The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented (OO)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 24 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing OO 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.88% 1.57% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 1.90% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Median daily rate £368 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £44.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +15.25%

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
219 315 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.88% 82.46% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 226 256
Median daily rate £373 £451 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% +12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 21
Median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £34.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +17.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £64.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

OO
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Blackpool - 7 £375 -
Preston -3 2 £255 - 5
Blackburn - 1 £410 - 3
OO
North West

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for OO.

1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) UML
3 13 (48.15%) OOA/OOD
3 13 (48.15%) Use Case
3 13 (48.15%) Open Source
4 12 (44.44%) Service Design
4 12 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 12 (44.44%) Project Management
4 12 (44.44%) Java
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Project Management
6 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) J2EE
8 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
9 6 (22.22%) Web Services
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) Python
10 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
11 4 (14.81%) SaltStack
11 4 (14.81%) IaaS
11 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
11 4 (14.81%) Puppet
11 4 (14.81%) JIRA
11 4 (14.81%) IBM
11 4 (14.81%) Apache
11 4 (14.81%) C#
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) Unix

OO
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
1 13 (48.15%) Business Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Hybris Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Messaging Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) J2EE
2 6 (22.22%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (11.11%) Spring
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.41%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 2 (7.41%) WCF
5 2 (7.41%) WinForms
6 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) LESS
6 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) UML
3 13 (48.15%) OOA/OOD
3 13 (48.15%) Open Source
3 13 (48.15%) Use Case
4 12 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 12 (44.44%) Project Management
4 12 (44.44%) Service Design
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 3 (11.11%) B2C
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Kanban
8 3 (11.11%) OOD
8 3 (11.11%) OOP
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) SaltStack
3 3 (11.11%) hybris
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
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