Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 446 397
Rank change year-on-year +69 -49 -13
Contract jobs citing OOD 592 487 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 331 426
England median daily rate £500 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £329 £306 £284
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +18.75% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 33
England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £40.00 £20.62 £32.10
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.45 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% -1.32% +1.33%

OOD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OOD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OOD in England

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOD in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in England

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in England

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in England

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOD in England

OOD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +106 391 £550 +15.79% 54
South East +18 81 £389 +3.67% 18
South West -5 42 £350 - 8
North of England +43 36 £413 +10.00% 22
East of England -12 22 £425 -10.53% 11
North West -1 19 £338 -3.57% 10
Yorkshire +8 15 £423 +11.18% 11
Midlands -21 15 £325 -13.33% 4
East Midlands -16 10 £325 -40.91% 2
West Midlands -6 5 £361 -3.67% 2
North East +69 2 - - 1
OOD
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OOD.

1 513 (86.66%) OO
2 299 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (46.11%) Java
4 217 (36.66%) TDD
5 199 (33.61%) JavaScript
6 192 (32.43%) C#
6 192 (32.43%) SQL
7 179 (30.24%) Scrum
8 169 (28.55%) .NET
9 151 (25.51%) HTML
10 142 (23.99%) Finance
11 135 (22.80%) SQL Server
12 121 (20.44%) Web Services
13 115 (19.43%) AngularJS
14 113 (19.09%) CSS
15 111 (18.75%) RESTful
16 104 (17.57%) MVC
17 99 (16.72%) Git (software)
18 98 (16.55%) Microsoft
19 93 (15.71%) Test Automation
19 93 (15.71%) JSON
20 92 (15.54%) BDD
20 92 (15.54%) REST
21 90 (15.20%) Computer Science
21 90 (15.20%) Software Engineering
21 90 (15.20%) XML
22 87 (14.70%) Degree
22 87 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
23 85 (14.36%) Banking
24 77 (13.01%) Linux

OOD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (7.26%) CMS
2 21 (3.55%) Confluence
3 20 (3.38%) Apache Spark
4 18 (3.04%) Apache Solr
4 18 (3.04%) JBoss
5 14 (2.36%) Apache
5 14 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.68%) Apache Qpid
11 4 (0.68%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.34%) IIS
14 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Magento
2 5 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.34%) RMDS
3 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) Endur
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
1 42 (7.09%) GitHub
2 18 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.35%) SaaS
4 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.84%) Firebase
5 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.84%) Google Checkout
5 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.68%) Google Play
7 3 (0.51%) Heroku
8 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.34%) npm
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.17%) Office 365
9 1 (0.17%) Route 53
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.04%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.86%) Network Security
3 9 (1.52%) HTTP
3 9 (1.52%) Kerberos
4 8 (1.35%) CTI
5 6 (1.01%) Internet
6 2 (0.34%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.17%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (22.80%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.07%) MySQL
4 28 (4.73%) Hadoop
5 27 (4.56%) Oracle Database
6 24 (4.05%) HBase
7 23 (3.89%) Big Data
8 20 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (3.21%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.36%) DB2
10 14 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.69%) DataStax
12 10 (1.69%) KDB
13 9 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 99 (16.72%) Git (software)
2 63 (10.64%) Maven
3 62 (10.47%) Jenkins
4 56 (9.46%) Subversion
5 54 (9.12%) JUnit
6 51 (8.61%) JIRA
7 50 (8.45%) Xcode
8 46 (7.77%) Visual Studio
9 26 (4.39%) Eclipse
9 26 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (4.05%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.87%) TeamCity
12 16 (2.70%) Android Studio
12 16 (2.70%) Gradle
13 15 (2.53%) Robot Framework
14 13 (2.20%) NUnit
15 12 (2.03%) Ant
16 10 (1.69%) Mockito
16 10 (1.69%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.69%) WiX
General
1 142 (23.99%) Finance
2 85 (14.36%) Banking
3 47 (7.94%) Marketing
4 43 (7.26%) Investment Banking
5 38 (6.42%) Front Office
6 35 (5.91%) Publishing
7 29 (4.90%) Manufacturing
8 25 (4.22%) Retail
9 22 (3.72%) Electronics
10 19 (3.21%) Telecoms
11 15 (2.53%) Legal
12 11 (1.86%) Advertising
13 7 (1.18%) Back Office
13 7 (1.18%) Games
13 7 (1.18%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.68%) Automotive
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.17%) Law
15 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 483 (81.59%) Developer
2 138 (23.31%) Java Developer
3 103 (17.40%) C# Developer
4 72 (12.16%) .NET Developer
5 59 (9.97%) Senior Developer
6 54 (9.12%) iOS Developer
7 48 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 45 (7.60%) Full Stack Developer
9 32 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 32 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 29 (4.90%) Architect
10 29 (4.90%) Software Developer
11 25 (4.22%) Android Developer
12 24 (4.05%) Agile Developer
12 24 (4.05%) C# WPF Developer
12 24 (4.05%) C++ Developer
12 24 (4.05%) WPF Developer
13 22 (3.72%) Agile C# Developer
14 20 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (3.21%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (28.55%) .NET
2 151 (25.51%) HTML
3 121 (20.44%) Web Services
4 115 (19.43%) AngularJS
5 113 (19.09%) CSS
6 111 (18.75%) RESTful
7 93 (15.71%) JSON
8 92 (15.54%) REST
9 90 (15.20%) XML
10 76 (12.84%) Spring
11 70 (11.82%) SOAP
12 69 (11.66%) jQuery
13 67 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 67 (11.32%) WCF
14 63 (10.64%) ASP.NET
15 58 (9.80%) HTML5
16 51 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (8.45%) Cocoa
18 46 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 42 (7.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (15.20%) Computer Science
2 76 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (11.99%) User Experience
4 53 (8.95%) Data Structures
5 50 (8.45%) Algorithms
6 41 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (6.25%) Equities
7 37 (6.25%) iPhone
7 37 (6.25%) Mobile App
8 35 (5.91%) iPad
9 31 (5.24%) Derivative
10 27 (4.56%) N-Tier
11 23 (3.89%) Hedge funds
12 20 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (3.21%) Fixed Income
14 13 (2.20%) Animation
15 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.52%) Fintech
15 9 (1.52%) Minimum Viable Product
16 7 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.01%) Linux
2 61 (10.30%) Apple iOS
3 56 (9.46%) Windows
4 50 (8.45%) Unix
5 32 (5.41%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.17%) MVS
7 1 (0.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (86.66%) OO
2 299 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (36.66%) TDD
4 179 (30.24%) Scrum
5 104 (17.57%) MVC
6 93 (15.71%) Test Automation
7 92 (15.54%) BDD
8 90 (15.20%) Software Engineering
9 87 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (13.01%) Unit Testing
11 74 (12.50%) SDLC
12 67 (11.32%) Multithreading
13 58 (9.80%) iOS Development
14 57 (9.63%) OOP
15 55 (9.29%) SOLID
16 54 (9.12%) Microservices
17 50 (8.45%) Electronic Trading
18 37 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
18 37 (6.25%) Mobile Development
18 37 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 273 (46.11%) Java
2 199 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 192 (32.43%) C#
3 192 (32.43%) SQL
4 65 (10.98%) Python
5 60 (10.14%) C++
6 54 (9.12%) Objective-C
7 43 (7.26%) Apple Swift
8 39 (6.59%) T-SQL
9 23 (3.89%) PHP
10 19 (3.21%) C
11 18 (3.04%) Scala
12 17 (2.87%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.86%) Perl
14 8 (1.35%) Go
14 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.18%) ES6
15 7 (1.18%) Ruby
16 4 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (14.70%) Degree
2 46 (7.77%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PMP
7 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.03%) QA
2 9 (1.52%) MiFID
3 3 (0.51%) WCAG
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 26 (4.39%) Docker
2 11 (1.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 11 (1.86%) HDFS
3 8 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.35%) Ansible
3 6 (1.01%) Oozie
3 6 (1.01%) Puppet
4 5 (0.84%) Terraform
5 4 (0.68%) Ambari
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.17%) Rancher
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 98 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 77 (13.01%) Oracle
3 53 (8.95%) Apple
4 47 (7.94%) Sybase
5 27 (4.56%) Google
6 18 (3.04%) SAP
6 18 (3.04%) TIBCO
7 15 (2.53%) Apigee
8 11 (1.86%) Hortonworks
8 11 (1.86%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.35%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.35%) Demandware
9 8 (1.35%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.35%) Software AG
9 8 (1.35%) webMethods
10 7 (1.18%) Adobe
10 7 (1.18%) InterSystems
10 7 (1.18%) Perforce
11 6 (1.01%) ATG
11 6 (1.01%) IBM