The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 58 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing OOP 33 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 2.30% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 3.10% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -
OOP
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
1139 903 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.40% 74.02% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 475 350
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.15 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -37.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.43 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 3
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (59.18%) HTML
3 28 (57.14%) CSS
4 27 (55.10%) OO
4 27 (55.10%) TDD
5 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
6 22 (44.90%) PHP
7 21 (42.86%) MVC
8 16 (32.65%) Unit Testing
9 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 14 (28.57%) Java
10 13 (26.53%) jQuery
11 12 (24.49%) JSON
11 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (20.41%) BDD
12 10 (20.41%) XML
12 10 (20.41%) XSLT
13 9 (18.37%) UNIX
13 9 (18.37%) Scrum
14 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
14 8 (16.33%) XQuery
14 8 (16.33%) XML Schema
14 8 (16.33%) .NET
14 8 (16.33%) Saxon XSLT
14 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
15 7 (14.29%) Scala
15 7 (14.29%) Sass
15 7 (14.29%) Software Testing

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (12.24%) Node.js
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Drupal
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) iBeacon
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) RavenDB
4 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.24%) Jasmine
2 6 (12.24%) Grunt
3 5 (10.20%) Bower
3 5 (10.20%) CasperJS
3 5 (10.20%) ReSharper
4 4 (8.16%) PhantomJS
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) Hudson
5 3 (6.12%) Subversion
5 3 (6.12%) Maven
6 2 (4.08%) Lombardi
6 2 (4.08%) Xcode
7 1 (2.04%) QUnit
7 1 (2.04%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.04%) Trac
7 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (91.84%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) PHP Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Web Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) iOS Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.12%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Hybris Developer
8 1 (2.04%) XML Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) HTML
2 28 (57.14%) CSS
3 13 (26.53%) jQuery
4 12 (24.49%) JSON
5 10 (20.41%) XML
5 10 (20.41%) XSLT
6 8 (16.33%) .NET
6 8 (16.33%) XML Schema
6 8 (16.33%) Saxon XSLT
7 7 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
7 7 (14.29%) Sass
8 6 (12.24%) Web Services
9 5 (10.20%) LAMP
9 5 (10.20%) Underscore.js
9 5 (10.20%) Laravel
9 5 (10.20%) LINQ
9 5 (10.20%) HTML5
9 5 (10.20%) Haml
9 5 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (8.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
2 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.08%) iPhone
4 2 (4.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) W3C
5 1 (2.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) TDD
2 27 (55.10%) OO
3 21 (42.86%) MVC
4 16 (32.65%) Unit Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (20.41%) BDD
8 9 (18.37%) Scrum
9 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Web Development
11 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
11 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
12 5 (10.20%) Web Design
12 5 (10.20%) Kanban
13 4 (8.16%) SOA
13 4 (8.16%) Domain-Driven Design
13 4 (8.16%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
2 22 (44.90%) PHP
3 14 (28.57%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) XQuery
5 7 (14.29%) Scala
6 6 (12.24%) Python
6 6 (12.24%) C#
7 5 (10.20%) Ruby
8 3 (6.12%) PHP5
8 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.08%) SQL
10 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Zend
2 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.04%) hybris
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.04%) Telerik
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