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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 117 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing OOD 17 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.64% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £395 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2055 1881 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.33% 71.63% 65.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 934 1129
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 85 110
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.54 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
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 22 July 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 22 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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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 +4 14 £325 -23.52% 15
Cheshire -2 2 £345 -8.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - - - -
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 47 (87.04%) .NET
2 42 (77.78%) C#
3 37 (68.52%) OO
4 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
5 28 (51.85%) SQL
6 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (35.19%) TDD
8 19 (35.19%) WCF
9 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
9 17 (31.48%) WPF
10 15 (27.78%) jQuery
11 14 (25.93%) Scrum
12 13 (24.07%) Oracle
12 13 (24.07%) XML
13 12 (22.22%) HTML
13 12 (22.22%) CSS
14 10 (18.52%) PL/SQL
14 10 (18.52%) T-SQL
14 10 (18.52%) Web Services
14 10 (18.52%) MVC
14 10 (18.52%) MVVM
15 9 (16.67%) BDD
16 8 (14.81%) MySQL
16 8 (14.81%) XSD
16 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
16 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (12.96%) Java
17 7 (12.96%) VB

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.26%) WebLogic
1 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.26%) MQSeries
1 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (9.26%) CMS
1 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
1 5 (9.26%) Escenic
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.81%) MySQL
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (9.26%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.26%) Big Data
5 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) NUnit
2 5 (9.26%) ReSharper
2 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.26%) Moq
2 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 29 (53.70%) .NET Developer
3 20 (37.04%) C# Developer
4 18 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.96%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Web Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Web Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) Programmer
8 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Programmer
8 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (87.04%) .NET
2 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 19 (35.19%) WCF
4 17 (31.48%) WPF
5 15 (27.78%) jQuery
6 13 (24.07%) XML
7 12 (22.22%) CSS
7 12 (22.22%) HTML
8 10 (18.52%) Web Services
9 8 (14.81%) XSD
9 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (12.96%) Silverlight
10 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
11 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (9.26%) NHibernate
11 5 (9.26%) HTML5
11 5 (9.26%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (9.26%) CSS3
11 5 (9.26%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) RIA
1 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.41%) Kindle
3 2 (3.70%) GIS
3 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) OO
2 19 (35.19%) TDD
3 14 (25.93%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) MVC
4 10 (18.52%) MVVM
5 9 (16.67%) BDD
6 7 (12.96%) User Stories
6 7 (12.96%) RUP
7 6 (11.11%) OOP
7 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (9.26%) CRM
8 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.26%) UML
8 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.56%) Time Management
11 2 (3.70%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 42 (77.78%) C#
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 10 (18.52%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.96%) VB6
5 7 (12.96%) VB
5 7 (12.96%) Java
6 5 (9.26%) Scala
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) X++
8 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.70%) Python
8 2 (3.70%) XAML
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) MCP
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.56%) MCTS
1 3 (5.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) JBoss
4 3 (5.56%) Sybase
5 1 (1.85%) Zend
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