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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 308 281 284
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing OOD 324 336 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 194 186
Average daily rate
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£415 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £96.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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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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 -22 298 £413 -2.94% 175
London +17 150 £473 -14.09% 68
South East -22 73 £353 +15.19% 45
City of London -20 37 £500 -13.04% 17
South West -10 33 £410 +42.60% 15
Hampshire -22 32 £313 +2.45% 7
Scotland +3 22 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £413 +39.83% 4
East of England -3 16 £375 +7.14% 7
Glasgow -5 16 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 15 £478 - 1
Cheltenham - 14 £478 -
Swindon +9 12 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +6 12 £375 - 4
Cambridgeshire -2 12 £375 -9.14% 4
Milton Keynes +4 11 £413 +3.12% 2
North West -33 10 £408 +12.41% 15
Berkshire -7 9 £400 +25.49% 5
Hook -8 9 £315 +4.56%
Peterborough - 9 £375 -
Yorkshire -2 8 £300 +3.44% 7
West Yorkshire -7 8 £300 - 2
Manchester -22 8 £413 +10.00% 10
Leeds -5 7 £300 -
Edinburgh - 6 £375 - 2
Kent -6 5 - - 5
West Midlands -4 4 £450 +47.54% 12
Surrey -9 4 £375 -9.09% 5
Wales -10 4 £350 - 2
Uxbridge - 4 £358 -

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 525 (82.68%) OO
2 321 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (39.06%) Java
4 235 (37.01%) .NET
5 229 (36.06%) SQL
6 216 (34.02%) C#
7 194 (30.55%) JavaScript
8 191 (30.08%) Linux
9 178 (28.03%) TDD
10 149 (23.46%) C++
11 147 (23.15%) HTML
12 143 (22.52%) UML
13 142 (22.36%) Web Services
14 137 (21.57%) Scrum
15 135 (21.26%) UNIX
16 134 (21.10%) MVC
17 129 (20.31%) XML
17 129 (20.31%) SQL Server
18 120 (18.90%) Software Engineering
19 119 (18.74%) WCF
20 115 (18.11%) Subversion
21 113 (17.80%) Oracle
22 110 (17.32%) Finance
22 110 (17.32%) Multithreading
23 109 (17.17%) CSS
24 108 (17.01%) .NET Framework
25 105 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
25 105 (16.54%) Security Cleared
26 102 (16.06%) Windows
27 100 (15.75%) Analytical Skills

OOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (4.09%) CMS
2 24 (3.78%) Apache
3 21 (3.31%) IIS
4 18 (2.83%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.36%) Kentico
6 12 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.73%) Node.js
7 11 (1.73%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.79%) Confluence
10 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.47%) JBoss
12 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 27 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.63%) MS Project
3 4 (0.63%) MS Office
4 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.63%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.10%) GitHub
3 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.20%) 3G
2 14 (2.20%) 4G
3 11 (1.73%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.73%) Internet
4 8 (1.26%) Wireless
5 7 (1.10%) 2G
5 7 (1.10%) 2.5G
5 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.10%) SDH
5 7 (1.10%) LTE
6 6 (0.94%) UMTS
6 6 (0.94%) LDAP
6 6 (0.94%) WiMAX
7 5 (0.79%) GSM
7 5 (0.79%) HTTP
7 5 (0.79%) IPv4
7 5 (0.79%) IPv6
8 3 (0.47%) Intranet
9 2 (0.31%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.24%) Relational Database
3 45 (7.09%) RDBMS
4 34 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (3.78%) Ingres
6 22 (3.46%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.99%) Big Data
8 18 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.83%) MySQL
9 14 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.73%) HBase
11 11 (1.73%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.57%) DB2
13 8 (1.26%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.10%) SQLite
15 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 115 (18.11%) Subversion
2 86 (13.54%) NUnit
3 83 (13.07%) Visual Studio
4 75 (11.81%) JUnit
4 75 (11.81%) ClearCase
5 64 (10.08%) Ant
6 63 (9.92%) Maven
7 52 (8.19%) GoogleTest
8 50 (7.87%) CppUnit
9 43 (6.77%) Git (software)
10 37 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (4.72%) Eclipse
12 29 (4.57%) Jenkins
13 28 (4.41%) jMock
14 27 (4.25%) CruiseControl
15 26 (4.09%) Rational Rose
16 25 (3.94%) ClearQuest
17 24 (3.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 23 (3.62%) Mockito
19 22 (3.46%) Cucumber
General
1 110 (17.32%) Finance
2 98 (15.43%) Banking
3 61 (9.61%) Investment Banking
4 50 (7.87%) Front Office
5 13 (2.05%) Back Office
6 12 (1.89%) Electronics
6 12 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.57%) Retail
8 7 (1.10%) Marketing
9 6 (0.94%) Billing
9 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.79%) Publishing
11 4 (0.63%) Games
12 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.47%) Advertising
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 475 (74.80%) Developer
2 126 (19.84%) Java Developer
3 88 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 75 (11.81%) C# Developer
5 62 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 52 (8.19%) C++ Developer
7 51 (8.03%) Software Engineer
8 43 (6.77%) Software Developer
9 33 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (3.94%) Android Developer
11 18 (2.83%) C Developer
11 18 (2.83%) Architect
12 17 (2.68%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.52%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (2.20%) Python Developer
15 14 (2.20%) Analyst
16 13 (2.05%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (2.05%) iOS Developer
17 12 (1.89%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (37.01%) .NET
2 147 (23.15%) HTML
3 142 (22.36%) Web Services
4 129 (20.31%) XML
5 119 (18.74%) WCF
6 109 (17.17%) CSS
7 108 (17.01%) .NET Framework
8 99 (15.59%) ASP.NET
9 94 (14.80%) jQuery
10 68 (10.71%) Hibernate
11 66 (10.39%) Spring
12 53 (8.35%) WPF
13 48 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (7.24%) Motif
14 46 (7.24%) J2EE
15 43 (6.77%) JSON
16 41 (6.46%) J2SE
16 41 (6.46%) RESTful
17 37 (5.83%) LINQ
18 34 (5.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.87%) Derivative
3 35 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 32 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 30 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 25 (3.94%) User Experience
6 25 (3.94%) Data Structures
6 25 (3.94%) N-Tier
7 23 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (3.31%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.99%) Fixed Income
10 18 (2.83%) Open Source
11 16 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.73%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.73%) Mobile Payment
13 10 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (1.26%) Equities
14 8 (1.26%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.94%) iPhone
15 6 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 191 (30.08%) Linux
2 135 (21.26%) UNIX
3 102 (16.06%) Windows
4 48 (7.56%) Android
5 30 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.26%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.47%) CentOS
9 3 (0.47%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.47%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (82.68%) OO
2 321 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (28.03%) TDD
4 143 (22.52%) UML
5 137 (21.57%) Scrum
6 134 (21.10%) MVC
7 120 (18.90%) Software Engineering
8 110 (17.32%) Multithreading
9 105 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
10 97 (15.28%) Unit Testing
11 92 (14.49%) SOA
12 69 (10.87%) Configuration Management
13 67 (10.55%) OOP
14 64 (10.08%) Web Development
15 54 (8.50%) BDD
16 53 (8.35%) Project Management
17 47 (7.40%) Use Case
18 46 (7.24%) Pair Programming
19 39 (6.14%) RUP
19 39 (6.14%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (39.06%) Java
2 229 (36.06%) SQL
3 216 (34.02%) C#
4 194 (30.55%) JavaScript
5 149 (23.46%) C++
6 98 (15.43%) C
7 96 (15.12%) Python
8 35 (5.51%) T-SQL
9 33 (5.20%) Perl
10 32 (5.04%) PL/SQL
11 30 (4.72%) Bash Shell
12 29 (4.57%) Ruby
13 24 (3.78%) PHP
14 15 (2.36%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.05%) Embedded C++
16 12 (1.89%) XAML
17 10 (1.57%) VB.NET
18 9 (1.42%) XPath
18 9 (1.42%) Embedded C
19 8 (1.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 105 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 45 (7.09%) Degree
4 36 (5.67%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.52%) VCP4
6 12 (1.89%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) MCP
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.83%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) Oozie
2 5 (0.79%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.47%) yum
5 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 113 (17.80%) Oracle
2 93 (14.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.99%) Sybase
4 16 (2.52%) Google
5 12 (1.89%) Sun
5 12 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 12 (1.89%) DevExpress
6 9 (1.42%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.26%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.10%) SAP
8 7 (1.10%) Appcelerator
8 7 (1.10%) IBM
9 6 (0.94%) Apple
9 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.94%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.79%) webMethods
10 5 (0.79%) Kony
11 4 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.63%) HP
11 4 (0.63%) Software AG
North London
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Anglia
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Great contract rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Aylesbury
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago