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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 50 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing OO 110 91 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.20% 3.30% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 4.56% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 57 46
Average daily rate
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£334 £365 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.56% +14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.37% -9.35%
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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
2540 1995 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 72.28% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1017 860
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +3 69 £340 -2.85% 72
Cheshire +5 25 £294 -9.61% 20
Merseyside -7 12 £408 +16.42% 8
Lancashire -21 4 £314 -26.08% 9
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 90 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (36.95%) JavaScript
3 73 (35.96%) HTML
4 69 (33.99%) Web Services
5 64 (31.53%) .NET
6 58 (28.57%) Java
7 57 (28.08%) CSS
8 56 (27.59%) jQuery
9 55 (27.09%) MVC
10 54 (26.60%) PHP
11 53 (26.11%) XML
11 53 (26.11%) OOP
12 50 (24.63%) C#
13 49 (24.14%) SQL
14 48 (23.65%) Linux
15 47 (23.15%) SQL Server
15 47 (23.15%) TDD
16 39 (19.21%) Software Engineering
17 36 (17.73%) Subversion
17 36 (17.73%) Windows
18 35 (17.24%) ASP.NET
19 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
19 31 (15.27%) HTML5
20 28 (13.79%) Oracle
20 28 (13.79%) Finance
20 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
21 27 (13.30%) Visual Studio
22 25 (12.32%) Open Source
23 24 (11.82%) OOD
23 24 (11.82%) LAMP

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (6.40%) IIS
2 9 (4.43%) Apache
2 9 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.94%) Confluence
4 7 (3.45%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.96%) Node.js
6 4 (1.97%) CMS
7 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.48%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
8 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) Zope
Applications
1 13 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.94%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.49%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.43%) HTTP
2 8 (3.94%) Bluetooth
2 8 (3.94%) GSM
2 8 (3.94%) Internet
3 6 (2.96%) AMQP
4 1 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.84%) MySQL
2 22 (10.84%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.90%) Big Data
5 11 (5.42%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.93%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.46%) SQLite
8 5 (2.46%) DB2
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.97%) Redis
10 3 (1.48%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.49%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Subversion
2 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
3 27 (13.30%) Visual Studio
4 16 (7.88%) JUnit
5 13 (6.40%) JIRA
6 12 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.43%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.94%) Mercurial
10 7 (3.45%) GoogleTest
11 6 (2.96%) Gradle
11 6 (2.96%) Xcode
11 6 (2.96%) Ant
12 5 (2.46%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 4 (1.97%) Toad
13 4 (1.97%) NUnit
14 3 (1.48%) LSMW
14 3 (1.48%) Hudson
14 3 (1.48%) Selenium
General
1 28 (13.79%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Retail
3 9 (4.43%) Banking
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Back Office
5 4 (1.97%) German Language
6 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.48%) Electronics
6 3 (1.48%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 151 (74.38%) Developer
2 43 (21.18%) PHP Developer
3 22 (10.84%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.85%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.88%) Web Developer
6 15 (7.39%) Architect
7 14 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.91%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.94%) Applications Developer
9 8 (3.94%) Android Developer
10 7 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.45%) Software Architect
10 7 (3.45%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.96%) PHP Web Developer
11 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.96%) Analyst
11 6 (2.96%) iOS Developer
12 5 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.46%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (35.96%) HTML
2 69 (33.99%) Web Services
3 64 (31.53%) .NET
4 57 (28.08%) CSS
5 56 (27.59%) jQuery
6 53 (26.11%) XML
7 35 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 31 (15.27%) HTML5
9 24 (11.82%) LAMP
9 24 (11.82%) JSON
10 20 (9.85%) .NET Framework
10 20 (9.85%) XSLT
11 19 (9.36%) CSS3
12 17 (8.37%) REST
13 16 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (6.90%) XSD
14 14 (6.90%) Ajax
15 13 (6.40%) LINQ
15 13 (6.40%) WCF
15 13 (6.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.32%) Open Source
2 12 (5.91%) Derivative
3 11 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.96%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.46%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.46%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (2.46%) BeagleBone
6 5 (2.46%) User Experience
7 4 (1.97%) W3C
7 4 (1.97%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.48%) DTV
9 2 (0.99%) Statistics
9 2 (0.99%) Animation
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) STB
9 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.65%) Linux
2 36 (17.73%) Windows
3 17 (8.37%) UNIX
4 14 (6.90%) Android
4 14 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.46%) AIX
6 5 (2.46%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.97%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.09%) MVC
3 53 (26.11%) OOP
4 47 (23.15%) TDD
5 39 (19.21%) Software Engineering
6 24 (11.82%) OOD
7 23 (11.33%) SOA
7 23 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (11.33%) BDD
8 20 (9.85%) Unit Testing
9 17 (8.37%) E-Commerce
10 15 (7.39%) Scrum
11 14 (6.90%) OO PHP
12 13 (6.40%) UML
13 11 (5.42%) Web Development
14 10 (4.93%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.93%) Android Development
14 10 (4.93%) iOS Development
15 9 (4.43%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (4.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.95%) JavaScript
2 58 (28.57%) Java
3 54 (26.60%) PHP
4 50 (24.63%) C#
5 49 (24.14%) SQL
6 23 (11.33%) C++
7 15 (7.39%) C
8 14 (6.90%) Ruby
9 13 (6.40%) Python
10 12 (5.91%) Objective-C
11 9 (4.43%) XQuery
12 8 (3.94%) XPath
12 8 (3.94%) PHP5
13 6 (2.96%) ABAP
13 6 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.96%) Perl
14 5 (2.46%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.97%) VB
16 3 (1.48%) SAPscript
16 3 (1.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.43%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.45%) Degree
4 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (4.93%) Puppet
2 6 (2.96%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (13.79%) Oracle
1 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.93%) SAP
4 8 (3.94%) Google
5 6 (2.96%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.46%) Adobe
6 5 (2.46%) HP
6 5 (2.46%) Kony
7 4 (1.97%) Northgate
7 4 (1.97%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.48%) hybris
8 3 (1.48%) Zend
8 3 (1.48%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.99%) Apple
9 2 (0.99%) Perforce
10 1 (0.49%) Telerik
10 1 (0.49%) IBM
10 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
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