The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented (OO)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 29 29 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing OO 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.10% 2.97% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.66% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £344 £291 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £196 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £291 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% +12.66%  

OO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 274 273 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.83% 81.01% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 185 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing OO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Merseyside

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Merseyside

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Merseyside

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Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 10 £344 +18.33% 4
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for OO.

1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) OOD
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) PHP
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (20.00%) Symfony
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Scala
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) Laravel
5 3 (20.00%) Drupal
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) JSON
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) XML Messaging
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) OOP

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) Drupal
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.67%) EPiServer
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Grunt
2 2 (13.33%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Angular Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Magento Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Magento Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) EPiServer Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) Laravel
4 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) Symfony
4 3 (20.00%) XML Messaging
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (6.67%) J2SE
6 1 (6.67%) JMS
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) OOD
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Android Development
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Microservices
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Scala
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
1 2 (13.33%) Sybase
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce