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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 65 45 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing OO 80 111 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.48% 3.92% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 5.36% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 55
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.75 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 - £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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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 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 -16 41 £403 +7.33% 54
Cheshire -12 25 £298 -0.58% 19
Lancashire -21 6 £475 +2.70% 6
Merseyside -7 3 £263 -25.00% 3
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 82 (44.09%) JavaScript
2 80 (43.01%) HTML
3 71 (38.17%) .NET
4 68 (36.56%) CSS
5 66 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (30.65%) C#
7 56 (30.11%) Web Services
7 56 (30.11%) jQuery
8 54 (29.03%) SQL
8 54 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 54 (29.03%) MVC
9 53 (28.49%) PHP
10 45 (24.19%) Java
10 45 (24.19%) TDD
11 44 (23.66%) XML
12 39 (20.97%) HTML5
13 36 (19.35%) OOP
14 35 (18.82%) Linux
14 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
15 32 (17.20%) OOD
16 31 (16.67%) Subversion
17 29 (15.59%) ASP.NET
17 29 (15.59%) SQL Server 2008
18 27 (14.52%) CSS3
18 27 (14.52%) LAMP
19 25 (13.44%) Oracle
20 24 (12.90%) XSLT
20 24 (12.90%) Visual Studio
21 23 (12.37%) Microsoft
21 23 (12.37%) Oracle Database

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.15%) Apache
1 4 (2.15%) IIS
2 3 (1.61%) Node.js
2 3 (1.61%) Drupal
3 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.08%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.54%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.54%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) IaaS
2 3 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) AMQP
3 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (12.37%) Oracle Database
4 17 (9.14%) MySQL
5 10 (5.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.38%) Big Data
6 7 (3.76%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.69%) Redis
8 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.15%) SQLite
10 3 (1.61%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 31 (16.67%) Subversion
3 24 (12.90%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.38%) JIRA
5 9 (4.84%) Mercurial
6 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.23%) Xcode
8 5 (2.69%) MSTest
8 5 (2.69%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.15%) Toad
9 4 (2.15%) JUnit
9 4 (2.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (1.61%) Grunt
10 3 (1.61%) QUnit
10 3 (1.61%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.61%) LSMW
10 3 (1.61%) NUnit
10 3 (1.61%) Selenium
11 2 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 17 (9.14%) Retail
2 16 (8.60%) Finance
3 5 (2.69%) Banking
4 4 (2.15%) German Language
4 4 (2.15%) Games
4 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.15%) Back Office
5 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 141 (75.81%) Developer
2 42 (22.58%) PHP Developer
3 32 (17.20%) .NET Developer
4 21 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 19 (10.22%) Senior Developer
5 19 (10.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (8.60%) Architect
7 13 (6.99%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (6.45%) Web Developer
9 11 (5.91%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (5.38%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (3.76%) Software Architect
13 7 (3.76%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (3.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 5 (2.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (43.01%) HTML
2 71 (38.17%) .NET
3 68 (36.56%) CSS
4 56 (30.11%) Web Services
4 56 (30.11%) jQuery
5 44 (23.66%) XML
6 39 (20.97%) HTML5
7 29 (15.59%) ASP.NET
8 27 (14.52%) CSS3
8 27 (14.52%) LAMP
9 24 (12.90%) XSLT
10 22 (11.83%) .NET Framework
11 18 (9.68%) Ajax
12 17 (9.14%) XSD
12 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (8.60%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (8.60%) JSON
13 16 (8.60%) LINQ
14 14 (7.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (6.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Open Source
2 16 (8.60%) Derivative
3 10 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.76%) User Experience
6 6 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.69%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.69%) Animation
8 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.15%) W3C
8 4 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.15%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.15%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.08%) STB
10 1 (0.54%) New Media
10 1 (0.54%) Social Media
10 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.82%) Linux
2 19 (10.22%) Windows
3 13 (6.99%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.45%) Android
5 6 (3.23%) UNIX
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (29.03%) MVC
3 45 (24.19%) TDD
4 36 (19.35%) OOP
5 32 (17.20%) OOD
6 22 (11.83%) E-Commerce
6 22 (11.83%) Unit Testing
7 20 (10.75%) Software Engineering
8 19 (10.22%) OO PHP
9 16 (8.60%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.53%) SOA
11 13 (6.99%) UML
12 11 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (5.91%) BDD
12 11 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.91%) Scrum
13 9 (4.84%) iOS Development
14 8 (4.30%) Web Development
14 8 (4.30%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (44.09%) JavaScript
2 57 (30.65%) C#
3 54 (29.03%) SQL
4 53 (28.49%) PHP
5 45 (24.19%) Java
6 14 (7.53%) C++
7 11 (5.91%) Python
7 11 (5.91%) Ruby
8 8 (4.30%) VB
9 7 (3.76%) PHP5
9 7 (3.76%) VB6
9 7 (3.76%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.23%) ABAP
10 6 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.23%) Scala
11 4 (2.15%) SAPscript
12 3 (1.61%) C
12 3 (1.61%) Perl
12 3 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.69%) Degree
2 4 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Puppet
1 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 25 (13.44%) Oracle
2 23 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.75%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.38%) SAP
5 5 (2.69%) Adobe
5 5 (2.69%) Zend
6 4 (2.15%) Northgate
6 4 (2.15%) Kony
7 3 (1.61%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.08%) Perforce
8 2 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.54%) IBM
9 1 (0.54%) Telerik
9 1 (0.54%) Google
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