 £345 - 7
West Yorkshire -11 5 - - 5
Manchester -26 4 £425 +17.24% 5
Dorset - 4 - - 2

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 537 (84.83%) OO
2 312 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (39.02%) Java
4 225 (35.55%) SQL
5 223 (35.23%) .NET
6 216 (34.12%) JavaScript
7 204 (32.23%) C#
8 180 (28.44%) TDD
9 179 (28.28%) Linux
10 145 (22.91%) SQL Server
11 142 (22.43%) Scrum
12 138 (21.80%) UML
13 137 (21.64%) HTML
14 136 (21.48%) Web Services
15 133 (21.01%) C++
16 127 (20.06%) UNIX
17 126 (19.91%) Software Engineering
18 123 (19.43%) MVC
19 119 (18.80%) WCF
20 115 (18.17%) .NET Framework
21 113 (17.85%) Unit Testing
21 113 (17.85%) Security Cleared
21 113 (17.85%) Banking
22 108 (17.06%) CSS
23 99 (15.64%) Finance
23 99 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
24 98 (15.48%) C
25 97 (15.32%) XML
25 97 (15.32%) Python
26 95 (15.01%) Oracle

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (4.11%) CMS
2 23 (3.63%) Node.js
3 22 (3.48%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.32%) IIS
5 15 (2.37%) Kentico
6 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.90%) Apache
6 12 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.26%) GlassFish
9 6 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (0.79%) Documentum
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.79%) Confluence
11 4 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.63%) Drupal
12 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.11%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Project
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.63%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.47%) Summit
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
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
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.11%) GitHub
3 4 (0.63%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.47%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.00%) TCP/IP
1 19 (3.00%) 4G
2 18 (2.84%) 3G
3 15 (2.37%) Wireshark
4 12 (1.90%) SDH
4 12 (1.90%) Internet
5 11 (1.74%) 2G
5 11 (1.74%) 2.5G
6 8 (1.26%) Wireless
7 7 (1.11%) LTE
8 6 (0.95%) UMTS
8 6 (0.95%) LDAP
8 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.95%) WiMAX
9 5 (0.79%) IPv4
9 5 (0.79%) IPv6
9 5 (0.79%) GSM
10 2 (0.32%) HTTP
10 2 (0.32%) Intranet
10 2 (0.32%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (22.91%) SQL Server
2 67 (10.58%) Relational Database
3 52 (8.21%) RDBMS
4 37 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.00%) MySQL
7 15 (2.37%) DB2
8 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.58%) Ingres
11 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.42%) Big Data
12 8 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.79%) OLTP
15 5 (0.79%) TKPROF
16 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 93 (14.69%) Subversion
2 86 (13.59%) Visual Studio
3 82 (12.95%) NUnit
4 75 (11.85%) JUnit
5 70 (11.06%) ClearCase
6 65 (10.27%) Ant
7 47 (7.42%) GoogleTest
8 45 (7.11%) Git (software)
9 44 (6.95%) Maven
10 40 (6.32%) CppUnit
11 37 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (4.90%) Jenkins
13 29 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 28 (4.42%) jMock
15 24 (3.79%) Rational Rose
16 21 (3.32%) Cucumber
17 20 (3.16%) Xcode
18 18 (2.84%) JIRA
19 14 (2.21%) Eclipse
20 13 (2.05%) Moq
General
1 113 (17.85%) Banking
2 99 (15.64%) Finance
3 75 (11.85%) Investment Banking
4 50 (7.90%) Front Office
5 18 (2.84%) Back Office
6 16 (2.53%) Retail
7 13 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.26%) Publishing
10 7 (1.11%) Electronics
11 5 (0.79%) Marketing
12 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.63%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Avionics
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 494 (78.04%) Developer
2 153 (24.17%) Java Developer
3 99 (15.64%) .NET Developer
4 72 (11.37%) C# Developer
5 69 (10.90%) Senior Developer
6 48 (7.58%) C++ Developer
7 45 (7.11%) Software Engineer
8 37 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (4.90%) Software Developer
10 26 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
11 25 (3.95%) C Developer
12 24 (3.79%) Architect
13 20 (3.16%) iOS Developer
13 20 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (2.84%) Lead Developer
15 16 (2.53%) Android Developer
16 15 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
17 14 (2.21%) Web Developer
17 14 (2.21%) Python Developer
18 13 (2.05%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (35.23%) .NET
2 137 (21.64%) HTML
3 136 (21.48%) Web Services
4 119 (18.80%) WCF
5 115 (18.17%) .NET Framework
6 108 (17.06%) CSS
7 97 (15.32%) XML
8 92 (14.53%) ASP.NET
9 91 (14.38%) jQuery
10 74 (11.69%) Spring
11 64 (10.11%) Hibernate
12 56 (8.85%) J2EE
13 50 (7.90%) WPF
14 47 (7.42%) RESTful
15 45 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (7.11%) J2SE
16 42 (6.64%) JSON
17 39 (6.16%) LINQ
18 36 (5.69%) Entity Framework
19 33 (5.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (8.37%) Derivative
3 36 (5.69%) N-Tier
4 32 (5.06%) User Experience
5 30 (4.74%) Mobile App
6 27 (4.27%) Fixed Income
7 26 (4.11%) Computer Science
8 23 (3.63%) Client/Server
9 22 (3.48%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (2.37%) Equities
12 13 (2.05%) iPad
13 12 (1.90%) iPhone
13 12 (1.90%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
15 9 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
15 9 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.11%) Animation
17 6 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 179 (28.28%) Linux
2 127 (20.06%) UNIX
3 67 (10.58%) Windows
4 34 (5.37%) Android
5 27 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.95%) Windows CE
7 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP Embedded
10 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Fedora
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (84.83%) OO
2 312 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (28.44%) TDD
4 142 (22.43%) Scrum
5 138 (21.80%) UML
6 126 (19.91%) Software Engineering
7 123 (19.43%) MVC
8 113 (17.85%) Unit Testing
9 99 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (13.43%) Multithreading
11 77 (12.16%) SOA
12 66 (10.43%) BDD
13 58 (9.16%) OOP
14 53 (8.37%) Web Development
15 52 (8.21%) Configuration Management
16 41 (6.48%) Project Management
17 39 (6.16%) Memory Management
17 39 (6.16%) Pair Programming
18 36 (5.69%) User Stories
18 36 (5.69%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 247 (39.02%) Java
2 225 (35.55%) SQL
3 216 (34.12%) JavaScript
4 204 (32.23%) C#
5 133 (21.01%) C++
6 98 (15.48%) C
7 97 (15.32%) Python
8 40 (6.32%) Perl
9 37 (5.85%) Ruby
10 33 (5.21%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.63%) Bash Shell
11 23 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 19 (3.00%) Objective-C
13 18 (2.84%) PHP
14 11 (1.74%) VB
15 10 (1.58%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.26%) Lua
16 8 (1.26%) XPath
17 7 (1.11%) XAML
17 7 (1.11%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 113 (17.85%) Security Cleared
2 59 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.79%) DV Cleared
4 41 (6.48%) Degree
5 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) MCP
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.84%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.63%) TickIT
5 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) WAI
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (0.32%) GridGain
3 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) Data Guard
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle Flashback
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.47%) yum
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 95 (15.01%) Oracle
2 88 (13.90%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.21%) Sybase
4 17 (2.69%) Apple
4 17 (2.69%) Google
5 13 (2.05%) DevExpress
6 12 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 9 (1.42%) IBM
8 8 (1.26%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.95%) SAP
10 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.79%) EMC
11 4 (0.63%) Sun
11 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.63%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.47%) Coremetrics
12 3 (0.47%) Tradeweb
12 3 (0.47%) webMethods
12 3 (0.47%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.47%) PayPal
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Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £3 - £4 per annum + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 38 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Rate: £40 - £300 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £200 - 300 per day
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Rate: Unspecified
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Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
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Hampshire
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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