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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
England / North West
Rank 113 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing OOP 23 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.96% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.19% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 22
Median daily rate £425 £313 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £391 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £344 £340
% change year-on-year
+21.45% +1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.71 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £41.25 £29.45
% change year-on-year
-61.21% +40.06%

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +1 10 £425 +36.00% 29
Cheshire +25 8 £500 +29.03% 5
Lancashire - 3 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.68%) TDD
2 37 (50.68%) OO
3 36 (49.32%) Java
4 32 (43.84%) Git (software)
5 31 (42.47%) Scrum
6 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
7 24 (32.88%) HTML
7 24 (32.88%) BDD
8 22 (30.14%) RESTful
9 20 (27.40%) Web Services
10 19 (26.03%) Apple iOS
11 18 (24.66%) Android
11 18 (24.66%) Unit Testing
12 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
12 17 (23.29%) CSS
12 17 (23.29%) HTML5
13 16 (21.92%) PHP
13 16 (21.92%) Subversion
14 15 (20.55%) REST
14 15 (20.55%) Android Development
14 15 (20.55%) iOS Development
14 15 (20.55%) User Experience
15 13 (17.81%) Project Management
15 13 (17.81%) Objective-C
15 13 (17.81%) JSON
16 11 (15.07%) Pair Programming
16 11 (15.07%) Games
16 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (15.07%) Software Testing

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 8 (10.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Drupal
2 1 (1.37%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) GitHub
2 6 (8.22%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Internet
2 5 (6.85%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) AMQP
4 1 (1.37%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.37%) NFC
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.74%) DB2
5 2 (2.74%) Jackrabbit
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.92%) Subversion
3 10 (13.70%) Mercurial
4 7 (9.59%) Xcode
5 6 (8.22%) JIRA
6 5 (6.85%) JUnit
7 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (4.11%) Appium
8 3 (4.11%) CocoaPods
8 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.37%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.37%) Calabash
10 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.37%) Hudson
10 1 (1.37%) Robotium
10 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
1 11 (15.07%) Games
2 6 (8.22%) Back Office
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (79.45%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Senior Developer
4 13 (17.81%) Android Developer
5 12 (16.44%) PHP Developer
6 11 (15.07%) iOS Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Java Scala Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Scala Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Senior Java Scala Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Senior Scala Developer
8 8 (10.96%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.48%) LAMP Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Magento Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Objective-C Developer
10 4 (5.48%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Mobile Developer
11 3 (4.11%) PHP Magento Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) HTML
2 22 (30.14%) RESTful
3 20 (27.40%) Web Services
4 17 (23.29%) CSS
4 17 (23.29%) HTML5
5 15 (20.55%) REST
6 13 (17.81%) JSON
7 10 (13.70%) CSS3
7 10 (13.70%) LAMP
7 10 (13.70%) Spring
7 10 (13.70%) XML
8 8 (10.96%) Zend Framework
9 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.22%) .NET
10 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
10 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (8.22%) jQuery
10 6 (8.22%) React
11 5 (6.85%) J2EE
12 4 (5.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) User Experience
2 9 (12.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.48%) Derivative
4 4 (5.48%) New Media
4 4 (5.48%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.74%) IPTV
6 2 (2.74%) MHEG
6 2 (2.74%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.37%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.37%) RIA
7 1 (1.37%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Apple iOS
2 18 (24.66%) Android
3 10 (13.70%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) Windows
5 1 (1.37%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.68%) OO
2 37 (50.68%) TDD
3 31 (42.47%) Scrum
4 24 (32.88%) BDD
5 18 (24.66%) Unit Testing
6 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
7 15 (20.55%) Android Development
7 15 (20.55%) iOS Development
8 13 (17.81%) Project Management
9 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (15.07%) Microservices
9 11 (15.07%) MVC
9 11 (15.07%) Open Source
9 11 (15.07%) Pair Programming
9 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
10 10 (13.70%) SOA
10 10 (13.70%) Software Delivery
11 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
11 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.92%) PHP
4 13 (17.81%) Objective-C
5 10 (13.70%) Clojure
5 10 (13.70%) Groovy
5 10 (13.70%) Scala
6 9 (12.33%) C#
7 7 (9.59%) Apple Swift
7 7 (9.59%) Python
8 6 (8.22%) C++
9 5 (6.85%) Ruby
9 5 (6.85%) SQL
10 2 (2.74%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.74%) ES6
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Zend
2 3 (4.11%) Apple
2 3 (4.11%) hybris
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) OpenTV
3 2 (2.74%) Sybase
4 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.37%) Facebook
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Perforce
4 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
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