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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 54 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing OOP 29 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 1.16% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.60% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 19
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
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
975 874 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.86% 72.23% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 467 467
Average daily rate £340 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Salford -3 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Bolton - 1 - - 2
Bury - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 44 (81.48%) HTML
2 41 (75.93%) JavaScript
2 41 (75.93%) CSS
3 35 (64.81%) TDD
4 26 (48.15%) OO
5 25 (46.30%) Scrum
6 21 (38.89%) jQuery
6 21 (38.89%) HTML5
7 19 (35.19%) XHTML
7 19 (35.19%) Java
8 17 (31.48%) C#
9 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
10 13 (24.07%) .NET
11 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
12 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
12 11 (20.37%) Web Services
12 11 (20.37%) Finance
12 11 (20.37%) BDD
12 11 (20.37%) Backbone.js
13 10 (18.52%) CSS3
13 10 (18.52%) MVC
13 10 (18.52%) MySQL
14 9 (16.67%) PHP
14 9 (16.67%) SQL
14 9 (16.67%) XML
15 8 (14.81%) JBoss
15 8 (14.81%) Oracle
15 8 (14.81%) Animation
15 8 (14.81%) Scala
16 7 (12.96%) MooTools

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (12.96%) CMS
2 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.26%) Escenic
2 5 (9.26%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.26%) MQSeries
3 3 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (3.70%) WordPress
5 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP PM
1 3 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) MySQL
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) Hadoop
2 5 (9.26%) RavenDB
2 5 (9.26%) Big Data
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.26%) Calabash
3 5 (9.26%) ReSharper
4 4 (7.41%) Mercurial
4 4 (7.41%) JIRA
5 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Java Programmer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Programmer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (9.26%) iOS Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (81.48%) HTML
2 41 (75.93%) CSS
3 21 (38.89%) jQuery
3 21 (38.89%) HTML5
4 19 (35.19%) XHTML
5 13 (24.07%) .NET
6 11 (20.37%) Web Services
6 11 (20.37%) Backbone.js
7 10 (18.52%) CSS3
8 9 (16.67%) XML
9 7 (12.96%) Ajax
9 7 (12.96%) MooTools
9 7 (12.96%) Dojo
10 6 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (11.11%) J2EE
11 5 (9.26%) EJB
11 5 (9.26%) Struts
11 5 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (9.26%) Java RMI
11 5 (9.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Animation
2 4 (7.41%) IPTV
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.56%) New Media
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Telematics
4 2 (3.70%) iPad
4 2 (3.70%) iPhone
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) TDD
2 26 (48.15%) OO
3 25 (46.30%) Scrum
4 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 11 (20.37%) BDD
7 10 (18.52%) MVC
8 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.26%) OOD
10 5 (9.26%) RUP
10 5 (9.26%) UML
10 5 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.26%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (9.26%) CQRS
10 5 (9.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (75.93%) JavaScript
2 19 (35.19%) Java
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) PHP
4 9 (16.67%) SQL
5 8 (14.81%) Scala
6 5 (9.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.56%) C++
7 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Apex Code
7 3 (5.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.85%) X++
8 1 (1.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle
1 8 (14.81%) JBoss
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.70%) Zend
5 1 (1.85%) Facebook
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe