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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 53 38 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +33
Contract jobs citing OO 99 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.07% 4.10% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 5.65% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 67 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £45.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -12.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
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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
2367 2069 2095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.37% 72.47% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1013 1069
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 124 89
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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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

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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 20 October 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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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

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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 20 October 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 +7 82 £314 -7.03% 73
Lancashire -15 4 £475 +48.43% 11
Cheshire -42 4 £350 +16.66% 19
Cumbria - 2 £363 -
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 20 October 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 80 (47.34%) JavaScript
2 70 (41.42%) HTML
3 65 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (36.69%) CSS
5 53 (31.36%) PHP
6 52 (30.77%) .NET
7 49 (28.99%) Web Services
8 48 (28.40%) SQL
8 48 (28.40%) jQuery
9 47 (27.81%) C#
10 45 (26.63%) SQL Server
10 45 (26.63%) MVC
11 41 (24.26%) TDD
12 40 (23.67%) Java
13 38 (22.49%) XML
14 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
15 35 (20.71%) OOP
15 35 (20.71%) Linux
16 34 (20.12%) HTML5
17 30 (17.75%) LAMP
17 30 (17.75%) Subversion
18 27 (15.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 26 (15.38%) OOD
20 25 (14.79%) E-Commerce
20 25 (14.79%) Oracle
21 22 (13.02%) Oracle Database
22 21 (12.43%) CSS3
22 21 (12.43%) XHTML
23 20 (11.83%) OO PHP
24 19 (11.24%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (2.96%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (2.37%) Apache
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.78%) CMS
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.18%) Drupal
4 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 2 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (0.59%) WordPress
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.59%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.59%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.59%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.59%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
1 1 (0.59%) PaaS
1 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (13.02%) Oracle Database
4 17 (10.06%) MySQL
5 13 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (4.73%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.96%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (2.37%) SQLite
9 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.18%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.18%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.59%) Redis
11 1 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 30 (17.75%) Subversion
3 12 (7.10%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.73%) Maven
5 8 (4.73%) JIRA
6 6 (3.55%) Mercurial
6 6 (3.55%) Xcode
6 6 (3.55%) MSTest
6 6 (3.55%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.37%) Toad
8 3 (1.78%) LSMW
8 3 (1.78%) QUnit
9 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.18%) Gradle
9 2 (1.18%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.18%) Ant
10 1 (0.59%) NUnit
General
1 17 (10.06%) Retail
2 15 (8.88%) Finance
3 10 (5.92%) Marketing
4 7 (4.14%) Games
5 4 (2.37%) German Language
6 3 (1.78%) Back Office
7 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 129 (76.33%) Developer
2 43 (25.44%) PHP Developer
3 27 (15.98%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 21 (12.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (7.10%) Web Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Architect
10 9 (5.33%) Analyst
10 9 (5.33%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.55%) Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (41.42%) HTML
2 62 (36.69%) CSS
3 52 (30.77%) .NET
4 49 (28.99%) Web Services
5 48 (28.40%) jQuery
6 38 (22.49%) XML
7 34 (20.12%) HTML5
8 30 (17.75%) LAMP
9 21 (12.43%) XHTML
9 21 (12.43%) CSS3
10 19 (11.24%) XSLT
11 18 (10.65%) .NET Framework
12 17 (10.06%) Ajax
12 17 (10.06%) XSD
12 17 (10.06%) ASP.NET
13 15 (8.88%) JSON
13 15 (8.88%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (6.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (6.51%) RESTful
14 11 (6.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Derivative
2 14 (8.28%) Open Source
3 10 (5.92%) User Experience
4 9 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.73%) Animation
6 7 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.96%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.96%) IPTV
7 5 (2.96%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.37%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.78%) Telematics
9 3 (1.78%) New Media
10 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.59%) Social Media
11 1 (0.59%) W3C
11 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.71%) Linux
2 19 (11.24%) Windows
3 10 (5.92%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.73%) Android
5 5 (2.96%) UNIX
6 4 (2.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.63%) MVC
3 41 (24.26%) TDD
4 35 (20.71%) OOP
5 26 (15.38%) OOD
6 25 (14.79%) E-Commerce
7 20 (11.83%) OO PHP
8 18 (10.65%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.88%) Scrum
11 13 (7.69%) UML
12 12 (7.10%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (4.73%) BDD
14 8 (4.73%) Data Migration
14 8 (4.73%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.73%) Migration
15 7 (4.14%) Web Design
15 7 (4.14%) Business Analysis
15 7 (4.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.34%) JavaScript
2 53 (31.36%) PHP
3 48 (28.40%) SQL
4 47 (27.81%) C#
5 40 (23.67%) Java
6 8 (4.73%) C++
6 8 (4.73%) VB
6 8 (4.73%) VB6
7 7 (4.14%) Objective-C
7 7 (4.14%) PHP5
8 6 (3.55%) Scala
8 6 (3.55%) ABAP
8 6 (3.55%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.37%) SAPscript
10 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.78%) VBScript
10 3 (1.78%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) VBA
11 2 (1.18%) VC++
11 2 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.37%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.37%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Oracle
2 18 (10.65%) Red Hat
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.51%) SAP
5 9 (5.33%) Adobe
6 6 (3.55%) Zend
7 4 (2.37%) Northgate
7 4 (2.37%) Kony
8 3 (1.78%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.59%) Google
10 1 (0.59%) IBM
10 1 (0.59%) Sybase
10 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.59%) Telerik
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Rate: £480 - 500 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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