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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 65 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing OO 96 113 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.52% 3.49% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 4.56% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 84 60
Average daily rate £325 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.33% +7.14%
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
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 58 £325 -4.05% 75
Cheshire -19 15 £390 +27.86% 14
Lancashire +5 9 - - 7
Merseyside -5 8 - - 6
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (42.25%) Java
3 76 (40.64%) JavaScript
3 76 (40.64%) OOP
4 72 (38.50%) HTML
5 65 (34.76%) XML
6 60 (32.09%) TDD
7 55 (29.41%) C++
8 54 (28.88%) C#
9 52 (27.81%) CSS
10 49 (26.20%) jQuery
10 49 (26.20%) Git (software)
11 48 (25.67%) Web Services
12 45 (24.06%) Scrum
13 44 (23.53%) .NET
13 44 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (21.93%) Windows
15 39 (20.86%) Software Engineering
16 38 (20.32%) Subversion
16 38 (20.32%) Unit Testing
16 38 (20.32%) HTML5
17 36 (19.25%) JSON
17 36 (19.25%) MVC
17 36 (19.25%) SOAP
18 35 (18.72%) Finance
19 33 (17.65%) Degree
20 31 (16.58%) Linux
21 30 (16.04%) SQL
21 30 (16.04%) BDD
21 30 (16.04%) WCF

OO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (4.28%) CMS
2 7 (3.74%) Node.js
2 7 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.21%) JBoss
3 6 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.67%) IIS
5 4 (2.14%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.60%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.81%) MS Office
2 8 (4.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Magento
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.07%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) GitHub
2 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) HTTP
2 5 (2.67%) FTP
2 5 (2.67%) SMTP
3 2 (1.07%) Firewall
3 2 (1.07%) Internet
3 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) Intranet
4 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.95%) MySQL
4 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.67%) Big Data
5 5 (2.67%) DB2
5 5 (2.67%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.67%) SAP BI
5 5 (2.67%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.14%) SAP HANA
6 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.07%) Redis
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.07%) SQLite
8 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 49 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 38 (20.32%) Subversion
3 17 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.95%) Mercurial
5 11 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (4.28%) gulp
6 8 (4.28%) JIRA
7 7 (3.74%) JUnit
7 7 (3.74%) Xcode
8 6 (3.21%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.21%) JsTestDriver
8 6 (3.21%) QUnit
9 5 (2.67%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (2.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.60%) Gradle
11 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.60%) Log4j
11 3 (1.60%) Selenium
General
1 35 (18.72%) Finance
2 22 (11.76%) Banking
3 7 (3.74%) Games
4 6 (3.21%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Automotive
6 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Avionics
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (66.31%) Developer
2 44 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.30%) C# Developer
4 17 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 15 (8.02%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.02%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.95%) Analyst
7 9 (4.81%) iOS Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Architect
8 8 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.74%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.74%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Magento Developer
11 5 (2.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (38.50%) HTML
2 65 (34.76%) XML
3 52 (27.81%) CSS
4 49 (26.20%) jQuery
5 48 (25.67%) Web Services
6 44 (23.53%) .NET
7 38 (20.32%) HTML5
8 36 (19.25%) JSON
8 36 (19.25%) SOAP
9 30 (16.04%) WCF
10 25 (13.37%) AngularJS
10 25 (13.37%) RESTful
11 23 (12.30%) ASP.NET
12 21 (11.23%) .NET Framework
13 18 (9.63%) WSDL
14 16 (8.56%) Java EE
15 15 (8.02%) Ajax
16 14 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (6.42%) J2EE
18 11 (5.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.81%) Animation
3 8 (4.28%) User Experience
4 7 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.74%) iPad
4 7 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.74%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.14%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.14%) IPTV
6 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.14%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.60%) PMI
8 2 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.53%) STB
9 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.93%) Windows
2 31 (16.58%) Linux
3 22 (11.76%) AIX
4 19 (10.16%) Windows XP
5 15 (8.02%) Mac OS
6 14 (7.49%) Windows Vista
7 13 (6.95%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.88%) Unix
9 7 (3.74%) Android
10 5 (2.67%) Solaris
11 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (40.64%) OOP
3 60 (32.09%) TDD
4 45 (24.06%) Scrum
5 44 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (20.86%) Software Engineering
7 38 (20.32%) Unit Testing
8 36 (19.25%) MVC
9 30 (16.04%) BDD
10 24 (12.83%) SOA
11 23 (12.30%) OOD
12 20 (10.70%) Waterfall
13 19 (10.16%) Software Delivery
14 18 (9.63%) SDLC
15 17 (9.09%) E-Commerce
16 16 (8.56%) Open Source
17 14 (7.49%) Data Protection
18 13 (6.95%) Front End Development
18 13 (6.95%) Migration
18 13 (6.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.25%) Java
2 76 (40.64%) JavaScript
3 55 (29.41%) C++
4 54 (28.88%) C#
5 30 (16.04%) SQL
6 25 (13.37%) Objective-C
7 21 (11.23%) C
8 19 (10.16%) PHP
9 12 (6.42%) Groovy
9 12 (6.42%) Scala
10 8 (4.28%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.74%) VC++
12 5 (2.67%) ABAP
12 5 (2.67%) Apple Swift
13 4 (2.14%) Perl
14 3 (1.60%) PeopleCode
14 3 (1.60%) Python
14 3 (1.60%) Ruby
14 3 (1.60%) SQR
14 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.07%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.53%) APMP
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.07%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 21 (11.23%) Oracle
2 12 (6.42%) SAP
3 9 (4.81%) IBM
4 7 (3.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.67%) webMethods
6 4 (2.14%) Appcelerator
6 4 (2.14%) EPiServer
6 4 (2.14%) Serena
6 4 (2.14%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.60%) Apple
7 3 (1.60%) OpenText
7 3 (1.60%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.60%) Zend
8 1 (0.53%) Assembla
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) hybris
8 1 (0.53%) Perforce
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