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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 107 121 105
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing OOP 44 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.92% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.14% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 24
Median daily rate £428 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £294 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £33.64 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -50.00%
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
2798 3429 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.51% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2090 1329
Median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 38 £439 -7.63% 42
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (59.52%) OO
3 44 (52.38%) TDD
4 42 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 42 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 41 (48.81%) Scrum
6 40 (47.62%) CSS
7 35 (41.67%) HTML
8 32 (38.10%) Java
9 29 (34.52%) Unit Testing
9 29 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (34.52%) HTML5
10 26 (30.95%) BDD
10 26 (30.95%) Android
11 25 (29.76%) RESTful
12 24 (28.57%) Apple iOS
12 24 (28.57%) CSS3
12 24 (28.57%) Spring
13 23 (27.38%) Open Source
14 22 (26.19%) GitHub
14 22 (26.19%) Pair Programming
15 21 (25.00%) Subversion
15 21 (25.00%) Android Development
15 21 (25.00%) Mercurial
15 21 (25.00%) User Experience
16 20 (23.81%) SOA
17 19 (22.62%) .NET
17 19 (22.62%) Hibernate
17 19 (22.62%) Groovy
17 19 (22.62%) Microservices

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 4 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (1.19%) Apache
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) HTTP
2 12 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) MySQL
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) Redis
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 21 (25.00%) Subversion
3 8 (9.52%) JUnit
4 7 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (8.33%) Xcode
5 6 (7.14%) Selenium
6 4 (4.76%) Checkstyle
6 4 (4.76%) FindBugs
6 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.76%) JIRA
6 4 (4.76%) JsTestDriver
6 4 (4.76%) Maven
6 4 (4.76%) Mockito
6 4 (4.76%) QUnit
6 4 (4.76%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.57%) CocoaPods
7 3 (3.57%) Robotium
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
2 3 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (92.86%) Developer
2 26 (30.95%) Java Developer
3 24 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 21 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 19 (22.62%) Java Scala Developer
5 19 (22.62%) Scala Developer
5 19 (22.62%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 19 (22.62%) Senior Scala Developer
6 18 (21.43%) Android Developer
7 12 (14.29%) iOS Developer
8 11 (13.10%) Mobile Developer
9 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 7 (8.33%) PHP Developer
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (5.95%) Objective-C Developer
11 5 (5.95%) WPF Developer
12 4 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (4.76%) Java Android Developer
12 4 (4.76%) Java Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (47.62%) CSS
2 35 (41.67%) HTML
3 29 (34.52%) HTML5
4 25 (29.76%) RESTful
5 24 (28.57%) CSS3
5 24 (28.57%) Spring
6 19 (22.62%) .NET
6 19 (22.62%) Hibernate
7 17 (20.24%) jQuery
8 16 (19.05%) XML
9 13 (15.48%) JSON
9 13 (15.48%) REST
10 9 (10.71%) AngularJS
11 8 (9.52%) Web Services
12 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
13 5 (5.95%) Backbone.js
13 5 (5.95%) JDBC
13 5 (5.95%) JSP
13 5 (5.95%) Servlets
13 5 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.00%) User Experience
2 19 (22.62%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) Animation
4 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.57%) Online Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.38%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.19%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.19%) STB
7 1 (1.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Android
2 24 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.38%) Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (59.52%) OO
3 44 (52.38%) TDD
4 41 (48.81%) Scrum
5 29 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (34.52%) Unit Testing
6 26 (30.95%) BDD
7 23 (27.38%) Open Source
8 22 (26.19%) Pair Programming
9 21 (25.00%) Android Development
10 20 (23.81%) SOA
11 19 (22.62%) Microservices
11 19 (22.62%) Software Delivery
12 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
12 17 (20.24%) Software Engineering
13 16 (19.05%) iOS Development
13 16 (19.05%) MVC
14 14 (16.67%) Mobile Development
15 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
15 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 32 (38.10%) Java
3 19 (22.62%) Clojure
3 19 (22.62%) Groovy
3 19 (22.62%) Scala
4 18 (21.43%) C#
5 14 (16.67%) Objective-C
6 9 (10.71%) PHP
7 7 (8.33%) Apple Swift
8 6 (7.14%) C++
8 6 (7.14%) SQL
9 5 (5.95%) PHP 5
10 4 (4.76%) Ruby
11 2 (2.38%) Python
12 1 (1.19%) C
12 1 (1.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) IBM
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle
1 4 (4.76%) Perforce
2 3 (3.57%) Apple
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
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