The first table below looks at the demand for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 99 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing OOP 39 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.31% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.85% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 44
Average daily rate £390 £328 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.08% +15.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +64.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1727 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.49% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 864 968
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 83 91
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.33 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
OOP
England

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOP across the North West region.

OOP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the North West region.

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

OOP
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 OOP within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 30 £390 +19.08% 17
Cheshire -5 5 £388 +34.78% 5
Lancashire - 4 - - 2
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 3
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 47 (55.95%) HTML
2 41 (48.81%) Java
3 40 (47.62%) C#
4 39 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 39 (46.43%) OO
4 39 (46.43%) TDD
5 36 (42.86%) CSS
6 33 (39.29%) .NET
7 26 (30.95%) jQuery
8 25 (29.76%) Scrum
9 24 (28.57%) Git (software)
10 23 (27.38%) Software Engineering
10 23 (27.38%) XML
11 22 (26.19%) MVC
12 21 (25.00%) PHP
13 20 (23.81%) SQL
14 19 (22.62%) BDD
15 17 (20.24%) Unit Testing
16 16 (19.05%) REST
16 16 (19.05%) Finance
16 16 (19.05%) Subversion
16 16 (19.05%) Degree
17 15 (17.86%) SOAP
17 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
17 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (16.67%) Web Services
18 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
19 13 (15.48%) Objective-C
19 13 (15.48%) Windows
19 13 (15.48%) QA

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.71%) CMS
2 6 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.14%) Escenic
2 6 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.76%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 3 (3.57%) Drupal
5 2 (2.38%) Moodle
6 1 (1.19%) WordPress
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP PM
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) MySQL
2 9 (10.71%) RavenDB
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.14%) Big Data
5 4 (4.76%) Redis
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.05%) Subversion
3 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 10 (11.90%) Eclipse
5 9 (10.71%) ReSharper
6 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (5.95%) RSpec
8 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.57%) FishEye
9 3 (3.57%) Gradle
9 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.57%) PHPUnit
9 3 (3.57%) JIRA
9 3 (3.57%) Maven
10 1 (1.19%) Calabash
10 1 (1.19%) QUnit
10 1 (1.19%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.19%) Mocha
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.52%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (70.24%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.90%) PHP Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Programmer
6 7 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Java Programmer
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Java Programmer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.95%) HTML
2 36 (42.86%) CSS
3 33 (39.29%) .NET
4 26 (30.95%) jQuery
5 23 (27.38%) XML
6 16 (19.05%) REST
7 15 (17.86%) SOAP
8 14 (16.67%) Web Services
9 13 (15.48%) WCF
10 12 (14.29%) Ajax
11 10 (11.90%) Backbone.js
12 9 (10.71%) LINQ
12 9 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.52%) HTML5
14 7 (8.33%) CSS3
14 7 (8.33%) .NET Framework
14 7 (8.33%) Struts
15 6 (7.14%) EJB
15 6 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Open Source
1 5 (5.95%) BBC
2 4 (4.76%) New Media
2 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) MHEG
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) IPTV
3 3 (3.57%) Interactive TV
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile Games
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.19%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.19%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.95%) Android
5 1 (1.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) OO
1 39 (46.43%) TDD
2 25 (29.76%) Scrum
3 23 (27.38%) Software Engineering
4 22 (26.19%) MVC
5 19 (22.62%) BDD
6 17 (20.24%) Unit Testing
7 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.71%) CQRS
8 9 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.71%) SOA
9 8 (9.52%) UML
9 8 (9.52%) CRM
9 8 (9.52%) OOD
10 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.33%) Project Management
11 6 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (7.14%) RUP
11 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.81%) Java
2 40 (47.62%) C#
3 39 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 21 (25.00%) PHP
5 20 (23.81%) SQL
6 13 (15.48%) Objective-C
7 11 (13.10%) C++
8 9 (10.71%) Ruby
9 7 (8.33%) Apex Code
9 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.33%) Perl
10 6 (7.14%) C
10 6 (7.14%) Python
10 6 (7.14%) Scala
11 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.76%) ActionScript
13 3 (3.57%) VB
14 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.38%) Groovy
14 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) QA
2 7 (8.33%) HL7
3 3 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) JBoss
4 7 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (7.14%) Zend
5 6 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.76%) Orchard
7 3 (3.57%) OpenTV
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Progress
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.19%) Apple
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