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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 118 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing OOP 40 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.65% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.16% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 25
Average daily rate £313 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £443 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.19% +4.00%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 21 £313 -9.42% 29
Cheshire -8 7 £388 +10.71% 6
Merseyside -4 6 £275 -33.73% 8
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 75 (68.81%) OO
2 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (52.29%) TDD
4 55 (50.46%) JavaScript
5 50 (45.87%) Java
6 46 (42.20%) HTML
7 43 (39.45%) XML
8 41 (37.61%) Subversion
9 38 (34.86%) JSON
10 36 (33.03%) HTML5
11 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
12 34 (31.19%) Web Services
13 33 (30.28%) C#
14 32 (29.36%) C++
14 32 (29.36%) jQuery
15 31 (28.44%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (27.52%) .NET
16 30 (27.52%) Scrum
17 29 (26.61%) SOAP
17 29 (26.61%) CSS
18 27 (24.77%) Degree
18 27 (24.77%) Software Engineering
19 25 (22.94%) Objective-C
20 23 (21.10%) Windows
20 23 (21.10%) AngularJS
21 22 (20.18%) BDD
21 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
21 22 (20.18%) Linux
22 18 (16.51%) AIX
22 18 (16.51%) WCF

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.92%) JBoss
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.92%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) GitHub
2 3 (2.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) Internet
2 7 (6.42%) HTTP
3 4 (3.67%) FTP
3 4 (3.67%) SMTP
4 1 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) MySQL
3 5 (4.59%) Big Data
3 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.59%) SAP BI
3 5 (4.59%) SAP BW
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.67%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (37.61%) Subversion
2 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.09%) Mercurial
4 10 (9.17%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.50%) Jasmine
5 6 (5.50%) JsTestDriver
5 6 (5.50%) QUnit
6 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.67%) JIRA
8 3 (2.75%) Appium
8 3 (2.75%) CocoaPods
8 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.75%) Xcode
9 2 (1.83%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.83%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.92%) Maven
10 1 (0.92%) Selenium
10 1 (0.92%) Zend Studio
General
1 17 (15.60%) Banking
1 17 (15.60%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Games
3 3 (2.75%) Back Office
3 3 (2.75%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (79.82%) Developer
2 29 (26.61%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.68%) C# Developer
4 13 (11.93%) iOS Developer
4 13 (11.93%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (7.34%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Android Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Hadoop Developer
7 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Senior Hadoop Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.67%) iOS Android Developer
8 4 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Programmer
9 3 (2.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (42.20%) HTML
2 43 (39.45%) XML
3 38 (34.86%) JSON
4 36 (33.03%) HTML5
5 34 (31.19%) Web Services
6 32 (29.36%) jQuery
7 30 (27.52%) .NET
8 29 (26.61%) CSS
8 29 (26.61%) SOAP
9 23 (21.10%) AngularJS
10 18 (16.51%) .NET Framework
10 18 (16.51%) WCF
11 15 (13.76%) Java EE
12 14 (12.84%) REST
12 14 (12.84%) WSDL
13 13 (11.93%) RESTful
14 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET
15 9 (8.26%) CSS3
16 7 (6.42%) XHTML
17 6 (5.50%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Video on Demand
2 9 (8.26%) Animation
3 8 (7.34%) User Experience
4 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.50%) IPTV
6 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.75%) MHEG
8 2 (1.83%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.83%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Linux
3 18 (16.51%) AIX
4 17 (15.60%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.68%) Apple iOS
6 14 (12.84%) Mac OS
7 13 (11.93%) Android
7 13 (11.93%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.67%) Solaris
8 4 (3.67%) Unix
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.81%) OO
2 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (52.29%) TDD
4 31 (28.44%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (27.52%) Scrum
6 27 (24.77%) Software Engineering
7 22 (20.18%) BDD
7 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
8 17 (15.60%) SOA
9 16 (14.68%) iOS Development
9 16 (14.68%) Open Source
10 14 (12.84%) SDLC
10 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
11 13 (11.93%) Data Protection
12 12 (11.01%) MVC
12 12 (11.01%) Pair Programming
12 12 (11.01%) Software Delivery
13 10 (9.17%) Android Development
13 10 (9.17%) Automated Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (50.46%) JavaScript
2 50 (45.87%) Java
3 33 (30.28%) C#
4 32 (29.36%) C++
5 25 (22.94%) Objective-C
6 14 (12.84%) C
7 13 (11.93%) SQL
8 12 (11.01%) Groovy
8 12 (11.01%) Scala
9 6 (5.50%) PHP
10 5 (4.59%) ABAP
10 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.75%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.83%) VC++
14 1 (0.92%) Clojure
14 1 (0.92%) Perl
14 1 (0.92%) Python
14 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (24.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) SAP
2 5 (4.59%) Apple
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle
3 4 (3.67%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) IBM
3 4 (3.67%) webMethods
3 4 (3.67%) Zend
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.83%) Adobe
5 2 (1.83%) OpenTV
5 2 (1.83%) Perforce
5 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.92%) Facebook
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