The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 22 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 4 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.57% 5.88% 8.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 8.47% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -12.17%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
80 59 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 71.43% 69.41% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 43
Average daily rate £171 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £270 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
County Antrim -6 4 £250 - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing OO 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 OO.

1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Java EE
4 13 (54.17%) Finance
4 13 (54.17%) People Management
5 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 9 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (37.50%) Derivative
6 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 9 (37.50%) Fixed Income
6 9 (37.50%) Equities
7 8 (33.33%) FpML
7 8 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (29.17%) Banking
9 6 (25.00%) SOAP
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.83%) iPhone
11 4 (16.67%) Objective-C
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.67%) OOP
11 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
11 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (16.67%) iOS SDK
11 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
11 4 (16.67%) iOS Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.17%) Xcode
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Java EE
2 8 (33.33%) FpML
2 8 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (16.67%) iOS SDK
5 3 (12.50%) Android SDK
5 3 (12.50%) iPhone SDK
5 3 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) CSS
7 1 (4.17%) .NET
7 1 (4.17%) J2EE
7 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
7 1 (4.17%) Ext JS
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (37.50%) Derivative
1 9 (37.50%) Fixed Income
1 9 (37.50%) Equities
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) iPhone
4 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.17%) Social Media
6 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) People Management
2 4 (16.67%) OOP
2 4 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 3 (12.50%) Android Development
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
2 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) Reuters
3 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Actimize
3 1 (4.17%) Google