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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 63 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing OOP 1 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 2.85% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 3.75% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
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£400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 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 +4 1 £400 -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 3
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (25.00%) Zend
2 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (25.00%) PHP5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) CQRS
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) Akka
2 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Akka
2 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) CQRS
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP5
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Zend
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft