The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 115 114 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing OOD 16 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.97% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 12
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £248 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £314 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
OOD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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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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
Manchester -13 7 £350 +16.66% 14
Cheshire +2 4 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £315 - 5
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 31 (93.94%) OO
2 27 (81.82%) .NET
3 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
4 17 (51.52%) C#
5 16 (48.48%) SQL
6 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
8 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (33.33%) HTML
8 11 (33.33%) XML
9 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
10 9 (27.27%) Web Services
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 8 (24.24%) Apple iOS
11 8 (24.24%) Android
12 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
12 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
12 7 (21.21%) Java
13 6 (18.18%) CSS
13 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
14 5 (15.15%) iOS SDK
14 5 (15.15%) VB6
14 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
14 5 (15.15%) JSON
14 5 (15.15%) Windows
14 5 (15.15%) CRM
14 5 (15.15%) VB
14 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (15.15%) iOS Development

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.12%) SQLite
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Toad
1 4 (12.12%) Xcode
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) C# Developer
3 12 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 11 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Android Developer
6 3 (9.09%) iOS Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (81.82%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 11 (33.33%) XML
3 9 (27.27%) Web Services
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) iOS SDK
5 5 (15.15%) JSON
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.12%) CSS3
6 4 (12.12%) Worklight
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.09%) Android NDK
8 2 (6.06%) J2ME
8 2 (6.06%) J2SE
8 2 (6.06%) XSLT
8 2 (6.06%) WCF
9 1 (3.03%) RESTful
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.03%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (3.03%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
1 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
1 4 (12.12%) Data Extraction
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) STB
4 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Apple iOS
1 8 (24.24%) Android
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) OO
2 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) iOS Development
6 4 (12.12%) Android Development
6 4 (12.12%) MVC
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Web Design
6 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (12.12%) Data Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Memory Management
6 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.21%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) VB6
5 5 (15.15%) VB
6 4 (12.12%) Objective-C
6 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Ruby
7 2 (6.06%) X++
8 1 (3.03%) Python
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) C++
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Kony
2 4 (12.12%) Northgate
3 3 (9.09%) Appcelerator
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Sybase
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