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 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 227 173
Rank change year-on-year +25 -54  
Contract jobs citing OOD 41 42 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.47% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.57% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 55
Median daily rate £440 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.37% +8.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £482 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.11%  

OOD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14363 16339 15225
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 804 610
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +25.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +25 21 £525 +52.17% 1
Berkshire +24 7 £375 -26.86%
Hampshire -9 5 £350 +9.37% 8
Oxfordshire -5 3 £430 +10.25% 4
East Sussex - 3 £330 - 3
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £315 -25.88% 1
OOD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for OOD.

1 121 (93.80%) OO
2 79 (61.24%) Web Services
3 76 (58.91%) SQL
4 75 (58.14%) Oracle
5 72 (55.81%) Finance
6 70 (54.26%) XML
6 70 (54.26%) Relational Database
7 69 (53.49%) Data Analysis
8 45 (34.88%) Python
8 45 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (34.88%) SDLC
9 38 (29.46%) Automated Trading
10 36 (27.91%) Business Analysis
11 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
12 31 (24.03%) Degree
13 27 (20.93%) Unix
13 27 (20.93%) Data Flow Diagram
14 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (17.83%) HTML
15 23 (17.83%) Java
16 21 (16.28%) CSS
16 21 (16.28%) Oracle Database
17 19 (14.73%) Windows
18 18 (13.95%) Linux
19 16 (12.40%) Front End Development
20 15 (11.63%) AngularJS
21 14 (10.85%) C++
22 12 (9.30%) C#
22 12 (9.30%) Eclipse
22 12 (9.30%) MVC

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 4 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.55%) Confluence
3 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Drupal
4 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.55%) Google Checkout
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) LDAP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (54.26%) Relational Database
2 21 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.10%) MySQL
8 3 (2.33%) Big Data
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.55%) Endeca
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.78%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 11 (8.53%) Subversion
3 8 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.65%) JUnit
5 5 (3.88%) GDB
6 4 (3.10%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.10%) GNU Toolchain
6 4 (3.10%) JIRA
6 4 (3.10%) Trac
7 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.33%) Maven
7 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.55%) Ant
8 2 (1.55%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (1.55%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (55.81%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (54.26%) Analyst
1 70 (54.26%) Systems Analyst
2 56 (43.41%) Developer
3 44 (34.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 41 (31.78%) Pensions Analyst
5 33 (25.58%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 28 (21.71%) Database Analyst
7 17 (13.18%) Development Analyst
7 17 (13.18%) JavaScript Developer
7 17 (13.18%) Software Analyst
7 17 (13.18%) Software Development Analyst
7 17 (13.18%) Systems Development Analyst
7 17 (13.18%) Technical Analyst
8 13 (10.08%) Java Developer
9 12 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (8.53%) SQL Analyst
11 10 (7.75%) C++ Developer
11 10 (7.75%) UI Developer
12 8 (6.20%) .NET Developer
12 8 (6.20%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (61.24%) Web Services
2 70 (54.26%) XML
3 23 (17.83%) HTML
4 21 (16.28%) CSS
5 15 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 12 (9.30%) Angular 2
6 12 (9.30%) HTML5
7 11 (8.53%) .NET
8 10 (7.75%) CSS3
9 8 (6.20%) Node.js
9 8 (6.20%) REST
10 7 (5.43%) Express
10 7 (5.43%) Hibernate
10 7 (5.43%) JSON
10 7 (5.43%) RESTful
10 7 (5.43%) Swing
11 6 (4.65%) Ajax
12 5 (3.88%) Apache Axis
12 5 (3.88%) J2SE
12 5 (3.88%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 45 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (6.98%) User Experience
3 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.55%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.55%) CUDA
4 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.78%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.93%) Unix
2 19 (14.73%) Windows
3 18 (13.95%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (93.80%) OO
2 69 (53.49%) Data Analysis
3 45 (34.88%) SDLC
4 38 (29.46%) Automated Trading
5 36 (27.91%) Business Analysis
6 27 (20.93%) Data Flow Diagram
7 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (12.40%) Front End Development
9 12 (9.30%) MVC
10 11 (8.53%) UML
11 10 (7.75%) Web Application Development
12 8 (6.20%) Open Source
12 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (5.43%) SOA
14 6 (4.65%) Pair Programming
14 6 (4.65%) Web Development
15 5 (3.88%) TDD
16 4 (3.10%) Analytics
16 4 (3.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (58.91%) SQL
2 45 (34.88%) Python
3 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.83%) Java
5 14 (10.85%) C++
6 12 (9.30%) C#
6 12 (9.30%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.65%) Ruby
8 5 (3.88%) C
9 4 (3.10%) PHP
9 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.55%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.78%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.78%) Go
11 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (24.03%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.55%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 75 (58.14%) Oracle
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.88%) Software AG
3 5 (3.88%) webMethods
4 2 (1.55%) Coremetrics
4 2 (1.55%) Google
4 2 (1.55%) hybris
4 2 (1.55%) PayPal
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.78%) Perforce
5 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.78%) Sybase