Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 72 77
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 41 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.14% 1.32% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.58% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 25
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £313
90th Percentile £513 £490 £548
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.78
North West median hourly rate - £51.71 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +24.60% +7.10%

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 1,125 1,076 1,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.21% 83.80% 87.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 783 995
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.32%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 45 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%

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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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Crewe - 15 £425 - 1
Chester +6 7 £448 +37.69% 5
Knutsford -15 4 £375 -16.67% 3
Wilmslow - 3 £400 - 1
Macclesfield 0 2 £575 +9.52% 1
Warrington -3 1 £500 +37.93% 8
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North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) Java
3 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 15 (36.59%) OOP
4 14 (34.15%) Scrum
5 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
5 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
6 12 (29.27%) TDD
6 12 (29.27%) Finance
6 12 (29.27%) HTML
6 12 (29.27%) Node.js
7 11 (26.83%) React
7 11 (26.83%) Python
8 10 (24.39%) OOD
9 9 (21.95%) PHP
9 9 (21.95%) CSS
9 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (19.51%) RESTful
10 8 (19.51%) Subversion
10 8 (19.51%) SQL
10 8 (19.51%) HTML5
11 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (17.07%) Front End Development
11 7 (17.07%) jQuery
12 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (14.63%) Selenium
12 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Marketing

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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 3 (7.32%) Apache Pig
1 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Fireworks
1 3 (7.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.20%) Yarn
3 4 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.88%) npm
6 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) AMQP
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) Apache Hive
2 3 (7.32%) Big Data
2 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.32%) HBase
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.51%) Subversion
3 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) JMeter
3 6 (14.63%) Selenium
3 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.32%) Axure RP
4 3 (7.32%) Grunt
4 3 (7.32%) gulp
4 3 (7.32%) Hudson
4 3 (7.32%) JUnit
4 3 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (7.32%) Maven
4 3 (7.32%) Mocha
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Gradle
5 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Electronics
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 9 (21.95%) PHP Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior UX Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.88%) UX Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) HTML
1 12 (29.27%) Node.js
2 11 (26.83%) React
3 9 (21.95%) CSS
4 8 (19.51%) HTML5
4 8 (19.51%) RESTful
5 7 (17.07%) jQuery
6 6 (14.63%) Taurus
7 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (12.20%) CSS3
7 5 (12.20%) JSON
7 5 (12.20%) XML
8 4 (9.76%) .NET
8 4 (9.76%) Redux
8 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (7.32%) Ajax
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (7.32%) Chai
9 3 (7.32%) Sass
9 3 (7.32%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Equities
4 2 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Unix
2 4 (9.76%) Android
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) OOP
3 14 (34.15%) Scrum
4 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
5 12 (29.27%) TDD
6 10 (24.39%) OOD
7 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.07%) Front End Development
10 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (14.63%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) MVC
10 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
11 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (12.20%) SDET
11 5 (12.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) Python
4 9 (21.95%) PHP
5 8 (19.51%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) C#
7 5 (12.20%) Java 8
8 4 (9.76%) Scala
8 4 (9.76%) TypeScript
9 3 (7.32%) Ruby
10 2 (4.88%) ES6
10 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.44%) Apple Swift
11 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.44%) Perl
11 1 (2.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.76%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Salt
3 3 (7.32%) Ansible
3 3 (7.32%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (7.32%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) SAP
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Twitter
2 3 (7.32%) Zend
3 2 (4.88%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase