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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 105 109 119
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing OOP 49 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.85% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.16% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £33.84 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +1.01%
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
2840 2245 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.43% 73.25% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1193 864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 84
Average hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +16 28 £350 +13.82% 11
Manchester -16 20 £339 +12.91% 29
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 68 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (58.72%) OO
3 50 (45.87%) HTML
3 50 (45.87%) TDD
4 43 (39.45%) JavaScript
5 40 (36.70%) Java
6 39 (35.78%) CSS
7 38 (34.86%) jQuery
8 36 (33.03%) Web Services
9 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
10 31 (28.44%) .NET
10 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
11 30 (27.52%) C#
11 30 (27.52%) SDLC
12 27 (24.77%) MVC
13 26 (23.85%) PHP
13 26 (23.85%) REST
13 26 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (22.94%) Software Engineering
15 24 (22.02%) JSON
16 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
16 21 (19.27%) XML
17 20 (18.35%) Degree
17 20 (18.35%) Objective-C
17 20 (18.35%) BDD
18 19 (17.43%) Scrum
18 19 (17.43%) Subversion
18 19 (17.43%) SQL
19 18 (16.51%) Visual Studio
19 18 (16.51%) Apple iOS

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (7.34%) IIS
1 8 (7.34%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.42%) MQSeries
3 6 (5.50%) Node.js
4 5 (4.59%) Apache
5 4 (3.67%) CMS
5 4 (3.67%) Confluence
6 3 (2.75%) Drupal
7 2 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.92%) Mule
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.92%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
1 2 (1.83%) PaaS
1 2 (1.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) HTTP
2 5 (4.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.84%) MySQL
3 8 (7.34%) RavenDB
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.43%) Subversion
3 18 (16.51%) Visual Studio
4 12 (11.01%) Ant
4 12 (11.01%) JUnit
5 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.34%) ReSharper
6 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.50%) JIRA
7 4 (3.67%) Xcode
8 3 (2.75%) Maven
8 3 (2.75%) FishEye
8 3 (2.75%) Gradle
8 3 (2.75%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.83%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.83%) Lombardi
9 2 (1.83%) PhpStorm
9 2 (1.83%) Appium
9 2 (1.83%) CocoaPods
General
1 9 (8.26%) Banking
2 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.34%) Finance
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (83.49%) Developer
2 23 (21.10%) PHP Developer
3 18 (16.51%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Team Leader
4 11 (10.09%) Development Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.17%) .NET Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) Software Development Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) Software Team Leader
6 9 (8.26%) iOS Developer
7 7 (6.42%) BizTalk Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Android Developer
9 5 (4.59%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (45.87%) HTML
2 39 (35.78%) CSS
3 38 (34.86%) jQuery
4 36 (33.03%) Web Services
5 31 (28.44%) .NET
6 26 (23.85%) REST
7 24 (22.02%) JSON
8 21 (19.27%) XML
9 18 (16.51%) HTML5
10 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
11 12 (11.01%) J2EE
12 11 (10.09%) Backbone.js
13 10 (9.17%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (9.17%) WCF
13 10 (9.17%) .NET Framework
14 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
14 9 (8.26%) MSMQ
14 9 (8.26%) CSS3
14 9 (8.26%) Laravel
15 8 (7.34%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) iPhone
7 2 (1.83%) iPad
7 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.83%) Statistics
7 2 (1.83%) Animation
8 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.92%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.92%) IPTV
8 1 (0.92%) New Media
8 1 (0.92%) MHEG
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Apple iOS
2 17 (15.60%) Android
2 17 (15.60%) Windows
3 10 (9.17%) Linux
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.50%) Mac OS
5 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Vista
5 6 (5.50%) AIX
6 2 (1.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (58.72%) OO
3 50 (45.87%) TDD
4 30 (27.52%) SDLC
5 27 (24.77%) MVC
6 26 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (22.94%) Software Engineering
8 20 (18.35%) BDD
9 19 (17.43%) Scrum
10 17 (15.60%) Unit Testing
10 17 (15.60%) iOS Development
11 15 (13.76%) Android Development
11 15 (13.76%) OOD
12 14 (12.84%) SOA
13 12 (11.01%) Open Source
14 10 (9.17%) Waterfall
14 10 (9.17%) Resource Management
15 8 (7.34%) Domain-Driven Design
15 8 (7.34%) CQRS
16 7 (6.42%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.45%) JavaScript
2 40 (36.70%) Java
3 30 (27.52%) C#
4 26 (23.85%) PHP
5 20 (18.35%) Objective-C
6 19 (17.43%) SQL
7 12 (11.01%) C++
8 10 (9.17%) VB
8 10 (9.17%) XQuery
9 9 (8.26%) C
10 8 (7.34%) XPath
10 8 (7.34%) PHP5
11 6 (5.50%) Python
12 5 (4.59%) Apple Swift
12 5 (4.59%) Ruby
13 3 (2.75%) Perl
14 2 (1.83%) Scala
14 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.92%) ABAP
15 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Degree
2 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.01%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) yum
1 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Zend
3 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.83%) Apple
5 1 (0.92%) OpenTV
5 1 (0.92%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe
5 1 (0.92%) hybris
5 1 (0.92%) Twitter
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