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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 82 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing OOP 47 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 1.52% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.09% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.45 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.08% -
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
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 26 £358 +0.35% 41
Cheshire +2 9 £350 +16.66% 5
Merseyside -2 9 £415 +72.91% 5
Lancashire - - - - 10
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 52 (66.67%) OO
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) HTML
4 45 (57.69%) CSS
5 44 (56.41%) JavaScript
6 40 (51.28%) TDD
7 28 (35.90%) PHP
8 23 (29.49%) Java
9 22 (28.21%) XML
9 22 (28.21%) jQuery
10 21 (26.92%) HTML5
11 20 (25.64%) Software Engineering
12 19 (24.36%) MVC
13 17 (21.79%) Web Services
13 17 (21.79%) Unit Testing
14 16 (20.51%) XQuery
15 15 (19.23%) C#
15 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
16 14 (17.95%) .NET
16 14 (17.95%) MySQL
16 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
16 14 (17.95%) SOA
17 13 (16.67%) Windows
18 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
18 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (14.10%) JSON
19 11 (14.10%) XSLT
19 11 (14.10%) Scala
19 11 (14.10%) BDD

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (10.26%) IIS
1 8 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (8.97%) MQSeries
3 6 (7.69%) Apache
4 5 (6.41%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
1 2 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) MySQL
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.97%) Subversion
4 7 (8.97%) Jasmine
5 6 (7.69%) Grunt
5 6 (7.69%) JIRA
6 5 (6.41%) Bower
6 5 (6.41%) CasperJS
6 5 (6.41%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.13%) Hudson
7 4 (5.13%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.85%) Maven
9 2 (2.56%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (2.56%) QUnit
9 2 (2.56%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.56%) Lombardi
10 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (1.28%) Xcode
10 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Marketing
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 62 (79.49%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) PHP Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (7.69%) iOS Developer
5 6 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.85%) MySQL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Perl Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (61.54%) HTML
2 45 (57.69%) CSS
3 22 (28.21%) XML
3 22 (28.21%) jQuery
4 21 (26.92%) HTML5
5 17 (21.79%) Web Services
6 14 (17.95%) .NET
7 11 (14.10%) JSON
7 11 (14.10%) XSLT
7 11 (14.10%) CSS3
8 10 (12.82%) REST
8 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
8 10 (12.82%) XHTML
9 9 (11.54%) WCF
10 8 (10.26%) Sass
10 8 (10.26%) Saxon XSLT
10 8 (10.26%) MSMQ
10 8 (10.26%) XML Schema
11 6 (7.69%) Laravel
11 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) User Experience
2 7 (8.97%) Digital Media
3 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.41%) Animation
4 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.85%) W3C
7 1 (1.28%) Derivative
7 1 (1.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) UNIX
3 9 (11.54%) Linux
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.97%) Android
5 7 (8.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.56%) AIX
6 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (66.67%) OO
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (51.28%) TDD
4 20 (25.64%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.36%) MVC
6 17 (21.79%) Unit Testing
7 14 (17.95%) SOA
8 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (14.10%) BDD
10 10 (12.82%) Scrum
11 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
11 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
12 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.97%) Release Management
12 7 (8.97%) Web Application Development
13 6 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (7.69%) iOS Development
13 6 (7.69%) Kanban
14 5 (6.41%) Web Design
14 5 (6.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) JavaScript
2 28 (35.90%) PHP
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 16 (20.51%) XQuery
5 15 (19.23%) C#
6 11 (14.10%) Scala
7 8 (10.26%) XPath
8 7 (8.97%) C++
8 7 (8.97%) PHP5
9 6 (7.69%) Ruby
9 6 (7.69%) Objective-C
9 6 (7.69%) Python
10 5 (6.41%) SQL
11 3 (3.85%) Perl
12 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Zend
3 2 (2.56%) Sencha
3 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) Telerik
4 1 (1.28%) hybris
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