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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank - 30 32
Contract jobs citing OO 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.69% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 160 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.35% 67.51% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 71
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 19
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 9
Wirral - - - -
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (33.33%) XAML
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) VB6
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
4 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Magento
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (16.67%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Symfony
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
3 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Android Development
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) XAML
2 2 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Zend