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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 40 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OO 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.70% - 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% - 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£300 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -5.33%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
320 138 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 74.42% 63.30% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 79 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% +103.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

OO
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

OO
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

OO
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

OO
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 3 August 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 - 2 - - 3
OO
North West

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (60.00%) Xcode
2 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (40.00%) Animation
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Core Animation
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) POSIX
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) UML

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Xcode
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (40.00%) Core Animation
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) POSIX
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) UIKit
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Pthreads
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Animation
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple