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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 19 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing OO 3 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.23% 7.02% 8.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 10.26% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£250 - £313
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 £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
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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
70 39 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 75.27% 68.42% 51.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 40
Average daily rate £150 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £253 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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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

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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 28 January 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 18 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Java EE
4 13 (54.17%) Finance
4 13 (54.17%) People Management
5 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 9 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (37.50%) Derivative
6 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 9 (37.50%) Fixed Income
6 9 (37.50%) Equities
7 8 (33.33%) FpML
7 8 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (29.17%) Banking
9 6 (25.00%) SOAP
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.83%) iPhone
11 4 (16.67%) Objective-C
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.67%) OOP
11 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
11 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (16.67%) iOS SDK
11 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
11 4 (16.67%) iOS Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.17%) Xcode
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Java EE
2 8 (33.33%) FpML
2 8 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (16.67%) iOS SDK
5 3 (12.50%) Android SDK
5 3 (12.50%) iPhone SDK
5 3 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) CSS
7 1 (4.17%) .NET
7 1 (4.17%) J2EE
7 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
7 1 (4.17%) Ext JS
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (37.50%) Derivative
1 9 (37.50%) Fixed Income
1 9 (37.50%) Equities
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) iPhone
4 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.17%) Social Media
6 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) People Management
2 4 (16.67%) OOP
2 4 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 3 (12.50%) Android Development
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
2 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) Reuters
3 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Actimize
3 1 (4.17%) Google