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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 51 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing OO 16 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 2.44% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 3.27% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 11
Average daily rate
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£319 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
579 581 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.28% 74.58% 63.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 257 305
Average daily rate £390 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £35.03 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% -9.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 August 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.

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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 1 August 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
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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
Chester +16 10 £456 -8.75% 9
Warrington -12 3 £300 -7.69% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £338 -
Northwich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) CSS
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) REST
5 7 (29.17%) MySQL
6 6 (25.00%) PHP
6 6 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (25.00%) XHTML
6 6 (25.00%) JSON
6 6 (25.00%) PHP5
6 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (25.00%) RESTful
6 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (20.83%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) OO PHP
7 5 (20.83%) Subversion
7 5 (20.83%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (20.83%) Maven
7 5 (20.83%) CMS
7 5 (20.83%) LAMP
7 5 (20.83%) Web Design
7 5 (20.83%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (20.83%) Adobe CQ
1 5 (20.83%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MySQL
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.83%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (12.50%) Redis
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Subversion
2 5 (20.83%) Maven
3 3 (12.50%) PhoneGap
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Python Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) CSS
3 8 (33.33%) REST
4 6 (25.00%) XML
4 6 (25.00%) XHTML
4 6 (25.00%) JSON
4 6 (25.00%) RESTful
5 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 5 (20.83%) LAMP
5 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) OSGi
7 3 (12.50%) HTML5
7 3 (12.50%) Akka
7 3 (12.50%) Play Framework
7 3 (12.50%) Kafka
7 3 (12.50%) Sass
7 3 (12.50%) LESS
7 3 (12.50%) CSS3
7 3 (12.50%) WinForms
7 3 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (20.83%) OO PHP
3 5 (20.83%) Web Design
3 5 (20.83%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) OOP
4 4 (16.67%) OOD
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) User Stories
7 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Pay per click
7 1 (4.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PHP
3 6 (25.00%) PHP5
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCPD
1 3 (12.50%) MCTS
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Zend
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle