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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 60 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 96 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.47% 2.49% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.42% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 38
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
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 £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

OO
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

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 5 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 5 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 47 £344 -1.78% 39
Cheshire +24 39 £404 +24.23% 26
Lancashire +9 8 £324 +3.82% 8
Merseyside -14 3 £300 -14.34% 5
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 114 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (35.29%) Java
3 69 (33.82%) Web Services
4 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 67 (32.84%) HTML
5 65 (31.86%) TDD
6 61 (29.90%) .NET
6 61 (29.90%) OOP
7 50 (24.51%) MVC
8 49 (24.02%) C#
9 48 (23.53%) CSS
10 47 (23.04%) SQL
10 47 (23.04%) Linux
11 45 (22.06%) jQuery
12 44 (21.57%) Software Engineering
13 40 (19.61%) SQL Server
14 39 (19.12%) PHP
14 39 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (17.65%) ASP.NET
15 36 (17.65%) Windows
15 36 (17.65%) XML
16 35 (17.16%) Git (software)
17 31 (15.20%) C++
18 30 (14.71%) MySQL
18 30 (14.71%) JSON
19 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
19 29 (14.22%) HTML5
20 27 (13.24%) Visual Studio
20 27 (13.24%) AngularJS
21 26 (12.75%) JUnit

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (6.86%) Apache
2 12 (5.88%) IIS
3 11 (5.39%) Confluence
4 10 (4.90%) Node.js
5 9 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.92%) CMS
7 7 (3.43%) MQSeries
7 7 (3.43%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.94%) Zope
9 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.96%) Drupal
10 3 (1.47%) JBoss
10 3 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.98%) WordPress
12 1 (0.49%) Mule
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Doxygen
2 6 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.94%) SaaS
3 4 (1.96%) PaaS
3 4 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) HTTP
2 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 8 (3.92%) Bluetooth
3 8 (3.92%) GSM
4 7 (3.43%) AMQP
5 1 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.71%) MySQL
3 20 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.84%) Hadoop
5 15 (7.35%) MongoDB
6 14 (6.86%) Big Data
7 13 (6.37%) Oracle Database
7 13 (6.37%) Relational Database
8 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.45%) DB2
11 4 (1.96%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.96%) Redis
11 4 (1.96%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.47%) SimpleDB
12 3 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (17.16%) Git (software)
2 27 (13.24%) Visual Studio
3 26 (12.75%) JUnit
3 26 (12.75%) Subversion
4 21 (10.29%) Ant
5 19 (9.31%) Gradle
6 14 (6.86%) Maven
6 14 (6.86%) JIRA
7 13 (6.37%) Eclipse
8 11 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (5.39%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.92%) Mercurial
10 7 (3.43%) GoogleTest
11 5 (2.45%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.45%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.96%) Xcode
12 4 (1.96%) NUnit
12 4 (1.96%) Selenium
13 3 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.47%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 26 (12.75%) Finance
2 13 (6.37%) Banking
3 10 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.92%) Retail
5 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.47%) Marketing
6 3 (1.47%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.47%) Back Office
6 3 (1.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Games
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (75.98%) Developer
2 36 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 30 (14.71%) PHP Developer
4 28 (13.73%) .NET Developer
5 14 (6.86%) Architect
6 12 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Web Developer
8 9 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.92%) Software Architect
9 8 (3.92%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.43%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.43%) Perl Developer
10 7 (3.43%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.94%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.45%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.82%) Web Services
2 67 (32.84%) HTML
3 61 (29.90%) .NET
4 48 (23.53%) CSS
5 45 (22.06%) jQuery
6 36 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 36 (17.65%) XML
7 30 (14.71%) JSON
8 29 (14.22%) HTML5
9 27 (13.24%) AngularJS
10 17 (8.33%) REST
10 17 (8.33%) RESTful
11 16 (7.84%) WCF
12 15 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (6.86%) LINQ
13 14 (6.86%) .NET Framework
14 13 (6.37%) Java EE
14 13 (6.37%) J2EE
15 12 (5.88%) Spring
15 12 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.33%) Open Source
3 12 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.41%) User Experience
5 6 (2.94%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (2.45%) BeagleBone
7 4 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.47%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.47%) Derivative
8 3 (1.47%) DTV
8 3 (1.47%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.47%) Animation
8 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.47%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.98%) STB
9 2 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.04%) Linux
2 36 (17.65%) Windows
3 22 (10.78%) UNIX
4 9 (4.41%) Android
4 9 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.43%) AIX
6 6 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.86%) TDD
3 61 (29.90%) OOP
4 50 (24.51%) MVC
5 44 (21.57%) Software Engineering
6 39 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (12.75%) OOD
8 25 (12.25%) Scrum
9 24 (11.76%) SOA
9 24 (11.76%) BDD
10 21 (10.29%) Unit Testing
11 18 (8.82%) Web Development
11 18 (8.82%) Waterfall
12 17 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.35%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.86%) Configuration Management
15 12 (5.88%) UML
16 11 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (5.39%) OO PHP
17 10 (4.90%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.29%) Java
2 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
3 49 (24.02%) C#
4 47 (23.04%) SQL
5 39 (19.12%) PHP
6 31 (15.20%) C++
7 25 (12.25%) C
8 21 (10.29%) Python
9 20 (9.80%) Ruby
10 15 (7.35%) Perl
11 13 (6.37%) Objective-C
12 11 (5.39%) PHP5
13 9 (4.41%) XQuery
14 8 (3.92%) XPath
15 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.98%) VB
17 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.98%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 20 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.49%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.49%) IIBA
4 1 (0.49%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) Puppet
2 7 (3.43%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.82%) Oracle
3 12 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.41%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.43%) Google
6 6 (2.94%) HP
7 5 (2.45%) JNBridge
8 4 (1.96%) SAP
9 3 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.47%) Apple
9 3 (1.47%) Zend
9 3 (1.47%) hybris
10 2 (0.98%) Perforce
10 2 (0.98%) IBM
11 1 (0.49%) Curam
11 1 (0.49%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.49%) Twitter
11 1 (0.49%) Kony
11 1 (0.49%) Adobe
11 1 (0.49%) Sun
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