The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 27 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.41% 3.30% 5.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 5.56% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
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£408 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.49% -9.35%
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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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
242 108 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.75% 59.34% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 61 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Liverpool -4 11 £408 +16.42% 7
St Helens - - - -
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (84.62%) OOP
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 10 (76.92%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) REST
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (61.54%) SOA
4 8 (61.54%) HTTP
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) XQuery
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) IIS
4 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
4 8 (61.54%) XPath
4 8 (61.54%) WCF
4 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
5 7 (53.85%) Release Management
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) C#
5 7 (53.85%) .NET
5 7 (53.85%) MSMQ
5 7 (53.85%) MQSeries
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) UML

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (61.54%) IIS
1 8 (61.54%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (53.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Xcode
2 2 (15.38%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Perl Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Android Developer
4 2 (15.38%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
1 10 (76.92%) XML
1 10 (76.92%) REST
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) MSMQ
3 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) SOAP
4 2 (15.38%) Cocoa
4 2 (15.38%) Core Animation
4 2 (15.38%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (15.38%) UIKit
5 1 (7.69%) Laravel
5 1 (7.69%) Yii
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Animation
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) OOP
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) SOA
4 7 (53.85%) Release Management
4 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Android Development
6 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
6 2 (15.38%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) XQuery
1 8 (61.54%) XPath
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Perforce
3 1 (7.69%) Zend
3 1 (7.69%) SAP