The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented (OO)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 8 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OO 13 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 12.50% - 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.85% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
Median daily rate £438 - £406
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 - £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% +12.66%  

OO 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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 82 122 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 78.85% 80.79% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 108
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.76 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for OO in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 Chester region with a requirement for OO.

1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 17 (70.83%) TDD
4 11 (45.83%) J2EE
5 9 (37.50%) Python
5 9 (37.50%) NoSQL
6 8 (33.33%) Apache Camel
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) Web Services
7 7 (29.17%) OOP
7 7 (29.17%) C#
7 7 (29.17%) Banking
7 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (25.00%) Derivative
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) Microservices
8 6 (25.00%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (20.83%) High Availability
9 5 (20.83%) Back Office
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) JSON
10 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 4 (16.67%) RESTful
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (16.67%) Node.js
10 4 (16.67%) DevOps
10 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
11 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (8.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Back Office
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
1 6 (25.00%) Java Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Java Technical Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Lead Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) J2EE
2 8 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) JSON
4 4 (16.67%) Node.js
4 4 (16.67%) RESTful
4 4 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) JSTL
5 2 (8.33%) REST
5 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (8.33%) Struts
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
6 1 (4.17%) MvvmCross
6 1 (4.17%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Derivative
1 6 (25.00%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) TDD
3 7 (29.17%) OOP
3 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Microservices
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) High Availability
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) DevOps
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (8.33%) MVC
8 2 (8.33%) RAD
8 2 (8.33%) RUP
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) UML
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) Python
3 7 (29.17%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) hybris
2 1 (4.17%) Xamarin