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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 46 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing OO 103 98 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 3.60% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 4.92% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 53
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+14.59% -12.17%
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
2316 1990 1778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.62% 73.13% 66.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1021 939
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 102 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +3 59 £325 -13.33% 81
Cheshire -3 27 £299 -4.40% 23
Merseyside -3 10 £408 +25.38% 10
Lancashire -24 5 £475 +11.76% 8
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 84 (42.64%) JavaScript
2 82 (41.62%) HTML
3 74 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (34.01%) CSS
4 67 (34.01%) Web Services
5 63 (31.98%) PHP
5 63 (31.98%) .NET
6 58 (29.44%) jQuery
7 56 (28.43%) XML
8 53 (26.90%) MVC
9 51 (25.89%) OOP
9 51 (25.89%) SQL
9 51 (25.89%) C#
10 48 (24.37%) Java
11 47 (23.86%) SQL Server
11 47 (23.86%) Linux
12 46 (23.35%) TDD
13 41 (20.81%) Git (software)
14 39 (19.80%) Subversion
15 36 (18.27%) HTML5
16 33 (16.75%) ASP.NET
17 32 (16.24%) Software Engineering
17 32 (16.24%) LAMP
18 30 (15.23%) Oracle
19 28 (14.21%) Windows
20 27 (13.71%) XSLT
20 27 (13.71%) Microsoft
20 27 (13.71%) Oracle Database
21 26 (13.20%) Open Source
21 26 (13.20%) Visual Studio

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (6.60%) IIS
2 9 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.55%) MQSeries
4 6 (3.05%) Apache
5 5 (2.54%) Drupal
6 4 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.03%) Confluence
6 4 (2.03%) CMS
6 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.52%) Node.js
8 1 (0.51%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.51%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) SaaS
2 3 (1.52%) IaaS
3 2 (1.02%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.57%) HTTP
2 8 (4.06%) Bluetooth
2 8 (4.06%) GSM
3 6 (3.05%) Internet
4 4 (2.03%) AMQP
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.71%) Oracle Database
3 21 (10.66%) MySQL
4 17 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (6.09%) Big Data
6 10 (5.08%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.57%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.03%) Redis
11 4 (2.03%) SQLite
11 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.52%) Couchbase
13 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 41 (20.81%) Git (software)
2 39 (19.80%) Subversion
3 26 (13.20%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.58%) JIRA
6 10 (5.08%) Mercurial
7 7 (3.55%) GoogleTest
7 7 (3.55%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.05%) JUnit
9 5 (2.54%) Xcode
9 5 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (2.03%) Gradle
10 4 (2.03%) NUnit
10 4 (2.03%) Toad
10 4 (2.03%) Ant
11 3 (1.52%) LSMW
11 3 (1.52%) Selenium
11 3 (1.52%) QUnit
11 3 (1.52%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (10.66%) Finance
2 14 (7.11%) Retail
3 7 (3.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.03%) German Language
4 4 (2.03%) Back Office
5 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 146 (74.11%) Developer
2 50 (25.38%) PHP Developer
3 20 (10.15%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.63%) Senior Developer
5 15 (7.61%) Architect
5 15 (7.61%) Software Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Web Developer
7 13 (6.60%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Software Architect
10 7 (3.55%) BizTalk Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Consultant
11 6 (3.05%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.54%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (41.62%) HTML
2 67 (34.01%) CSS
2 67 (34.01%) Web Services
3 63 (31.98%) .NET
4 58 (29.44%) jQuery
5 56 (28.43%) XML
6 36 (18.27%) HTML5
7 33 (16.75%) ASP.NET
8 32 (16.24%) LAMP
9 27 (13.71%) XSLT
10 22 (11.17%) CSS3
11 20 (10.15%) XSD
12 19 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (9.64%) JSON
13 17 (8.63%) .NET Framework
14 16 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (8.12%) REST
14 16 (8.12%) Ajax
15 13 (6.60%) WCF
16 12 (6.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Open Source
2 19 (9.64%) Derivative
3 9 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.05%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.54%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.03%) W3C
7 4 (2.03%) Animation
7 4 (2.03%) User Experience
7 4 (2.03%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.03%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.02%) STB
8 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.51%) Robotics
9 1 (0.51%) DTV
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.86%) Linux
2 28 (14.21%) Windows
3 14 (7.11%) UNIX
4 12 (6.09%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.58%) Android
6 8 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.03%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.02%) AIX
10 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.90%) MVC
3 51 (25.89%) OOP
4 46 (23.35%) TDD
5 32 (16.24%) Software Engineering
6 24 (12.18%) OOD
6 24 (12.18%) SOA
7 22 (11.17%) E-Commerce
8 21 (10.66%) OO PHP
9 20 (10.15%) Unit Testing
10 16 (8.12%) BDD
11 15 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.09%) UML
13 11 (5.58%) Scrum
14 9 (4.57%) Web Development
15 8 (4.06%) Data Migration
15 8 (4.06%) Migration
15 8 (4.06%) Mentoring
15 8 (4.06%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (4.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (42.64%) JavaScript
2 63 (31.98%) PHP
3 51 (25.89%) C#
3 51 (25.89%) SQL
4 48 (24.37%) Java
5 24 (12.18%) C++
6 13 (6.60%) C
7 12 (6.09%) Ruby
8 11 (5.58%) Python
9 9 (4.57%) XQuery
10 8 (4.06%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.06%) XPath
10 8 (4.06%) PHP5
11 7 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.05%) ABAP
12 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.05%) Scala
13 5 (2.54%) VB
14 4 (2.03%) VB6
14 4 (2.03%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.05%) Degree
3 4 (2.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (2.54%) Puppet
2 4 (2.03%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (15.23%) Oracle
2 27 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.69%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.08%) SAP
5 8 (4.06%) Google
6 6 (3.05%) Zend
7 5 (2.54%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.03%) Northgate
8 4 (2.03%) Kony
8 4 (2.03%) Adobe
9 3 (1.52%) Appcelerator
10 2 (1.02%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.02%) Perforce
10 2 (1.02%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.51%) IBM
11 1 (0.51%) Telerik
11 1 (0.51%) hybris
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