The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 115 78 93
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Contract jobs citing OOP 29 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 2.05% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.80% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
OOP
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 16 £450 +26.31% 35
Cheshire -11 8 £313 +4.16% 4
Merseyside -7 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - - 3
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 46 (69.70%) HTML
1 46 (69.70%) CSS
2 43 (65.15%) JavaScript
3 37 (56.06%) TDD
4 36 (54.55%) OO
5 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (39.39%) PHP
7 24 (36.36%) HTML5
8 23 (34.85%) jQuery
9 21 (31.82%) Java
10 16 (24.24%) User Experience
11 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
12 14 (21.21%) XHTML
12 14 (21.21%) MVC
12 14 (21.21%) CSS3
13 13 (19.70%) Scrum
13 13 (19.70%) MySQL
13 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
13 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
14 10 (15.15%) Linux
14 10 (15.15%) XML
15 9 (13.64%) XSLT
15 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
15 9 (13.64%) Scala
15 9 (13.64%) Android
15 9 (13.64%) JSON
15 9 (13.64%) Apple iOS
16 8 (12.12%) Sass
16 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
16 8 (12.12%) Software Testing

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (7.58%) Node.js
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.52%) WordPress
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) IaaS
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) MySQL
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Subversion
3 7 (10.61%) Jasmine
4 6 (9.09%) Grunt
4 6 (9.09%) JIRA
5 5 (7.58%) Mercurial
5 5 (7.58%) Bower
5 5 (7.58%) Calabash
5 5 (7.58%) CasperJS
5 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.06%) Hudson
6 4 (6.06%) PhantomJS
6 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.55%) Maven
8 2 (3.03%) QUnit
8 2 (3.03%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.06%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (77.27%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) PHP Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (12.12%) iOS Developer
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Architect
5 5 (7.58%) MySQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Perl Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (1.52%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.52%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (69.70%) HTML
1 46 (69.70%) CSS
2 24 (36.36%) HTML5
3 23 (34.85%) jQuery
4 14 (21.21%) XHTML
4 14 (21.21%) CSS3
5 10 (15.15%) XML
6 9 (13.64%) XSLT
6 9 (13.64%) JSON
7 8 (12.12%) Sass
7 8 (12.12%) .NET
8 6 (9.09%) Saxon XSLT
8 6 (9.09%) Ajax
8 6 (9.09%) Web Services
8 6 (9.09%) XML Schema
9 5 (7.58%) Underscore.js
9 5 (7.58%) Haml
10 4 (6.06%) Regular Expression
10 4 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) User Experience
2 6 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 6 (9.09%) Animation
3 5 (7.58%) W3C
3 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 2 (3.03%) iPhone
7 1 (1.52%) IPTV
7 1 (1.52%) Derivative
7 1 (1.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Android
2 9 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) TDD
2 36 (54.55%) OO
3 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 14 (21.21%) MVC
6 13 (19.70%) Scrum
6 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
8 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.61%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (10.61%) BDD
10 6 (9.09%) Kanban
10 6 (9.09%) SOA
10 6 (9.09%) Web Design
10 6 (9.09%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.58%) SEO
11 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 43 (65.15%) JavaScript
2 26 (39.39%) PHP
3 21 (31.82%) Java
4 9 (13.64%) Scala
5 8 (12.12%) C#
5 8 (12.12%) Objective-C
6 6 (9.09%) PHP5
6 6 (9.09%) SQL
6 6 (9.09%) Python
6 6 (9.09%) XQuery
7 5 (7.58%) C++
7 5 (7.58%) Ruby
8 3 (4.55%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.52%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Sencha
1 4 (6.06%) Zend
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe
2 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.52%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) Telerik
2 1 (1.52%) Facebook
2 1 (1.52%) Twitter
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