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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 86 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing OO 73 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 1.72% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.22% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 46
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £31.89 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 - £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
OO
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 36 £438 +22.80% 44
Lancashire +9 18 £450 - 4
Cheshire -24 12 £390 +6.84% 13
Merseyside -3 2 £325 +8.33% 5
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OO.

1 104 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (43.71%) JavaScript
3 72 (43.11%) Java
4 61 (36.53%) CSS
5 60 (35.93%) HTML
6 53 (31.74%) OOP
7 51 (30.54%) TDD
8 47 (28.14%) HTML5
9 45 (26.95%) C#
10 39 (23.35%) Scrum
11 38 (22.75%) CSS3
12 36 (21.56%) .NET
13 35 (20.96%) Open Source
14 29 (17.37%) XML
14 29 (17.37%) jQuery
15 28 (16.77%) Spring
15 28 (16.77%) MVC
16 26 (15.57%) Git (software)
17 25 (14.97%) Use Case
17 25 (14.97%) Software Engineering
18 23 (13.77%) Unit Testing
18 23 (13.77%) Finance
18 23 (13.77%) Project Management
18 23 (13.77%) C++
19 22 (13.17%) Hibernate
19 22 (13.17%) RESTful
20 21 (12.57%) JIRA
20 21 (12.57%) UML
20 21 (12.57%) SOA
21 20 (11.98%) Oracle

OO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.99%) Apache
2 5 (2.99%) Confluence
3 4 (2.40%) IIS
4 3 (1.80%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.20%) Moodle
5 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Office
2 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.98%) GitHub
2 11 (6.59%) IaaS
3 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.20%) Google Play
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) HTTP
1 3 (1.80%) Network Security
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) DVB
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.78%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.98%) MySQL
3 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.99%) SAP BI
5 5 (2.99%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.40%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.20%) Redis
8 1 (0.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Git (software)
2 21 (12.57%) JIRA
3 16 (9.58%) Mercurial
4 10 (5.99%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (5.99%) Subversion
5 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.19%) JUnit
7 6 (3.59%) Grunt
7 6 (3.59%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.59%) QUnit
8 5 (2.99%) Gradle
8 5 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.40%) JsTestDriver
10 3 (1.80%) Ant
10 3 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.20%) Maven
11 2 (1.20%) NUnit
11 2 (1.20%) PeopleTools
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Games
4 4 (2.40%) Local Government
4 4 (2.40%) Retail
5 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Avionics
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (70.06%) Developer
2 37 (22.16%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.57%) Senior Developer
3 21 (12.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Analyst
5 17 (10.18%) C# Developer
6 16 (9.58%) Business Analyst
7 15 (8.98%) Java Scala Developer
7 15 (8.98%) Scala Developer
7 15 (8.98%) Senior Java Scala Developer
7 15 (8.98%) Senior Scala Developer
8 13 (7.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (7.78%) Software Engineer
9 12 (7.19%) .NET Developer
9 12 (7.19%) Android Developer
10 11 (6.59%) PHP Developer
11 10 (5.99%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (5.39%) Mobile Developer
12 9 (5.39%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.79%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.53%) CSS
2 60 (35.93%) HTML
3 47 (28.14%) HTML5
4 38 (22.75%) CSS3
5 36 (21.56%) .NET
6 29 (17.37%) jQuery
6 29 (17.37%) XML
7 28 (16.77%) Spring
8 22 (13.17%) Hibernate
8 22 (13.17%) RESTful
9 19 (11.38%) Web Services
10 18 (10.78%) ASP.NET
11 17 (10.18%) AngularJS
11 17 (10.18%) JSON
12 13 (7.78%) .NET Framework
12 13 (7.78%) REST
12 13 (7.78%) WCF
13 12 (7.19%) J2EE
14 10 (5.99%) JSP
14 10 (5.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Enterprise Software
1 20 (11.98%) User Experience
2 14 (8.38%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.19%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.40%) Animation
5 4 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.20%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.60%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) STB
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Windows
2 16 (9.58%) Android
3 15 (8.98%) Linux
4 13 (7.78%) Unix
5 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.74%) OOP
3 51 (30.54%) TDD
4 39 (23.35%) Scrum
5 35 (20.96%) Open Source
6 28 (16.77%) MVC
7 25 (14.97%) Software Engineering
7 25 (14.97%) Use Case
8 23 (13.77%) Project Management
8 23 (13.77%) Unit Testing
9 21 (12.57%) SOA
9 21 (12.57%) UML
10 19 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (11.38%) OOA/OOD
10 19 (11.38%) Waterfall
11 18 (10.78%) Software Delivery
12 17 (10.18%) Agile Project Management
12 17 (10.18%) Business Analysis
12 17 (10.18%) OOD
13 16 (9.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.71%) JavaScript
2 72 (43.11%) Java
3 45 (26.95%) C#
4 23 (13.77%) C++
5 19 (11.38%) PHP
6 18 (10.78%) SQL
7 16 (9.58%) Scala
8 15 (8.98%) Clojure
8 15 (8.98%) Groovy
8 15 (8.98%) Python
9 12 (7.19%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.19%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.59%) VC++
12 5 (2.99%) ABAP
12 5 (2.99%) Apple Swift
12 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.40%) PHP 5
13 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.80%) Ruby
14 3 (1.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.80%) Degree
3 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) PhD
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) DO-178B
System Software
1 15 (8.98%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (7.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Oracle
2 12 (7.19%) SaltStack
3 7 (4.19%) SAP
4 6 (3.59%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.59%) IBM
5 3 (1.80%) Adobe
5 3 (1.80%) Google
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.80%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.20%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.20%) hybris
6 2 (1.20%) Serena
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) Xamarin