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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 91 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing OO 73 90 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.88% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 3.88% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 51
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£440 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £398 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -68.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.81 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.75% -4.50%
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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
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -33 38 £450 +38.46% 55
Cheshire -6 17 £375 -17.80% 29
Lancashire +2 12 £440 +46.66% 10
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 102 (67.55%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) TDD
3 60 (39.74%) Java
4 57 (37.75%) OOP
5 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
6 48 (31.79%) HTML
7 45 (29.80%) SQL
7 45 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (28.48%) Git (software)
9 40 (26.49%) Scrum
10 35 (23.18%) SDLC
11 33 (21.85%) CSS
12 30 (19.87%) Web Services
12 30 (19.87%) jQuery
13 29 (19.21%) SOA
14 27 (17.88%) Mentoring
15 26 (17.22%) MVC
15 26 (17.22%) .NET
16 25 (16.56%) Linux
16 25 (16.56%) OOD
16 25 (16.56%) Subversion
16 25 (16.56%) Waterfall
17 23 (15.23%) C#
17 23 (15.23%) PHP
17 23 (15.23%) RESTful
18 22 (14.57%) Ant
18 22 (14.57%) Software Delivery
18 22 (14.57%) AngularJS
19 20 (13.25%) JSON
19 20 (13.25%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (5.30%) Apache
2 6 (3.97%) CMS
2 6 (3.97%) Zope
2 6 (3.97%) Confluence
2 6 (3.97%) Node.js
3 2 (1.32%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) Mule
4 1 (0.66%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) Drupal
4 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MS Office
1 4 (2.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Magento
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.65%) SaaS
2 4 (2.65%) PaaS
3 2 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) HTTP
2 5 (3.31%) SMTP
2 5 (3.31%) FTP
3 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 2 (1.32%) AMQP
4 1 (0.66%) ATM
4 1 (0.66%) SSH
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) MySQL
1 20 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.62%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.62%) Big Data
3 8 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.65%) CouchDB
6 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.99%) SimpleDB
8 2 (1.32%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (28.48%) Git (software)
2 25 (16.56%) Subversion
3 22 (14.57%) Ant
4 18 (11.92%) JUnit
5 17 (11.26%) Mercurial
6 16 (10.60%) Gradle
7 15 (9.93%) Maven
8 12 (7.95%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (4.64%) JIRA
10 6 (3.97%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.97%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.65%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.65%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (1.99%) FishEye
13 3 (1.99%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.99%) PHPUnit
14 2 (1.32%) Xcode
14 2 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 11 (7.28%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.97%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (2.65%) Marketing
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Back Office
5 3 (1.99%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 106 (70.20%) Developer
2 39 (25.83%) Java Developer
3 28 (18.54%) Analyst
4 24 (15.89%) Business Analyst
5 21 (13.91%) .NET Developer
6 15 (9.93%) PHP Developer
7 14 (9.27%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (5.96%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Architect
12 6 (3.97%) Perl Developer
12 6 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (3.31%) Magento Developer
13 5 (3.31%) Technical Leader
13 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.65%) Lead Developer
14 4 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (31.79%) HTML
2 33 (21.85%) CSS
3 30 (19.87%) Web Services
3 30 (19.87%) jQuery
4 26 (17.22%) .NET
5 23 (15.23%) RESTful
6 22 (14.57%) AngularJS
7 20 (13.25%) XML
7 20 (13.25%) JSON
8 19 (12.58%) SOAP
9 18 (11.92%) HTML5
10 16 (10.60%) J2EE
11 14 (9.27%) ASP.NET
12 11 (7.28%) REST
13 10 (6.62%) WCF
14 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (5.30%) CSS3
15 8 (5.30%) Memcached
15 8 (5.30%) Spring
16 7 (4.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.97%) User Experience
4 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.65%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.65%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.99%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.99%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.99%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.99%) iPhone
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) Tandem
7 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.66%) Animation
7 1 (0.66%) Informatics
7 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.56%) Linux
2 19 (12.58%) Windows
3 12 (7.95%) UNIX
4 8 (5.30%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.31%) Solaris
6 4 (2.65%) AIX
6 4 (2.65%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.99%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.32%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (67.55%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) TDD
3 57 (37.75%) OOP
4 45 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (26.49%) Scrum
6 35 (23.18%) SDLC
7 29 (19.21%) SOA
8 27 (17.88%) Mentoring
9 26 (17.22%) MVC
10 25 (16.56%) OOD
10 25 (16.56%) Waterfall
11 22 (14.57%) Software Delivery
12 18 (11.92%) BDD
12 18 (11.92%) Unit Testing
13 15 (9.93%) Software Engineering
13 15 (9.93%) Open Source
14 14 (9.27%) Project Management
14 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
14 14 (9.27%) Pair Programming
15 13 (8.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (39.74%) Java
2 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
3 45 (29.80%) SQL
4 23 (15.23%) C#
4 23 (15.23%) PHP
5 18 (11.92%) C++
6 15 (9.93%) C
7 14 (9.27%) Scala
8 13 (8.61%) Groovy
8 13 (8.61%) Perl
8 13 (8.61%) Python
9 9 (5.96%) Objective-C
10 8 (5.30%) Ruby
11 6 (3.97%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.97%) PHP5
12 3 (1.99%) VBA
13 1 (0.66%) VC++
13 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.66%) Lua
13 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.93%) DV Cleared
3 13 (8.61%) Degree
4 10 (6.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (6.62%) APMP
5 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) IIBA
5 1 (0.66%) CBAP
5 1 (0.66%) HND
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.66%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
1 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.32%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.66%) yum
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Oracle
3 9 (5.96%) SAP
4 5 (3.31%) IBM
4 5 (3.31%) webMethods
4 5 (3.31%) Zend
4 5 (3.31%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.66%) Apple
6 1 (0.66%) Perforce
6 1 (0.66%) Curam
6 1 (0.66%) Sun
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Twitter
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