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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 65 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing OO 86 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 1.92% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.66% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 35
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £357 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.31% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +6.66%
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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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Manchester -4 43 £350 - 46
Cheshire +18 35 £408 +35.83% 14
Lancashire +13 7 £324 +8.15% 9
Merseyside -14 2 £300 -14.34% 5
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 111 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (37.89%) Java
3 67 (35.26%) JavaScript
4 65 (34.21%) TDD
5 64 (33.68%) OOP
6 62 (32.63%) Web Services
7 59 (31.05%) HTML
8 51 (26.84%) .NET
9 49 (25.79%) SQL
10 47 (24.74%) Linux
11 44 (23.16%) Software Engineering
12 39 (20.53%) jQuery
12 39 (20.53%) PHP
12 39 (20.53%) MVC
13 38 (20.00%) C#
13 38 (20.00%) CSS
13 38 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
14 36 (18.95%) Windows
15 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
16 32 (16.84%) XML
17 31 (16.32%) C++
18 29 (15.26%) MySQL
18 29 (15.26%) JUnit
19 28 (14.74%) JSON
20 27 (14.21%) OOD
20 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
20 27 (14.21%) HTML5
21 26 (13.68%) ASP.NET
21 26 (13.68%) C

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (7.37%) Apache
2 12 (6.32%) Confluence
2 12 (6.32%) IIS
3 9 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.74%) Node.js
4 7 (3.68%) CMS
4 7 (3.68%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.68%) MQSeries
5 6 (3.16%) Zope
6 3 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.58%) Drupal
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.05%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.53%) Mule
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Doxygen
2 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.05%) Magento
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.16%) SaaS
3 4 (2.11%) PaaS
4 3 (1.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.26%) HTTP
2 9 (4.74%) Internet
3 8 (4.21%) Bluetooth
3 8 (4.21%) GSM
4 7 (3.68%) AMQP
5 1 (0.53%) ATM
5 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.26%) MySQL
3 20 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.42%) Hadoop
5 15 (7.89%) MongoDB
6 13 (6.84%) Big Data
6 13 (6.84%) Oracle Database
6 13 (6.84%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.63%) DB2
10 4 (2.11%) Redis
10 4 (2.11%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.58%) SimpleDB
11 3 (1.58%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.26%) JUnit
3 26 (13.68%) Subversion
4 24 (12.63%) Ant
5 21 (11.05%) Gradle
6 19 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 16 (8.42%) JIRA
8 15 (7.89%) Maven
9 14 (7.37%) Eclipse
10 11 (5.79%) Cucumber
11 10 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (4.74%) Mercurial
13 7 (3.68%) GoogleTest
14 6 (3.16%) Jenkins
15 5 (2.63%) IntelliJ
16 4 (2.11%) Eclipse RCP
16 4 (2.11%) Xcode
16 4 (2.11%) Selenium
17 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 3 (1.58%) Appium
General
1 24 (12.63%) Finance
2 11 (5.79%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.79%) Banking
3 9 (4.74%) Retail
4 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (2.11%) Back Office
6 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 3 (1.58%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (76.32%) Developer
2 38 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 30 (15.79%) PHP Developer
4 23 (12.11%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.84%) Architect
6 11 (5.79%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Software Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.68%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Perl Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.16%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.63%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (32.63%) Web Services
2 59 (31.05%) HTML
3 51 (26.84%) .NET
4 39 (20.53%) jQuery
5 38 (20.00%) CSS
6 32 (16.84%) XML
7 28 (14.74%) JSON
8 27 (14.21%) HTML5
9 26 (13.68%) ASP.NET
10 25 (13.16%) AngularJS
11 17 (8.95%) REST
12 16 (8.42%) J2EE
13 15 (7.89%) WCF
14 13 (6.84%) Java EE
15 12 (6.32%) Spring
16 11 (5.79%) Ajax
16 11 (5.79%) RESTful
17 10 (5.26%) Memcached
17 10 (5.26%) .NET Framework
17 10 (5.26%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.95%) Open Source
3 13 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.21%) User Experience
5 6 (3.16%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (3.16%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.63%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (2.63%) BeagleBone
6 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.58%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.58%) DTV
7 3 (1.58%) Animation
7 3 (1.58%) Derivative
7 3 (1.58%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.58%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.58%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.58%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.05%) Statistics
8 2 (1.05%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.74%) Linux
2 36 (18.95%) Windows
3 21 (11.05%) UNIX
4 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.21%) Android
6 7 (3.68%) AIX
7 6 (3.16%) Mac OS
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Vista
7 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (34.21%) TDD
3 64 (33.68%) OOP
4 44 (23.16%) Software Engineering
5 39 (20.53%) MVC
6 38 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (14.21%) OOD
8 26 (13.68%) Scrum
9 24 (12.63%) BDD
10 21 (11.05%) SOA
11 19 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 17 (8.95%) Waterfall
13 16 (8.42%) Mentoring
13 16 (8.42%) E-Commerce
13 16 (8.42%) Web Development
14 14 (7.37%) Configuration Management
15 11 (5.79%) UML
16 10 (5.26%) MapReduce
16 10 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (4.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 72 (37.89%) Java
2 67 (35.26%) JavaScript
3 49 (25.79%) SQL
4 39 (20.53%) PHP
5 38 (20.00%) C#
6 31 (16.32%) C++
7 26 (13.68%) C
8 22 (11.58%) Python
9 19 (10.00%) Ruby
10 16 (8.42%) Perl
11 14 (7.37%) Objective-C
12 10 (5.26%) PHP5
13 8 (4.21%) XPath
13 8 (4.21%) XQuery
14 7 (3.68%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.58%) VB
16 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
16 2 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.53%) HND
4 1 (0.53%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.53%) IIBA
4 1 (0.53%) CBAP
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) Puppet
2 7 (3.68%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.47%) Oracle
3 12 (6.32%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.68%) Google
6 6 (3.16%) HP
7 5 (2.63%) JNBridge
8 4 (2.11%) Zend
8 4 (2.11%) SAP
9 3 (1.58%) Apple
9 3 (1.58%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.58%) hybris
10 2 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (1.05%) Perforce
11 1 (0.53%) Sun
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe
11 1 (0.53%) Curam
11 1 (0.53%) Kony
11 1 (0.53%) Twitter
11 1 (0.53%) Appcelerator
Manchester
People Source
Rate: £380 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago