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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 129 84 104
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +20
Contract jobs citing OOP 38 62 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.70% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 2.20% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 17
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £341
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.88 £33.84
% change year-on-year
-30.02% +26.69%
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
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 25 £500 +52.67% 33
Cheshire -28 10 £313 -21.87% 10
Merseyside -4 2 £291 -10.61% 4
Lancashire - 1 - - 11
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OOP.

1 51 (66.23%) OO
2 43 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 33 (42.86%) Java
5 32 (41.56%) C#
5 32 (41.56%) TDD
6 30 (38.96%) .NET
7 26 (33.77%) CSS
8 24 (31.17%) XML
8 24 (31.17%) HTML
9 23 (29.87%) Scrum
9 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (28.57%) Spring
11 20 (25.97%) Unit Testing
11 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
12 19 (24.68%) jQuery
13 18 (23.38%) MVC
13 18 (23.38%) C++
14 17 (22.08%) .NET Framework
15 16 (20.78%) HTML5
16 15 (19.48%) JSON
16 15 (19.48%) Software Engineering
16 15 (19.48%) SOA
17 14 (18.18%) SOAP
17 14 (18.18%) RESTful
17 14 (18.18%) CSS3
17 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (16.88%) Open Source
19 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
19 12 (15.58%) Use Case

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.49%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.60%) Node.js
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) HTTP
1 7 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) MySQL
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SAP BI
2 5 (6.49%) SAP BW
3 4 (5.19%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.09%) Subversion
5 6 (7.79%) JIRA
6 5 (6.49%) Checkstyle
6 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.49%) FindBugs
6 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) Maven
6 5 (6.49%) Mockito
6 5 (6.49%) Selenium
6 5 (6.49%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.30%) Grunt
8 1 (1.30%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.30%) Zend Studio
General
1 11 (14.29%) Games
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (87.01%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 15 (19.48%) C# Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Senior Developer
4 13 (16.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Java Scala Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Scala Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Scala Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Android Developer
6 7 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Mobile Developer
8 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) WPF Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.90%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.96%) .NET
2 26 (33.77%) CSS
3 24 (31.17%) HTML
3 24 (31.17%) XML
4 22 (28.57%) Spring
5 19 (24.68%) jQuery
6 17 (22.08%) .NET Framework
7 16 (20.78%) HTML5
8 15 (19.48%) JSON
9 14 (18.18%) CSS3
9 14 (18.18%) RESTful
9 14 (18.18%) SOAP
10 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
10 12 (15.58%) WCF
11 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
12 9 (11.69%) Web Services
13 7 (9.09%) JDBC
13 7 (9.09%) JSP
13 7 (9.09%) Servlets
13 7 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (15.58%) Mobile App
2 12 (15.58%) User Experience
3 6 (7.79%) MHEG
4 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
5 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.19%) Interactive TV
5 4 (5.19%) IPTV
5 4 (5.19%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Android
2 6 (7.79%) AIX
3 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.90%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows
5 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) OO
2 43 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (41.56%) TDD
4 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (29.87%) Scrum
5 20 (25.97%) Unit Testing
6 18 (23.38%) MVC
7 15 (19.48%) SOA
7 15 (19.48%) Software Engineering
8 13 (16.88%) Open Source
9 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Translating Business Requirements
9 12 (15.58%) Use Case
10 11 (14.29%) Microservices
10 11 (14.29%) Pair Programming
10 11 (14.29%) Software Delivery
11 9 (11.69%) Android Development
12 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.09%) BDD
13 7 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 33 (42.86%) Java
3 32 (41.56%) C#
4 18 (23.38%) C++
5 11 (14.29%) Clojure
5 11 (14.29%) Groovy
5 11 (14.29%) Scala
6 10 (12.99%) SQL
7 9 (11.69%) PHP
8 5 (6.49%) ABAP
8 5 (6.49%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.49%) PHP 5
8 5 (6.49%) Ruby
9 4 (5.19%) C
10 2 (2.60%) Go
10 2 (2.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) SAP
2 5 (6.49%) IBM
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Perforce
3 4 (5.19%) OpenTV
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) Apple
6 1 (1.30%) Zend
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