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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 85 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing OO 84 87 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.16% 2.37% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 3.06% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 40
Median daily rate £390 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.38% -3.43%
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
3184 2840 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.96% 77.47% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1975 1629 1216
Median daily rate £422 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 131 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.09 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 36 £438 +25.00% 55
Lancashire +23 22 £450 +38.68% 13
Cheshire -25 17 £338 -17.17% 11
Merseyside +1 6 £291 -3.16% 2
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OO.

1 91 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (42.20%) Java
3 63 (36.42%) JavaScript
4 54 (31.21%) C#
5 52 (30.06%) HTML
5 52 (30.06%) OOP
6 49 (28.32%) CSS
7 44 (25.43%) C++
7 44 (25.43%) .NET
8 42 (24.28%) XML
9 40 (23.12%) TDD
10 37 (21.39%) HTML5
11 33 (19.08%) Scrum
12 31 (17.92%) Open Source
13 30 (17.34%) Use Case
13 30 (17.34%) MVC
14 29 (16.76%) Finance
14 29 (16.76%) Unit Testing
14 29 (16.76%) Software Engineering
14 29 (16.76%) CSS3
15 28 (16.18%) jQuery
16 26 (15.03%) JSON
17 25 (14.45%) Windows
17 25 (14.45%) Oracle
17 25 (14.45%) Git (software)
18 24 (13.87%) Web Services
19 23 (13.29%) Project Management
19 23 (13.29%) Spring
20 22 (12.72%) UML
21 21 (12.14%) OOD

OO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.78%) Apache
2 6 (3.47%) Node.js
3 5 (2.89%) Confluence
3 5 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.31%) IIS
4 4 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) Moodle
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) MS Office
2 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) GitHub
1 11 (6.36%) IaaS
2 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.16%) Google Play
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.73%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) Intranet
3 1 (0.58%) Network Security
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.56%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.67%) MySQL
2 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.89%) SAP BI
4 5 (2.89%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.31%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.16%) DB2
7 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.16%) Redis
8 1 (0.58%) Big Data
8 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (14.45%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.56%) JIRA
3 13 (7.51%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.36%) Mercurial
5 9 (5.20%) Subversion
6 7 (4.05%) JUnit
7 6 (3.47%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.89%) Gradle
9 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.73%) Ant
10 3 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.73%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.73%) Grunt
10 3 (1.73%) gulp
10 3 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (1.16%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.16%) Maven
11 2 (1.16%) PeopleTools
11 2 (1.16%) QUnit
General
1 29 (16.76%) Finance
2 9 (5.20%) Banking
3 8 (4.62%) Games
4 4 (2.31%) Local Government
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Avionics
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (65.90%) Developer
2 36 (20.81%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.45%) C# Developer
4 19 (10.98%) Analyst
5 16 (9.25%) Business Analyst
5 16 (9.25%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (8.09%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.51%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.36%) PHP Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Android Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Java Scala Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Scala Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Senior Java Scala Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Senior Scala Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.06%) HTML
2 49 (28.32%) CSS
3 44 (25.43%) .NET
4 42 (24.28%) XML
5 37 (21.39%) HTML5
6 29 (16.76%) CSS3
7 28 (16.18%) jQuery
8 26 (15.03%) JSON
9 24 (13.87%) Web Services
10 23 (13.29%) Spring
11 20 (11.56%) .NET Framework
11 20 (11.56%) SOAP
12 19 (10.98%) RESTful
12 19 (10.98%) WCF
13 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET
13 16 (9.25%) Hibernate
14 15 (8.67%) AngularJS
15 14 (8.09%) J2EE
16 12 (6.94%) REST
17 9 (5.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) User Experience
2 16 (9.25%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (7.51%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.05%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.73%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.73%) iPad
7 3 (1.73%) PMI
8 2 (1.16%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.58%) DTV
9 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.58%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.45%) Windows
2 19 (10.98%) Linux
3 15 (8.67%) Android
4 13 (7.51%) Unix
5 10 (5.78%) AIX
5 10 (5.78%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.73%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.06%) OOP
3 40 (23.12%) TDD
4 33 (19.08%) Scrum
5 31 (17.92%) Open Source
6 30 (17.34%) MVC
6 30 (17.34%) Use Case
7 29 (16.76%) Software Engineering
7 29 (16.76%) Unit Testing
8 23 (13.29%) Project Management
9 22 (12.72%) UML
10 21 (12.14%) OOD
10 21 (12.14%) Waterfall
11 20 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (10.98%) OOA/OOD
13 17 (9.83%) Agile Project Management
13 17 (9.83%) Business Analysis
13 17 (9.83%) Service Design
13 17 (9.83%) SOA
14 16 (9.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 73 (42.20%) Java
2 63 (36.42%) JavaScript
3 54 (31.21%) C#
4 44 (25.43%) C++
5 17 (9.83%) SQL
6 16 (9.25%) PHP
7 15 (8.67%) Python
8 12 (6.94%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.36%) Scala
10 10 (5.78%) Clojure
10 10 (5.78%) Groovy
10 10 (5.78%) Objective-C
11 8 (4.62%) VC++
12 7 (4.05%) C
13 5 (2.89%) ABAP
13 5 (2.89%) Apple Swift
14 4 (2.31%) PHP 5
14 4 (2.31%) Ruby
14 4 (2.31%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.78%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.73%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.16%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.16%) PhD
5 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (6.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (14.45%) Oracle
2 12 (6.94%) SaltStack
3 8 (4.62%) IBM
4 7 (4.05%) SAP
5 6 (3.47%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.73%) Google
6 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.73%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.73%) Serena
7 2 (1.16%) Chordiant
8 1 (0.58%) hybris
8 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
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