Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 54 77
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing OO 26 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.11% 2.87% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 3.38% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 23
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +7.10% +22.05%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £310
90th Percentile £479 £563 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £46.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +16.51% +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 1,025 1,096 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.27% 85.16% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 792 1,127
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%

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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 January 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 January 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 -4 14 £358 -0.35%
Warrington +6 5 £350 -30.00% 8
Chester -11 1 £500 +16.28% 9
Crewe -21 1 £425 +6.25% 4
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North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OO.

1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 19 (73.08%) Web Services
2 19 (73.08%) Git (software)
3 17 (65.38%) Spring
4 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (53.85%) HTML
5 14 (53.85%) SQL
5 14 (53.85%) Unit Testing
6 12 (46.15%) OOP
6 12 (46.15%) Hibernate
7 11 (42.31%) Data Modelling
7 11 (42.31%) Oracle
7 11 (42.31%) JUnit
7 11 (42.31%) Maven
7 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
7 11 (42.31%) Gradle
8 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
8 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
8 10 (38.46%) RESTful
8 10 (38.46%) TDD
9 9 (34.62%) Scrum
9 9 (34.62%) Perforce
9 9 (34.62%) RDBMS
9 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (30.77%) JPA
10 8 (30.77%) SOAP
10 8 (30.77%) REST
10 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 8 (30.77%) Microservices
11 7 (26.92%) SQL Server

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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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
1 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 9 (34.62%) RDBMS
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.85%) MySQL
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Git (software)
2 11 (42.31%) Gradle
2 11 (42.31%) JUnit
2 11 (42.31%) Maven
3 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 7 (26.92%) JProfiler
5 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
6 4 (15.38%) IntelliJ
6 4 (15.38%) SonarQube
7 3 (11.54%) Subversion
7 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.85%) Ant
8 1 (3.85%) Hudson
8 1 (3.85%) JIRA
8 1 (3.85%) jMock
8 1 (3.85%) Mockito
8 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (3.85%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) GUI Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Java GUI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) Web Services
2 17 (65.38%) Spring
3 14 (53.85%) HTML
4 12 (46.15%) Hibernate
5 10 (38.46%) RESTful
6 8 (30.77%) JPA
6 8 (30.77%) REST
6 8 (30.77%) SOAP
7 7 (26.92%) JSON
8 6 (23.08%) .NET
8 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 6 (23.08%) Java EE
8 6 (23.08%) jQuery
8 6 (23.08%) Spring Boot
9 5 (19.23%) CSS
10 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
10 4 (15.38%) Ajax
10 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
10 4 (15.38%) J2EE
11 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) STB
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Unit Testing
3 12 (46.15%) OOP
4 11 (42.31%) Data Modelling
4 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
5 10 (38.46%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (34.62%) Scrum
7 8 (30.77%) Microservices
8 7 (26.92%) MVC
9 6 (23.08%) RAD
10 5 (19.23%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (15.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 4 (15.38%) OOD
12 2 (7.69%) Android Development
12 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
12 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
12 2 (7.69%) SDLC
12 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 2 (7.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.54%) C
6 3 (11.54%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) Perforce
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter