Period
to 6 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 6 months to 6 December 2019 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 Design (OOD)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 49 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 +27 -56
Contract jobs citing OOD 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.05% 0.26% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.30% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £468 £422 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +4.71% +4.68%
10th Percentile £415 £422 £371
90th Percentile £523 £422 £417
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -9.47% +26.67%

OOD 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 306 330 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 78.46% 85.27% 89.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 216 412
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +17.02%
10th Percentile £157 £300 £303
90th Percentile £588 £515 £517
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.67 £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.87% +89.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.17 £10.45
90th Percentile £64.50 £43.43 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.35% -3.92% +2.22%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for OOD in Northern Ireland

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in Northern Ireland

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in Northern Ireland

OOD
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 OOD within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. 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 +10 8 £468 +10.78% 1
OOD
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) Maven
3 4 (50.00%) Azure
3 4 (50.00%) AWS
3 4 (50.00%) Derivative
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (50.00%) Gradle
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Microservices
3 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 4 (50.00%) API Design
4 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (25.00%) Confluence
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Banking

OOD
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 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) AWS
1 4 (50.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Gradle
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Java Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) API Design
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Microservices
2 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft