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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 41 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing OO 5 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.14% 6.34% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 9.63% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
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
343 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.95% 65.85% 57.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 75 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.02 £37.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +83.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Preston -9 1 £475 +46.15% 5
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Morecambe - - - -
OO
North West

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Akka
4 2 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) Doxygen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Scala Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Software Development Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Akka
3 2 (25.00%) Play Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) QMS
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft