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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 329 265 212
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -53
Contract jobs citing OOD 317 385 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.73% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.00% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 228 289
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 24
Average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +4.89%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -72 290 £400 -5.88% 184
London +26 193 £450 -14.28% 77
City of London +16 50 £495 -13.91% 21
South East -84 39 £375 +7.14% 30
Scotland -5 23 £425 -5.55% 9
North West -11 17 £320 -24.70% 21
Manchester -10 15 £323 -24.11% 19
East of England -32 15 £318 +5.83% 18
South West -24 14 £288 -4.16% 16
Glasgow -9 13 £419 -6.94% 5
Surrey -1 11 £390 +11.42% 5
Edinburgh -2 9 £500 - 3
Berkshire +14 8 £350 +7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £388 -3.12% 1
Yorkshire -6 8 £290 -7.20% 9
Hampshire -66 7 £350 +5.66% 3
Salford - 7 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 6 £388 -8.82% 1
Bath - 6 £288 - 2
Somerset - 6 £288 - 2
Leeds -7 5 £263 -12.50%
West Yorkshire -8 5 £263 -16.00% 4
Reading - 5 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £270 -42.24% 12
Essex -9 3 £275 -4.34%
Cambridge -10 3 £270 -3.57% 9
Suffolk -13 3 - - 2
West Midlands -15 3 £350 - 4
South Wales - 3 £363 - 3
Wales - 3 £363 - 4

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 484 (83.02%) OO
2 260 (44.60%) Java
3 244 (41.85%) SQL
4 224 (38.42%) C#
5 216 (37.05%) .NET
6 200 (34.31%) HTML
7 190 (32.59%) JavaScript
8 160 (27.44%) CSS
9 157 (26.93%) SQL Server
10 139 (23.84%) XML
10 139 (23.84%) Scrum
11 133 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
12 132 (22.64%) TDD
13 129 (22.13%) UML
14 128 (21.96%) Oracle
15 124 (21.27%) Web Services
16 117 (20.07%) Linux
17 111 (19.04%) MVC
18 110 (18.87%) Spring
19 105 (18.01%) Finance
20 104 (17.84%) Software Engineering
21 102 (17.50%) ASP.NET
22 97 (16.64%) jQuery
23 93 (15.95%) C++
24 86 (14.75%) WCF
25 84 (14.41%) Hibernate
26 79 (13.55%) Microsoft
27 77 (13.21%) Windows
28 74 (12.69%) .NET Framework
29 68 (11.66%) Continuous Integration

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (6.86%) IIS
2 37 (6.35%) Apache
2 37 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 35 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 30 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 27 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (3.60%) CMS
7 19 (3.26%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.89%) Node.js
9 10 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
11 8 (1.37%) MQSeries
12 7 (1.20%) Confluence
12 7 (1.20%) Escenic
13 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.23%) MS Office
3 9 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) MS Project
5 5 (0.86%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.51%) Magento
4 3 (0.51%) RMDS
4 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.37%) SaaS
3 5 (0.86%) PaaS
3 5 (0.86%) IaaS
4 4 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.95%) HTTP
2 13 (2.23%) LDAP
3 10 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.37%) SSL
4 8 (1.37%) Internet
5 5 (0.86%) DSL
5 5 (0.86%) Firewall
6 4 (0.69%) DMZ
7 3 (0.51%) Intranet
8 2 (0.34%) CTI
8 2 (0.34%) DNS
8 2 (0.34%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) WEP
8 2 (0.34%) Softphone
9 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.17%) Network Security
9 1 (0.17%) LTE
9 1 (0.17%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (26.93%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 57 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.69%) MySQL
4 38 (6.52%) Oracle Database
5 31 (5.32%) RDBMS
6 25 (4.29%) Big Data
7 20 (3.43%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.74%) ObjectStore
11 15 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (2.23%) DB2
13 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 63 (10.81%) Subversion
2 56 (9.61%) JUnit
3 51 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (7.55%) Maven
5 43 (7.38%) Git (software)
6 42 (7.20%) Visual Studio
7 37 (6.35%) NUnit
8 31 (5.32%) Jenkins
9 30 (5.15%) Eclipse
10 25 (4.29%) Ant
10 25 (4.29%) JIRA
11 19 (3.26%) Rational Rose
12 16 (2.74%) Selenium
13 15 (2.57%) Mockito
14 14 (2.40%) jMock
14 14 (2.40%) Mercurial
15 12 (2.06%) ClearCase
16 11 (1.89%) CppUnit
16 11 (1.89%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.89%) GoogleTest
General
1 105 (18.01%) Finance
2 66 (11.32%) Banking
3 37 (6.35%) Investment Banking
4 36 (6.17%) Front Office
5 24 (4.12%) Back Office
6 17 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.89%) Retail
8 7 (1.20%) Electronics
9 6 (1.03%) Publishing
10 5 (0.86%) Marketing
11 4 (0.69%) Games
11 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 460 (78.90%) Developer
2 137 (23.50%) Java Developer
3 91 (15.61%) .NET Developer
4 79 (13.55%) C# Developer
5 49 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 36 (6.17%) C++ Developer
8 27 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 27 (4.63%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.63%) Python Developer
9 25 (4.29%) Architect
10 22 (3.77%) Analyst
11 19 (3.26%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.26%) PHP Developer
12 17 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (2.92%) iOS Developer
13 15 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (2.40%) Designer
15 12 (2.06%) UI Developer
15 12 (2.06%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (37.05%) .NET
2 200 (34.31%) HTML
3 160 (27.44%) CSS
4 139 (23.84%) XML
5 124 (21.27%) Web Services
6 110 (18.87%) Spring
7 102 (17.50%) ASP.NET
8 97 (16.64%) jQuery
9 86 (14.75%) WCF
10 84 (14.41%) Hibernate
11 74 (12.69%) .NET Framework
12 66 (11.32%) J2EE
12 66 (11.32%) HTML5
13 58 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (7.89%) CSS3
14 46 (7.89%) Ajax
15 42 (7.20%) WPF
16 37 (6.35%) JSON
16 37 (6.35%) JSP
16 37 (6.35%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.55%) Derivative
2 30 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.80%) Open Source
4 24 (4.12%) Credit Derivative
5 20 (3.43%) Equity Derivative
6 18 (3.09%) N-Tier
7 16 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.74%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.57%) iPhone
8 15 (2.57%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (2.06%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.72%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.54%) Equities
13 9 (1.54%) iPad
14 7 (1.20%) Data Integration
14 7 (1.20%) GIS
14 7 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 117 (20.07%) Linux
2 77 (13.21%) Windows
3 57 (9.78%) UNIX
4 24 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.06%) Android
6 7 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (83.02%) OO
2 139 (23.84%) Scrum
3 133 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (22.64%) TDD
5 129 (22.13%) UML
6 111 (19.04%) MVC
7 104 (17.84%) Software Engineering
8 68 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (11.32%) Multithreading
10 62 (10.63%) Unit Testing
10 62 (10.63%) OOA/OOD
11 61 (10.46%) SOA
12 59 (10.12%) OOP
13 48 (8.23%) Web Development
14 40 (6.86%) BDD
15 37 (6.35%) Use Case
16 32 (5.49%) Configuration Management
17 31 (5.32%) RUP
18 30 (5.15%) Pair Programming
19 24 (4.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (44.60%) Java
2 244 (41.85%) SQL
3 224 (38.42%) C#
4 190 (32.59%) JavaScript
5 93 (15.95%) C++
6 56 (9.61%) Python
7 48 (8.23%) C
8 44 (7.55%) PL/SQL
9 38 (6.52%) T-SQL
10 25 (4.29%) PHP
11 19 (3.26%) Objective-C
12 18 (3.09%) Ruby
13 17 (2.92%) Scala
14 16 (2.74%) Perl
15 15 (2.57%) Bash Shell
16 13 (2.23%) Shell Script
17 12 (2.06%) Groovy
18 10 (1.72%) VBA
19 9 (1.54%) VB
19 9 (1.54%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 52 (8.92%) Degree
2 43 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.20%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.51%) MCP
8 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) PhD
9 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.32%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) EMIR
3 3 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.69%) Varnish
3 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) vCloud
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.20%) Oozie
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.34%) SCOM
2 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) Control-M
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 128 (21.96%) Oracle
2 79 (13.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.32%) Sybase
4 21 (3.60%) JBoss
5 16 (2.74%) IBM
6 11 (1.89%) Zend
7 8 (1.37%) Perforce
7 8 (1.37%) Sun
8 7 (1.20%) AccuRev
9 6 (1.03%) CA
9 6 (1.03%) SAP
10 5 (0.86%) Apple
10 5 (0.86%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.69%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.69%) Talend
11 4 (0.69%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.69%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.69%) Google
11 4 (0.69%) Business Objects
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £32000.00 - £34614.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 11 days ago
Dorset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago