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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 37 40 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing OO 28 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.79% 3.24% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 4.19% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £385 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
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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
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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
Knutsford - 6 £350 - 2
Chester +10 2 £298 -25.56% 6
Warrington -10 1 - - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (67.74%) HTML
2 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) CSS
3 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 15 (48.39%) jQuery
4 14 (45.16%) C#
5 13 (41.94%) Web Services
5 13 (41.94%) MVC
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (32.26%) PHP
7 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
8 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (25.81%) MySQL
9 8 (25.81%) XML
9 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
10 7 (22.58%) Windows
10 7 (22.58%) HTML5
10 7 (22.58%) LINQ
10 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
11 6 (19.35%) OOP
11 6 (19.35%) Java
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) TDD
12 5 (16.13%) Banking
12 5 (16.13%) OOD
12 5 (16.13%) Ruby
12 5 (16.13%) Git (software)

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Joomla!
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) MySQL
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) SQLite
5 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) NUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Xcode
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) Hudson
5 1 (3.23%) QUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) Appium
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
2 8 (25.81%) PHP Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) HTML
2 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) CSS
3 15 (48.39%) jQuery
4 13 (41.94%) Web Services
5 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
6 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (25.81%) XML
8 7 (22.58%) HTML5
8 7 (22.58%) LINQ
8 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
9 5 (16.13%) RESTful
10 4 (12.90%) JSON
11 3 (9.68%) CSS3
11 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (9.68%) CakePHP
11 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
11 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) OOP
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) OOD
4 5 (16.13%) OO PHP
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) AOP
7 2 (6.45%) BDD
7 2 (6.45%) Memory Management
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 14 (45.16%) C#
3 10 (32.26%) PHP
4 6 (19.35%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) Ruby
6 4 (12.90%) PHP5
6 4 (12.90%) C
6 4 (12.90%) C++
7 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
7 3 (9.68%) Python
8 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Kony
3 1 (3.23%) Appcelerator
3 1 (3.23%) Google
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