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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 41 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing OO 39 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.91% 1.00% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 1.27% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 11
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£408 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +4.57%
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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
824 629 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.57% 78.43% 75.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 299 245
Average daily rate £401 £388 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Chester +9 8 £450 +20.00% 10
Knutsford - 5 £375 - 1
Crewe - 3 - - 1
Daresbury - 3 £408 -
Warrington -20 2 - - 7
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) Java
3 31 (46.97%) HTML
4 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 24 (36.36%) OOP
5 24 (36.36%) jQuery
5 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 23 (34.85%) TDD
7 22 (33.33%) Web Services
8 20 (30.30%) CSS
9 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (27.27%) SQL
10 18 (27.27%) .NET
11 15 (22.73%) MVC
11 15 (22.73%) C#
12 14 (21.21%) PHP
13 13 (19.70%) MySQL
13 13 (19.70%) C++
13 13 (19.70%) C
13 13 (19.70%) Linux
13 13 (19.70%) Waterfall
14 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (18.18%) Finance
14 12 (18.18%) Windows
14 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 12 (18.18%) Ant
14 12 (18.18%) JSON
15 11 (16.67%) Banking
15 11 (16.67%) JUnit
15 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (7.58%) Node.js
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
4 1 (1.52%) Mule
4 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) ATM
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) MySQL
2 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.58%) DB2
6 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.52%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.18%) Ant
3 11 (16.67%) JUnit
4 9 (13.64%) Maven
4 9 (13.64%) Gradle
5 8 (12.12%) Subversion
5 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
6 5 (7.58%) IntelliJ
7 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.55%) NUnit
8 3 (4.55%) Selenium
9 2 (3.03%) JIRA
9 2 (3.03%) FishEye
9 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.52%) Hudson
10 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (83.33%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.70%) PHP Developer
4 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Tools Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.03%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.97%) HTML
2 24 (36.36%) jQuery
3 22 (33.33%) Web Services
4 20 (30.30%) CSS
5 18 (27.27%) .NET
6 12 (18.18%) JSON
7 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 11 (16.67%) XML
7 11 (16.67%) HTML5
8 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (15.15%) AngularJS
9 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (12.12%) LINQ
9 8 (12.12%) RESTful
10 7 (10.61%) Spring
11 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 6 (9.09%) Java EE
11 6 (9.09%) WSDL
12 5 (7.58%) J2EE
13 4 (6.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) W3C
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) AIX
3 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 6 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 5 (7.58%) UNIX
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) OOP
3 23 (34.85%) TDD
4 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (22.73%) MVC
6 13 (19.70%) Waterfall
7 11 (16.67%) OOD
8 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
8 10 (15.15%) BDD
9 9 (13.64%) Web Development
10 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.61%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (10.61%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (9.09%) OO PHP
12 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.58%) AOP
14 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 3 (4.55%) Scrum
15 3 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) Java
2 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.27%) SQL
4 15 (22.73%) C#
5 14 (21.21%) PHP
6 13 (19.70%) C
6 13 (19.70%) C++
7 8 (12.12%) Python
7 8 (12.12%) Objective-C
7 8 (12.12%) Ruby
8 7 (10.61%) PHP5
9 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.03%) Perl
11 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) JNBridge
3 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
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