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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 38 71 61
Rank change year-on-year +33 -10  
Contract jobs citing OOP 13 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.46% 1.03% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.22% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £348 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  

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 448 817 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.69% 83.88% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 509 428
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 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
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 £17.10
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%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in Cheshire

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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 +9 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Crewe - 4 £400 -
Warrington +31 2 £313 +7.57%
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (87.50%) OO
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 6 (37.50%) OTC Derivatives
5 6 (37.50%) Derivative
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) Back Office
6 5 (31.25%) CSS
6 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) PHP
6 5 (31.25%) MySQL
6 5 (31.25%) Magento
6 5 (31.25%) Banking
6 5 (31.25%) Front End Development
7 4 (25.00%) Modular Programming
7 4 (25.00%) Kanban
7 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) AMQP
7 4 (25.00%) Zend

OOP
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 4 (25.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) AMQP
2 2 (12.50%) RS-232
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Back Office
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) LAMP
3 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (25.00%) Zend Framework
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Ajax
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (6.25%) Laravel
6 1 (6.25%) li3
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Derivative
1 6 (37.50%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (87.50%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) Front End Development
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) B2B
5 4 (25.00%) Kanban
5 4 (25.00%) Modular Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 2 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Zend