The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 22 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing OO 3 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.19% 7.58% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 8.79% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£350 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £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 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 182 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.53% 86.26% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £30.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing OO 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 OO.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (46.15%) CSS3
3 6 (46.15%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
4 5 (38.46%) Marketing
4 5 (38.46%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Adobe
4 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) Sass
5 4 (30.77%) LESS
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) OSGi
6 3 (23.08%) PhoneGap
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) OOD

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (38.46%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (15.38%) SQLite
4 1 (7.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (7.69%) QUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 5 (38.46%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) CSS3
2 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (38.46%) RESTful
3 4 (30.77%) HTML5
3 4 (30.77%) OSGi
3 4 (30.77%) Sass
3 4 (30.77%) LESS
4 3 (23.08%) PhoneGap
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Worklight
5 2 (15.38%) iOS SDK
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Pay per click
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) Android Development
6 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Kony
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator