Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 16 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 (OO)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 92 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing OO 123 117 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 2.04% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.47% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 117
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -1.27%
10th Percentile £288 £306 £299
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
North West median hourly rate - £43.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.74% +14.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +7.64%

OO 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,163 4,740 6,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.54% 82.65% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,275 2,896 3,904
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 203 191
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.34 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OO in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in the North West over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 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
Manchester -28 67 £420 +20.00% 97
Cheshire +8 40 £400 -3.03% 27
Merseyside +15 7 £400 +23.08% 7
Lancashire -9 5 £505 +26.25% 5
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England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 North West region with a requirement for OO.

1 79 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (55.28%) Java
3 61 (49.59%) JavaScript
4 56 (45.53%) TDD
5 35 (28.46%) HTML
6 32 (26.02%) PHP
7 30 (24.39%) CSS
7 30 (24.39%) OOP
8 26 (21.14%) Spring
9 25 (20.33%) SQL
9 25 (20.33%) Test Automation
10 24 (19.51%) Git (software)
10 24 (19.51%) MVC
11 23 (18.70%) Finance
12 22 (17.89%) Scrum
13 21 (17.07%) RESTful
14 19 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (15.45%) AngularJS
14 19 (15.45%) Hibernate
14 19 (15.45%) Microservices
14 19 (15.45%) Java 8
15 18 (14.63%) React
15 18 (14.63%) Front End Development
15 18 (14.63%) Node.js
16 17 (13.82%) HTML5
16 17 (13.82%) jQuery
16 17 (13.82%) Unit Testing
16 17 (13.82%) Maven
17 16 (13.01%) C#
17 16 (13.01%) Scala

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (7.32%) Apache
2 5 (4.07%) Apache Pig
2 5 (4.07%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Liferay
5 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Fireworks
1 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (1.63%) Yarn
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) npm
6 1 (0.81%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 2 (1.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) MySQL
2 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.07%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.07%) Big Data
3 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.07%) HBase
4 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.81%) Redis
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.82%) Maven
3 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.57%) Subversion
4 10 (8.13%) Eclipse
5 8 (6.50%) Gradle
6 7 (5.69%) JIRA
6 7 (5.69%) JUnit
6 7 (5.69%) Selenium
7 6 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.88%) IntelliJ
7 6 (4.88%) JProfiler
8 5 (4.07%) Hudson
8 5 (4.07%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.25%) gulp
10 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Publishing
5 2 (1.63%) Automotive
5 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (84.55%) Developer
2 43 (34.96%) Java Developer
3 30 (24.39%) PHP Developer
4 10 (8.13%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (4.88%) React Developer
5 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.07%) Cloud Developer
7 4 (3.25%) Consultant
7 4 (3.25%) DevOps Developer
7 4 (3.25%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (3.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (3.25%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (3.25%) Tester
8 3 (2.44%) Agile Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Java Consultant
8 3 (2.44%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.46%) HTML
2 30 (24.39%) CSS
3 26 (21.14%) Spring
4 21 (17.07%) RESTful
5 19 (15.45%) AngularJS
5 19 (15.45%) Hibernate
6 18 (14.63%) Node.js
6 18 (14.63%) React
7 17 (13.82%) HTML5
7 17 (13.82%) jQuery
8 15 (12.20%) .NET
8 15 (12.20%) CSS3
8 15 (12.20%) XML
9 14 (11.38%) Laravel
10 12 (9.76%) JSON
11 10 (8.13%) Web Services
12 9 (7.32%) Ajax
12 9 (7.32%) Spring Boot
12 9 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (6.50%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.88%) User Experience
3 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Android
2 5 (4.07%) Unix
3 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (45.53%) TDD
3 30 (24.39%) OOP
4 25 (20.33%) Test Automation
5 24 (19.51%) MVC
6 22 (17.89%) Scrum
7 19 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (15.45%) Microservices
8 18 (14.63%) Front End Development
9 17 (13.82%) Unit Testing
10 13 (10.57%) OO PHP
10 13 (10.57%) SOA
11 12 (9.76%) BDD
11 12 (9.76%) OOD
12 11 (8.94%) Pair Programming
13 10 (8.13%) DevOps
14 8 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (6.50%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (6.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (55.28%) Java
2 61 (49.59%) JavaScript
3 32 (26.02%) PHP
4 25 (20.33%) SQL
5 19 (15.45%) Java 8
6 16 (13.01%) C#
6 16 (13.01%) Scala
7 15 (12.20%) Python
8 10 (8.13%) Groovy
9 7 (5.69%) Clojure
9 7 (5.69%) Ruby
10 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.44%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.44%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.63%) Perl
12 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (4.07%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Docker
2 10 (8.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.88%) Puppet
3 6 (4.88%) Salt
4 5 (4.07%) Ansible
4 5 (4.07%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (8.94%) Oracle
2 7 (5.69%) Zend
3 6 (4.88%) Perforce
4 4 (3.25%) Twitter
5 3 (2.44%) hybris
5 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.63%) Adobe
6 2 (1.63%) Google
6 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.63%) Sybase
7 1 (0.81%) Capita
7 1 (0.81%) SaltStack