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 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 (OO)
Rank 33 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing OO 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.05% 3.32% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 3.77% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £453 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £353
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
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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
154 212 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.63% 87.97% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 146 71
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 31
Average hourly rate £24.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.91 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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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 14 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Java Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Java Technical Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared