The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 21 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing OO 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.28% 4.23% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 5.92% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +11.67%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
107 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 58.47% 71.36% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 102
Average daily rate £400 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 11
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £21.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
OO
North West

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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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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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 6 £350 - 2
Prescot - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 2
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) OOD
3 6 (54.55%) WPF
4 5 (45.45%) XAML
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) SCADA
6 3 (27.27%) WinForms
6 3 (27.27%) VB
6 3 (27.27%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) VB6
7 2 (18.18%) MVVM
7 2 (18.18%) OOP
7 2 (18.18%) CRM
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 2 (18.18%) Sybase
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) WCF
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management
8 1 (9.09%) Android
8 1 (9.09%) Magento
8 1 (9.09%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) VB Developer
3 2 (18.18%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) WPF
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) WinForms
5 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Symfony
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
6 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) SCADA
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) OOD
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) MVVM
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) XAML
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) VB6
6 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
6 1 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCTS
1 1 (9.09%) MCPD
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Sybase
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Zend