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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 87 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing OOP 61 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.96% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.33% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £383 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +44.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.88 £33.84 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.93%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Cheshire +18 32 £400 +37.93% 6
Manchester -9 27 £328 -16.02% 24
Merseyside -12 1 £325 -18.75% 3
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.17%) OO
3 53 (45.69%) TDD
4 52 (44.83%) HTML
5 44 (37.93%) JavaScript
6 41 (35.34%) CSS
7 40 (34.48%) Java
8 38 (32.76%) Web Services
9 36 (31.03%) jQuery
10 35 (30.17%) Git (software)
11 33 (28.45%) .NET
12 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
13 30 (25.86%) C#
13 30 (25.86%) PHP
14 29 (25.00%) MVC
15 27 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (22.41%) REST
16 26 (22.41%) Software Engineering
17 25 (21.55%) JSON
18 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
18 23 (19.83%) XML
19 22 (18.97%) BDD
20 21 (18.10%) Objective-C
21 20 (17.24%) Scrum
21 20 (17.24%) HTML5
22 19 (16.38%) Apple iOS
22 19 (16.38%) Unit Testing
22 19 (16.38%) Subversion
22 19 (16.38%) Visual Studio
23 18 (15.52%) Android

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (6.90%) IIS
2 7 (6.03%) Node.js
2 7 (6.03%) MQSeries
2 7 (6.03%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) CMS
3 4 (3.45%) Confluence
4 3 (2.59%) Drupal
5 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.86%) Mule
6 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.86%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) SaaS
1 3 (2.59%) PaaS
1 3 (2.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) HTTP
2 7 (6.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.72%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.79%) MySQL
3 8 (6.90%) RavenDB
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.59%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (30.17%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.38%) Subversion
2 19 (16.38%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.76%) Ant
3 9 (7.76%) JUnit
4 8 (6.90%) ReSharper
4 8 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.17%) JIRA
6 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.45%) Xcode
8 3 (2.59%) Gradle
8 3 (2.59%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.59%) FishEye
8 3 (2.59%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) Lombardi
9 2 (1.72%) PhpStorm
9 2 (1.72%) Appium
9 2 (1.72%) CocoaPods
9 2 (1.72%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (7.76%) Banking
2 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.90%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 97 (83.62%) Developer
2 25 (21.55%) PHP Developer
3 14 (12.07%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Team Leader
4 12 (10.34%) Development Team Leader
5 11 (9.48%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.62%) .NET Team Leader
6 10 (8.62%) Software Development Team Leader
6 10 (8.62%) iOS Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (6.03%) Android Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.03%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (4.31%) PHP Web Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (44.83%) HTML
2 41 (35.34%) CSS
3 38 (32.76%) Web Services
4 36 (31.03%) jQuery
5 33 (28.45%) .NET
6 26 (22.41%) REST
7 25 (21.55%) JSON
8 23 (19.83%) XML
9 20 (17.24%) HTML5
10 15 (12.93%) AngularJS
11 11 (9.48%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (9.48%) WCF
11 11 (9.48%) Backbone.js
12 10 (8.62%) MSMQ
12 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET
12 10 (8.62%) .NET Framework
13 9 (7.76%) CSS3
13 9 (7.76%) Laravel
13 9 (7.76%) J2EE
14 8 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Open Source
2 10 (8.62%) N-Tier
3 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.59%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.72%) Statistics
6 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 2 (1.72%) iPhone
6 2 (1.72%) Animation
6 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.86%) MHEG
7 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.86%) New Media
7 1 (0.86%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.86%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Apple iOS
2 18 (15.52%) Android
3 17 (14.66%) Windows
4 11 (9.48%) Linux
5 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.17%) AIX
6 6 (5.17%) Mac OS
6 6 (5.17%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.17%) OO
3 53 (45.69%) TDD
4 29 (25.00%) MVC
5 27 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (22.41%) Software Engineering
7 22 (18.97%) BDD
8 20 (17.24%) Scrum
9 19 (16.38%) Unit Testing
10 17 (14.66%) iOS Development
11 16 (13.79%) SOA
12 15 (12.93%) Android Development
13 13 (11.21%) OOD
14 10 (8.62%) Resource Management
14 10 (8.62%) Waterfall
15 8 (6.90%) CQRS
15 8 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
16 7 (6.03%) Release Management
16 7 (6.03%) Web Application Development
16 7 (6.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 40 (34.48%) Java
3 30 (25.86%) C#
3 30 (25.86%) PHP
4 21 (18.10%) Objective-C
5 16 (13.79%) SQL
6 12 (10.34%) XQuery
7 11 (9.48%) PHP5
8 10 (8.62%) C++
8 10 (8.62%) VB
9 9 (7.76%) C
10 8 (6.90%) XPath
11 7 (6.03%) Ruby
11 7 (6.03%) Python
12 5 (4.31%) Perl
13 4 (3.45%) Apple Swift
13 4 (3.45%) Scala
14 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.86%) ABAP
15 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Degree
2 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) HND
Vendors
1 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) Zend
3 3 (2.59%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.72%) Apple
4 2 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.86%) hybris
5 1 (0.86%) Twitter
5 1 (0.86%) OpenTV
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe
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