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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
UK
Rank 302 373 334
Rank change year-on-year +71 -39  
Contract jobs citing OOD 328 291 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.55% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 175 228
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.20 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £46.20 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% +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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in the UK

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +64 301 £458 +3.50% 126
London +5 120 £500 +5.26% 55
South East +74 88 £453 +50.83% 14
Surrey +50 44 £500 +25.00% 1
East of England +19 28 £300 -27.27% 9
North West +36 24 £338 -22.85% 15
City of London +5 24 £550 +20.54% 13
Yorkshire +22 17 £413 +6.45% 12
West Sussex - 16 £468 -
Gatwick - 16 £468 -
Leeds +15 15 £400 +3.22% 2
West Yorkshire +13 15 £400 +3.22% 3
Scotland +13 14 £425 +13.33% 5
South West -20 14 £355 -11.25% 9
Essex - 14 £275 -
Redhill - 14 £525 -
Manchester +17 13 £325 -25.71% 7
Berkshire +32 12 £400 -28.88% 3
Hertfordshire +13 11 £638 +54.54% 4
Merseyside +12 10 £500 - 3
Liverpool +12 10 £500 - 2
South Wales +21 9 £405 +70.52%
Wales +14 9 £405 +70.52%
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £305 -
Egham +3 7 £425 -
Glasgow -8 6 £425 +21.42% 2
Reading +22 5 £365 - 2
Wiltshire 0 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Brentwood - 5 - -
Cardiff - 5 £415 -

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 526 (82.70%) OO
2 326 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (47.17%) Java
4 245 (38.52%) SQL
5 241 (37.89%) JavaScript
6 189 (29.72%) XML
7 184 (28.93%) Web Services
8 181 (28.46%) C#
9 173 (27.20%) HTML
10 169 (26.57%) Finance
11 157 (24.69%) TDD
12 153 (24.06%) Scrum
13 140 (22.01%) Oracle
14 136 (21.38%) .NET
15 134 (21.07%) MVC
16 130 (20.44%) Relational Database
17 127 (19.97%) SDLC
18 121 (19.03%) CSS
19 120 (18.87%) RESTful
20 115 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
20 115 (18.08%) Linux
21 104 (16.35%) JSON
22 102 (16.04%) C++
23 101 (15.88%) Python
23 101 (15.88%) jQuery
24 96 (15.09%) Git (software)
25 95 (14.94%) Jenkins
26 94 (14.78%) SQL Server
27 93 (14.62%) AngularJS
28 91 (14.31%) Analytical Skills

