The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 10 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 11 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.25% 5.41% 12.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.18% 9.76% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.43 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.15% -9.16%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 41 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 81.93% 55.41% 59.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 61
Average daily rate £200 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

OO
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OO across the Belfast region.

OO Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO.

1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 14 (43.75%) Java EE
4 13 (40.63%) People Management
5 10 (31.25%) Degree
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
6 9 (28.13%) Web Services
6 9 (28.13%) XML
6 9 (28.13%) Fixed Income
6 9 (28.13%) Equities
6 9 (28.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (28.13%) Derivative
6 9 (28.13%) WebSphere
7 8 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (25.00%) FpML
7 8 (25.00%) HTML
8 7 (21.88%) CSS
8 7 (21.88%) SOAP
8 7 (21.88%) Banking
8 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.75%) Linux
9 6 (18.75%) JSON
9 6 (18.75%) iPhone
9 6 (18.75%) HTML5
9 6 (18.75%) CSS3
9 6 (18.75%) Backbone.js

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
1 9 (28.13%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) SMS
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) Triplestore
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) MarkLogic
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) QUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.13%) Mocha
3 1 (3.13%) Xcode
3 1 (3.13%) Grunt
3 1 (3.13%) Bower
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Lead Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) iOS Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.13%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Java EE
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 9 (28.13%) XML
3 8 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (25.00%) FpML
3 8 (25.00%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) CSS
4 7 (21.88%) SOAP
5 6 (18.75%) JSON
5 6 (18.75%) HTML5
5 6 (18.75%) CSS3
5 6 (18.75%) Backbone.js
6 5 (15.63%) iOS SDK
6 5 (15.63%) XHTML
6 5 (15.63%) Ajax
7 4 (12.50%) Android SDK
7 4 (12.50%) iPhone SDK
7 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 3 (9.38%) Sass
9 2 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Fixed Income
1 9 (28.13%) Equities
1 9 (28.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (28.13%) Derivative
2 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.75%) iPhone
4 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
4 5 (15.63%) N-Tier
5 3 (9.38%) Social Media
5 3 (9.38%) W3C
6 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
7 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) People Management
2 5 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (15.63%) Graceful Degradation
2 5 (15.63%) Web Design
2 5 (15.63%) TDD
2 5 (15.63%) iOS Development
3 4 (12.50%) Android Development
3 4 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.13%) E-Discovery
6 1 (3.13%) BDD
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.13%) Web Development
6 1 (3.13%) Information Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) Objective-C
5 3 (9.38%) SPARQL
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) vSphere
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
3 1 (3.13%) Tableau
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Reuters
3 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) Actimize
3 1 (3.13%) Google