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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 53 41 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing OO 91 116 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.84% 4.21% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 5.70% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 68 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 - £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -8.33%
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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
2365 2035 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.79% 73.92% 65.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1012 1020
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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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

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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 -2 58 £320 -14.66% 72
Cheshire -28 18 £325 +8.33% 21
Lancashire -22 7 £475 +48.43% 11
Merseyside -6 1 - - 4
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 84 (46.41%) JavaScript
2 81 (44.75%) HTML
3 72 (39.78%) CSS
4 71 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (34.25%) .NET
6 61 (33.70%) jQuery
7 57 (31.49%) C#
8 55 (30.39%) MVC
9 50 (27.62%) PHP
9 50 (27.62%) SQL Server
9 50 (27.62%) Web Services
10 47 (25.97%) SQL
10 47 (25.97%) TDD
11 42 (23.20%) Java
12 40 (22.10%) XML
12 40 (22.10%) HTML5
13 37 (20.44%) Git (software)
14 36 (19.89%) OOP
15 34 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 30 (16.57%) Subversion
16 30 (16.57%) OOD
17 29 (16.02%) Linux
18 28 (15.47%) ASP.NET
19 27 (14.92%) LAMP
20 26 (14.36%) CSS3
21 25 (13.81%) Oracle
22 23 (12.71%) Oracle Database
22 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
23 22 (12.15%) Unit Testing
23 22 (12.15%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (2.76%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (1.66%) Drupal
2 3 (1.66%) Node.js
3 2 (1.10%) WordPress
3 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.10%) JBoss
3 2 (1.10%) Apache
3 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (5.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.55%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) IaaS
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.62%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (12.71%) Oracle Database
4 15 (8.29%) MySQL
5 13 (7.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.76%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.21%) Big Data
9 4 (2.21%) SQLite
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (20.44%) Git (software)
2 30 (16.57%) Subversion
3 20 (11.05%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.97%) JIRA
4 9 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.87%) Maven
5 7 (3.87%) Mercurial
6 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.31%) MSTest
6 6 (3.31%) Xcode
7 4 (2.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.21%) Toad
8 3 (1.66%) JUnit
8 3 (1.66%) LSMW
8 3 (1.66%) NUnit
8 3 (1.66%) Grunt
8 3 (1.66%) QUnit
8 3 (1.66%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.10%) Sinon.JS
General
1 18 (9.94%) Retail
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
3 7 (3.87%) Marketing
3 7 (3.87%) Games
4 4 (2.21%) German Language
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Back Office
5 3 (1.66%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (79.01%) Developer
2 41 (22.65%) PHP Developer
3 34 (18.78%) .NET Developer
4 27 (14.92%) C# Developer
5 24 (13.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (10.50%) Senior Developer
7 15 (8.29%) Front-End Developer
8 14 (7.73%) Web Developer
9 11 (6.08%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (6.08%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.08%) Architect
10 9 (4.97%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (4.97%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 6 (3.31%) Software Developer
13 5 (2.76%) Consultant
13 5 (2.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (44.75%) HTML
2 72 (39.78%) CSS
3 62 (34.25%) .NET
4 61 (33.70%) jQuery
5 50 (27.62%) Web Services
6 40 (22.10%) XML
6 40 (22.10%) HTML5
7 28 (15.47%) ASP.NET
8 27 (14.92%) LAMP
9 26 (14.36%) CSS3
10 22 (12.15%) .NET Framework
11 20 (11.05%) Ajax
11 20 (11.05%) XSLT
11 20 (11.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (9.39%) XSD
12 17 (9.39%) LINQ
12 17 (9.39%) RESTful
13 16 (8.84%) JSON
14 15 (8.29%) XHTML
14 15 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Derivative
2 15 (8.29%) Open Source
3 12 (6.63%) User Experience
4 9 (4.97%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.42%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.42%) Animation
6 5 (2.76%) IPTV
6 5 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.76%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.76%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.21%) Data Extraction
7 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.66%) New Media
9 2 (1.10%) STB
9 2 (1.10%) W3C
10 1 (0.55%) DTV
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.02%) Linux
2 18 (9.94%) Windows
3 11 (6.08%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.52%) Android
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.21%) UNIX
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (30.39%) MVC
3 47 (25.97%) TDD
4 36 (19.89%) OOP
5 30 (16.57%) OOD
6 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
7 22 (12.15%) Unit Testing
8 19 (10.50%) OO PHP
8 19 (10.50%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.84%) Scrum
10 13 (7.18%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.08%) UML
12 11 (6.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.97%) SOA
13 9 (4.97%) BDD
14 8 (4.42%) Data Migration
14 8 (4.42%) Migration
14 8 (4.42%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (46.41%) JavaScript
2 57 (31.49%) C#
3 50 (27.62%) PHP
4 47 (25.97%) SQL
5 42 (23.20%) Java
6 8 (4.42%) C++
6 8 (4.42%) VB
6 8 (4.42%) VB6
7 7 (3.87%) Objective-C
8 6 (3.31%) Scala
8 6 (3.31%) PHP5
8 6 (3.31%) ABAP
8 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.76%) Python
10 4 (2.21%) Ruby
10 4 (2.21%) SAPscript
11 3 (1.66%) C
11 3 (1.66%) VBScript
12 2 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Puppet
1 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 25 (13.81%) Oracle
2 20 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.50%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.52%) SAP
5 9 (4.97%) Adobe
6 6 (3.31%) Zend
7 4 (2.21%) Kony
7 4 (2.21%) Northgate
8 3 (1.66%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.55%) IBM
10 1 (0.55%) Sybase
10 1 (0.55%) Google
10 1 (0.55%) Telerik
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