OOD
Top Related 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 51 (8.02%) Apache
2 30 (4.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 30 (4.72%) Confluence
3 25 (3.93%) Apache Solr
4 15 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.26%) JBoss
9 7 (1.10%) CMS
10 6 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.79%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.63%) DataSynapse
12 4 (0.63%) IIS
12 4 (0.63%) Jetty
12 4 (0.63%) Mule
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.26%) Endur
3 4 (0.63%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.19%) GitHub
3 27 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.89%) SaaS
5 10 (1.57%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.47%) Route 53
9 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) Google Checkout
9 2 (0.31%) Google Play
9 2 (0.31%) Office 365
9 2 (0.31%) Yammer
10 1 (0.16%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.73%) Internet
2 9 (1.42%) LDAP
3 8 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.79%) HTTP
5 3 (0.47%) FTP
6 2 (0.31%) SAN
6 2 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.16%) DLNA
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) NAS
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) UPnP
7 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.44%) Relational Database
2 94 (14.78%) SQL Server
3 66 (10.38%) NoSQL
4 51 (8.02%) Oracle Database
5 43 (6.76%) MongoDB
6 29 (4.56%) MySQL
7 27 (4.25%) RDBMS
8 22 (3.46%) DB2
9 21 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.83%) Big Data
10 18 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 13 (2.04%) KDB
13 11 (1.73%) Power BI
14 9 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.42%) Tick Data
15 8 (1.26%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.10%) Endeca
16 7 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 96 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 95 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 69 (10.85%) Subversion
4 56 (8.81%) JUnit
5 49 (7.70%) JIRA
5 49 (7.70%) NUnit
6 42 (6.60%) Visual Studio
7 41 (6.45%) Maven
8 38 (5.97%) Ant
9 33 (5.19%) Gradle
10 30 (4.72%) Moq
11 25 (3.93%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.14%) Xcode
13 17 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (2.67%) TeamCity
14 16 (2.52%) Selenium
15 15 (2.36%) Android Studio
15 15 (2.36%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.89%) Calabash
16 12 (1.89%) CruiseControl
General
1 169 (26.57%) Finance
2 61 (9.59%) Banking
3 57 (8.96%) Front Office
4 29 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 24 (3.77%) Retail
6 17 (2.67%) Automotive
7 16 (2.52%) Marketing
7 16 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.36%) Back Office
9 13 (2.04%) Electronics
10 6 (0.94%) Games
11 5 (0.79%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
13 2 (0.31%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Military
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 466 (73.27%) Developer
2 153 (24.06%) Java Developer
3 87 (13.68%) .NET Developer
4 67 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 66 (10.38%) Analyst
6 63 (9.91%) Systems Analyst
7 58 (9.12%) Senior Developer
8 47 (7.39%) Oracle Analyst
9 41 (6.45%) Insurance Systems Analyst
10 40 (6.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 38 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (5.82%) Software Engineer
13 36 (5.66%) Pensions Analyst
14 32 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
15 29 (4.56%) Architect
16 26 (4.09%) Agile Developer
16 26 (4.09%) Android Developer
17 25 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
18 23 (3.62%) C++ Developer
18 23 (3.62%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (29.72%) XML
2 184 (28.93%) Web Services
3 173 (27.20%) HTML
4 136 (21.38%) .NET
5 121 (19.03%) CSS
6 120 (18.87%) RESTful
7 104 (16.35%) JSON
8 101 (15.88%) jQuery
9 93 (14.62%) AngularJS
10 89 (13.99%) Spring
11 82 (12.89%) ASP.NET
11 82 (12.89%) REST
12 66 (10.38%) SOAP
13 61 (9.59%) .NET Framework
13 61 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (9.43%) Node.js
15 43 (6.76%) Ajax
16 42 (6.60%) HTML5
17 41 (6.45%) Hibernate
18 38 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (11.16%) Data Structures
3 61 (9.59%) Algorithms
4 49 (7.70%) User Experience
5 38 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 38 (5.97%) Mobile App
6 30 (4.72%) Equities
7 26 (4.09%) Derivative
8 22 (3.46%) Animation
8 22 (3.46%) Equity Derivative
9 17 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.36%) Fintech
10 15 (2.36%) iPad
11 14 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.89%) iPhone
13 11 (1.73%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.94%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 115 (18.08%) Linux
2 85 (13.36%) Unix
3 44 (6.92%) Windows
4 42 (6.60%) Android
5 34 (5.35%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (82.70%) OO
2 326 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (24.69%) TDD
4 153 (24.06%) Scrum
5 134 (21.07%) MVC
6 127 (19.97%) SDLC
7 115 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
8 86 (13.52%) Multithreading
9 84 (13.21%) BDD
10 83 (13.05%) Software Engineering
11 63 (9.91%) Data Analysis
12 62 (9.75%) DevOps
13 59 (9.28%) Unit Testing
14 55 (8.65%) Open Source
15 53 (8.33%) UML
16 52 (8.18%) Pair Programming
17 44 (6.92%) OOA/OOD
17 44 (6.92%) SOA
18 43 (6.76%) Business Analysis
19 41 (6.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 300 (47.17%) Java
2 245 (38.52%) SQL
3 241 (37.89%) JavaScript
4 181 (28.46%) C#
5 102 (16.04%) C++
6 101 (15.88%) Python
7 29 (4.56%) Ruby
8 25 (3.93%) Clojure
9 23 (3.62%) Perl
9 23 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.46%) PHP
11 21 (3.30%) Objective-C
12 20 (3.14%) F#
12 20 (3.14%) Go
12 20 (3.14%) Rust
13 19 (2.99%) Apple Swift
14 18 (2.83%) C
15 15 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 14 (2.20%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (12.42%) Degree
2 18 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (0.94%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.79%) MCAD
6 5 (0.79%) MCSD
6 5 (0.79%) MCTS
7 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.47%) OCMJD
7 3 (0.47%) OCPJWCD
8 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) OSCP
8 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.66%) QA
2 8 (1.26%) MiFID
3 3 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.47%) EMIR
3 3 (0.47%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) MISRA
4 2 (0.31%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) SDET
5 1 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 17 (2.67%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (5.97%) Puppet
2 35 (5.50%) Ansible
3 33 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.73%) SCOM
5 3 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.31%) Kibana
Vendors
1 140 (22.01%) Oracle
2 52 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.87%) Adobe
4 24 (3.77%) Sybase
5 15 (2.36%) SAP
6 8 (1.26%) DevExpress
6 8 (1.26%) OpenLink
7 7 (1.10%) Google
7 7 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.94%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.94%) hybris
8 6 (0.94%) Zend
9 5 (0.79%) ATG
9 5 (0.79%) IBM
9 5 (0.79%) Perforce
9 5 (0.79%) Splunk
10 4 (0.63%) Demandware
10 4 (0.63%) Omniture
10 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
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