Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 6 months to 21 August 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 Design (OOD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 87 112
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25 -7
Contract jobs citing OOD 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 0.082% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.099% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Cheshire median daily rate £390 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% - -
North West median daily rate £378 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +7.86% -5.08% -9.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
North West median hourly rate - £51.71 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +35.19% -

OOD 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 1,149 1,015 1,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.72% 83.40% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 709 1,061
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £263
90th Percentile £539 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 39 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +62.16% +6.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £55.00 £42.90
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -30.44% +25.93% -5.63%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for OOD in Cheshire

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in Cheshire

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in Cheshire

OOD
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 OOD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Chester - 2 £423 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 -
Wilmslow - 2 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Crewe - 1 - -
OOD
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 9 (81.82%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) OOP
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
4 4 (36.36%) JSON
4 4 (36.36%) Scala
5 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) VBA
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (18.18%) Google
6 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Twitter

OOD
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 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) JSON
1 4 (36.36%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) EJB
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) Java SE
3 1 (9.09%) JDBC
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) React
3 1 (9.09%) Redux
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) Swing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
2 2 (18.18%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
5 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (18.18%) SOLID
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Programming
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 1 (9.09%) RUP
6 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Google
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) SaltStack
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase