Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 11 December 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 298 305
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -65
Contract jobs citing OOD 78 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.57% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 44
South East median daily rate £450 £388 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +1.31% -1.29%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £317
90th Percentile £550 £538 £450
England median daily rate £525 £500 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 7
South East median hourly rate £44.58 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +13.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £30.66 £40.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.50 £40.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.67 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.84% +27.11% -1.32%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,765 14,140 13,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.36% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,860 8,476 8,199
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 462 580
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OOD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OOD in the South East

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in the South East

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in the South East

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in the South East

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOD in the South East

OOD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the South East region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Surrey +10 39 £525 - 13
Hampshire -17 30 £330 -14.84% 19
West Sussex - 4 £366 - 2
Kent +2 3 £475 +38.69% 5
Thames Valley -7 1 £300 -25.00% 16
East Sussex -21 1 - - 2
Berkshire -24 1 £300 -27.27% 10
OOD
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for OOD.

1 74 (94.87%) OO
2 53 (67.95%) Software Engineering
3 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (47.44%) .NET
5 36 (46.15%) C#
6 33 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (38.46%) Test Automation
8 29 (37.18%) SOLID
9 28 (35.90%) MVC
9 28 (35.90%) Extreme Programming
10 27 (34.62%) Git (software)
11 26 (33.33%) Subversion
12 25 (32.05%) Finance
12 25 (32.05%) Linux
12 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
13 24 (30.77%) C++
14 23 (29.49%) C
14 23 (29.49%) SDLC
15 22 (28.21%) Integration Testing
15 22 (28.21%) Unix
15 22 (28.21%) NUnit
16 21 (26.92%) Derivative
16 21 (26.92%) UML
16 21 (26.92%) Python
16 21 (26.92%) Unit Testing
16 21 (26.92%) Multithreading
16 21 (26.92%) Memory Management
16 21 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
16 21 (26.92%) GoogleTest
17 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared

OOD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Drupal
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Apigee
4 1 (1.28%) npm
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
1 2 (2.56%) LAN
1 2 (2.56%) SAN
1 2 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 26 (33.33%) Subversion
3 22 (28.21%) NUnit
4 21 (26.92%) GoogleTest
5 20 (25.64%) Ant
5 20 (25.64%) ClearCase
5 20 (25.64%) CppUnit
6 19 (24.36%) Visual Studio
7 10 (12.82%) MSTest
8 9 (11.54%) Ranorex
9 8 (10.26%) Selenium
10 5 (6.41%) git-flow
10 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
11 4 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 4 (5.13%) JUnit
11 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.85%) JIRA
12 3 (3.85%) JMeter
13 2 (2.56%) Maven
13 2 (2.56%) YouTrack
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (69.23%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 16 (20.51%) .NET Developer
4 13 (16.67%) C Developer
5 12 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) .NET Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) C# Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Principal Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Principal Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 7 (8.97%) C Software Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (6.41%) C++ Developer
10 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
10 5 (6.41%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (6.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) .NET
2 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
3 18 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (19.23%) .NET Framework
6 14 (17.95%) Entity Framework
7 12 (15.38%) .NET Core
7 12 (15.38%) WinForms
7 12 (15.38%) WPF
8 11 (14.10%) CSS
8 11 (14.10%) HTML
9 10 (12.82%) WCF
10 9 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (11.54%) Web Services
11 8 (10.26%) REST
12 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET Core
12 7 (8.97%) XML
13 6 (7.69%) jQuery
14 5 (6.41%) RESTful
14 5 (6.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Derivative
2 10 (12.82%) Algorithms
3 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 22 (28.21%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Windows
4 2 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (94.87%) OO
2 53 (67.95%) Software Engineering
3 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 29 (37.18%) SOLID
7 28 (35.90%) Extreme Programming
7 28 (35.90%) MVC
8 23 (29.49%) SDLC
9 22 (28.21%) Integration Testing
10 21 (26.92%) Memory Management
10 21 (26.92%) Multithreading
10 21 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
10 21 (26.92%) UML
10 21 (26.92%) Unit Testing
11 20 (25.64%) Configuration Management
11 20 (25.64%) Project Management
11 20 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
12 18 (23.08%) Use Case
13 16 (20.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.15%) C#
2 24 (30.77%) C++
3 23 (29.49%) C
4 21 (26.92%) Python
5 19 (24.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.82%) Java
7 8 (10.26%) SQL
8 5 (6.41%) PHP
9 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.56%) Go
11 2 (2.56%) Java 8
11 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.28%) Ruby
12 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.82%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Oracle
2 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix
3 2 (2.56%) NetApp
3 2 (2.56%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (2.56%) VMware
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) Software AG
4 1 (1.28%) Xamarin