Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented (OO)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 35 87
Rank change year-on-year -23 +52 -40
Contract jobs citing OO 38 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.91% 4.14% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 5.00% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 30
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £420 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +18.31% +1.43%
10th Percentile £270 £319 £304
90th Percentile £494 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.11%

OO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,113 880 1,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.09% 82.86% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 617 1,094
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £229 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 48
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% - +3.44%
10th Percentile £10.76 £14.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.97 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +3 17 £340 -5.56%
Warrington -5 5 £350 +12.00% 5
Chester -19 4 £375 -14.29% 6
Wilmslow -1 2 £363 - 1
Crewe -22 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £625 - 2
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North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for OO.

1 27 (71.05%) Java
2 21 (55.26%) Spring
3 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 20 (52.63%) Web Services
4 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) HTML
4 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (42.11%) Unit Testing
6 15 (39.47%) Hibernate
6 15 (39.47%) Gradle
7 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
7 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
8 13 (34.21%) Maven
8 13 (34.21%) JUnit
8 13 (34.21%) Data Modelling
9 12 (31.58%) OOP
10 11 (28.95%) Scrum
10 11 (28.95%) Perforce
10 11 (28.95%) JPA
10 11 (28.95%) RESTful
10 11 (28.95%) JProfiler
11 10 (26.32%) JSON
11 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
11 10 (26.32%) RAD
11 10 (26.32%) CSS
11 10 (26.32%) J2EE
11 10 (26.32%) SQL
12 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (23.68%) jQuery
13 8 (21.05%) Ajax

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (5.26%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
1 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.89%) MySQL
4 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.26%) HBase
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (39.47%) Gradle
3 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
4 13 (34.21%) JUnit
4 13 (34.21%) Maven
5 11 (28.95%) JProfiler
6 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
7 6 (15.79%) IntelliJ
8 5 (13.16%) Subversion
9 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
9 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (7.89%) Hudson
11 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (2.63%) Ant
12 1 (2.63%) JIRA
12 1 (2.63%) jMock
12 1 (2.63%) Mockito
12 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (89.47%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) PHP Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Designer
4 3 (7.89%) iOS Developer
4 3 (7.89%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (2.63%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (2.63%) iOS Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) Java Android Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Java GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) Spring
2 20 (52.63%) Web Services
3 19 (50.00%) HTML
4 15 (39.47%) Hibernate
5 11 (28.95%) JPA
5 11 (28.95%) RESTful
6 10 (26.32%) CSS
6 10 (26.32%) J2EE
6 10 (26.32%) JSON
7 9 (23.68%) jQuery
8 8 (21.05%) Ajax
8 8 (21.05%) SOAP
8 8 (21.05%) XML
9 7 (18.42%) REST
9 7 (18.42%) XSLT
10 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
11 5 (13.16%) .NET
11 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
11 5 (13.16%) Java EE
12 4 (10.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.53%) Android
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Unit Testing
3 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 13 (34.21%) Data Modelling
5 12 (31.58%) OOP
6 11 (28.95%) Scrum
7 10 (26.32%) RAD
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (21.05%) Microservices
9 8 (21.05%) MVC
9 8 (21.05%) TDD
10 4 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (10.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
11 3 (7.89%) Android Development
11 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
11 3 (7.89%) OOD
11 3 (7.89%) SDLC
11 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.26%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) Java
2 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) Java 8
5 6 (15.79%) PHP
6 5 (13.16%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) C
7 3 (7.89%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
1 2 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) Salt
2 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Perforce
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Twitter
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Zend