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 3 months to 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 373 338
Rank change year-on-year +19 -35  
Contract jobs citing OOD 277 299 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 209 236
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +7.51% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 13
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £41.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.34 £48.47 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OOD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOD in the UK

OOD
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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
England +52 242 £473 +5.00% 146
London +18 132 £514 -6.59% 79
South East +25 40 £440 +35.38% 16
City of London +1 29 £600 +33.33% 16
Surrey +22 20 £525 -
South West +15 20 £350 - 11
Scotland -15 17 £405 +5.88% 6
Glasgow -17 15 £390 +1.29% 3
Yorkshire +17 14 £425 +6.25% 4
Redhill - 14 £525 -
South Wales +10 13 £393 -
Wales +6 13 £393 +4.66% 1
East of England +4 13 £265 -35.75% 16
North West +25 12 £425 +17.64% 11
West Yorkshire +20 12 £425 +6.25% 4
Gloucestershire +18 11 £425 -15.00%
Leeds +9 10 £423 +5.29% 2
Essex - 9 £265 - 2
Merseyside - 8 £425 - 5
Berkshire +21 7 £375 -26.86%
Bristol +1 7 £350 -5.08% 6
Liverpool - 7 £425 - 5
Hampshire -3 5 £350 +9.37% 8
East Midlands -5 5 £340 - 5
Reading +20 4 £375 -
Cambridge +11 4 £350 -15.15% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £350 -15.15% 7
Basingstoke - 4 - - 1
Tewkesbury - 4 - -
Newport +2 3 £394 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for OOD.

1 535 (88.72%) OO
2 277 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (44.44%) Java
4 213 (35.32%) SQL
5 199 (33.00%) JavaScript
6 172 (28.52%) XML
7 160 (26.53%) TDD
7 160 (26.53%) Finance
8 151 (25.04%) Web Services
9 149 (24.71%) HTML
10 141 (23.38%) Scrum
11 128 (21.23%) Oracle
12 125 (20.73%) SDLC
13 118 (19.57%) Relational Database
14 113 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
16 109 (18.08%) CSS
17 106 (17.58%) C#
18 100 (16.58%) AngularJS
19 99 (16.42%) RESTful
20 98 (16.25%) C++
20 98 (16.25%) .NET
20 98 (16.25%) MVC
21 96 (15.92%) Python
22 95 (15.75%) Software Engineering
23 94 (15.59%) Jenkins
24 84 (13.93%) JSON
24 84 (13.93%) Git (software)
24 84 (13.93%) SQL Server
25 82 (13.60%) Degree

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 25 (4.15%) Confluence
2 22 (3.65%) Apache
3 14 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.16%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.49%) CMS
7 8 (1.33%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.16%) Mule
9 5 (0.83%) IIS
9 5 (0.83%) JBoss
10 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Qpid
10 4 (0.66%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.66%) Drupal
10 4 (0.66%) Jetty
11 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.50%) nginx
11 3 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.00%) Endur
3 6 (1.00%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.33%) Magento
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.80%) GitHub
2 19 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.66%) Route 53
6 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.33%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.33%) iTunes
6 2 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.17%) Google Play
7 1 (0.17%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.66%) Internet
2 4 (0.66%) LDAP
2 4 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.50%) FTP
3 3 (0.50%) HTTP
3 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.17%) DLNA
5 1 (0.17%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.17%) DSL
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) MGCP
5 1 (0.17%) Network Security
5 1 (0.17%) SAN
5 1 (0.17%) UPnP
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (19.57%) Relational Database
2 84 (13.93%) SQL Server
3 49 (8.13%) Oracle Database
4 37 (6.14%) NoSQL
5 28 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (3.65%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.65%) RDBMS
8 21 (3.48%) Big Data
8 21 (3.48%) DB2
9 18 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 17 (2.82%) MySQL
10 17 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 15 (2.49%) KDB
12 14 (2.32%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.82%) Kdb+
15 10 (1.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 94 (15.59%) Jenkins
2 84 (13.93%) Git (software)
3 64 (10.61%) JUnit
4 52 (8.62%) Subversion
5 46 (7.63%) Maven
6 41 (6.80%) JIRA
7 34 (5.64%) Visual Studio
8 32 (5.31%) Eclipse
9 27 (4.48%) Xcode
10 26 (4.31%) Cucumber
11 21 (3.48%) Ant
11 21 (3.48%) Gradle
12 19 (3.15%) Android Studio
13 18 (2.99%) NUnit
14 17 (2.82%) WebDriver
15 14 (2.32%) Calabash
15 14 (2.32%) Mockito
16 10 (1.66%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (26.53%) Finance
2 48 (7.96%) Banking
3 44 (7.30%) Front Office
4 27 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.32%) Back Office
6 19 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.15%) Retail
7 16 (2.65%) Automotive
8 9 (1.49%) Electronics
8 9 (1.49%) Marketing
9 8 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.66%) Games
10 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 401 (66.50%) Developer
2 121 (20.07%) Java Developer
3 83 (13.76%) Analyst
4 80 (13.27%) Systems Analyst
5 64 (10.61%) .NET Developer
6 57 (9.45%) C# Developer
7 54 (8.96%) Software Engineer
8 52 (8.62%) Oracle Analyst
8 52 (8.62%) Senior Developer
9 44 (7.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 41 (6.80%) Insurance Systems Analyst
10 41 (6.80%) Pensions Analyst
11 39 (6.47%) iOS Developer
12 37 (6.14%) Agile Developer
13 36 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 31 (5.14%) Android Developer
15 29 (4.81%) Architect
16 28 (4.64%) Database Analyst
17 27 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
18 26 (4.31%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (28.52%) XML
2 151 (25.04%) Web Services
3 149 (24.71%) HTML
4 109 (18.08%) CSS
5 100 (16.58%) AngularJS
6 99 (16.42%) RESTful
7 98 (16.25%) .NET
8 84 (13.93%) JSON
9 74 (12.27%) Spring
10 64 (10.61%) HTML5
11 63 (10.45%) jQuery
12 57 (9.45%) REST
13 49 (8.13%) Node.js
14 48 (7.96%) ASP.NET
15 45 (7.46%) CSS3
16 36 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (5.80%) Cocoa
18 32 (5.31%) Android SDK
18 32 (5.31%) Core Data
18 32 (5.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 50 (8.29%) Data Structures
4 48 (7.96%) Computer Science
5 41 (6.80%) User Experience
6 40 (6.63%) Mobile App
7 36 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (4.81%) Derivative
9 25 (4.15%) Animation
10 22 (3.65%) iPhone
11 21 (3.48%) Equities
11 21 (3.48%) iPad
12 19 (3.15%) N-Tier
13 17 (2.82%) Fintech
13 17 (2.82%) Fixed Income
14 15 (2.49%) Hedge funds
15 13 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
16 11 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.10%) Linux
1 79 (13.10%) Unix
2 46 (7.63%) Apple iOS
2 46 (7.63%) Windows
3 43 (7.13%) Android
4 5 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) Solaris
6 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (88.72%) OO
2 277 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (26.53%) TDD
4 141 (23.38%) Scrum
5 125 (20.73%) SDLC
6 113 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (16.25%) MVC
8 95 (15.75%) Software Engineering
9 80 (13.27%) Data Analysis
10 71 (11.77%) BDD
11 61 (10.12%) Unit Testing
12 56 (9.29%) Test Automation
13 55 (9.12%) SOA
14 53 (8.79%) UML
15 52 (8.62%) Multithreading
15 52 (8.62%) Open Source
15 52 (8.62%) Pair Programming
16 47 (7.79%) Business Analysis
17 46 (7.63%) Automated Trading
18 42 (6.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 268 (44.44%) Java
2 213 (35.32%) SQL
3 199 (33.00%) JavaScript
4 106 (17.58%) C#
5 98 (16.25%) C++
6 96 (15.92%) Python
7 38 (6.30%) Objective-C
8 34 (5.64%) Apple Swift
9 26 (4.31%) C
10 25 (4.15%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.99%) Ruby
12 15 (2.49%) Perl
13 14 (2.32%) PHP
13 14 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.16%) Embedded C++
15 12 (1.99%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.82%) F#
16 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.66%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (13.60%) Degree
2 23 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.49%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.50%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.17%) OSCP
8 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.99%) QA
2 10 (1.66%) MiFID
3 7 (1.16%) MISRA
3 7 (1.16%) MISRA C
4 5 (0.83%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.50%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 4 (0.66%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.99%) Ansible
1 12 (1.99%) Oozie
2 11 (1.82%) Puppet
3 10 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (0.33%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (21.23%) Oracle
2 44 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.48%) Sybase
4 11 (1.82%) Google
5 10 (1.66%) Apple
5 10 (1.66%) IBM
6 9 (1.49%) ION Trading
7 8 (1.33%) hybris
8 7 (1.16%) Demandware
8 7 (1.16%) Green Hills
8 7 (1.16%) SAP
9 6 (1.00%) ATG
9 6 (1.00%) Omniture
9 6 (1.00%) OpenLink
10 5 (0.83%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.83%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.83%) Software AG
10 5 (0.83%) webMethods
11 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.66%) TIBCO
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Canary Wharf and City
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Brentwood, Essex
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Rate: Negotiable
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Rate: £350 per day
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