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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 16 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 10 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.47% 4.49% 11.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 7.02% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £350
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 £38.00 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.49% -9.35%
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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
93 57 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 78.81% 64.04% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 66
Average daily rate £250 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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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 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 10 £375 - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (64.52%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
3 14 (45.16%) Java EE
4 13 (41.94%) People Management
5 10 (32.26%) Degree
5 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
6 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
6 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (29.03%) Web Services
6 9 (29.03%) Fixed Income
6 9 (29.03%) Equities
6 9 (29.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (29.03%) Derivative
6 9 (29.03%) WebSphere
7 8 (25.81%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (25.81%) FpML
7 8 (25.81%) XML
8 7 (22.58%) SOAP
8 7 (22.58%) HTML
8 7 (22.58%) Banking
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (19.35%) CSS
9 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 6 (19.35%) iPhone
10 5 (16.13%) JSON
10 5 (16.13%) HTML5
10 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
10 5 (16.13%) iOS SDK

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (29.03%) WebLogic
1 9 (29.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SMS
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.68%) Triplestore
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) MarkLogic
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Mocha
3 1 (3.23%) QUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) Grunt
3 1 (3.23%) Bower
3 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Lead Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) iOS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.23%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Java EE
2 9 (29.03%) Web Services
3 8 (25.81%) XML
3 8 (25.81%) FpML
3 8 (25.81%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (22.58%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) SOAP
5 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) JSON
6 5 (16.13%) HTML5
6 5 (16.13%) iOS SDK
6 5 (16.13%) CSS3
6 5 (16.13%) Backbone.js
7 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.90%) Android SDK
7 4 (12.90%) Ajax
7 4 (12.90%) iPhone SDK
7 4 (12.90%) XHTML
8 3 (9.68%) Sass
9 2 (6.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Fixed Income
1 9 (29.03%) Equities
1 9 (29.03%) Derivative
1 9 (29.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (19.35%) iPhone
4 5 (16.13%) N-Tier
4 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (9.68%) Social Media
5 3 (9.68%) W3C
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.23%) User Experience
7 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) People Management
2 5 (16.13%) iOS Development
3 4 (12.90%) OOP
3 4 (12.90%) Web Design
3 4 (12.90%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (12.90%) Graceful Degradation
3 4 (12.90%) Android Development
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Information Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) E-Discovery
6 1 (3.23%) BDD
6 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
6 1 (3.23%) Web Development
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) Objective-C
5 3 (9.68%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) SPARQL
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Apple
2 2 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Infoblox
2 2 (6.45%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau
3 1 (3.23%) Actimize
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Reuters
3 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg