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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 47 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing OOP 25 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.66% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
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£375 £308 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £294 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £322 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £33.84 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+44.06% -10.94%
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
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Knutsford - 3 £346 - 1
Chester - 1 £350 -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 29 (70.73%) OO
2 24 (58.54%) Java
2 24 (58.54%) TDD
3 21 (51.22%) HTML
3 21 (51.22%) SDLC
4 19 (46.34%) jQuery
4 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
5 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (39.02%) SQL
7 15 (36.59%) Git (software)
8 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
9 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
9 12 (29.27%) J2EE
9 12 (29.27%) Ant
9 12 (29.27%) JUnit
9 12 (29.27%) CSS
9 12 (29.27%) OOD
10 10 (24.39%) Subversion
10 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
10 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
10 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
10 10 (24.39%) Linux
10 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) VB
10 10 (24.39%) .NET
10 10 (24.39%) C#
10 10 (24.39%) C++

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (29.27%) Ant
2 12 (29.27%) JUnit
3 10 (24.39%) Subversion
4 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.32%) Maven
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
5 3 (7.32%) FishEye
5 3 (7.32%) Gradle
5 3 (7.32%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.88%) PhpStorm
7 1 (2.44%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (21.95%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 18 (43.90%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Team Leader
3 11 (26.83%) Development Team Leader
4 10 (24.39%) .NET Team Leader
4 10 (24.39%) Software Development Team Leader
4 10 (24.39%) Software Team Leader
5 6 (14.63%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Tools Developer
7 1 (2.44%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) HTML
2 19 (46.34%) jQuery
3 12 (29.27%) J2EE
3 12 (29.27%) CSS
4 10 (24.39%) .NET
4 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
5 9 (21.95%) XML
6 7 (17.07%) Web Services
6 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.07%) JSON
7 6 (14.63%) HTML5
7 6 (14.63%) Java EE
7 6 (14.63%) WSDL
8 2 (4.88%) REST
8 2 (4.88%) Android SDK
9 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.44%) Akka
9 1 (2.44%) RESTful
9 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.88%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) AIX
3 6 (14.63%) Mac OS
3 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.88%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) OO
2 24 (58.54%) TDD
3 21 (51.22%) SDLC
4 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (29.27%) OOD
7 10 (24.39%) Open Source
7 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
7 10 (24.39%) BDD
8 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
9 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Project Management
11 3 (7.32%) Scrum
12 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
12 2 (4.88%) Android Development
13 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
13 1 (2.44%) Analytics
13 1 (2.44%) API Development
13 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
4 10 (24.39%) VB
4 10 (24.39%) C#
4 10 (24.39%) C++
5 9 (21.95%) C
5 9 (21.95%) Objective-C
6 6 (14.63%) PHP
7 4 (9.76%) PHP5
8 3 (7.32%) Perl
8 3 (7.32%) Python
9 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) yum
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian