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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 70 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -22  
Contract jobs citing OOP 1 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.44% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.52% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 38
Median daily rate £500 £344 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -14.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -25.00%  

OOP 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 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 1 £500 +29.03% 1
OOP
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (85.71%) OO
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
5 5 (35.71%) Derivative
5 5 (35.71%) Magento
5 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
5 5 (35.71%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) PHP
5 5 (35.71%) MySQL
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Apache
6 4 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (28.57%) LAMP
6 4 (28.57%) Back Office
6 4 (28.57%) B2B
6 4 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (28.57%) Modular Programming
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) AMQP
6 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development

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 4 (28.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) AMQP
2 2 (14.29%) RS-232
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Back Office
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) LAMP
3 4 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (28.57%) Zend Framework
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (7.14%) Laravel
6 1 (7.14%) li3
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Derivative
1 5 (35.71%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) B2B
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Modular Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 2 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (7.14%) EMIR
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Zend