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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 112 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +7
Contract jobs citing OO 46 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 2.40% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 3.27% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
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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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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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

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

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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -30 26 £450 +38.46% 64
Cheshire -10 15 £365 +14.50% 28
Merseyside - 3 £300 - 4
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 100 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (44.14%) Java
3 62 (42.76%) TDD
4 55 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 54 (37.24%) OOP
6 49 (33.79%) HTML
7 43 (29.66%) SQL
8 42 (28.97%) SDLC
9 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (24.83%) Web Services
11 35 (24.14%) Scrum
11 35 (24.14%) Git (software)
12 34 (23.45%) CSS
13 33 (22.76%) jQuery
14 29 (20.00%) MVC
15 28 (19.31%) JUnit
15 28 (19.31%) .NET
15 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
16 27 (18.62%) Linux
17 25 (17.24%) MySQL
17 25 (17.24%) JSON
17 25 (17.24%) AngularJS
18 24 (16.55%) Subversion
18 24 (16.55%) Ant
18 24 (16.55%) PHP
19 23 (15.86%) C#
19 23 (15.86%) OOD
20 22 (15.17%) Windows
20 22 (15.17%) HTML5
21 21 (14.48%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (7.59%) Apache
2 10 (6.90%) Confluence
3 7 (4.83%) Node.js
3 7 (4.83%) Zope
4 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.76%) CMS
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.38%) JBoss
6 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.69%) Mule
7 1 (0.69%) WordPress
7 1 (0.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.69%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.76%) SaaS
2 4 (2.76%) PaaS
3 2 (1.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Internet
1 4 (2.76%) AMQP
2 1 (0.69%) SSH
2 1 (0.69%) ATM
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.24%) MySQL
2 19 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.59%) Hadoop
4 11 (7.59%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.52%) Big Data
7 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.45%) CouchDB
8 5 (3.45%) DB2
9 4 (2.76%) SimpleDB
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.38%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.69%) SQLite
12 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 28 (19.31%) JUnit
3 24 (16.55%) Subversion
3 24 (16.55%) Ant
4 18 (12.41%) Gradle
5 15 (10.34%) Maven
6 14 (9.66%) JIRA
7 11 (7.59%) Eclipse
7 11 (7.59%) Mercurial
8 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.83%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.45%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.76%) Xcode
12 4 (2.76%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (2.07%) FishEye
13 3 (2.07%) Artifactory
13 3 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.38%) Selenium
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.52%) Banking
4 7 (4.83%) Retail
5 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.14%) Marketing
6 5 (3.45%) Back Office
7 4 (2.76%) Electronics
8 3 (2.07%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 116 (80.00%) Developer
2 40 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 17 (11.72%) PHP Developer
5 11 (7.59%) Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Perl Developer
7 6 (4.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.14%) iOS Developer
8 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.45%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.45%) Architect
8 5 (3.45%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (33.79%) HTML
2 36 (24.83%) Web Services
3 34 (23.45%) CSS
4 33 (22.76%) jQuery
5 28 (19.31%) .NET
6 25 (17.24%) JSON
6 25 (17.24%) AngularJS
7 22 (15.17%) HTML5
8 18 (12.41%) XML
9 16 (11.03%) J2EE
9 16 (11.03%) RESTful
10 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET
11 11 (7.59%) Ajax
12 10 (6.90%) Spring
12 10 (6.90%) Java EE
13 9 (6.21%) Memcached
13 9 (6.21%) REST
13 9 (6.21%) CSS3
14 8 (5.52%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (5.52%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.21%) User Experience
4 6 (4.14%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.76%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.76%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.76%) DTV
7 3 (2.07%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.07%) iPhone
7 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.38%) Statistics
8 2 (1.38%) Animation
9 1 (0.69%) Informatics
9 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.62%) Linux
2 22 (15.17%) Windows
3 10 (6.90%) UNIX
4 7 (4.83%) AIX
5 6 (4.14%) Android
5 6 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.14%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.76%) TDD
3 54 (37.24%) OOP
4 42 (28.97%) SDLC
5 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (24.14%) Scrum
7 29 (20.00%) MVC
8 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
9 23 (15.86%) OOD
10 20 (13.79%) BDD
11 17 (11.72%) Mentoring
12 16 (11.03%) Waterfall
12 16 (11.03%) Web Development
12 16 (11.03%) Unit Testing
13 15 (10.34%) E-Commerce
14 13 (8.97%) SOA
15 12 (8.28%) Software Delivery
16 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
17 10 (6.90%) Open Source
17 10 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 64 (44.14%) Java
2 55 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 43 (29.66%) SQL
4 24 (16.55%) PHP
5 23 (15.86%) C#
6 18 (12.41%) C++
7 16 (11.03%) Perl
7 16 (11.03%) C
8 15 (10.34%) Python
9 14 (9.66%) Objective-C
10 8 (5.52%) Ruby
11 6 (4.14%) PHP5
11 6 (4.14%) Scala
11 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.45%) Groovy
13 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.38%) ABAP
14 2 (1.38%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
15 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.79%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.69%) HND
4 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.69%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.69%) IIBA
4 1 (0.69%) CBAP
4 1 (0.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) Puppet
2 4 (2.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.69%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle
3 7 (4.83%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.14%) SAP
4 6 (4.14%) HP
4 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.45%) JNBridge
6 4 (2.76%) Zend
7 2 (1.38%) hybris
7 2 (1.38%) Apple
7 2 (1.38%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.69%) Sun
8 1 (0.69%) Perforce
8 1 (0.69%) Curam
8 1 (0.69%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.69%) Twitter
8 1 (0.69%) Kony
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