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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 36 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing OO 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.57% 2.16% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 3.54% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.96% +7.33%
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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
241 113 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.27% 61.08% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 58 89
Average daily rate £450 £381 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +7.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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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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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) Web Services
3 10 (71.43%) OOP
3 10 (71.43%) REST
4 9 (64.29%) HTTP
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) XQuery
5 8 (57.14%) SOA
5 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) .NET
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 8 (57.14%) IIS
5 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 8 (57.14%) C#
5 8 (57.14%) XPath
5 8 (57.14%) WCF
5 8 (57.14%) Web Application Development
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (50.00%) Release Management
6 7 (50.00%) MSMQ
6 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
7 3 (21.43%) Cocoa
7 3 (21.43%) Xcode
7 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
7 3 (21.43%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (57.14%) IIS
1 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
1 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Xcode
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Appium
3 2 (14.29%) CocoaPods
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Applications Developer
4 3 (21.43%) iOS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Perl Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Android Developer
6 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) XML
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) REST
3 8 (57.14%) WCF
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) MSMQ
5 3 (21.43%) Cocoa
5 3 (21.43%) Core Animation
5 3 (21.43%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (14.29%) UIKit
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) JSON
7 1 (7.14%) POSIX
7 1 (7.14%) Pthreads
7 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Animation
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) OOP
3 8 (57.14%) SOA
3 8 (57.14%) Web Application Development
4 7 (50.00%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
6 2 (14.29%) Android Development
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.14%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
1 8 (57.14%) XQuery
1 8 (57.14%) XPath
2 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Perforce
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