Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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.

Object-Oriented (OO)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 10 32
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -12
Contract jobs citing OO 30 135 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.75% 22.06% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 25.19% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 126 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £460 £413 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +87.50% -41.33%
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.11% +6.51% +5.63%

OO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 315 536 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 81.40% 87.58% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 454 94
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.43% +5.42%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £117
90th Percentile £525 £496 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +15.32% -20.71%
10th Percentile £11.72 £13.91 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £20.49 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -17 24 £460 +11.60% 7
County Londonderry - 2 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for OO.

1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Java
3 18 (60.00%) OOP
4 17 (56.67%) Data Structures
5 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (50.00%) Banking
6 15 (50.00%) Front Office
6 15 (50.00%) C#
6 15 (50.00%) Multithreading
7 14 (46.67%) Electronic Trading
7 14 (46.67%) Algorithms
7 14 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
8 13 (43.33%) WPF
9 12 (40.00%) SQL
9 12 (40.00%) JSON
10 10 (33.33%) .NET
10 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
11 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (30.00%) Low Latency
11 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
11 9 (30.00%) Spring
12 8 (26.67%) Scrum
12 8 (26.67%) Web Services
12 8 (26.67%) WCF
13 7 (23.33%) Memory Management
13 7 (23.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
13 7 (23.33%) WF

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 7 (23.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) npm
1 5 (16.67%) Yarn
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (20.00%) JUnit
1 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 15 (50.00%) Banking
2 15 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 19 (63.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Azure Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) WPF
2 12 (40.00%) JSON
3 10 (33.33%) .NET
4 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (30.00%) Spring
5 8 (26.67%) WCF
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 7 (23.33%) ADO.NET
6 7 (23.33%) RESTful
6 7 (23.33%) WF
7 6 (20.00%) Akka
7 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (20.00%) HTML
7 6 (20.00%) HTML5
7 6 (20.00%) Kafka
7 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (20.00%) Zuul
8 5 (16.67%) React
8 5 (16.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Data Structures
2 14 (46.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.67%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Blog
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) OOP
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 14 (46.67%) Electronic Trading
4 14 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 9 (30.00%) Low Latency
7 8 (26.67%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) Memory Management
8 7 (23.33%) SOA
8 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.00%) Functional Programming
9 6 (20.00%) MVC
9 6 (20.00%) SOLID
9 6 (20.00%) TDD
10 5 (16.67%) Garbage Collection
11 4 (13.33%) Data Management
11 4 (13.33%) OOD
12 3 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (16.67%) ES6
5 5 (16.67%) Java 8
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.33%) BrightScript
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
1 7 (23.33%) Sybase
2 4 (13.33%) FXall
2 4 (13.33%) Reuters
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Roku
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO