The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 355 275 227
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -48
Contract jobs citing OOD 257 333 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.90% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 199 282
Average daily rate
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£409 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 19
Average hourly rate £59.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+58.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -79 237 £415 -1.19% 182
London +10 165 £475 -9.52% 72
City of London +15 46 £500 -4.76% 24
South East -60 33 £350 +6.06% 30
North West +4 18 £323 -24.11% 14
Manchester 0 15 £325 -23.52% 13
Scotland -17 14 £425 -5.55% 11
Glasgow +4 11 £425 -5.55% 7
Hampshire -63 11 £302 -6.24% 8
Surrey -8 9 £405 +24.61% 8
East of England -31 7 £340 -15.12% 18
Yorkshire -2 6 £250 -20.00% 5
South Wales - 5 £313 - 6
Wales - 5 £313 - 6
Kent 0 4 £363 +31.81% 3
West Yorkshire -1 4 £235 -24.80% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £300 -20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 4 £315 -32.62% 7
Docklands, London +11 3 £403 -15.26%
Berkshire +3 3 £350 - 4
Leeds -1 3 £235 -21.66% 1
Cambridge -10 3 £270 -20.58% 3
South West -27 3 £288 -11.53% 30
Cardiff - 3 £275 - 1
Cobham - 3 £405 -
Cheshire +5 2 £290 -22.66% 1
Edinburgh -16 2 £450 - 3
West Midlands -18 2 £375 +15.38% 3
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Newport - 2 £350 -

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 464 (79.18%) OO
2 252 (43.00%) Java
3 242 (41.30%) SQL
4 236 (40.27%) C#
5 235 (40.10%) .NET
6 189 (32.25%) HTML
7 182 (31.06%) JavaScript
8 169 (28.84%) SQL Server
9 156 (26.62%) CSS
10 148 (25.26%) UML
11 144 (24.57%) XML
12 136 (23.21%) Oracle
12 136 (23.21%) TDD
13 129 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
14 119 (20.31%) Web Services
15 115 (19.62%) Spring
16 114 (19.45%) Software Engineering
17 113 (19.28%) Linux
18 112 (19.11%) MVC
19 111 (18.94%) Finance
19 111 (18.94%) ASP.NET
20 110 (18.77%) Scrum
21 98 (16.72%) WCF
21 98 (16.72%) jQuery
22 88 (15.02%) C++
23 87 (14.85%) Hibernate
24 77 (13.14%) Multithreading
24 77 (13.14%) .NET Framework
25 74 (12.63%) Microsoft
26 68 (11.60%) OOA/OOD

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (7.00%) IIS
2 38 (6.48%) Apache
2 38 (6.48%) Tomcat
3 37 (6.31%) WebLogic
4 33 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 26 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (3.75%) CMS
7 16 (2.73%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.88%) Node.js
9 10 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.37%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.19%) Escenic
11 7 (1.19%) Confluence
12 6 (1.02%) ArcGIS
12 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.68%) Liferay
14 3 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 20 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.22%) MS Office
3 9 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.19%) MS Project
5 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.71%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) Magento
4 3 (0.51%) RMDS
4 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.37%) SaaS
2 5 (0.85%) PaaS
2 5 (0.85%) IaaS
3 3 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.39%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.22%) HTTP
3 8 (1.37%) LDAP
4 5 (0.85%) Internet
5 4 (0.68%) Firewall
5 4 (0.68%) SSL
5 4 (0.68%) DMZ
6 2 (0.34%) CTI
6 2 (0.34%) WEP
6 2 (0.34%) Softphone
6 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) 2G
7 1 (0.17%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) Modbus
7 1 (0.17%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (28.84%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.75%) Relational Database
3 58 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (6.66%) RDBMS
5 37 (6.31%) MySQL
5 37 (6.31%) Oracle Database
6 25 (4.27%) Big Data
7 24 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.07%) DB2
10 17 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (2.73%) MongoDB
12 15 (2.56%) Hadoop
12 15 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (2.22%) ObjectStore
14 12 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 63 (10.75%) Subversion
2 52 (8.87%) JUnit
3 49 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (7.51%) NUnit
5 43 (7.34%) Visual Studio
6 39 (6.66%) Ant
6 39 (6.66%) Git (software)
7 36 (6.14%) Eclipse
8 35 (5.97%) Maven
9 28 (4.78%) Jenkins
10 25 (4.27%) JIRA
11 24 (4.10%) Rational Rose
12 17 (2.90%) ClearCase
12 17 (2.90%) GoogleTest
13 16 (2.73%) CppUnit
14 15 (2.56%) Mercurial
15 14 (2.39%) TeamCity
16 12 (2.05%) Toad
17 9 (1.54%) Cucumber
18 8 (1.37%) NetBeans
General
1 111 (18.94%) Finance
2 54 (9.22%) Banking
3 45 (7.68%) Front Office
4 28 (4.78%) Back Office
5 23 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.54%) Retail
7 9 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.85%) Publishing
8 5 (0.85%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Games
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 458 (78.16%) Developer
2 134 (22.87%) Java Developer
3 99 (16.89%) .NET Developer
4 84 (14.33%) C# Developer
5 55 (9.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (9.04%) Senior Developer
7 31 (5.29%) C++ Developer
8 27 (4.61%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.44%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (3.58%) Analyst
11 21 (3.58%) Python Developer
12 20 (3.41%) Web Developer
13 19 (3.24%) Architect
14 18 (3.07%) PHP Developer
15 15 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
15 15 (2.56%) Programmer
15 15 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (2.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.39%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (40.10%) .NET
2 189 (32.25%) HTML
3 156 (26.62%) CSS
4 144 (24.57%) XML
5 119 (20.31%) Web Services
6 115 (19.62%) Spring
7 111 (18.94%) ASP.NET
8 98 (16.72%) WCF
8 98 (16.72%) jQuery
9 87 (14.85%) Hibernate
10 77 (13.14%) .NET Framework
11 67 (11.43%) J2EE
12 59 (10.07%) HTML5
13 56 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 50 (8.53%) WPF
15 45 (7.68%) Ajax
16 42 (7.17%) CSS3
17 41 (7.00%) J2SE
18 34 (5.80%) JSP
19 29 (4.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.19%) Derivative
2 33 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
3 22 (3.75%) Fixed Income
3 22 (3.75%) Open Source
4 21 (3.58%) Credit Derivative
5 20 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (3.24%) Client/Server
7 18 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.39%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.22%) N-Tier
10 12 (2.05%) Credit Risk
10 12 (2.05%) iPhone
11 10 (1.71%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.54%) iPad
13 8 (1.37%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.37%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.19%) Physics
14 7 (1.19%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 113 (19.28%) Linux
2 66 (11.26%) Windows
3 65 (11.09%) UNIX
4 20 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.71%) Android
6 8 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.51%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (79.18%) OO
2 148 (25.26%) UML
3 136 (23.21%) TDD
4 129 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (19.45%) Software Engineering
6 112 (19.11%) MVC
7 110 (18.77%) Scrum
8 77 (13.14%) Multithreading
9 68 (11.60%) OOA/OOD
10 63 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (10.58%) OOP
12 59 (10.07%) SOA
13 49 (8.36%) Unit Testing
14 41 (7.00%) Use Case
15 39 (6.66%) RUP
16 37 (6.31%) Web Development
17 33 (5.63%) Configuration Management
17 33 (5.63%) BDD
18 29 (4.95%) Project Management
18 29 (4.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 252 (43.00%) Java
2 242 (41.30%) SQL
3 236 (40.27%) C#
4 182 (31.06%) JavaScript
5 88 (15.02%) C++
6 55 (9.39%) C
7 54 (9.22%) Python
8 50 (8.53%) PL/SQL
9 37 (6.31%) T-SQL
10 26 (4.44%) PHP
11 25 (4.27%) Ruby
12 23 (3.92%) Perl
13 13 (2.22%) Objective-C
13 13 (2.22%) Scala
14 11 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.71%) VB
16 9 (1.54%) VBA
17 8 (1.37%) VB6
17 8 (1.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 53 (9.04%) Degree
2 41 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.02%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.85%) MCP
7 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.68%) MCTS
8 3 (0.51%) MCPD
8 3 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.92%) QA
2 11 (1.88%) 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 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.51%) Varnish
3 2 (0.34%) vCloud
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.68%) Oozie
2 2 (0.34%) Puppet
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.34%) SCOM
2 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) Control-M
3 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 136 (23.21%) Oracle
2 74 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.46%) Sybase
4 19 (3.24%) JBoss
5 17 (2.90%) IBM
6 12 (2.05%) Zend
7 11 (1.88%) Bloomberg
8 10 (1.71%) ION Trading
9 7 (1.19%) Sun
9 7 (1.19%) CA
10 6 (1.02%) ESRI
10 6 (1.02%) Perforce
10 6 (1.02%) Talend
10 6 (1.02%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.85%) AccuRev
11 5 (0.85%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.85%) webMethods
11 5 (0.85%) Software AG
12 4 (0.68%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.68%) SAP
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