Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 420 382
Rank change year-on-year +49 -38 +22
Contract jobs citing OOD 646 566 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.65% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 386 466
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -0.06% +0.06%
10th Percentile £328 £303 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 36
UK 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 £21.93 £31.76
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% -2.60% +2.67%

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OOD in the UK

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in the UK

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in the UK

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in the UK

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOD in the UK

OOD
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +72 589 £500 +25.00% 118
London +111 387 £550 +15.79% 55
UK excluding London -45 248 £388 +3.33% 72
South East +16 82 £390 +4.00% 19
South West -1 42 £350 - 11
North of England +33 37 £413 +10.00% 21
Scotland -46 27 £413 +10.00% 5
East of England -16 22 £425 -10.53% 7
Wales +25 19 £418 - 3
North West +8 19 £338 -3.57% 8
Yorkshire +1 16 £423 +11.18% 12
Midlands -26 14 £325 -13.33% 5
East Midlands -10 10 £325 -40.91% 2
Northern Ireland -64 5 £403 +4.68% 1
West Midlands -10 4 £361 -3.67% 3
North East +63 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for OOD.

1 553 (85.60%) OO
2 320 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (46.13%) Java
4 233 (36.07%) TDD
5 219 (33.90%) SQL
6 208 (32.20%) JavaScript
7 203 (31.42%) C#
8 183 (28.33%) Scrum
9 179 (27.71%) .NET
10 160 (24.77%) Finance
11 157 (24.30%) HTML
12 141 (21.83%) SQL Server
13 122 (18.89%) Web Services
14 121 (18.73%) CSS
15 119 (18.42%) AngularJS
16 113 (17.49%) RESTful
17 112 (17.34%) MVC
18 111 (17.18%) Software Engineering
19 110 (17.03%) Microsoft
20 103 (15.94%) Test Automation
21 101 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
22 100 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
23 99 (15.33%) Git (software)
24 98 (15.17%) XML
25 96 (14.86%) BDD
25 96 (14.86%) JSON
25 96 (14.86%) REST
26 94 (14.55%) Linux
27 92 (14.24%) Banking
28 91 (14.09%) Multithreading

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 43 (6.66%) CMS
2 22 (3.41%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.25%) Apache Solr
3 21 (3.25%) Confluence
4 19 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.79%) JBoss
5 18 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.63%) Apache
7 16 (2.48%) WebLogic
8 13 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.93%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.62%) Apache Qpid
11 4 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.62%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.46%) SAS
12 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.55%) Magento
2 5 (0.77%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.31%) RMDS
3 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.15%) Endur
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.66%) GitHub
3 22 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.24%) SaaS
6 5 (0.77%) Firebase
6 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.77%) Google Checkout
6 5 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.62%) Google Play
7 4 (0.62%) IaaS
7 4 (0.62%) PaaS
8 3 (0.46%) Heroku
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) npm
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.17%) Network Security
3 13 (2.01%) CTI
4 9 (1.39%) Kerberos
5 8 (1.24%) HTTP
6 6 (0.93%) Internet
7 3 (0.46%) AMQP
7 3 (0.46%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.31%) Intranet
8 2 (0.31%) LDAP
9 1 (0.15%) DHCP
9 1 (0.15%) DNS
9 1 (0.15%) Extranet
9 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.15%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 72 (11.15%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.11%) Oracle Database
4 31 (4.80%) Hadoop
4 31 (4.80%) MySQL
4 31 (4.80%) RDBMS
5 25 (3.87%) Big Data
6 24 (3.72%) HBase
7 20 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.94%) DB2
9 18 (2.79%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.17%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.01%) KDB
12 12 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.55%) DataStax
14 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.39%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (15.33%) Git (software)
2 71 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 69 (10.68%) Maven
4 66 (10.22%) Subversion
5 65 (10.06%) JUnit
6 60 (9.29%) Visual Studio
7 54 (8.36%) JIRA
8 50 (7.74%) Xcode
9 34 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (4.80%) Eclipse
11 26 (4.02%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.10%) Ant
13 17 (2.63%) TeamCity
14 16 (2.48%) Android Studio
14 16 (2.48%) Gradle
15 15 (2.32%) Mockito
16 14 (2.17%) NUnit
16 14 (2.17%) Robot Framework
17 13 (2.01%) WiX
18 12 (1.86%) IntelliJ
General
1 160 (24.77%) Finance
2 92 (14.24%) Banking
3 49 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.28%) Marketing
5 44 (6.81%) Front Office
6 38 (5.88%) Publishing
7 29 (4.49%) Manufacturing
8 25 (3.87%) Retail
9 22 (3.41%) Electronics
10 19 (2.94%) Telecoms
11 17 (2.63%) Legal
12 11 (1.70%) Advertising
13 10 (1.55%) Automotive
14 9 (1.39%) Back Office
14 9 (1.39%) Games
15 7 (1.08%) Aerospace
15 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.15%) Law
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (80.03%) Developer
2 156 (24.15%) Java Developer
3 106 (16.41%) C# Developer
4 78 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 62 (9.60%) Senior Developer
6 54 (8.36%) iOS Developer
7 52 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 51 (7.89%) Software Engineer
9 43 (6.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (5.11%) JavaScript Developer
11 32 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 31 (4.80%) C++ Developer
13 29 (4.49%) Architect
14 25 (3.87%) Android Developer
15 24 (3.72%) Agile Developer
16 23 (3.56%) C# WPF Developer
16 23 (3.56%) WPF Developer
17 22 (3.41%) Agile C# Developer
18 21 (3.25%) C# Software Developer
18 21 (3.25%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (27.71%) .NET
2 157 (24.30%) HTML
3 122 (18.89%) Web Services
4 121 (18.73%) CSS
5 119 (18.42%) AngularJS
6 113 (17.49%) RESTful
7 98 (15.17%) XML
8 96 (14.86%) JSON
8 96 (14.86%) REST
9 87 (13.47%) Spring
10 74 (11.46%) jQuery
11 71 (10.99%) SOAP
11 71 (10.99%) WCF
12 69 (10.68%) ASP.NET Web API
13 65 (10.06%) ASP.NET
14 59 (9.13%) HTML5
15 53 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 50 (7.74%) Cocoa
17 48 (7.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 46 (7.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (13.62%) Computer Science
3 73 (11.30%) User Experience
4 52 (8.05%) Data Structures
5 51 (7.89%) Algorithms
6 47 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (5.73%) Equities
7 37 (5.73%) iPhone
7 37 (5.73%) Mobile App
8 35 (5.42%) iPad
9 32 (4.95%) N-Tier
10 31 (4.80%) Derivative
11 22 (3.41%) Hedge funds
12 19 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (2.79%) Fixed Income
14 13 (2.01%) Animation
15 11 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.39%) Minimum Viable Product
17 8 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (1.24%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 94 (14.55%) Linux
2 66 (10.22%) Unix
3 63 (9.75%) Apple iOS
3 63 (9.75%) Windows
4 34 (5.26%) Android
5 3 (0.46%) DC/OS
5 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.15%) MVS
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (85.60%) OO
2 320 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (36.07%) TDD
4 183 (28.33%) Scrum
5 112 (17.34%) MVC
6 111 (17.18%) Software Engineering
7 103 (15.94%) Test Automation
8 100 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (14.86%) BDD
10 91 (14.09%) Multithreading
11 90 (13.93%) SDLC
12 85 (13.16%) Unit Testing
13 59 (9.13%) OOP
14 58 (8.98%) iOS Development
15 57 (8.82%) Microservices
16 55 (8.51%) SOLID
17 50 (7.74%) Electronic Trading
18 39 (6.04%) Web Development
19 38 (5.88%) Pair Programming
19 38 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 298 (46.13%) Java
2 219 (33.90%) SQL
3 208 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 203 (31.42%) C#
5 85 (13.16%) C++
6 69 (10.68%) Python
7 54 (8.36%) Objective-C
8 43 (6.66%) Apple Swift
9 38 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 24 (3.72%) PHP
11 22 (3.41%) Perl
12 20 (3.10%) C
13 19 (2.94%) Scala
13 19 (2.94%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.39%) ES6
15 9 (1.39%) XPath
16 8 (1.24%) Go
16 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (13.93%) Degree
2 50 (7.74%) Security Cleared
3 40 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (3.25%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.62%) MCSD
8 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.48%) QA
2 9 (1.39%) MiFID
3 7 (1.08%) Def Stans
3 7 (1.08%) MISRA
3 7 (1.08%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.46%) WCAG
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (4.02%) Docker
2 11 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 11 (1.70%) HDFS
3 9 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.24%) Ansible
2 8 (1.24%) Oozie
3 6 (0.93%) Puppet
4 5 (0.77%) Terraform
5 4 (0.62%) Ambari
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Brooklyn
6 3 (0.46%) Marathon
6 3 (0.46%) Mesos
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.15%) Rancher
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 110 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.93%) Oracle
3 53 (8.20%) Apple
4 52 (8.05%) Sybase
5 27 (4.18%) Google
6 18 (2.79%) SAP
6 18 (2.79%) TIBCO
7 13 (2.01%) Apigee
8 11 (1.70%) Hortonworks
8 11 (1.70%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.24%) Demandware
9 8 (1.24%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.24%) Software AG
9 8 (1.24%) Tableau
9 8 (1.24%) webMethods
10 7 (1.08%) Adobe
10 7 (1.08%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.08%) InterSystems
10 7 (1.08%) Perforce
10 7 (1.08%) Sencha