The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 61 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing OO 73 65 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 2.44% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 3.43% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 35
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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England

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

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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

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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 23 July 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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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

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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 23 July 2014. 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 +12 52 £325 -3.70% 49
Cheshire +6 15 £319 -1.92% 11
Lancashire -19 3 £300 - 7
Cumbria - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - - - - 11
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 68 (44.44%) .NET
2 60 (39.22%) C#
3 58 (37.91%) JavaScript
4 55 (35.95%) SQL Server
5 47 (30.72%) SQL
6 44 (28.76%) Web Services
7 41 (26.80%) ASP.NET
8 40 (26.14%) HTML
9 39 (25.49%) TDD
9 39 (25.49%) Java
10 38 (24.84%) OOD
11 37 (24.18%) CSS
12 35 (22.88%) MVC
13 34 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 30 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (17.65%) .NET Framework
15 27 (17.65%) WCF
16 26 (16.99%) WPF
16 26 (16.99%) jQuery
17 24 (15.69%) OOP
18 22 (14.38%) Linux
19 21 (13.73%) Scrum
20 19 (12.42%) PHP
21 18 (11.76%) Windows
21 18 (11.76%) HTML5
22 17 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
22 17 (11.11%) XML
22 17 (11.11%) Visual Studio
22 17 (11.11%) Finance
23 16 (10.46%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (3.92%) CMS
2 5 (3.27%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.61%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.61%) Apache
4 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.65%) Drupal
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.61%) Magento
3 3 (1.96%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.96%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) Internet
2 4 (2.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (35.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.50%) MySQL
4 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.23%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.27%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.61%) CouchDB
8 4 (2.61%) Redis
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.31%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.23%) MSTest
4 8 (5.23%) Maven
5 6 (3.92%) NUnit
5 6 (3.92%) Subversion
6 5 (3.27%) ReSharper
6 5 (3.27%) Moq
6 5 (3.27%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.61%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.96%) PhoneGap
9 2 (1.31%) Ant
9 2 (1.31%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.31%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.31%) Selenium
9 2 (1.31%) Gradle
10 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (7.84%) Marketing
3 11 (7.19%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (79.74%) Developer
2 40 (26.14%) .NET Developer
3 35 (22.88%) C# Developer
4 27 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Web Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Java Developer
6 15 (9.80%) PHP Developer
7 14 (9.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.84%) Software Developer
9 10 (6.54%) Analyst
10 9 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (5.88%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (5.23%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (4.58%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Architect
12 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (44.44%) .NET
2 44 (28.76%) Web Services
3 41 (26.80%) ASP.NET
4 40 (26.14%) HTML
5 37 (24.18%) CSS
6 27 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 27 (17.65%) WCF
7 26 (16.99%) WPF
7 26 (16.99%) jQuery
8 18 (11.76%) HTML5
9 17 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (11.11%) XML
10 14 (9.15%) XHTML
11 13 (8.50%) WinForms
11 13 (8.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (6.54%) REST
12 10 (6.54%) JSON
13 9 (5.88%) Spring
13 9 (5.88%) XSD
13 9 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.58%) RIA
3 5 (3.27%) IPTV
4 4 (2.61%) Animation
4 4 (2.61%) Kindle
4 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.96%) New Media
5 3 (1.96%) Telematics
5 3 (1.96%) Replication
6 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) iDTV
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Linux
2 18 (11.76%) Windows
3 5 (3.27%) UNIX
4 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.31%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.49%) TDD
2 38 (24.84%) OOD
3 35 (22.88%) MVC
4 30 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.69%) OOP
6 21 (13.73%) Scrum
7 16 (10.46%) Software Engineering
8 15 (9.80%) UML
8 15 (9.80%) E-Commerce
9 13 (8.50%) CRM
10 11 (7.19%) OO PHP
11 10 (6.54%) MVVM
11 10 (6.54%) BDD
12 9 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.23%) User Stories
14 7 (4.58%) Web Development
14 7 (4.58%) Business Analysis
15 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
16 5 (3.27%) Web Design
17 4 (2.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 60 (39.22%) C#
2 58 (37.91%) JavaScript
3 47 (30.72%) SQL
4 39 (25.49%) Java
5 19 (12.42%) PHP
6 8 (5.23%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.58%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.58%) VB
7 7 (4.58%) PHP5
7 7 (4.58%) VB6
8 6 (3.92%) C++
9 4 (2.61%) VC++
9 4 (2.61%) Ruby
10 3 (1.96%) Groovy
10 3 (1.96%) ABAP
11 2 (1.31%) Python
11 2 (1.31%) XAML
11 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.31%) C
11 2 (1.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) MCPD
3 3 (1.96%) MCP
3 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.96%) MCTS
4 2 (1.31%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.96%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (10.46%) Oracle
2 14 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.58%) SAP
3 7 (4.58%) JBoss
4 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.27%) Adobe
5 3 (1.96%) Sybase
6 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.31%) Zend
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.65%) Apple
7 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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