The first table below looks at the demand for OOD 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 OOD over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 26 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 4.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 6.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £301 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.20 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +4.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 142 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.59% 71.36% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 95
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
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 - £28.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OOD
North West

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

OOD
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 OOD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 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 +2 3 £301 -
St Helens - - - -
OOD
North West

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) OO
1 6 (85.71%) XAML
1 6 (85.71%) WPF
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) SCADA
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Sybase
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) VB6
4 2 (28.57%) MVVM
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Magento
5 1 (14.29%) Symfony
5 1 (14.29%) Zend
5 1 (14.29%) Drupal
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) HTML

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing OOD 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 OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) WPF
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Symfony
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) MVVM
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) XAML
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Zend