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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 24 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing OO 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 0.98% 8.62% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 10.87% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£475 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.60% -15.33%
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 £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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Lancashire

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
73 46 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 71.57% 79.31% 57.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 69
Average daily rate £475 £308 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.47% -29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £347 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 1
Average hourly rate £63.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+320.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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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 19 September 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 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Symfony
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Akka

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Symfony
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Akka
1 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA