Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 18 25
Rank change year-on-year -58 +7 -
Contract jobs citing OOD 5 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.81% 6.95% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 8.90% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £403 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -9.41% -
10th Percentile £371 £360 £413
90th Percentile £417 £420 £448
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +18.75% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% -1.32% +1.33%

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 552 236 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.32% 78.15% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 136 57
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +10.00% +1.56%
10th Percentile £303 £139 £102
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

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
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 24 November 2017. 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 -54 5 £403 +4.68%
OOD
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for OOD.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) KDB
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Sencha
3 2 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) Struts
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) RAD
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum

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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) KDB
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Struts
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (40.00%) RAD
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Sencha