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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented (OO)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 30 68 49
Rank change year-on-year +38 -19  
Contract jobs citing OO 24 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.47% 1.65% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 1.96% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 14
Median daily rate £428 £350 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% +12.66%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing OO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 13 £438 - 3
Crewe +9 4 £400 +7.02%
Warrington +27 2 £313 -2.41% 4
Knutsford +6 2 £369 -20.27% 2
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North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) Java
3 22 (59.46%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) OOP
5 13 (35.14%) Finance
6 12 (32.43%) Scrum
6 12 (32.43%) J2EE
7 11 (29.73%) Web Services
7 11 (29.73%) jQuery
8 10 (27.03%) CSS
8 10 (27.03%) Python
8 10 (27.03%) C#
8 10 (27.03%) HTML
8 10 (27.03%) MVC
8 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
9 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
10 8 (21.62%) SQL
10 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
10 8 (21.62%) Banking
10 8 (21.62%) Apache Camel
10 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
11 7 (18.92%) Derivative
11 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
12 6 (16.22%) JSON
12 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
12 6 (16.22%) PHP
12 6 (16.22%) MySQL
12 6 (16.22%) Microservices
12 6 (16.22%) OTC Derivatives

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Top Related 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 5 (13.51%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.11%) GlassFish
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
2 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Magento
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.22%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Subversion
2 4 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (8.11%) Grunt
3 3 (8.11%) gulp
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Protractor
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Back Office
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Java Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Java Technical Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Technical Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Lead Architect
3 5 (13.51%) PHP Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Angular Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) J2EE
2 11 (29.73%) jQuery
2 11 (29.73%) Web Services
3 10 (27.03%) CSS
3 10 (27.03%) HTML
4 8 (21.62%) Apache Camel
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 6 (16.22%) Node.js
6 5 (13.51%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) .NET
7 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.81%) HTML5
7 4 (10.81%) LAMP
7 4 (10.81%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (10.81%) RESTful
7 4 (10.81%) Spring
7 4 (10.81%) Zend Framework
8 3 (8.11%) Ajax
8 3 (8.11%) CSS3
8 3 (8.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Derivative
2 6 (16.22%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) DataPower
5 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) TDD
3 14 (37.84%) OOP
4 12 (32.43%) Scrum
5 10 (27.03%) MVC
6 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
7 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Microservices
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) DevOps
9 5 (13.51%) High Availability
9 5 (13.51%) Web Application Development
10 4 (10.81%) B2B
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) Kanban
10 4 (10.81%) Modular Programming
11 3 (8.11%) BDD
11 3 (8.11%) Pair Programming
11 3 (8.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) C#
2 10 (27.03%) Python
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) PHP
6 5 (13.51%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) Groovy
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) PhD
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Zend
2 2 (5.41%) hybris
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Kony
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter
3 1 (2.70%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.70%) Yahoo!