Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 113 80
Rank change year-on-year +20 -33 +27
Contract jobs citing OO 134 89 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 1.57% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.91% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 59 143
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £308
90th Percentile £519 £475 £500
England median daily rate £500 £488 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
North West median hourly rate - £51.71 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.60% +3.75%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -8.89% +9.76% -2.38%

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 4,896 4,649 5,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.84% 82.24% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,113 2,964 3,731
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 205 175
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.73 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.53 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

OO
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

OO
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

OO
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 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the North West

OO
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

OO
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 19 November 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 +8 80 £420 +5.00% 68
Cheshire +12 39 £420 +12.00% 31
Merseyside +3 8 £341 +1.11% 12
Lancashire -14 3 £505 +46.38% 9
OO
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 90 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (46.27%) Java
3 58 (43.28%) OOP
4 46 (34.33%) TDD
5 41 (30.60%) JavaScript
6 37 (27.61%) Scrum
7 35 (26.12%) PHP
8 32 (23.88%) C#
8 32 (23.88%) HTML
8 32 (23.88%) Git (software)
9 29 (21.64%) RESTful
9 29 (21.64%) CSS
10 27 (20.15%) Test Automation
11 25 (18.66%) .NET
12 24 (17.91%) Oracle
12 24 (17.91%) MVC
12 24 (17.91%) React
13 23 (17.16%) Unit Testing
14 22 (16.42%) HTML5
14 22 (16.42%) Finance
15 21 (15.67%) SQL
15 21 (15.67%) Python
15 21 (15.67%) AngularJS
16 19 (14.18%) Selenium
17 17 (12.69%) Node.js
17 17 (12.69%) OOD
17 17 (12.69%) Relational Database
18 15 (11.19%) Microservices
18 15 (11.19%) MySQL
19 14 (10.45%) ASP.NET

OO
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 7 (5.22%) Apache
2 2 (1.49%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.49%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Liferay
3 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Fireworks
1 4 (2.99%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.48%) Yarn
3 3 (2.24%) npm
4 2 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) AMQP
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.19%) MySQL
3 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.49%) Big Data
4 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.49%) HBase
4 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.75%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.75%) Redis
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (23.88%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.18%) Selenium
3 14 (10.45%) Subversion
4 12 (8.96%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.96%) Maven
5 11 (8.21%) JMeter
5 11 (8.21%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.22%) gulp
7 5 (3.73%) IntelliJ
7 5 (3.73%) JIRA
7 5 (3.73%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (3.73%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.99%) Axure RP
8 4 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.99%) Gradle
8 4 (2.99%) Grunt
8 4 (2.99%) Mocha
9 3 (2.24%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (16.42%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Retail
3 9 (6.72%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.97%) Electronics
4 8 (5.97%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (79.10%) Developer
2 32 (23.88%) Java Developer
2 32 (23.88%) PHP Developer
3 12 (8.96%) .NET Developer
4 11 (8.21%) Tester
5 10 (7.46%) Automation Tester
6 9 (6.72%) React Developer
7 8 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.48%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Angular Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.24%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.88%) HTML
2 29 (21.64%) CSS
2 29 (21.64%) RESTful
3 25 (18.66%) .NET
4 24 (17.91%) React
5 22 (16.42%) HTML5
6 21 (15.67%) AngularJS
7 17 (12.69%) Node.js
8 14 (10.45%) ASP.NET
8 14 (10.45%) Spring
9 13 (9.70%) CSS3
10 12 (8.96%) jQuery
10 12 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (7.46%) Web Services
12 9 (6.72%) Hibernate
12 9 (6.72%) JSON
12 9 (6.72%) Sass
12 9 (6.72%) Taurus
13 8 (5.97%) XML
14 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.72%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.97%) User Experience
4 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.49%) Equities
6 2 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Fintech
7 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.72%) Android
2 8 (5.97%) Linux
3 7 (5.22%) Unix
4 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.28%) OOP
3 46 (34.33%) TDD
4 37 (27.61%) Scrum
5 27 (20.15%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.91%) MVC
7 23 (17.16%) Unit Testing
8 17 (12.69%) OOD
9 15 (11.19%) Microservices
10 14 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (9.70%) SDET
12 12 (8.96%) Front End Development
12 12 (8.96%) OO PHP
12 12 (8.96%) Performance Testing
13 11 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (7.46%) E-Commerce
15 9 (6.72%) Deployment Automation
15 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
15 9 (6.72%) SOA
15 9 (6.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.27%) Java
2 41 (30.60%) JavaScript
3 35 (26.12%) PHP
4 32 (23.88%) C#
5 21 (15.67%) Python
5 21 (15.67%) SQL
6 13 (9.70%) Java 8
7 10 (7.46%) Scala
8 7 (5.22%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.48%) Groovy
9 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.99%) ES6
11 3 (2.24%) Clojure
11 3 (2.24%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.24%) PHP 7
11 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.49%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.49%) Perl
12 2 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Computer Science Degree
1 11 (8.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.49%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Docker
1 6 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.24%) Salt
3 2 (1.49%) Ansible
3 2 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.49%) Puppet
3 2 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (17.91%) Oracle
2 8 (5.97%) SAP
3 7 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.48%) Zend
5 4 (2.99%) Adobe
6 3 (2.24%) Twitter
7 2 (1.49%) Google
7 2 (1.49%) Sybase
8 1 (0.75%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.75%) Perforce
8 1 (0.75%) SaltStack