The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 72 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 102 100 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 2.52% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.22% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 48
Median daily rate £381 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
OO
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

OO
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 43 £400 +14.28% 48
Lancashire +19 26 £450 +38.68% 15
Cheshire -24 20 £350 -13.31% 8
Merseyside +11 10 £291 - 4
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OO.

1 91 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (44.51%) Java
3 71 (39.01%) JavaScript
4 63 (34.62%) C#
5 62 (34.07%) OOP
6 59 (32.42%) HTML
7 57 (31.32%) XML
8 56 (30.77%) C++
9 52 (28.57%) .NET
10 47 (25.82%) CSS
11 42 (23.08%) HTML5
12 41 (22.53%) TDD
13 37 (20.33%) JSON
13 37 (20.33%) jQuery
13 37 (20.33%) Web Services
14 35 (19.23%) Windows
14 35 (19.23%) Software Engineering
14 35 (19.23%) Finance
15 33 (18.13%) MVC
16 32 (17.58%) Use Case
17 31 (17.03%) WCF
18 30 (16.48%) Unit Testing
19 28 (15.38%) Waterfall
19 28 (15.38%) Scrum
19 28 (15.38%) .NET Framework
20 26 (14.29%) Linux
20 26 (14.29%) CSS3
20 26 (14.29%) Open Source
20 26 (14.29%) Git (software)
21 25 (13.74%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.49%) Apache
2 7 (3.85%) IIS
3 6 (3.30%) Node.js
4 5 (2.75%) Confluence
4 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.20%) CMS
5 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.65%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.10%) Moodle
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.04%) IaaS
2 7 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.85%) GitHub
3 2 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.30%) HTTP
2 3 (1.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.55%) Intranet
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.99%) Relational Database
1 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.34%) MySQL
3 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.75%) SAP BI
4 5 (2.75%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.20%) SAP HANA
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.65%) DB2
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.10%) Redis
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.99%) JIRA
3 19 (10.44%) Visual Studio
4 16 (8.79%) Subversion
5 12 (6.59%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (3.85%) JUnit
6 7 (3.85%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (2.20%) Gradle
7 4 (2.20%) Grunt
7 4 (2.20%) gulp
7 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.20%) Xcode
8 3 (1.65%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.10%) QUnit
9 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (19.23%) Finance
2 14 (7.69%) Banking
3 12 (6.59%) Games
4 4 (2.20%) Local Government
5 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.10%) Avionics
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (67.03%) Developer
2 38 (20.88%) Java Developer
3 30 (16.48%) C# Developer
4 19 (10.44%) Analyst
5 16 (8.79%) Business Analyst
6 15 (8.24%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.14%) PHP Developer
8 12 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.59%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.04%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.04%) Applications Developer
10 10 (5.49%) Android Developer
10 10 (5.49%) Mobile Developer
10 10 (5.49%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.40%) Digital Business Analyst
12 8 (4.40%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (4.40%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (32.42%) HTML
2 57 (31.32%) XML
3 52 (28.57%) .NET
4 47 (25.82%) CSS
5 42 (23.08%) HTML5
6 37 (20.33%) jQuery
6 37 (20.33%) JSON
6 37 (20.33%) Web Services
7 31 (17.03%) WCF
8 28 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 26 (14.29%) CSS3
10 25 (13.74%) SOAP
11 19 (10.44%) AngularJS
12 18 (9.89%) ASP.NET
12 18 (9.89%) Spring
13 15 (8.24%) RESTful
14 14 (7.69%) J2EE
15 13 (7.14%) Java EE
16 12 (6.59%) Hibernate
17 10 (5.49%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) User Experience
2 15 (8.24%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.40%) N-Tier
6 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.20%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.65%) iPad
8 3 (1.65%) PMI
9 2 (1.10%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.55%) DTV
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.23%) Windows
2 26 (14.29%) Linux
3 17 (9.34%) Android
4 16 (8.79%) AIX
5 14 (7.69%) Unix
6 13 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.95%) Mac OS
7 9 (4.95%) Windows Vista
7 9 (4.95%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (34.07%) OOP
3 41 (22.53%) TDD
4 35 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 33 (18.13%) MVC
6 32 (17.58%) Use Case
7 30 (16.48%) Unit Testing
8 28 (15.38%) Scrum
8 28 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 26 (14.29%) Open Source
10 23 (12.64%) Project Management
11 22 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.09%) UML
12 20 (10.99%) OOA/OOD
12 20 (10.99%) OOD
13 18 (9.89%) Translating Business Requirements
14 17 (9.34%) Agile Project Management
14 17 (9.34%) Business Analysis
14 17 (9.34%) Service Design
15 15 (8.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (44.51%) Java
2 71 (39.01%) JavaScript
3 63 (34.62%) C#
4 56 (30.77%) C++
5 19 (10.44%) Objective-C
6 17 (9.34%) PHP
7 16 (8.79%) SQL
8 15 (8.24%) Python
9 13 (7.14%) C
10 12 (6.59%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.95%) VC++
12 8 (4.40%) Scala
13 7 (3.85%) Groovy
13 7 (3.85%) VB.NET
14 6 (3.30%) Clojure
15 5 (2.75%) ABAP
16 4 (2.20%) Apple Swift
16 4 (2.20%) PHP 5
16 4 (2.20%) Ruby
17 3 (1.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (12.09%) Degree
2 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.10%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.10%) PhD
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.65%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (6.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (13.74%) Oracle
2 12 (6.59%) SaltStack
3 7 (3.85%) IBM
3 7 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.85%) SAP
4 6 (3.30%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.75%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.20%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.65%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.65%) Google
7 3 (1.65%) OpenText
7 3 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.65%) Serena
8 2 (1.10%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.55%) hybris
9 1 (0.55%) Zend
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