The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank - 19 32
Contract jobs citing OOP 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 3.00% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.92% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +13.75%
OOP
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
85 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 77.98% 61.00% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 86
Average daily rate £250 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

OOP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (50.00%) Xcode
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) CSS

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone Developer
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C