The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 43 55 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing OO 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% 0.57% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.73% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
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£412 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.41% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £252 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £320 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
OO
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
355 409 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.33% 78.05% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 258 69
Average daily rate £375 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £19.28 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £48.65 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

OO
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Lancashire region.

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

OO
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 3 - -
Preston +4 1 £500 +66.66% 2
Lytham St Annes - 1 £324 -
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (77.78%) UML
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
3 5 (55.56%) User Experience
3 5 (55.56%) Business Development
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Curam
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Doxygen
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (11.11%) CouchDB
5 1 (11.11%) Batik
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) QMS
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (11.11%) IIBA

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Doxygen
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 1 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Scala Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Batik
2 1 (11.11%) Akka
2 1 (11.11%) Play Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (11.11%) SVG
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 5 (55.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) UML
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
3 5 (55.56%) Business Development
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) QMS
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Scala
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) IIBA
2 1 (11.11%) CBAP
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Curam
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) SAP