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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 56 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 111 92 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.00% 3.18% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 4.39% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 59 51
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.52% +12.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
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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
2772 2094 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.92% 72.43% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1077 823
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 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 83
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 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 31 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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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 -1 64 £318 -9.28% 44
Cheshire +10 30 £408 +25.38% 29
Merseyside -10 11 £415 +38.10% 5
Lancashire -6 7 £324 -23.65% 6
Cumbria - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 102 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.22%) JavaScript
3 66 (35.68%) HTML
4 65 (35.14%) Web Services
5 64 (34.59%) Java
6 60 (32.43%) .NET
7 51 (27.57%) TDD
8 49 (26.49%) CSS
8 49 (26.49%) OOP
9 47 (25.41%) MVC
10 46 (24.86%) C#
11 44 (23.78%) Linux
12 43 (23.24%) jQuery
13 41 (22.16%) Software Engineering
14 39 (21.08%) XML
15 38 (20.54%) Windows
16 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
17 35 (18.92%) SQL
18 34 (18.38%) PHP
18 34 (18.38%) ASP.NET
19 31 (16.76%) JSON
20 30 (16.22%) HTML5
21 28 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (14.59%) C++
22 27 (14.59%) Finance
22 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
23 26 (14.05%) Visual Studio
23 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
24 23 (12.43%) BDD
24 23 (12.43%) AngularJS

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 12 (6.49%) IIS
2 10 (5.41%) Apache
2 10 (5.41%) Node.js
3 9 (4.86%) Confluence
3 9 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.78%) MQSeries
4 7 (3.78%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.16%) CMS
6 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.62%) Drupal
7 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.08%) JBoss
8 1 (0.54%) Zope
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.54%) Mule
8 1 (0.54%) WordPress
8 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Doxygen
2 6 (3.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.62%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) HTTP
2 9 (4.86%) Internet
3 8 (4.32%) Bluetooth
3 8 (4.32%) GSM
4 7 (3.78%) AMQP
5 1 (0.54%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.43%) MySQL
3 15 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 15 (8.11%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (7.57%) Big Data
5 12 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.70%) SQLite
8 5 (2.70%) DB2
9 4 (2.16%) Redis
10 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.62%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.08%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.54%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 26 (14.05%) Visual Studio
1 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.43%) Subversion
3 21 (11.35%) JUnit
4 14 (7.57%) Eclipse
4 14 (7.57%) Gradle
5 12 (6.49%) Ant
5 12 (6.49%) JIRA
6 11 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.95%) Cucumber
7 8 (4.32%) Maven
7 8 (4.32%) Mercurial
8 7 (3.78%) Xcode
8 7 (3.78%) GoogleTest
9 5 (2.70%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.16%) NUnit
10 4 (2.16%) Selenium
10 4 (2.16%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.62%) Eclipse RCP
11 3 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (14.59%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.78%) Retail
5 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.62%) Marketing
6 3 (1.62%) Back Office
6 3 (1.62%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 140 (75.68%) Developer
2 31 (16.76%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.59%) PHP Developer
4 23 (12.43%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.57%) Architect
6 11 (5.95%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.32%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Android Developer
9 7 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.78%) iOS Developer
9 7 (3.78%) Software Architect
9 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.78%) BizTalk Developer
10 6 (3.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.24%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (35.68%) HTML
2 65 (35.14%) Web Services
3 60 (32.43%) .NET
4 49 (26.49%) CSS
5 43 (23.24%) jQuery
6 39 (21.08%) XML
7 34 (18.38%) ASP.NET
8 31 (16.76%) JSON
9 30 (16.22%) HTML5
10 23 (12.43%) AngularJS
11 19 (10.27%) .NET Framework
12 17 (9.19%) REST
13 16 (8.65%) CSS3
13 16 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (7.57%) RESTful
14 14 (7.57%) LINQ
15 13 (7.03%) WCF
15 13 (7.03%) Java EE
16 10 (5.41%) Spring
16 10 (5.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Open Source
2 17 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.86%) User Experience
5 7 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.24%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.70%) Raspberry Pi
7 5 (2.70%) BeagleBone
7 5 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.70%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.70%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.62%) W3C
8 3 (1.62%) DTV
8 3 (1.62%) Animation
8 3 (1.62%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.62%) Derivative
9 2 (1.08%) Statistics
9 2 (1.08%) STB
10 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.78%) Linux
2 38 (20.54%) Windows
3 19 (10.27%) UNIX
4 13 (7.03%) Android
4 13 (7.03%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.78%) AIX
8 6 (3.24%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.24%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.24%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.70%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.57%) TDD
3 49 (26.49%) OOP
4 47 (25.41%) MVC
5 41 (22.16%) Software Engineering
6 28 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.43%) BDD
8 22 (11.89%) OOD
9 21 (11.35%) SOA
10 20 (10.81%) Scrum
11 17 (9.19%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.57%) Web Development
12 14 (7.57%) Waterfall
12 14 (7.57%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.03%) UML
13 13 (7.03%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (6.49%) Mentoring
15 11 (5.95%) OO PHP
15 11 (5.95%) Configuration Management
16 10 (5.41%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.22%) JavaScript
2 64 (34.59%) Java
3 46 (24.86%) C#
4 35 (18.92%) SQL
5 34 (18.38%) PHP
6 27 (14.59%) C++
7 21 (11.35%) C
8 17 (9.19%) Ruby
9 16 (8.65%) Python
10 14 (7.57%) Objective-C
11 9 (4.86%) XQuery
12 8 (4.32%) XPath
13 7 (3.78%) PHP5
13 7 (3.78%) Perl
14 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.08%) VB
16 2 (1.08%) Scala
17 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.95%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.32%) Degree
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) IIBA
4 1 (0.54%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (5.95%) Puppet
2 7 (3.78%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.73%) Oracle
3 12 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.32%) Google
5 7 (3.78%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.70%) SAP
6 5 (2.70%) HP
6 5 (2.70%) Kony
7 4 (2.16%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.62%) hybris
8 3 (1.62%) Zend
8 3 (1.62%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.62%) Apple
9 2 (1.08%) Perforce
9 2 (1.08%) IBM
10 1 (0.54%) Curam
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe
10 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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