Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -51 +16 -27
Contract jobs citing OO 76 174 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.41% 2.94% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.48% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 140 101
North West median daily rate £369 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £285
90th Percentile £475 £525 £494
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.11%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £43.17
% change year-on-year +9.76% -5.03% +7.93%

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 4,489 4,994 6,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.42% 84.30% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,903 3,238 4,057
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £261 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 168 278
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.50 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% -8.79% +48.19%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -22 45 £375 - 90
Cheshire -24 24 £350 -17.65% 39
Lancashire -12 5 £363 -12.12% 16
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England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (56.58%) JavaScript
3 42 (55.26%) HTML
4 34 (44.74%) Git (software)
5 33 (43.42%) CSS
6 32 (42.11%) Java
7 27 (35.53%) TDD
8 25 (32.89%) Web Services
9 23 (30.26%) MVC
9 23 (30.26%) Test Automation
10 22 (28.95%) Front End Development
11 21 (27.63%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (27.63%) Spring
12 20 (26.32%) OOP
12 20 (26.32%) C#
13 19 (25.00%) Scrum
14 18 (23.68%) SQL
14 18 (23.68%) jQuery
15 16 (21.05%) HTML5
15 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
15 16 (21.05%) PHP
16 15 (19.74%) OOD
16 15 (19.74%) Hibernate
16 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
16 15 (19.74%) RESTful
16 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing
17 14 (18.42%) Node.js
17 14 (18.42%) CSS3
17 14 (18.42%) Gradle
17 14 (18.42%) Maven

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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 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) JBoss
2 1 (1.32%) Sitefinity
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) LaTeX
1 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Magento
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) npm
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) GitHub
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) HTTP
1 3 (3.95%) HTTPS
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.84%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.58%) MySQL
5 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.63%) Redis
7 1 (1.32%) DB2
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (44.74%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.42%) Gradle
2 14 (18.42%) Maven
3 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
4 11 (14.47%) JUnit
5 7 (9.21%) Eclipse
5 7 (9.21%) JIRA
5 7 (9.21%) JProfiler
6 5 (6.58%) Subversion
7 4 (5.26%) Grunt
7 4 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.26%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.32%) Ant
10 1 (1.32%) Hudson
10 1 (1.32%) jMock
10 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (92.11%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.11%) PHP Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (10.53%) Angular Developer
6 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.26%) React Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.95%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Magento Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (3.95%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (55.26%) HTML
2 33 (43.42%) CSS
3 25 (32.89%) Web Services
4 21 (27.63%) Spring
5 18 (23.68%) jQuery
6 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 16 (21.05%) HTML5
7 15 (19.74%) Hibernate
7 15 (19.74%) RESTful
8 14 (18.42%) CSS3
8 14 (18.42%) Node.js
9 12 (15.79%) .NET
9 12 (15.79%) REST
10 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
10 11 (14.47%) SOAP
11 9 (11.84%) Sass
12 8 (10.53%) Angular 2
12 8 (10.53%) Backbone.js
13 7 (9.21%) Ajax
13 7 (9.21%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) e-Learning
2 5 (6.58%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.63%) STB
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) Unix
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) TDD
3 23 (30.26%) MVC
3 23 (30.26%) Test Automation
4 22 (28.95%) Front End Development
5 21 (27.63%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (26.32%) OOP
7 19 (25.00%) Scrum
8 15 (19.74%) OOD
8 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
10 11 (14.47%) Microservices
11 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
11 10 (13.16%) OO PHP
12 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.53%) BDD
13 8 (10.53%) Web Development
14 7 (9.21%) Domain-Driven Design
15 6 (7.89%) RAD
16 5 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (56.58%) JavaScript
2 32 (42.11%) Java
3 20 (26.32%) C#
4 18 (23.68%) SQL
5 16 (21.05%) PHP
6 6 (7.89%) Ruby
7 4 (5.26%) C++
8 3 (3.95%) C
8 3 (3.95%) VB
9 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.63%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.63%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.32%) Erlang
10 1 (1.32%) ES6
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) Degree
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) Perforce
3 5 (6.58%) Zend
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) BT
5 2 (2.63%) Twitter
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) SAP