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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 84 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing OOP 70 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.14% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +19.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.88 £36.40 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+17.78% +13.75%
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
2958 2232 1729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.28% 72.80% 71.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1173 847
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 124 86
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 36 £325 -16.66% 26
Cheshire +17 28 £400 +6.66% 15
Merseyside -15 3 £325 -7.14% 3
Lancashire +2 1 - - 8
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (52.17%) OO
3 54 (46.96%) HTML
4 52 (45.22%) TDD
5 47 (40.87%) JavaScript
6 44 (38.26%) CSS
7 41 (35.65%) Java
8 36 (31.30%) Web Services
9 34 (29.57%) jQuery
10 33 (28.70%) Git (software)
11 31 (26.96%) .NET
12 29 (25.22%) C#
12 29 (25.22%) PHP
12 29 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
13 28 (24.35%) MVC
14 27 (23.48%) XML
15 26 (22.61%) JSON
16 25 (21.74%) Software Engineering
17 24 (20.87%) REST
18 23 (20.00%) Unit Testing
19 22 (19.13%) BDD
19 22 (19.13%) HTML5
19 22 (19.13%) Objective-C
20 20 (17.39%) SQL Server
20 20 (17.39%) Apple iOS
21 19 (16.52%) Android
21 19 (16.52%) Scrum
22 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
22 18 (15.65%) iOS Development

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 8 (6.96%) IIS
1 8 (6.96%) Apache
1 8 (6.96%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.09%) MQSeries
2 7 (6.09%) Node.js
3 4 (3.48%) CMS
4 3 (2.61%) Drupal
4 3 (2.61%) Confluence
5 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Mule
6 1 (0.87%) JBoss
6 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.87%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.87%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) IaaS
2 3 (2.61%) SaaS
2 3 (2.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) HTTP
2 7 (6.09%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) MySQL
3 8 (6.96%) RavenDB
4 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.61%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (28.70%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
3 17 (14.78%) Subversion
4 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.96%) ReSharper
5 5 (4.35%) Maven
5 5 (4.35%) JIRA
5 5 (4.35%) Ant
5 5 (4.35%) JUnit
6 4 (3.48%) Xcode
6 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.61%) Hudson
8 2 (1.74%) FishEye
8 2 (1.74%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.74%) Lombardi
8 2 (1.74%) Grunt
8 2 (1.74%) Gradle
8 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.74%) PhpStorm
General
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Banking
2 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (85.22%) Developer
2 24 (20.87%) PHP Developer
3 11 (9.57%) .NET Developer
3 11 (9.57%) iOS Developer
4 10 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 10 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
4 10 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 8 (6.96%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (6.96%) Software Development Team Leader
5 8 (6.96%) Software Team Leader
6 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Mobile Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Android Developer
8 5 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.96%) HTML
2 44 (38.26%) CSS
3 36 (31.30%) Web Services
4 34 (29.57%) jQuery
5 31 (26.96%) .NET
6 27 (23.48%) XML
7 26 (22.61%) JSON
8 24 (20.87%) REST
9 22 (19.13%) HTML5
10 16 (13.91%) AngularJS
11 11 (9.57%) Backbone.js
11 11 (9.57%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (9.57%) WCF
11 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
12 10 (8.70%) XSLT
12 10 (8.70%) MSMQ
12 10 (8.70%) CSS3
13 8 (6.96%) Laravel
13 8 (6.96%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (6.96%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Open Source
2 9 (7.83%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.96%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.48%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) User Experience
5 2 (1.74%) iPhone
5 2 (1.74%) iPad
5 2 (1.74%) Statistics
5 2 (1.74%) Animation
6 1 (0.87%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.87%) IPTV
6 1 (0.87%) MHEG
6 1 (0.87%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 19 (16.52%) Android
3 16 (13.91%) Windows
4 11 (9.57%) Linux
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.96%) UNIX
6 6 (5.22%) Mac OS
6 6 (5.22%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Vista
6 6 (5.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (52.17%) OO
3 52 (45.22%) TDD
4 29 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (24.35%) MVC
6 25 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 23 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 22 (19.13%) BDD
9 19 (16.52%) Scrum
10 18 (15.65%) iOS Development
11 16 (13.91%) SOA
12 14 (12.17%) Android Development
13 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
14 8 (6.96%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (6.96%) CQRS
14 8 (6.96%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.96%) Resource Management
14 8 (6.96%) OOD
14 8 (6.96%) Software Testing
14 8 (6.96%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.87%) JavaScript
2 41 (35.65%) Java
3 29 (25.22%) C#
3 29 (25.22%) PHP
4 22 (19.13%) Objective-C
5 16 (13.91%) XQuery
6 12 (10.43%) SQL
6 12 (10.43%) PHP5
7 9 (7.83%) C++
8 8 (6.96%) C
8 8 (6.96%) VB
8 8 (6.96%) XPath
9 7 (6.09%) Ruby
9 7 (6.09%) Scala
10 6 (5.22%) Python
11 5 (4.35%) Perl
12 4 (3.48%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.87%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (14.78%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) Zend
3 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.74%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.74%) Apple
4 1 (0.87%) OpenTV
4 1 (0.87%) SAP
4 1 (0.87%) Adobe
4 1 (0.87%) hybris
4 1 (0.87%) Twitter
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