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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 29 14 26
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing OO 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.65% 7.09% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 9.17% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£375 £456 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.81 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.75% -4.50%
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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
143 109 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.26% 77.30% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 42 43
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £39.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -19.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £19.74 £30.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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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 1 September 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (55.56%) Gradle
4 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Ant
4 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) Maven
4 5 (55.56%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 2 (22.22%) JBoss
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) REST
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
6 1 (11.11%) API Development
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Mule
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (55.56%) Ant
2 5 (55.56%) Maven
2 5 (55.56%) Gradle
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Leader
3 3 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (22.22%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Developer
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) OSGi
4 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (55.56%) Web Development
4 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) API Development
6 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) Kanban
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) yum
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
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