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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 94 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing OOP 38 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.38% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £202 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
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
2270 2024 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.36% 70.55% 64.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1028 1141
Average daily rate £375 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 95 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 30 £325 - 23
Lancashire - 4 - - 8
Cheshire -4 3 £363 +11.53% 11
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 52 (77.61%) HTML
2 50 (74.63%) JavaScript
3 48 (71.64%) CSS
4 38 (56.72%) TDD
5 30 (44.78%) OO
6 29 (43.28%) Scrum
6 29 (43.28%) jQuery
7 25 (37.31%) HTML5
8 23 (34.33%) Java
9 21 (31.34%) C#
10 20 (29.85%) XHTML
11 16 (23.88%) PHP
11 16 (23.88%) .NET
11 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
12 15 (22.39%) MySQL
12 15 (22.39%) MVC
13 14 (20.90%) SQL
13 14 (20.90%) Backbone.js
14 13 (19.40%) Unit Testing
14 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
14 13 (19.40%) CSS3
15 12 (17.91%) Finance
16 11 (16.42%) Web Services
16 11 (16.42%) Linux
16 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
16 11 (16.42%) BDD
17 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
17 9 (13.43%) XML
17 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
17 9 (13.43%) Animation

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.46%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.46%) MQSeries
2 5 (7.46%) Escenic
2 5 (7.46%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) WordPress
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP PM
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) RavenDB
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.46%) Big Data
4 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) Redis
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.45%) ReSharper
4 6 (8.96%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.96%) Subversion
5 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.46%) Calabash
6 3 (4.48%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.48%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.46%) Games
4 4 (5.97%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (82.09%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) PHP Developer
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Software Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Java Programmer
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Programmer
5 6 (8.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (7.46%) iOS Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.97%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (77.61%) HTML
2 48 (71.64%) CSS
3 29 (43.28%) jQuery
4 25 (37.31%) HTML5
5 20 (29.85%) XHTML
6 16 (23.88%) .NET
7 14 (20.90%) Backbone.js
8 13 (19.40%) CSS3
9 11 (16.42%) Web Services
10 9 (13.43%) XML
11 7 (10.45%) Ajax
11 7 (10.45%) J2EE
11 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (10.45%) LINQ
11 7 (10.45%) MooTools
11 7 (10.45%) Dojo
11 7 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (7.46%) Struts
12 5 (7.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Animation
2 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.46%) Digital Media
4 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) W3C
4 4 (5.97%) IPTV
5 3 (4.48%) New Media
5 3 (4.48%) Telematics
5 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) iPad
6 2 (2.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Android
2 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.97%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) TDD
2 30 (44.78%) OO
3 29 (43.28%) Scrum
4 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
5 15 (22.39%) MVC
6 13 (19.40%) Unit Testing
7 11 (16.42%) BDD
7 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.94%) CQRS
8 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (8.96%) OOD
10 6 (8.96%) iOS Development
11 5 (7.46%) RUP
11 5 (7.46%) UML
11 5 (7.46%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (7.46%) SEO
11 5 (7.46%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (74.63%) JavaScript
2 23 (34.33%) Java
3 21 (31.34%) C#
4 16 (23.88%) PHP
5 14 (20.90%) SQL
6 9 (13.43%) Scala
7 6 (8.96%) Objective-C
8 5 (7.46%) C++
9 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.48%) Apex Code
10 3 (4.48%) Groovy
11 2 (2.99%) PHP5
12 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
2 8 (11.94%) JBoss
3 4 (5.97%) Sencha
4 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.48%) Zend
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) Facebook
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter