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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 153 120 113
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Contract jobs citing OOD 8 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.73% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 12
Average daily rate
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£364 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.67% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £290 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £420 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £33.73 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -10.06%
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
3297 2333 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.56% 74.25% 71.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1288 1053
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 106 106
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -26 5 £308 -4.65% 3
Cheshire -13 2 - - 3
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 25 (96.15%) OO
2 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
3 18 (69.23%) HTML
4 17 (65.38%) CSS
4 17 (65.38%) OOP
4 17 (65.38%) TDD
4 17 (65.38%) SDLC
5 16 (61.54%) jQuery
6 13 (50.00%) .NET
6 13 (50.00%) Java
6 13 (50.00%) SQL
7 12 (46.15%) J2EE
7 12 (46.15%) Ant
7 12 (46.15%) JUnit
7 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
7 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
10 6 (23.08%) Node.js
10 6 (23.08%) MVC
10 6 (23.08%) C++
10 6 (23.08%) Linux
11 5 (19.23%) C
11 5 (19.23%) C#
11 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
12 4 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
12 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (23.08%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Ant
1 12 (46.15%) JUnit
2 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) HTML
2 17 (65.38%) CSS
3 16 (61.54%) jQuery
4 13 (50.00%) .NET
5 12 (46.15%) J2EE
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) XML
7 3 (11.54%) XSLT
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.54%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.85%) SOAP
9 1 (3.85%) REST
9 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.85%) WSDL
9 1 (3.85%) Java EE
9 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) OO
2 17 (65.38%) OOP
2 17 (65.38%) TDD
2 17 (65.38%) SDLC
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 6 (23.08%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) AOP
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
7 2 (7.69%) ERP
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.85%) BDD
8 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) C
4 5 (19.23%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Perforce
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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