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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 18 -
Rank change year-on-year -41 -  
Contract jobs citing OOD 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.12% 0.97% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £392 - -
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.11%  

OOD 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 303 85 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 84.87% 82.52% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 121 140
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
10th Percentile £358 £193 £148
90th Percentile £480 £463 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -46.87%  
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
County Antrim -43 4 £392 - 1
OOD
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (71.43%) TDD
1 5 (71.43%) Front Office
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Derivative
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Equities
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript

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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
1 1 (14.29%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Front Office
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Handlebars
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) Mustache
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (28.57%) Derivative
3 1 (14.29%) Equities
3 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) BDD
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SOLID
5 1 (14.29%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree