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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 112 71 106
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +35
Contract jobs citing OOP 32 63 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 2.24% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 3.07% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 26
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £278 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £375 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -55.65%
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
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -11 24 £350 +7.69% 30
Lancashire - 2 - - 6
Merseyside 0 1 - - 2
Cheshire -32 1 £275 -8.33% 8
Cumbria - 1 - -
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (77.97%) HTML
2 45 (76.27%) CSS
3 43 (72.88%) JavaScript
4 35 (59.32%) TDD
5 34 (57.63%) OO
6 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (42.37%) PHP
8 24 (40.68%) HTML5
9 23 (38.98%) jQuery
10 20 (33.90%) XHTML
11 19 (32.20%) Scrum
12 18 (30.51%) User Experience
13 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
14 14 (23.73%) MySQL
15 13 (22.03%) Java
15 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
15 13 (22.03%) CSS3
16 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
16 12 (20.34%) MVC
17 10 (16.95%) Linux
18 9 (15.25%) Animation
19 8 (13.56%) Subversion
19 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
19 8 (13.56%) C#
19 8 (13.56%) SQL
19 8 (13.56%) Web Services
19 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
20 7 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
20 7 (11.86%) MooTools
20 7 (11.86%) Dojo

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (5.08%) Node.js
1 3 (5.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) MySQL
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.56%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Calabash
4 5 (8.47%) Jasmine
4 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.47%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.08%) Grunt
6 3 (5.08%) Bower
6 3 (5.08%) CasperJS
7 2 (3.39%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.39%) PhantomJS
7 2 (3.39%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (3.39%) QUnit
8 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.69%) Trac
8 1 (1.69%) YouTrack
8 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.47%) Games
2 4 (6.78%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (74.58%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) Front-End Developer
3 14 (23.73%) PHP Developer
4 12 (20.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Software Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Web Developer
8 5 (8.47%) iOS Developer
8 5 (8.47%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Architect
11 1 (1.69%) Mobile Tester
11 1 (1.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Tester
11 1 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (77.97%) HTML
2 45 (76.27%) CSS
3 24 (40.68%) HTML5
4 23 (38.98%) jQuery
5 20 (33.90%) XHTML
6 13 (22.03%) CSS3
7 8 (13.56%) Web Services
7 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
8 7 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (11.86%) MooTools
8 7 (11.86%) Dojo
9 6 (10.17%) Ajax
9 6 (10.17%) .NET
10 5 (8.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (8.47%) Sass
11 4 (6.78%) JSON
11 4 (6.78%) Ext JS
11 4 (6.78%) Laravel
11 4 (6.78%) Regular Expression
11 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) User Experience
2 9 (15.25%) Animation
3 6 (10.17%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.47%) Digital Media
4 5 (8.47%) W3C
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.78%) IPTV
6 3 (5.08%) New Media
6 3 (5.08%) Telematics
7 2 (3.39%) iPad
7 2 (3.39%) iPhone
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Android
2 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) TDD
2 34 (57.63%) OO
3 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.20%) Scrum
5 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
6 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
6 12 (20.34%) MVC
7 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.17%) BDD
9 5 (8.47%) iOS Development
9 5 (8.47%) SEO
9 5 (8.47%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Kanban
10 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (6.78%) Web Design
10 4 (6.78%) Pair Programming
10 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.78%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) JavaScript
2 25 (42.37%) PHP
3 13 (22.03%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) C#
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 5 (8.47%) Objective-C
5 5 (8.47%) C++
6 4 (6.78%) Scala
7 3 (5.08%) Python
7 3 (5.08%) PHP5
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Zend
2 4 (6.78%) Sencha
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Facebook
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
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