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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 102 87 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing OOP 36 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.62% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.26% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 31
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
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
2266 2124 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.90% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1080 1180
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 114 107
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +2 28 £350 +7.69% 29
Lancashire - 4 - - 3
Cheshire -20 1 £400 +33.33% 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 51 (76.12%) HTML
2 48 (71.64%) JavaScript
2 48 (71.64%) CSS
3 39 (58.21%) TDD
4 37 (55.22%) OO
5 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.78%) HTML5
7 28 (41.79%) jQuery
8 25 (37.31%) Scrum
9 24 (35.82%) Java
10 21 (31.34%) XHTML
11 19 (28.36%) PHP
11 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
12 18 (26.87%) CSS3
13 17 (25.37%) C#
14 16 (23.88%) MySQL
14 16 (23.88%) User Experience
15 14 (20.90%) MVC
16 13 (19.40%) .NET
17 12 (17.91%) SQL
17 12 (17.91%) Finance
17 12 (17.91%) BDD
17 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
18 11 (16.42%) Ajax
18 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
19 10 (14.93%) Linux
19 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
19 10 (14.93%) Backbone.js
20 9 (13.43%) Scala
20 9 (13.43%) Web Services

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (10.45%) CMS
2 5 (7.46%) MQSeries
2 5 (7.46%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.46%) Escenic
2 5 (7.46%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) WordPress
5 1 (1.49%) Drupal
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (4.48%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.46%) Big Data
4 3 (4.48%) RavenDB
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.45%) Subversion
3 6 (8.96%) JIRA
4 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.46%) Calabash
4 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.46%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.97%) ReSharper
5 4 (5.97%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.99%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.99%) QUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) Hudson
7 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.49%) Trac
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Games
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (76.12%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (16.42%) PHP Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Java Programmer
6 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Programmer
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (76.12%) HTML
2 48 (71.64%) CSS
3 30 (44.78%) HTML5
4 28 (41.79%) jQuery
5 21 (31.34%) XHTML
6 18 (26.87%) CSS3
7 13 (19.40%) .NET
8 11 (16.42%) Ajax
9 10 (14.93%) Backbone.js
10 9 (13.43%) Web Services
11 7 (10.45%) XML
11 7 (10.45%) J2EE
11 7 (10.45%) Dojo
11 7 (10.45%) MooTools
11 7 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (8.96%) LAMP
13 5 (7.46%) Java RMI
13 5 (7.46%) Struts
13 5 (7.46%) EJB
13 5 (7.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) User Experience
2 9 (13.43%) Animation
3 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.46%) W3C
4 5 (7.46%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.97%) IPTV
5 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.48%) Telematics
6 3 (4.48%) New Media
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.99%) iPad
7 2 (2.99%) iPhone
8 1 (1.49%) Derivative
8 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.96%) Android
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) TDD
2 37 (55.22%) OO
3 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (37.31%) Scrum
5 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
6 14 (20.90%) MVC
7 12 (17.91%) BDD
8 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.96%) iOS Development
10 6 (8.96%) UML
10 6 (8.96%) OOD
11 5 (7.46%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (7.46%) RUP
11 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.46%) SEO
11 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.46%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (5.97%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 48 (71.64%) JavaScript
2 24 (35.82%) Java
3 19 (28.36%) PHP
4 17 (25.37%) C#
5 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 9 (13.43%) Scala
7 6 (8.96%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.96%) C++
8 3 (4.48%) PHP5
8 3 (4.48%) Groovy
9 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.49%) X++
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) JBoss
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Sencha
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Zend
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.49%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) Telerik
5 1 (1.49%) Facebook
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago