The table below looks at the statistics for OOP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 34 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Contract jobs citing OOP 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.78% 0.66% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 0.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +22.95%

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
403 761 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.12% 83.63% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 479 380
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -45.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing OOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 6 £500 - 1
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Warrington - 2 £313 -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for OOP.

1 12 (80.00%) OO
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (33.33%) Derivative
5 5 (33.33%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Magento
6 4 (26.67%) Back Office
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) PHP
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Apache
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) LAMP
7 3 (20.00%) Device Driver

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) AMQP
2 2 (13.33%) RS-232
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Back Office
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) PHP Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) LAMP
3 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (20.00%) Zend Framework
4 2 (13.33%) WPF
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (6.67%) Laravel
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Derivative
1 5 (33.33%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) OO
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) B2B
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) Modular Programming
5 3 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 2 (13.33%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (6.67%) High Availability
7 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.67%) Microservices
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Zend