The first table below looks at the demand for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 17 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 Manchester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 56 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing OOP 29 25 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.06% 2.55% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.62% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 38
Average daily rate £390 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £360 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1008 690 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.54% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 341 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OOP
North West

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

OOP
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 OOP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £400 - 4
Salford +2 3 £325 -7.14%
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 39 (70.91%) HTML
2 35 (63.64%) CSS
3 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 31 (56.36%) C#
5 27 (49.09%) Java
5 27 (49.09%) TDD
6 25 (45.45%) .NET
7 22 (40.00%) Scrum
8 21 (38.18%) jQuery
8 21 (38.18%) XML
9 18 (32.73%) PHP
9 18 (32.73%) OO
10 17 (30.91%) SQL
10 17 (30.91%) Unit Testing
10 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
11 16 (29.09%) MVC
12 14 (25.45%) Software Engineering
13 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
13 13 (23.64%) BDD
14 12 (21.82%) Web Services
14 12 (21.82%) Degree
14 12 (21.82%) QA
15 11 (20.00%) Finance
15 11 (20.00%) SOAP
16 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 10 (18.18%) Backbone.js
17 9 (16.36%) CQRS
17 9 (16.36%) RabbitMQ
17 9 (16.36%) RavenDB
17 9 (16.36%) Domain-Driven Design

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.36%) CMS
2 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.91%) MQSeries
2 6 (10.91%) Escenic
2 6 (10.91%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.64%) Moodle
3 2 (3.64%) Drupal
4 1 (1.82%) WordPress
4 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP PM
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) HTTP
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) MySQL
1 9 (16.36%) RavenDB
2 6 (10.91%) Big Data
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
3 9 (16.36%) Eclipse
3 9 (16.36%) Subversion
3 9 (16.36%) ReSharper
4 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.09%) RSpec
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (3.64%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.82%) Mocha
8 1 (1.82%) Firebug
8 1 (1.82%) QUnit
8 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.82%) Calabash
8 1 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.73%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (81.82%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) .NET Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Programmer
5 7 (12.73%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.73%) PHP Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Java Programmer
5 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Java Programmer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (70.91%) HTML
2 35 (63.64%) CSS
3 25 (45.45%) .NET
4 21 (38.18%) XML
4 21 (38.18%) jQuery
5 12 (21.82%) Web Services
6 11 (20.00%) SOAP
7 10 (18.18%) Backbone.js
8 9 (16.36%) Ajax
8 9 (16.36%) LINQ
8 9 (16.36%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (14.55%) REST
9 8 (14.55%) WCF
9 8 (14.55%) HTML5
10 7 (12.73%) CSS3
11 6 (10.91%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (10.91%) Java RMI
11 6 (10.91%) Struts
11 6 (10.91%) J2EE
11 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) BBC
2 4 (7.27%) New Media
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
3 3 (5.45%) Interactive TV
3 3 (5.45%) IPTV
3 3 (5.45%) MHEG
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) TDD
2 22 (40.00%) Scrum
3 18 (32.73%) OO
4 17 (30.91%) Unit Testing
5 16 (29.09%) MVC
6 14 (25.45%) Software Engineering
7 13 (23.64%) BDD
8 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.36%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (16.36%) CQRS
9 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
9 7 (12.73%) UML
9 7 (12.73%) CRM
10 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 6 (10.91%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (10.91%) RUP
10 6 (10.91%) OOD
11 4 (7.27%) SOA
11 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 31 (56.36%) C#
3 27 (49.09%) Java
4 18 (32.73%) PHP
5 17 (30.91%) SQL
6 9 (16.36%) Ruby
7 7 (12.73%) Apex Code
7 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
8 6 (10.91%) Scala
9 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
10 3 (5.45%) ActionScript
10 3 (5.45%) VB
10 3 (5.45%) C++
11 2 (3.64%) Groovy
12 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.82%) PHP5
12 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) JBoss
4 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (7.27%) Zend
6 3 (5.45%) OpenTV
7 2 (3.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
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