Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 58 84
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 -25
Contract jobs citing OO 36 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.64% 2.66% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 3.15% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 29
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +22.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £252 £348 £287
90th Percentile £462 £525 £470
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.78
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +14.67%

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 1,169 1,046 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.83% 84.22% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 733 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -4.19%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £51.50 £44.95
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -31.95% +36.06% +0.63%

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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -11 8 £400 -8.57% 2
Chester -9 7 £400 -8.57% 8
Crewe -14 5 £410 +2.50% 1
Warrington -2 2 £350 -3.45% 6
Wilmslow -4 2 £363 - 3
Macclesfield +3 1 £625 +19.05%
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North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
2 22 (61.11%) Java
3 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (33.33%) HTML
5 11 (30.56%) CSS
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 11 (30.56%) jQuery
6 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) XML
7 9 (25.00%) PHP
7 9 (25.00%) JSON
7 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) Node.js
8 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) TDD
8 8 (22.22%) Front End Development
9 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
9 7 (19.44%) OOD
9 7 (19.44%) J2EE
9 7 (19.44%) Subversion
9 7 (19.44%) Spring
10 6 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 6 (16.67%) Ajax
10 6 (16.67%) JPA
10 6 (16.67%) MySQL
10 6 (16.67%) JUnit
10 6 (16.67%) SQL

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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 4 (11.11%) Apache Pig
1 4 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) Drupal
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.78%) SaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) AMQP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 4 (11.11%) Big Data
2 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 4 (11.11%) HBase
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 7 (19.44%) Subversion
3 6 (16.67%) Gradle
3 6 (16.67%) JUnit
4 5 (13.89%) Eclipse
4 5 (13.89%) JProfiler
5 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (11.11%) Hudson
5 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.56%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.78%) Grunt
7 1 (2.78%) JIRA
7 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) Mocha
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
5 3 (8.33%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.78%) React Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 11 (30.56%) CSS
2 11 (30.56%) jQuery
3 10 (27.78%) XML
4 9 (25.00%) JSON
4 9 (25.00%) Node.js
5 7 (19.44%) J2EE
5 7 (19.44%) Spring
6 6 (16.67%) Ajax
6 6 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 6 (16.67%) JPA
6 6 (16.67%) React
7 5 (13.89%) HTML5
7 5 (13.89%) XSLT
8 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.11%) Laravel
8 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (11.11%) Web Services
8 4 (11.11%) Zend Framework
9 3 (8.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Android
2 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) OOD
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.89%) DevOps
6 5 (13.89%) MVC
6 5 (13.89%) RAD
7 4 (11.11%) Android Development
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.11%) High Availability
7 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 4 (11.11%) OO PHP
7 4 (11.11%) OOP
8 3 (8.33%) Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
2 22 (61.11%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) Python
4 9 (25.00%) PHP
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) Java 8
7 4 (11.11%) Ruby
7 4 (11.11%) Scala
8 3 (8.33%) Apple Swift
8 3 (8.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.78%) C#
10 1 (2.78%) Perl
10 1 (2.78%) Tcl
10 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.89%) Puppet
2 5 (13.89%) Salt
3 4 (11.11%) Ansible
3 4 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Perforce
2 4 (11.11%) Twitter
2 4 (11.11%) Zend
3 2 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase