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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 86 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing OOP 56 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.54% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.13% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -
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
2531 2015 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.05% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1027 852
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 120 92
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -7 33 £321 -8.21% 39
Cheshire +6 10 £400 +3.22% 9
Merseyside -7 10 £415 +53.70% 5
Lancashire -14 1 - - 9
Cumbria - - - -
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 54 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (62.35%) OO
3 41 (48.24%) HTML
4 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
5 36 (42.35%) CSS
5 36 (42.35%) TDD
6 29 (34.12%) PHP
7 26 (30.59%) Java
7 26 (30.59%) MVC
8 25 (29.41%) jQuery
9 24 (28.24%) Web Services
9 24 (28.24%) XML
10 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
11 19 (22.35%) .NET
12 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
13 17 (20.00%) BDD
13 17 (20.00%) C#
13 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 17 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (18.82%) JSON
14 16 (18.82%) XQuery
14 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
15 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio
16 14 (16.47%) Windows
16 14 (16.47%) SOA
17 13 (15.29%) REST
17 13 (15.29%) HTML5
18 12 (14.12%) MySQL
18 12 (14.12%) Objective-C

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (9.41%) IIS
1 8 (9.41%) Apache
1 8 (9.41%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (8.24%) MQSeries
3 6 (7.06%) Node.js
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.18%) Drupal
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
1 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) HTTP
2 4 (4.71%) Internet
3 2 (2.35%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.12%) MySQL
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.71%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.24%) Jasmine
4 7 (8.24%) Subversion
5 6 (7.06%) Grunt
6 5 (5.88%) Bower
6 5 (5.88%) CasperJS
6 5 (5.88%) ReSharper
7 4 (4.71%) Xcode
7 4 (4.71%) JIRA
7 4 (4.71%) Hudson
7 4 (4.71%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.53%) Maven
9 2 (2.35%) Lombardi
9 2 (2.35%) QUnit
9 2 (2.35%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.35%) Appium
10 1 (1.18%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.18%) German Language
3 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (84.71%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.76%) iOS Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.24%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Android Developer
7 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.71%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.71%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Perl Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.24%) HTML
2 36 (42.35%) CSS
3 25 (29.41%) jQuery
4 24 (28.24%) Web Services
4 24 (28.24%) XML
5 19 (22.35%) .NET
6 16 (18.82%) JSON
7 13 (15.29%) HTML5
7 13 (15.29%) REST
8 11 (12.94%) XSLT
9 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 9 (10.59%) WCF
11 8 (9.41%) Laravel
11 8 (9.41%) XML Schema
11 8 (9.41%) MSMQ
11 8 (9.41%) Saxon XSLT
11 8 (9.41%) Sass
12 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
12 7 (8.24%) CodeIgniter
13 6 (7.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.06%) User Experience
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.71%) Open Source
3 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.35%) iPad
4 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.35%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) Animation
4 2 (2.35%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) MHEG
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) W3C
5 1 (1.18%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.18%) IPTV
5 1 (1.18%) Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
3 10 (11.76%) Android
4 9 (10.59%) Linux
4 9 (10.59%) UNIX
5 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.71%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (62.35%) OO
3 36 (42.35%) TDD
4 26 (30.59%) MVC
5 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
6 17 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.00%) BDD
7 14 (16.47%) SOA
8 10 (11.76%) Scrum
8 10 (11.76%) iOS Development
9 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.24%) Release Management
10 7 (8.24%) Web Development
10 7 (8.24%) Web Application Development
11 6 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.06%) Android Development
12 5 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
2 29 (34.12%) PHP
3 26 (30.59%) Java
4 17 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (18.82%) XQuery
6 12 (14.12%) Objective-C
7 8 (9.41%) Ruby
7 8 (9.41%) XPath
8 7 (8.24%) PHP5
8 7 (8.24%) Scala
9 6 (7.06%) Python
10 5 (5.88%) C++
11 4 (4.71%) C
12 3 (3.53%) SQL
12 3 (3.53%) Perl
13 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.35%) VB
14 1 (1.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Zend
3 2 (2.35%) Apple
3 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.18%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.18%) Telerik
4 1 (1.18%) hybris
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