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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank - 13 23
Contract jobs citing OO 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - 9.38% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 12.50% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.81 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -8.75%
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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
68 48 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 68.69% 75.00% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 65
Average daily rate £423 £300 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.83% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £347 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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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 17 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) OO PHP
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) OO PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA