The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 17 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing OO 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.85% 4.26% 6.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 6.90% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£500 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
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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 Preston region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
74 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 68.52% 61.70% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 39
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £26.83 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Akka
2 2 (50.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) ABAP
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) SVG
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (25.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) CouchDB
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Akka
2 2 (50.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SVG
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Batik
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) ABAP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe