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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 15 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.09% 1.21% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 1.59% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£456 £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.81 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -8.75%
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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
110 126 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.01% 76.36% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 37
Average daily rate £325 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £44.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.04% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £31.30 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Chester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Adobe
4 5 (41.67%) Marketing
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (41.67%) Maven
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 4 (33.33%) OSGi
6 3 (25.00%) CSS3
6 3 (25.00%) PhoneGap
6 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (25.00%) Sass
6 3 (25.00%) LESS
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (16.67%) Akka

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (41.67%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (41.67%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (16.67%) Redis
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Maven
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (41.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Python Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
1 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) OSGi
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) PhoneGap
3 3 (25.00%) Sass
3 3 (25.00%) LESS
4 2 (16.67%) Kafka
4 2 (16.67%) Akka
4 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
4 2 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) XHTML
5 1 (8.33%) Django
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) SEO
6 1 (8.33%) Pay per click
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle