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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 12 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing OO 15 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.04% 7.53% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.52% 10.61% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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UK

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
81 66 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 70.43% 70.97% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 44
Average daily rate £250 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £260 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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 22 December 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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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 +1 15 £350 -12.50% 2
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 17 (77.27%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) Java EE
4 13 (59.09%) People Management
5 12 (54.55%) Finance
6 10 (45.45%) Degree
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 9 (40.91%) WebLogic
7 9 (40.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (40.91%) Fixed Income
7 9 (40.91%) Equities
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (40.91%) Derivative
7 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
8 8 (36.36%) FpML
8 8 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (31.82%) Banking
10 6 (27.27%) SOAP
10 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (22.73%) iPhone
12 4 (18.18%) Web Services
12 4 (18.18%) Windows
12 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
12 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
12 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
12 4 (18.18%) iOS SDK
12 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
12 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
13 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
13 3 (13.64%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (40.91%) WebLogic
1 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) iOS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Android Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) Java EE
2 8 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (36.36%) FpML
3 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) iOS SDK
5 3 (13.64%) iPhone SDK
5 3 (13.64%) Android SDK
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) J2EE
6 1 (4.55%) Cocoa
6 1 (4.55%) Ext JS
6 1 (4.55%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (40.91%) Fixed Income
1 9 (40.91%) Equities
1 9 (40.91%) Derivative
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) iPhone
4 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.55%) Social Media
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) People Management
2 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.64%) OOP
3 3 (13.64%) Android Development
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Infoblox
2 2 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Actimize
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Reuters
3 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg