The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 42 16 33
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing OO 7 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.65% 6.02% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 9.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
Average daily rate £425 £328 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.57% +36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 137 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.03% 63.43% 59.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 76 108
Average daily rate £413 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 9
Average hourly rate £30.50 £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.76% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.60 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
North West

OO
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 17 April 2014.

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

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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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston -11 3 £325 +13.04% 1
Blackburn - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - - 2
OO
North West

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Web Development
3 10 (62.50%) Process Management
3 10 (62.50%) Scala
3 10 (62.50%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) Web Services
5 8 (50.00%) SVG
5 8 (50.00%) Akka
5 8 (50.00%) Play Framework
5 8 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (50.00%) CouchDB
5 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (50.00%) Batik
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Ruby
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
9 1 (6.25%) SOAP
9 1 (6.25%) ISEB
9 1 (6.25%) Spring
9 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (6.25%) JSON

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) CouchDB
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Scala Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) Akka
2 8 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 8 (50.00%) Batik
2 8 (50.00%) SVG
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) POCO
4 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) TDD
2 10 (62.50%) Web Development
2 10 (62.50%) Process Management
2 10 (62.50%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Scala
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA