The first table below looks at the demand for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 60 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 13 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 2.14% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.92% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Average daily rate £325 £314 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -21.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
OO
North West

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OO across the Cheshire region.

OO Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 5 £300 -22.58% 5
Chester - 5 £388 - 5
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO.

1 27 (58.70%) TDD
2 24 (52.17%) C#
2 24 (52.17%) .NET
3 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (47.83%) Software Engineering
3 22 (47.83%) .NET Framework
4 20 (43.48%) WPF
4 20 (43.48%) WinForms
5 18 (39.13%) SQL
6 17 (36.96%) HTML
6 17 (36.96%) Windows
6 17 (36.96%) OOP
7 13 (28.26%) WCF
8 12 (26.09%) Java
8 12 (26.09%) MVC
9 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Silverlight
10 10 (21.74%) OOD
10 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (21.74%) REST
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) jQuery
12 8 (17.39%) Multithreading
12 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
12 8 (17.39%) HTML5
12 8 (17.39%) Subversion
12 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (17.39%) N-Tier
12 8 (17.39%) CSS

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) Apache Solr
1 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.17%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MySQL
2 4 (8.70%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Subversion
1 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.35%) FishEye
3 2 (4.35%) Gradle
3 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.35%) Maven
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) LSMW
4 1 (2.17%) SAP CE
4 1 (2.17%) NWDS
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 15 (32.61%) Software Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.87%) PHP Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) ABAP Developer
8 2 (4.35%) WPF Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Environment Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Applications Manager
9 1 (2.17%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Python Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) .NET
2 22 (47.83%) .NET Framework
3 20 (43.48%) WPF
3 20 (43.48%) WinForms
4 17 (36.96%) HTML
5 13 (28.26%) WCF
6 10 (21.74%) REST
6 10 (21.74%) Silverlight
6 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.57%) jQuery
8 8 (17.39%) HTML5
8 8 (17.39%) CSS
8 8 (17.39%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (10.87%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (10.87%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (10.87%) SOAP
10 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 4 (8.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) N-Tier
1 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) TDD
2 22 (47.83%) Software Engineering
3 17 (36.96%) OOP
4 12 (26.09%) MVC
5 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
6 10 (21.74%) OOD
7 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.39%) Multithreading
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
9 5 (10.87%) MVVM
9 5 (10.87%) OO PHP
10 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Scrum
10 4 (8.70%) Web Design
10 4 (8.70%) Information Security
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.70%) SOA
11 3 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) PHP
5 5 (10.87%) Perl
5 5 (10.87%) C++
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.70%) C
7 2 (4.35%) PHP5
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) ABAP
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) MCP
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.87%) MCTS
1 5 (10.87%) MCPD
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
1 3 (6.52%) HL7
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) DevExpress
3 4 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.52%) Zend
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Progress
5 2 (4.35%) Adobe
5 2 (4.35%) Primavera
6 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
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