The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 63 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing OO 17 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.59% 1.44% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.92% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 26
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£375 £456 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +52.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £35.63 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -2.39%
OO
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
879 625 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 75.03% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 338 300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.55 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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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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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 27 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 6 £420 - 4
Knutsford - 3 £423 - 2
Crewe - 2 £365 - 4
Chester -15 1 £375 -17.80% 10
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 35 (66.04%) Java
2 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (58.49%) OOP
4 30 (56.60%) SDLC
5 27 (50.94%) SQL
5 27 (50.94%) TDD
6 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
6 24 (45.28%) HTML
7 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
8 19 (35.85%) Ant
9 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (30.19%) jQuery
11 15 (28.30%) CSS
11 15 (28.30%) Linux
11 15 (28.30%) OOD
12 14 (26.42%) J2EE
13 13 (24.53%) JUnit
13 13 (24.53%) Web Services
13 13 (24.53%) Windows
14 12 (22.64%) XML
14 12 (22.64%) JSON
14 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
14 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
15 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
15 11 (20.75%) Gradle
15 11 (20.75%) Maven
15 11 (20.75%) C++
16 10 (18.87%) C
17 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
17 9 (16.98%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (7.55%) Node.js
2 3 (5.66%) Confluence
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) Mule
4 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SMTP
1 5 (9.43%) FTP
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
2 19 (35.85%) Ant
3 13 (24.53%) JUnit
4 11 (20.75%) Maven
4 11 (20.75%) Gradle
5 6 (11.32%) Subversion
6 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.66%) Artifactory
7 3 (5.66%) FishEye
7 3 (5.66%) JIRA
8 1 (1.89%) Selenium
8 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 6 (11.32%) Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Tools Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 16 (30.19%) jQuery
3 15 (28.30%) CSS
4 14 (26.42%) J2EE
5 13 (24.53%) Web Services
6 12 (22.64%) XML
6 12 (22.64%) JSON
7 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
7 7 (13.21%) Spring
7 7 (13.21%) JDBC
8 6 (11.32%) .NET
8 6 (11.32%) HTML5
9 5 (9.43%) SAP XI
9 5 (9.43%) WSDL
10 4 (7.55%) REST
11 3 (5.66%) RESTful
11 3 (5.66%) Java EE
12 2 (3.77%) JSP
12 2 (3.77%) Servlets
12 2 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Tandem
4 1 (1.89%) Statistics
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) Windows
3 8 (15.09%) UNIX
3 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.43%) Solaris
5 3 (5.66%) AIX
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) OOP
3 30 (56.60%) SDLC
4 27 (50.94%) TDD
5 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (28.30%) OOD
7 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
8 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (15.09%) SOA
9 8 (15.09%) BDD
10 7 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.21%) Web Development
11 6 (11.32%) ITIL
11 6 (11.32%) Scrum
11 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.43%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) Java
2 27 (50.94%) SQL
3 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.75%) C++
5 10 (18.87%) C
6 7 (13.21%) Python
7 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
8 5 (9.43%) PHP
9 3 (5.66%) C#
9 3 (5.66%) Perl
9 3 (5.66%) Ruby
9 3 (5.66%) PHP5
10 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 3 (5.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.89%) yum
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
1 5 (9.43%) SAP
1 5 (9.43%) webMethods
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.66%) IBM
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