The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OO 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.56% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 112 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.59% 74.17% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 14
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
Cheshire

OO
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 18 April 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 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Apache Solr
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) OOP
2 4 (57.14%) Redis
2 4 (57.14%) Kafka
2 4 (57.14%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (57.14%) Akka
2 4 (57.14%) Play Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) XHTML
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (57.14%) Apache Solr
1 4 (57.14%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Redis
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Python Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Kafka
1 4 (57.14%) Akka
1 4 (57.14%) Play Framework
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCTS
1 1 (14.29%) MCPD
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £225 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago