Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OOA/OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOA/OOD over the 6 months to 19 October 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 Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 670 746
Rank change year-on-year +85 +76 -57
Contract jobs citing OOA/OOD 293 229 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 152 81
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £321 £353 £288
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £432 £375
% change year-on-year -4.51% +15.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 4
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -11.76% -22.73%
10th Percentile £41.05 £30.25 £34.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £38.75 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -11.76% -22.73%

OOA/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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83989 89204 93076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.84% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55776 58980 60310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2336 2701
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

OOA/OOD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OOA/OOD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OOA/OOD in the UK

OOA/OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOA/OOD in the UK

OOA/OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOA/OOD over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOA/OOD in the UK

OOA/OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOA/OOD in the UK

OOA/OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOA/OOD over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOA/OOD in the UK

OOA/OOD
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOA/OOD within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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
England +68 222 £493 +3.68% 29
UK excluding London +59 155 £413 -4.51% 19
London +60 137 £525 +5.00% 13
Northern Ireland - 40 £413 -
Scotland +41 31 £364 -3.71% 1
South West +28 27 £416 +11.00% 3
East of England -4 27 £363 -
North of England +43 12 £425 -8.11% 4
Midlands +33 10 £331 - 1
South East +12 9 £438 -2.78% 8
West Midlands +31 7 £331 -
North West +4 7 £425 -10.53% 2
Yorkshire +34 4 £638 +82.14% 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
North East +58 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOA/OOD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OOA/OOD.

1 190 (64.85%) Java
2 174 (59.39%) OO
3 163 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (38.57%) Unix
5 97 (33.11%) Relational Database
6 94 (32.08%) Hibernate
7 89 (30.38%) SQL
7 89 (30.38%) JUnit
8 88 (30.03%) Finance
9 87 (29.69%) TDD
10 83 (28.33%) XML
11 81 (27.65%) JavaScript
12 76 (25.94%) Maven
13 73 (24.91%) SOA
14 72 (24.57%) MVC
15 70 (23.89%) Spring
15 70 (23.89%) REST
16 68 (23.21%) RESTful
17 66 (22.53%) HTML
18 63 (21.50%) Web Services
19 62 (21.16%) Java EE
20 61 (20.82%) JIRA
21 59 (20.14%) Linux
22 58 (19.80%) J2EE
22 58 (19.80%) Jenkins
23 57 (19.45%) RDBMS
24 56 (19.11%) Microservices
25 55 (18.77%) Banking
26 54 (18.43%) Confluence
27 52 (17.75%) Oracle

OOA/OOD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (18.43%) Confluence
2 39 (13.31%) WildFly
3 32 (10.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (5.46%) WebLogic
5 15 (5.12%) WebSphere
6 12 (4.10%) JBoss
7 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.71%) Apache
8 5 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.02%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.68%) Drupal
11 2 (0.68%) eZ Publish
11 2 (0.68%) WordPress
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) IIS
12 1 (0.34%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) OpenText Process Suite
2 3 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.68%) Endur
3 2 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.46%) GitHub
2 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.07%) OpenShift
4 6 (2.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.02%) IaaS
6 3 (1.02%) PaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) Boomi
8 1 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.46%) LDAP
2 5 (1.71%) Internet
3 3 (1.02%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) CTI
5 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (33.11%) Relational Database
2 57 (19.45%) RDBMS
3 38 (12.97%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.78%) MySQL
4 14 (4.78%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.07%) DB2
7 8 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.39%) Big Data
8 7 (2.39%) MarkLogic
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.37%) KDB
10 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.02%) HBase
11 3 (1.02%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 89 (30.38%) JUnit
2 76 (25.94%) Maven
3 61 (20.82%) JIRA
4 58 (19.80%) Jenkins
5 48 (16.38%) Git (software)
5 48 (16.38%) Mockito
6 47 (16.04%) SonarQube
7 40 (13.65%) Checkstyle
8 39 (13.31%) Liquibase
8 39 (13.31%) Vagrant
9 22 (7.51%) Ant
9 22 (7.51%) Gradle
10 13 (4.44%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.75%) Calabash
12 10 (3.41%) Android Studio
12 10 (3.41%) Subversion
13 9 (3.07%) Selenium
14 7 (2.39%) ERwin
14 7 (2.39%) gulp
14 7 (2.39%) Mocha
General
1 88 (30.03%) Finance
2 55 (18.77%) Banking
3 35 (11.95%) Front Office
4 14 (4.78%) Marketing
5 13 (4.44%) Automotive
6 9 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.07%) Retail
7 8 (2.73%) Advertising
8 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 234 (79.86%) Developer
2 127 (43.34%) Java Developer
3 42 (14.33%) C++ Developer
4 41 (13.99%) Senior Developer
5 40 (13.65%) Architect
6 19 (6.48%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 18 (6.14%) .NET Developer
7 18 (6.14%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
7 18 (6.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 18 (6.14%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 17 (5.80%) Senior C++ Developer
9 14 (4.78%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (4.10%) Java Architect
10 12 (4.10%) Lead Developer
11 11 (3.75%) Android Developer
11 11 (3.75%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.75%) Software Architect
12 10 (3.41%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.07%) Designer
14 8 (2.73%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (32.08%) Hibernate
2 83 (28.33%) XML
3 70 (23.89%) REST
3 70 (23.89%) Spring
4 68 (23.21%) RESTful
5 66 (22.53%) HTML
6 63 (21.50%) Web Services
7 62 (21.16%) Java EE
8 58 (19.80%) J2EE
9 50 (17.06%) JAX-RS
10 47 (16.04%) JMS
11 40 (13.65%) Lambda Expressions
12 39 (13.31%) Drools
12 39 (13.31%) WireMock
13 38 (12.97%) .NET
13 38 (12.97%) SOAP
14 37 (12.63%) CSS
15 35 (11.95%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (10.92%) JSON
17 29 (9.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.65%) Linux Command Line
2 23 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.80%) Virtual Team
5 16 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.46%) Animation
6 11 (3.75%) User Experience
7 10 (3.41%) Cloud Native
7 10 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.73%) N-Tier
9 7 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.05%) Online Banking
11 5 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.71%) iPhone
12 4 (1.37%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.37%) W3C
13 3 (1.02%) Equities
13 3 (1.02%) iPad
14 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 113 (38.57%) Unix
2 59 (20.14%) Linux
3 39 (13.31%) VMS
4 11 (3.75%) Android
5 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows
7 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (59.39%) OO
2 163 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (29.69%) TDD
4 73 (24.91%) SOA
5 72 (24.57%) MVC
6 56 (19.11%) Microservices
7 51 (17.41%) Multithreading
8 50 (17.06%) Low Latency
9 48 (16.38%) UML
10 47 (16.04%) OOP
10 47 (16.04%) Scrum
10 47 (16.04%) Test Automation
11 45 (15.36%) Dependency Injection
11 45 (15.36%) Domain-Driven Design
12 43 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (13.31%) CQRS
14 38 (12.97%) Data Modelling
15 37 (12.63%) Market Making
16 31 (10.58%) OOD
17 29 (9.90%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 190 (64.85%) Java
2 89 (30.38%) SQL
3 81 (27.65%) JavaScript
4 50 (17.06%) C++
5 40 (13.65%) C#
5 40 (13.65%) JPQL
6 24 (8.19%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.80%) Perl
8 15 (5.12%) Python
9 13 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.73%) ES6
10 8 (2.73%) XPath
11 7 (2.39%) ECMAScript
12 6 (2.05%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.71%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.71%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.37%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.37%) PHP
14 4 (1.37%) VB
15 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.60%) Degree
3 25 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (4.44%) ISEB
5 13 (4.44%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.39%) OCPJP
7 6 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.02%) MCSD
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.02%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) Dodd-Frank
1 6 (2.05%) EMIR
1 6 (2.05%) MiFID
2 5 (1.71%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Docker
3 3 (1.02%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.02%) Oozie
2 3 (1.02%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 52 (17.75%) Oracle
2 30 (10.24%) Sybase
3 17 (5.80%) IBM
4 15 (5.12%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.44%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.07%) CA
8 8 (2.73%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (2.73%) Google
9 6 (2.05%) Perforce
9 6 (2.05%) Sun
10 5 (1.71%) Apigee
11 4 (1.37%) OpenText
12 3 (1.02%) Calypso
12 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.68%) Avaya
13 2 (0.68%) BEA
13 2 (0.68%) Dell
13 2 (0.68%) OpenLink