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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 90 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing OOP 59 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.38% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.90% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 29
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£350 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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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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 -4 34 £318 -18.58% 34
Cheshire +7 13 £400 +3.22% 13
Merseyside -8 10 £415 +38.33% 2
Lancashire -5 1 - - 5
Cumbria - - - -
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) OO
3 44 (48.89%) HTML
4 42 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 40 (44.44%) TDD
6 37 (41.11%) CSS
7 30 (33.33%) Web Services
8 28 (31.11%) Java
9 26 (28.89%) XML
10 25 (27.78%) PHP
10 25 (27.78%) jQuery
11 23 (25.56%) MVC
12 22 (24.44%) Software Engineering
13 21 (23.33%) JSON
13 21 (23.33%) .NET
13 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
14 19 (21.11%) BDD
14 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
15 18 (20.00%) C#
15 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (18.89%) HTML5
16 17 (18.89%) REST
17 16 (17.78%) Objective-C
17 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
17 16 (17.78%) XQuery
18 15 (16.67%) SOA
18 15 (16.67%) Visual Studio
18 15 (16.67%) Windows
18 15 (16.67%) Unit Testing
19 14 (15.56%) Apple iOS

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.89%) IIS
1 8 (8.89%) Apache
1 8 (8.89%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (8.89%) Node.js
2 7 (7.78%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.22%) Drupal
4 1 (1.11%) Mule
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.11%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
1 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) HTTP
2 5 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) MySQL
3 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.44%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 10 (11.11%) Subversion
4 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.67%) Grunt
6 5 (5.56%) Bower
6 5 (5.56%) CasperJS
6 5 (5.56%) Jasmine
7 4 (4.44%) Xcode
7 4 (4.44%) ReSharper
7 4 (4.44%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.33%) Hudson
8 3 (3.33%) Maven
9 2 (2.22%) Lombardi
9 2 (2.22%) JIRA
9 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.22%) Appium
10 1 (1.11%) YouTrack
10 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (85.56%) Developer
2 18 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 7 (7.78%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 6 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Software Team Leader
7 4 (4.44%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.44%) .NET Team Leader
7 4 (4.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Software Development Team Leader
7 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (48.89%) HTML
2 37 (41.11%) CSS
3 30 (33.33%) Web Services
4 26 (28.89%) XML
5 25 (27.78%) jQuery
6 21 (23.33%) JSON
6 21 (23.33%) .NET
7 17 (18.89%) HTML5
7 17 (18.89%) REST
8 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
9 11 (12.22%) XSLT
10 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 9 (10.00%) Laravel
10 9 (10.00%) WCF
11 8 (8.89%) MSMQ
11 8 (8.89%) XML Schema
11 8 (8.89%) Saxon XSLT
12 7 (7.78%) CodeIgniter
13 6 (6.67%) RESTful
13 6 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.67%) User Experience
2 6 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.67%) Open Source
3 4 (4.44%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.44%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) iPad
4 2 (2.22%) Statistics
4 2 (2.22%) Animation
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.11%) MHEG
5 1 (1.11%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.11%) IPTV
5 1 (1.11%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Apple iOS
3 13 (14.44%) Android
4 10 (11.11%) Linux
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.89%) UNIX
6 6 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 6 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) OO
3 40 (44.44%) TDD
4 23 (25.56%) MVC
5 22 (24.44%) Software Engineering
6 19 (21.11%) BDD
7 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 15 (16.67%) SOA
9 13 (14.44%) Scrum
9 13 (14.44%) iOS Development
10 9 (10.00%) Android Development
11 8 (8.89%) Web Development
11 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
11 8 (8.89%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Release Management
12 7 (7.78%) Web Application Development
12 7 (7.78%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
14 5 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 28 (31.11%) Java
3 25 (27.78%) PHP
4 18 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (17.78%) XQuery
5 16 (17.78%) Objective-C
6 8 (8.89%) Ruby
6 8 (8.89%) XPath
7 7 (7.78%) Scala
7 7 (7.78%) C++
8 6 (6.67%) C
8 6 (6.67%) Python
8 6 (6.67%) PHP5
9 4 (4.44%) VB
9 4 (4.44%) SQL
10 3 (3.33%) Perl
11 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Zend
3 2 (2.22%) Apple
3 2 (2.22%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Adobe
4 1 (1.11%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.11%) hybris
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 250 - 320
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 26 days ago