The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 65 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing OOP 7 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 1.08% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.36% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate £388 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £404 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £29.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.55% -15.85%
OOP
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
751 587 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.67% 79.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 360 343
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

OOP
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 OOP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford -3 3 £389 -4.60%
Chester - 1 - -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 19 (86.36%) OO
2 16 (72.73%) XML
3 15 (68.18%) Java
4 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (59.09%) Windows
4 13 (59.09%) Linux
4 13 (59.09%) Degree
5 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
6 11 (50.00%) HTML
6 11 (50.00%) Banking
6 11 (50.00%) jQuery
7 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (45.45%) JSON
7 10 (45.45%) C++
7 10 (45.45%) Web Services
7 10 (45.45%) Finance
7 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (45.45%) TDD
8 9 (40.91%) Objective-C
8 9 (40.91%) Java EE
8 9 (40.91%) HTML5
8 9 (40.91%) BDD
8 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
9 8 (36.36%) SDLC
9 8 (36.36%) Mac OS
9 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
9 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Subversion
9 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
9 8 (36.36%) WSDL

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) HTTP
2 5 (22.73%) FTP
2 5 (22.73%) SMTP
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 8 (36.36%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Checkstyle
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) FindBugs
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Mockito
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Programmer
3 4 (18.18%) webMethods Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior webMethods Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Integration Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Server Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) XML
2 11 (50.00%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) jQuery
3 10 (45.45%) JSON
3 10 (45.45%) Web Services
4 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
4 9 (40.91%) HTML5
4 9 (40.91%) Java EE
5 8 (36.36%) WSDL
6 6 (27.27%) JDBC
7 5 (22.73%) SAP XI
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) SOAP
9 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.64%) WCF
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 2 (9.09%) CSS
10 2 (9.09%) Spring
11 1 (4.55%) JSP
11 1 (4.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 8 (36.36%) AIX
3 8 (36.36%) Mac OS
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Vista
5 5 (22.73%) Solaris
5 5 (22.73%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) OO
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) SDLC
4 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Data Protection
5 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
6 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 6 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (9.09%) Use Case
10 1 (4.55%) Analytics
10 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 10 (45.45%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) Objective-C
5 8 (36.36%) C
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) C#
8 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.55%) Groovy
9 1 (4.55%) Scala
9 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) webMethods
3 2 (9.09%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) Google