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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 48 46 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Contract jobs citing OO 107 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.39% 3.23% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 4.49% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 57 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -21.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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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
2300 2095 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.76% 71.94% 65.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1317 1065 1163
Average daily rate £375 £328 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 114 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +22 91 £320 -3.39% 65
Cheshire -23 8 £400 +33.33% 14
Lancashire -21 3 £395 +25.39% 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 4
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 73 (43.45%) JavaScript
2 63 (37.50%) HTML
3 62 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (32.74%) CSS
5 51 (30.36%) PHP
6 50 (29.76%) SQL
7 48 (28.57%) .NET
7 48 (28.57%) C#
8 46 (27.38%) SQL Server
8 46 (27.38%) Web Services
9 44 (26.19%) jQuery
10 40 (23.81%) MVC
11 38 (22.62%) Java
11 38 (22.62%) TDD
12 37 (22.02%) Git (software)
12 37 (22.02%) OOP
13 36 (21.43%) XML
14 35 (20.83%) Linux
15 31 (18.45%) HTML5
16 30 (17.86%) LAMP
16 30 (17.86%) Subversion
17 29 (17.26%) Oracle
18 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (14.29%) E-Commerce
19 24 (14.29%) OOD
20 23 (13.69%) Oracle Database
21 22 (13.10%) OO PHP
21 22 (13.10%) XHTML
22 19 (11.31%) XSD
23 18 (10.71%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (2.98%) CMS
1 5 (2.98%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (2.38%) Apache
3 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.19%) IIS
4 2 (1.19%) Drupal
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.98%) Magento
2 3 (1.79%) SAP PM
2 3 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.60%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
1 1 (0.60%) PaaS
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (13.69%) Oracle Database
4 16 (9.52%) MySQL
5 13 (7.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.98%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.19%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.19%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (22.02%) Git (software)
2 30 (17.86%) Subversion
3 11 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.55%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.76%) Maven
4 8 (4.76%) JIRA
5 6 (3.57%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.57%) MSTest
5 6 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.98%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.79%) Toad
7 3 (1.79%) Xcode
7 3 (1.79%) LSMW
8 2 (1.19%) Ant
8 2 (1.19%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.19%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (1.19%) Selenium
8 2 (1.19%) QUnit
8 2 (1.19%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 17 (10.12%) Finance
1 17 (10.12%) Retail
2 11 (6.55%) Marketing
3 7 (4.17%) Games
4 3 (1.79%) German Language
4 3 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 127 (75.60%) Developer
2 41 (24.40%) PHP Developer
3 28 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 27 (16.07%) .NET Developer
5 23 (13.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (8.93%) Senior Developer
7 14 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 12 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (5.95%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.36%) Analyst
10 9 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.76%) Architect
11 8 (4.76%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (37.50%) HTML
2 55 (32.74%) CSS
3 48 (28.57%) .NET
4 46 (27.38%) Web Services
5 44 (26.19%) jQuery
6 36 (21.43%) XML
7 31 (18.45%) HTML5
8 30 (17.86%) LAMP
9 22 (13.10%) XHTML
10 19 (11.31%) XSD
11 18 (10.71%) ASP.NET
12 17 (10.12%) XSLT
12 17 (10.12%) Ajax
13 16 (9.52%) CSS3
14 15 (8.93%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (8.33%) WCF
15 14 (8.33%) WPF
15 14 (8.33%) .NET Framework
16 11 (6.55%) JSON
17 10 (5.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Derivative
2 11 (6.55%) Open Source
2 11 (6.55%) User Experience
3 10 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.76%) Animation
5 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.98%) IPTV
6 5 (2.98%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.79%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.79%) Telematics
8 3 (1.79%) New Media
8 3 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.19%) RIA
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
10 1 (0.60%) W3C
10 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.60%) Replication
10 1 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.83%) Linux
2 16 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (3.57%) UNIX
4 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.81%) MVC
3 38 (22.62%) TDD
4 37 (22.02%) OOP
5 24 (14.29%) OOD
5 24 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 22 (13.10%) OO PHP
7 18 (10.71%) Scrum
7 18 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 14 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.74%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.14%) UML
11 7 (4.17%) CRM
11 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.17%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.17%) Migration
11 7 (4.17%) BDD
11 7 (4.17%) Data Migration
12 5 (2.98%) MVVM
12 5 (2.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.45%) JavaScript
2 51 (30.36%) PHP
3 50 (29.76%) SQL
4 48 (28.57%) C#
5 38 (22.62%) Java
6 10 (5.95%) VB
6 10 (5.95%) VB6
7 8 (4.76%) PHP5
7 8 (4.76%) C++
7 8 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.57%) ABAP
9 5 (2.98%) Scala
10 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.38%) SAPscript
11 3 (1.79%) VBScript
11 3 (1.79%) Groovy
11 3 (1.79%) Python
12 2 (1.19%) XAML
12 2 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.38%) Degree
1 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) ISO 9001
1 5 (2.98%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (17.26%) Oracle
2 17 (10.12%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.14%) SAP
4 11 (6.55%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.36%) Adobe
6 5 (2.98%) Zend
6 5 (2.98%) JBoss
7 3 (1.79%) Sybase
7 3 (1.79%) Northgate
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
8 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
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