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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
England / North West
Rank 103 119 92
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing OOP 36 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.03% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.26% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 35
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +0.64%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

OOP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 +3 16 £325 -1.51% 20
Cheshire +37 14 £413 +33.06% 7
Lancashire - 3 - - 3
Merseyside -6 2 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (61.76%) OO
3 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
4 29 (42.65%) Java
5 28 (41.18%) HTML
6 25 (36.76%) Scrum
7 24 (35.29%) TDD
7 24 (35.29%) Web Services
8 21 (30.88%) MVC
9 20 (29.41%) C#
9 20 (29.41%) Software Engineering
10 17 (25.00%) PHP
10 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 16 (23.53%) .NET
12 15 (22.06%) Finance
12 15 (22.06%) OOD
13 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
13 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
13 14 (20.59%) REST
14 13 (19.12%) RESTful
14 13 (19.12%) MySQL
14 13 (19.12%) SQL
15 12 (17.65%) CSS
16 11 (16.18%) Linux
16 11 (16.18%) Games
16 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (16.18%) HTML5
16 11 (16.18%) Microservices
17 10 (14.71%) BDD

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 10 (14.71%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) SaaS
2 4 (5.88%) GitHub
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Internet
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) AMQP
3 3 (4.41%) RS-232
4 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.47%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) MySQL
3 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.94%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) Jackrabbit
5 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) NUnit
3 7 (10.29%) Subversion
4 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (5.88%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Games
3 7 (10.29%) Back Office
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (72.06%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) .NET Developer
2 13 (19.12%) PHP Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Senior Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Android Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.35%) LAMP Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Agile Developer
6 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Java Scala Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Magento Developer
6 4 (5.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Scala Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.18%) HTML
2 24 (35.29%) Web Services
3 16 (23.53%) .NET
4 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 14 (20.59%) REST
5 13 (19.12%) RESTful
6 12 (17.65%) CSS
7 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (16.18%) HTML5
8 10 (14.71%) LAMP
9 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (13.24%) Zend Framework
10 8 (11.76%) JSON
11 7 (10.29%) jQuery
12 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
12 6 (8.82%) React
13 5 (7.35%) J2EE
13 5 (7.35%) XML
14 4 (5.88%) Spring
14 4 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) User Experience
2 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Derivative
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.35%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (5.88%) Device Driver
4 4 (5.88%) New Media
5 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.94%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.94%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.94%) IPTV
6 2 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.94%) MHEG
6 2 (2.94%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Replication
7 1 (1.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Android
3 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (61.76%) OO
3 25 (36.76%) Scrum
4 24 (35.29%) TDD
5 21 (30.88%) MVC
6 20 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 15 (22.06%) OOD
8 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.18%) Microservices
9 10 (14.71%) BDD
9 10 (14.71%) SOA
10 9 (13.24%) Android Development
10 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
11 8 (11.76%) B2B
11 8 (11.76%) B2C
11 8 (11.76%) Project Management
12 7 (10.29%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (10.29%) Web Design
13 6 (8.82%) Multithreading
14 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
2 29 (42.65%) Java
3 20 (29.41%) C#
4 17 (25.00%) PHP
5 13 (19.12%) SQL
6 10 (14.71%) C++
7 8 (11.76%) Python
8 4 (5.88%) Clojure
8 4 (5.88%) Groovy
8 4 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.88%) Scala
9 2 (2.94%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.94%) ES6
9 2 (2.94%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Zend
2 3 (4.41%) hybris
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) OpenTV
3 2 (2.94%) Sybase
4 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.47%) Facebook
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Perforce
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) Xamarin