The first table below looks at the demand for POCO 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 POCO over the 3 months to 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
POCO (Plain Old CLR Object)
Rank 137 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing POCO 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £305 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
793 646 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.83% 26.61% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 332 514
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 44
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.48 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.65% +34.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £41.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
POCO
England

POCO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POCO across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

POCO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

POCO
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing POCO across the North West region.

POCO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

POCO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing POCO 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 POCO.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) T4 Templates
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript

POCO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing POCO 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 POCO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript