The first table below looks at the demand for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 103 103 128
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing OOD 35 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.57% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.81% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
Average daily rate £350 £310 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £342 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.40 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +1.08%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1727 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.49% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 864 968
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 83 91
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.33 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
OOD
England

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

OOD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Manchester +10 29 £363 +16.93% 14
Merseyside -3 3 £301 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 5
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 46 (80.70%) .NET
2 43 (75.44%) C#
3 41 (71.93%) OO
4 28 (49.12%) WPF
5 26 (45.61%) TDD
6 24 (42.11%) SQL
6 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
7 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 19 (33.33%) XML
8 19 (33.33%) HTML
8 19 (33.33%) WCF
9 18 (31.58%) CSS
10 15 (26.32%) Scrum
11 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
11 14 (24.56%) Oracle
12 13 (22.81%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (22.81%) jQuery
13 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
14 11 (19.30%) WinForms
15 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
15 10 (17.54%) BDD
16 9 (15.79%) HTML5
16 9 (15.79%) MVVM
16 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
16 9 (15.79%) Web Services
16 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
17 8 (14.04%) RUP
17 8 (14.04%) XSD

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 6 (10.53%) MQSeries
1 6 (10.53%) CMS
1 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 6 (10.53%) Escenic
1 6 (10.53%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (1.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) MySQL
4 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 6 (10.53%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 6 (10.53%) NUnit
2 5 (8.77%) ReSharper
2 5 (8.77%) Moq
2 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (84.21%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 19 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 15 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (14.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Software Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
6 7 (12.28%) Web Developer
6 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
6 7 (12.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 7 (12.28%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (12.28%) C# Web Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Java Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Java Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (80.70%) .NET
2 28 (49.12%) WPF
3 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 19 (33.33%) HTML
4 19 (33.33%) XML
4 19 (33.33%) WCF
5 18 (31.58%) CSS
6 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
7 13 (22.81%) jQuery
7 13 (22.81%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (19.30%) WinForms
9 9 (15.79%) Web Services
9 9 (15.79%) HTML5
10 8 (14.04%) Silverlight
10 8 (14.04%) XSD
11 7 (12.28%) Struts
11 7 (12.28%) Ajax
12 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (10.53%) CSS3
12 6 (10.53%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) RIA
1 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.02%) Kindle
2 4 (7.02%) SCADA
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) OO
2 26 (45.61%) TDD
3 15 (26.32%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 10 (17.54%) BDD
6 9 (15.79%) MVVM
7 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.04%) RUP
7 8 (14.04%) OOP
8 7 (12.28%) MVC
8 7 (12.28%) User Stories
9 6 (10.53%) UML
9 6 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (3.51%) Multithreading
12 2 (3.51%) Time Management
12 2 (3.51%) DSDM
13 1 (1.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (75.44%) C#
2 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 24 (42.11%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
4 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) Ruby
6 6 (10.53%) Scala
6 6 (10.53%) XAML
7 3 (5.26%) VB
7 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.26%) C++
8 2 (3.51%) VB6
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) MCP
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.02%) MCTS
1 4 (7.02%) MCPD
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) JBoss
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Zend