Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 97 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.90% 0.14% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 15
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £329 £289 £319
90th Percentile £388 £426 £463
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £51.71 - £33.64

OOP 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 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Cheshire

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Cheshire

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in Cheshire

OOP
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 OOP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 - 10 £338 - 2
Chester +12 1 £335 -21.18%
Warrington - 1 - -
OOP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 11 (91.67%) OO
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
1 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (83.33%) Spring
2 10 (83.33%) Maven
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (66.67%) RESTful
4 8 (66.67%) Microservices
4 8 (66.67%) Gradle
5 7 (58.33%) Scrum
6 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
7 5 (41.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (41.67%) TDD
7 5 (41.67%) SQL
7 5 (41.67%) SOAP
8 4 (33.33%) Oracle
8 4 (33.33%) JUnit
8 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (33.33%) RAD
8 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
8 4 (33.33%) IntelliJ
8 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
8 4 (33.33%) Perforce
8 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (33.33%) JProfiler
8 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (33.33%) JPA

OOP
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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (83.33%) Maven
3 8 (66.67%) Gradle
4 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (33.33%) IntelliJ
4 4 (33.33%) JProfiler
4 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) Spring
3 8 (66.67%) RESTful
4 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (41.67%) SOAP
6 4 (33.33%) Java EE
6 4 (33.33%) JPA
6 4 (33.33%) REST
6 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
8 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (8.33%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) JSON
8 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (8.33%) WCF
8 1 (8.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) OO
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Microservices
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 4 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (33.33%) RAD
6 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Data Entry
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Release Management
7 1 (8.33%) SOA
7 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft