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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 117 85 101
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs citing OOP 47 68 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.75% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.26% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 21
Median daily rate £325 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.88 £35.12
% change year-on-year
-12.53% +22.08%
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
3277 3013 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.44% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 1663 1245
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £545 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 146 129
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.10 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -10 30 £425 +30.76% 22
Cheshire -28 11 £313 -21.87% 4
Merseyside +2 4 £291 -10.61% 4
Lancashire +2 1 - - 8
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 62 (69.66%) OO
2 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
3 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (46.07%) C#
5 39 (43.82%) .NET
5 39 (43.82%) XML
6 36 (40.45%) Java
7 34 (38.20%) TDD
8 32 (35.96%) C++
9 28 (31.46%) HTML
9 28 (31.46%) JSON
10 27 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (29.21%) jQuery
12 25 (28.09%) .NET Framework
12 25 (28.09%) CSS
13 24 (26.97%) Unit Testing
14 23 (25.84%) Git (software)
14 23 (25.84%) SOAP
15 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
15 21 (23.60%) WCF
16 20 (22.47%) Scrum
17 19 (21.35%) MVC
17 19 (21.35%) Spring
17 19 (21.35%) Degree
17 19 (21.35%) HTML5
18 18 (20.22%) AngularJS
19 15 (16.85%) Translating Business Requirements
19 15 (16.85%) Use Case
19 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
19 15 (16.85%) Games

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 5 (5.62%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.25%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) OpenCart
2 1 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) GitHub
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) HTTP
1 7 (7.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) MySQL
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SAP BI
2 5 (5.62%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.49%) SAP HANA
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Redis
6 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (25.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.48%) Subversion
3 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.99%) Mercurial
5 6 (6.74%) JIRA
6 5 (5.62%) Checkstyle
6 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.62%) FindBugs
6 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.62%) Maven
6 5 (5.62%) Mockito
6 5 (5.62%) Selenium
6 5 (5.62%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.25%) NetBeans
7 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.12%) Grunt
8 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.12%) YouTrack
8 1 (1.12%) Zend Studio
General
1 15 (16.85%) Games
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
2 12 (13.48%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (87.64%) Developer
2 23 (25.84%) C# Developer
2 23 (25.84%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Java Scala Developer
5 8 (8.99%) PHP Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Scala Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Senior Scala Developer
6 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Android Developer
7 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (5.62%) WPF Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (4.49%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.82%) .NET
1 39 (43.82%) XML
2 28 (31.46%) HTML
2 28 (31.46%) JSON
3 26 (29.21%) jQuery
4 25 (28.09%) .NET Framework
4 25 (28.09%) CSS
5 23 (25.84%) SOAP
6 21 (23.60%) WCF
7 19 (21.35%) HTML5
7 19 (21.35%) Spring
8 18 (20.22%) AngularJS
9 15 (16.85%) Web Services
10 12 (13.48%) CSS3
10 12 (13.48%) Java EE
11 11 (12.36%) RESTful
12 8 (8.99%) Hibernate
13 7 (7.87%) Spring MVC
13 7 (7.87%) WSDL
13 7 (7.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Enterprise Software
1 11 (12.36%) User Experience
2 10 (11.24%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.74%) MHEG
5 5 (5.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (4.49%) Interactive TV
6 4 (4.49%) IPTV
6 4 (4.49%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) AIX
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Windows
4 7 (7.87%) Android
4 7 (7.87%) Mac OS
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Vista
4 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (69.66%) OO
2 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (38.20%) TDD
4 27 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (26.97%) Unit Testing
6 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
7 20 (22.47%) Scrum
8 19 (21.35%) MVC
9 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
9 15 (16.85%) Translating Business Requirements
9 15 (16.85%) Use Case
10 12 (13.48%) SOA
11 11 (12.36%) Open Source
12 10 (11.24%) BDD
13 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
13 9 (10.11%) Software Delivery
14 8 (8.99%) Microservices
14 8 (8.99%) Pair Programming
14 8 (8.99%) SDLC
15 7 (7.87%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
2 41 (46.07%) C#
3 36 (40.45%) Java
4 32 (35.96%) C++
5 11 (12.36%) PHP
5 11 (12.36%) SQL
6 10 (11.24%) Objective-C
7 9 (10.11%) C
7 9 (10.11%) Groovy
7 9 (10.11%) Scala
8 8 (8.99%) Clojure
9 5 (5.62%) ABAP
9 5 (5.62%) PHP 5
9 5 (5.62%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) Go
10 2 (2.25%) Python
11 1 (1.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (21.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) SAP
2 5 (5.62%) IBM
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle
2 5 (5.62%) Perforce
3 4 (4.49%) OpenTV
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.37%) Zend
5 2 (2.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) Facebook
6 1 (1.12%) Google
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