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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 325 272 220
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -52
Contract jobs citing OOD 320 381 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.72% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.97% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 219 290
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 36 24
Average hourly rate £33.73 £38.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-10.06% +12.78%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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
(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 -56 293 £400 - 189
London +27 192 £450 -14.28% 74
City of London +29 53 £500 -13.04% 24
South East -77 40 £350 - 35
Scotland -3 23 £425 -5.55% 4
North West -3 16 £320 -24.70% 19
East of England -38 16 £288 +2.67% 14
South West -11 15 £288 -4.16% 24
Manchester -7 14 £320 -24.70% 17
Glasgow -12 13 £425 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £389 -8.52% 3
Edinburgh +1 9 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -6 9 £290 -7.20% 8
Hampshire -47 9 £350 +3.70% 8
Surrey 0 8 £375 +25.00% 5
Milton Keynes -1 8 £389 -8.52% 2
Berkshire +14 7 £325 - 5
Bath - 7 £288 - 4
Somerset - 7 £288 - 4
Leeds -2 6 £275 -8.33% 2
West Yorkshire -7 6 £275 -12.00% 3
West Midlands -18 5 £350 - 7
Birmingham - 5 £350 - 1
Salford - 5 £320 - 2
Reading - 4 - -
Suffolk 0 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £270 -3.57% 7
Essex -12 3 £275 -4.34% 1
Cambridge -12 3 £270 -3.57% 4
Wiltshire -12 3 - - 3

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 493 (83.70%) OO
2 296 (50.25%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (45.50%) Java
4 241 (40.92%) SQL
5 227 (38.54%) C#
6 216 (36.67%) .NET
7 199 (33.79%) HTML
8 189 (32.09%) JavaScript
9 159 (26.99%) CSS
10 151 (25.64%) SQL Server
11 146 (24.79%) Scrum
12 143 (24.28%) TDD
13 134 (22.75%) XML
14 127 (21.56%) Web Services
15 123 (20.88%) Oracle
16 119 (20.20%) Linux
17 118 (20.03%) UML
18 112 (19.02%) MVC
18 112 (19.02%) Spring
19 104 (17.66%) Finance
20 102 (17.32%) ASP.NET
21 96 (16.30%) Software Engineering
21 96 (16.30%) jQuery
22 90 (15.28%) C++
23 85 (14.43%) Hibernate
23 85 (14.43%) WCF
24 82 (13.92%) Microsoft
25 79 (13.41%) Windows
26 75 (12.73%) Banking
27 74 (12.56%) .NET Framework

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.79%) IIS
2 38 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 34 (5.77%) Apache
4 32 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 27 (4.58%) WebLogic
5 27 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (3.40%) CMS
7 17 (2.89%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.87%) Node.js
9 10 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.53%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (1.19%) Confluence
11 7 (1.19%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.19%) Escenic
12 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.85%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.38%) MS Office
3 10 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.19%) MS Project
5 5 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.51%) RMDS
4 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.34%) Magento
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 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.36%) SaaS
3 5 (0.85%) PaaS
3 5 (0.85%) IaaS
4 4 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.07%) HTTP
2 14 (2.38%) LDAP
3 10 (1.70%) Internet
4 9 (1.53%) SSL
5 8 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.19%) DSL
7 5 (0.85%) Firewall
8 4 (0.68%) DMZ
8 4 (0.68%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) DNS
10 2 (0.34%) VoIP
10 2 (0.34%) Softphone
10 2 (0.34%) CTI
11 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.17%) RTSP
11 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.17%) Network Security
11 1 (0.17%) LTE
11 1 (0.17%) RARP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.85%) Relational Database
3 56 (9.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (5.94%) MySQL
5 32 (5.43%) RDBMS
5 32 (5.43%) Oracle Database
6 27 (4.58%) Big Data
7 19 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.89%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.72%) ObjectStore
11 14 (2.38%) DB2
11 14 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 61 (10.36%) JUnit
1 61 (10.36%) Subversion
2 50 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (7.98%) Maven
4 45 (7.64%) Git (software)
5 43 (7.30%) Visual Studio
6 33 (5.60%) Jenkins
7 32 (5.43%) Eclipse
7 32 (5.43%) NUnit
8 26 (4.41%) JIRA
9 20 (3.40%) Selenium
10 19 (3.23%) Mockito
11 18 (3.06%) Ant
12 17 (2.89%) jMock
13 15 (2.55%) Rational Rose
14 14 (2.38%) Mercurial
15 13 (2.21%) TeamCity
16 10 (1.70%) NetBeans
17 9 (1.53%) ClearCase
17 9 (1.53%) Cucumber
General
