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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 56 56 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing OO 90 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 2.80% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 3.98% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 46
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£325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -21.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -6.87%
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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
2205 2035 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.50% 70.39% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1034 1139
Average daily rate £365 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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

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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 27 August 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 +18 73 £325 - 64
Cheshire -18 12 £456 +52.08% 16
Lancashire -16 2 £300 +1.69% 13
Merseyside - - - - 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 27 August 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 64 (43.24%) JavaScript
2 56 (37.84%) HTML
3 53 (35.81%) .NET
4 51 (34.46%) C#
4 51 (34.46%) CSS
5 47 (31.76%) SQL Server
6 40 (27.03%) Web Services
7 39 (26.35%) SQL
8 37 (25.00%) TDD
9 36 (24.32%) MVC
10 34 (22.97%) Java
11 32 (21.62%) PHP
12 31 (20.95%) OOP
12 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (20.95%) jQuery
13 28 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (18.24%) Linux
15 26 (17.57%) HTML5
16 25 (16.89%) OOD
16 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
17 23 (15.54%) XHTML
18 22 (14.86%) XML
18 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
19 20 (13.51%) Oracle
19 20 (13.51%) Scrum
20 19 (12.84%) Windows
20 19 (12.84%) E-Commerce
20 19 (12.84%) WPF
21 18 (12.16%) WCF
21 18 (12.16%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (4.05%) CMS
2 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.38%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.03%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.35%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Magento
2 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.03%) SAP PM
3 3 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.35%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
1 1 (0.68%) PaaS
1 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) Internet
2 3 (2.03%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.49%) MySQL
4 14 (9.46%) Oracle Database
5 13 (8.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.38%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.35%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.35%) Redis
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.35%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.14%) Subversion
3 13 (8.78%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.41%) MSTest
5 8 (5.41%) Maven
6 6 (4.05%) JIRA
7 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.38%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.03%) Xcode
8 3 (2.03%) NUnit
9 2 (1.35%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.35%) Selenium
9 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.35%) Moq
9 2 (1.35%) Ant
9 2 (1.35%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.35%) Gradle
10 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Retail
3 12 (8.11%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Games
5 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 115 (77.70%) Developer
2 33 (22.30%) C# Developer
3 31 (20.95%) .NET Developer
4 27 (18.24%) PHP Developer
5 26 (17.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.43%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Web Developer
7 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (6.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (37.84%) HTML
2 53 (35.81%) .NET
3 51 (34.46%) CSS
4 40 (27.03%) Web Services
5 31 (20.95%) jQuery
6 26 (17.57%) HTML5
7 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
8 23 (15.54%) XHTML
9 22 (14.86%) XML
10 19 (12.84%) WPF
11 18 (12.16%) WCF
12 17 (11.49%) .NET Framework
13 16 (10.81%) LAMP
14 13 (8.78%) Ajax
15 12 (8.11%) JSON
15 12 (8.11%) XSD
15 12 (8.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (8.11%) CSS3
16 11 (7.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.41%) Animation
3 7 (4.73%) Derivative
4 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.05%) Open Source
5 5 (3.38%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.38%) IPTV
6 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.03%) RIA
7 3 (2.03%) Telematics
7 3 (2.03%) New Media
8 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
9 1 (0.68%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.24%) Linux
2 19 (12.84%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) UNIX
4 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.00%) TDD
2 36 (24.32%) MVC
3 31 (20.95%) OOP
3 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.89%) OOD
5 20 (13.51%) Scrum
6 19 (12.84%) E-Commerce
7 18 (12.16%) Software Engineering
7 18 (12.16%) OO PHP
8 13 (8.78%) UML
9 10 (6.76%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.08%) CRM
11 8 (5.41%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.73%) Service Delivery
13 6 (4.05%) MVVM
14 5 (3.38%) OOA/OOD
14 5 (3.38%) Web Design
15 4 (2.70%) Software Testing
15 4 (2.70%) Project Management
15 4 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.24%) JavaScript
2 51 (34.46%) C#
3 39 (26.35%) SQL
4 34 (22.97%) Java
5 32 (21.62%) PHP
6 9 (6.08%) C++
7 8 (5.41%) VB
7 8 (5.41%) VB6
7 8 (5.41%) PHP5
8 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.70%) Python
9 4 (2.70%) Scala
9 4 (2.70%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.03%) Groovy
10 3 (2.03%) VC++
10 3 (2.03%) ABAP
11 2 (1.35%) Perl
11 2 (1.35%) C
11 2 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.08%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (13.51%) Oracle
2 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.08%) SAP
4 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.05%) Zend
6 5 (3.38%) Adobe
6 5 (3.38%) JBoss
7 3 (2.03%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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