The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 84 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing OOD 8 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.87% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.19% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £235 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £306 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
OOD
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

OOD
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

OOD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 7
OOD
North West

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) OO
3 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
4 15 (65.22%) SQL
5 14 (60.87%) Mentoring
6 13 (56.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (56.52%) C#
7 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (39.13%) XML
9 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
9 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
10 6 (26.09%) Web Services
11 5 (21.74%) HTML
11 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 4 (17.39%) VB
12 4 (17.39%) XSLT
12 4 (17.39%) CRM
12 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (17.39%) SOA
12 4 (17.39%) MVC
12 4 (17.39%) VB6
12 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
12 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (17.39%) Android
12 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
12 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (17.39%) Android Development
12 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
13 3 (13.04%) Northgate

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing OOD 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 OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQLite
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) Xcode
2 2 (8.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 9 (39.13%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) XML
3 6 (26.09%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) XSLT
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
6 2 (8.70%) Worklight
6 2 (8.70%) Android NDK
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Data Extraction
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) OO
2 14 (60.87%) Mentoring
3 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) Android Development
4 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) VB6
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) X++
6 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Northgate
3 2 (8.70%) Appcelerator
3 2 (8.70%) Kony