The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 51 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing OO 56 63 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.09% 4.41% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 5.70% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 35
Average daily rate £325 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +8.57%
OO
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

OO
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

OO
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 5 £331 - 14
Oldham - 4 £305 - 1
Bolton -4 3 £300 - 2
Altrincham +1 1 £370 -2.63% 7
Sale - 1 £250 -
OO
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 65 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (43.36%) Java
2 49 (43.36%) JavaScript
3 47 (41.59%) HTML
4 39 (34.51%) OOP
4 39 (34.51%) TDD
5 38 (33.63%) XML
6 37 (32.74%) CSS
7 36 (31.86%) jQuery
8 34 (30.09%) Scrum
9 33 (29.20%) C#
9 33 (29.20%) .NET
10 30 (26.55%) Git (software)
11 29 (25.66%) Subversion
12 28 (24.78%) MVC
13 27 (23.89%) SOAP
14 25 (22.12%) C++
14 25 (22.12%) HTML5
15 22 (19.47%) WCF
15 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (19.47%) Software Engineering
16 20 (17.70%) JSON
16 20 (17.70%) Web Services
16 20 (17.70%) Windows
17 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
17 19 (16.81%) SQL
17 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
18 18 (15.93%) Degree
19 16 (14.16%) RESTful
19 16 (14.16%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.31%) CMS
2 6 (5.31%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.42%) IIS
3 5 (4.42%) JBoss
3 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.65%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (2.65%) WordPress
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Magento
2 2 (1.77%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.85%) MySQL
3 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.42%) Big Data
4 5 (4.42%) DB2
4 5 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.77%) SQLite
7 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) Git (software)
2 29 (25.66%) Subversion
3 12 (10.62%) Mercurial
4 10 (8.85%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.08%) JIRA
6 6 (5.31%) Jasmine
6 6 (5.31%) JsTestDriver
6 6 (5.31%) JUnit
6 6 (5.31%) QUnit
7 4 (3.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (3.54%) Xcode
8 3 (2.65%) Log4j
8 3 (2.65%) Selenium
9 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.77%) Gradle
9 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.77%) NUnit
9 2 (1.77%) PeopleTools
9 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.88%) Grunt
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Games
4 4 (3.54%) Automotive
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (75.22%) Developer
2 33 (29.20%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.16%) C# Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Senior Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (11.50%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.50%) PHP Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (5.31%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Hadoop Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Magento Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Hadoop Developer
10 4 (3.54%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (41.59%) HTML
2 38 (33.63%) XML
3 37 (32.74%) CSS
4 36 (31.86%) jQuery
5 33 (29.20%) .NET
6 27 (23.89%) SOAP
7 25 (22.12%) HTML5
8 22 (19.47%) WCF
9 20 (17.70%) JSON
9 20 (17.70%) Web Services
10 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
11 16 (14.16%) RESTful
12 15 (13.27%) .NET Framework
12 15 (13.27%) Ajax
13 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (11.50%) AngularJS
15 10 (8.85%) J2EE
15 10 (8.85%) XSLT
16 8 (7.08%) Java EE
16 8 (7.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.31%) Animation
3 6 (5.31%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.54%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.54%) IPTV
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.54%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.65%) PMI
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.70%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Linux
3 10 (8.85%) AIX
4 7 (6.19%) Mac OS
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Vista
4 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.31%) Unix
6 4 (3.54%) Android
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.51%) OOP
2 39 (34.51%) TDD
3 34 (30.09%) Scrum
4 28 (24.78%) MVC
5 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.47%) Software Engineering
6 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
7 16 (14.16%) SOA
7 16 (14.16%) Software Delivery
8 15 (13.27%) BDD
9 13 (11.50%) OOD
10 11 (9.73%) Open Source
10 11 (9.73%) Pair Programming
11 10 (8.85%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.85%) Front End Development
11 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.85%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.96%) Multithreading
12 9 (7.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (43.36%) Java
1 49 (43.36%) JavaScript
2 33 (29.20%) C#
3 25 (22.12%) C++
4 19 (16.81%) SQL
5 15 (13.27%) PHP
6 13 (11.50%) Objective-C
7 11 (9.73%) Groovy
7 11 (9.73%) Scala
8 10 (8.85%) C
9 7 (6.19%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.65%) PeopleCode
10 3 (2.65%) SQR
10 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.77%) Perl
11 2 (1.77%) Python
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) Clojure
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.88%) APMP
5 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) Appcelerator
3 4 (3.54%) EPiServer
3 4 (3.54%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.65%) OpenText
4 3 (2.65%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.88%) Assembla
5 1 (0.88%) hybris
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Zend
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