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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 76 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 28 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.08% 2.83% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 3.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 3
Average daily rate £313 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £329 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £414 £395
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 £37.50 £42.88 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-12.53% +17.78%
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
935 835 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.54% 84.34% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 528 307
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Chester +2 3 £394 -4.54% 2
Warrington -9 2 £291 -11.96%
Knutsford -22 1 - -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 13 (68.42%) OO
2 11 (57.89%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) C++
4 9 (47.37%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) C#
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Banking
5 8 (42.11%) Java EE
6 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Use Case
7 6 (31.58%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (31.58%) JSON
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
7 6 (31.58%) Games
7 6 (31.58%) HTML
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
8 5 (26.32%) JDBC
8 5 (26.32%) JSP
8 5 (26.32%) Servlets
8 5 (26.32%) XSLT
8 5 (26.32%) Perforce

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (26.32%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Checkstyle
1 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
1 5 (26.32%) FindBugs
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
1 5 (26.32%) Maven
1 5 (26.32%) Mockito
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
1 5 (26.32%) SonarQube
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (15.79%) WPF Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) XML
2 9 (47.37%) jQuery
3 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) Java EE
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) JSON
5 5 (26.32%) JDBC
5 5 (26.32%) JSP
5 5 (26.32%) Servlets
5 5 (26.32%) Spring
5 5 (26.32%) Spring MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Spring Security
5 5 (26.32%) XSLT
6 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (21.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (21.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) N-Tier
2 4 (21.05%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) AIX
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Mac OS
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
1 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) OO
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (31.58%) Use Case
6 5 (26.32%) MVC
7 4 (21.05%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
8 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
8 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (15.79%) MVVM
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C++
1 9 (47.37%) Java
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Objective-C
5 3 (15.79%) C
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) PHP 5
7 1 (5.26%) Groovy
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) Perforce