1 104 (17.66%) Finance
2 75 (12.73%) Banking
3 43 (7.30%) Investment Banking
4 42 (7.13%) Front Office
5 25 (4.24%) Back Office
6 19 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.70%) Retail
8 9 (1.53%) Electronics
9 6 (1.02%) Marketing
10 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Games
12 3 (0.51%) Advertising
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 467 (79.29%) Developer
2 148 (25.13%) Java Developer
3 89 (15.11%) .NET Developer
4 80 (13.58%) C# Developer
5 47 (7.98%) Senior Developer
5 47 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (5.77%) C++ Developer
7 28 (4.75%) Software Developer
8 26 (4.41%) Architect
8 26 (4.41%) Python Developer
9 25 (4.24%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.57%) Web Developer
10 21 (3.57%) Analyst
11 18 (3.06%) iOS Developer
12 17 (2.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (2.89%) PHP Developer
13 16 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.55%) Agile Java Developer
15 14 (2.38%) Designer
16 13 (2.21%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (36.67%) .NET
2 199 (33.79%) HTML
3 159 (26.99%) CSS
4 134 (22.75%) XML
5 127 (21.56%) Web Services
6 112 (19.02%) Spring
7 102 (17.32%) ASP.NET
8 96 (16.30%) jQuery
9 85 (14.43%) Hibernate
9 85 (14.43%) WCF
10 74 (12.56%) .NET Framework
11 69 (11.71%) HTML5
12 63 (10.70%) J2EE
13 59 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (8.32%) CSS3
15 47 (7.98%) Ajax
16 43 (7.30%) WPF
17 42 (7.13%) J2SE
18 40 (6.79%) JSON
19 38 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.13%) Derivative
3 31 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.26%) Open Source
4 24 (4.07%) Credit Derivative
5 22 (3.74%) N-Tier
6 19 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
7 17 (2.89%) User Experience
8 16 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (2.72%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.55%) iPhone
10 14 (2.38%) Client/Server
11 13 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.87%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.70%) Equities
14 9 (1.53%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.53%) iPad
14 9 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 119 (20.20%) Linux
2 79 (13.41%) Windows
3 54 (9.17%) UNIX
4 25 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.21%) Android
6 4 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.34%) Debian
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (83.70%) OO
2 296 (50.25%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (24.79%) Scrum
4 143 (24.28%) TDD
5 118 (20.03%) UML
6 112 (19.02%) MVC
7 96 (16.30%) Software Engineering
8 70 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (11.71%) Multithreading
10 68 (11.54%) Unit Testing
11 63 (10.70%) OOP
11 63 (10.70%) SOA
12 59 (10.02%) OOA/OOD
13 49 (8.32%) Web Development
14 45 (7.64%) BDD
15 35 (5.94%) Pair Programming
16 31 (5.26%) RUP
16 31 (5.26%) Configuration Management
17 30 (5.09%) Mentoring
18 29 (4.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 268 (45.50%) Java
2 241 (40.92%) SQL
3 227 (38.54%) C#
4 189 (32.09%) JavaScript
5 90 (15.28%) C++
6 56 (9.51%) Python
7 44 (7.47%) C
8 38 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 38 (6.45%) T-SQL
9 25 (4.24%) PHP
10 19 (3.23%) Objective-C
11 18 (3.06%) Scala
11 18 (3.06%) Perl
12 17 (2.89%) Ruby
13 16 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.21%) Groovy
15 10 (1.70%) Embedded C++
15 10 (1.70%) VBA
16 9 (1.53%) VB
16 9 (1.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (8.66%) Degree
2 37 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.85%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.68%) MCP
7 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) MCTS
10 1 (0.17%) MCAD
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.26%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) 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 9 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) 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 8 (1.36%) 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
1 123 (20.88%) Oracle
2 82 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.77%) Sybase
4 21 (3.57%) JBoss
5 15 (2.55%) IBM
6 9 (1.53%) Perforce
6 9 (1.53%) Zend
7 8 (1.36%) SAP
8 6 (1.02%) Sun
8 6 (1.02%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.85%) ION Trading
9 5 (0.85%) CA
9 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.85%) AccuRev
10 4 (0.68%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.68%) Google
10 4 (0.68%) Apple
10 4 (0.68%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.51%) VMware
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £416 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
TRG
Rate: 300-330 Per Day send
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £32000.00 - £34614.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago