Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Object-Oriented (OO)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 84 101
Rank change year-on-year -29 +17 -39
Contract jobs citing OO 94 169 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.65% 2.47% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.95% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 144 103
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £308 £308 £293
90th Percentile £475 £500 £513
England median daily rate £488 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +14.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
North West median hourly rate £51.71 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.60% +3.75% +23.08%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -27 55 £405 -4.71% 46
Cheshire +5 29 £375 -6.25% 18
Merseyside -3 4 £338 -10.00% 2
Lancashire +1 2 £345 -23.33% 9
Cumbria - 2 - - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North West region with a requirement for OO.

1 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.87%) TDD
3 44 (46.81%) Java
4 38 (40.43%) Git (software)
5 33 (35.11%) Spring
6 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
6 31 (32.98%) SQL
6 31 (32.98%) Web Services
6 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
7 30 (31.91%) Unit Testing
8 29 (30.85%) HTML
9 27 (28.72%) Hibernate
10 24 (25.53%) Scrum
10 24 (25.53%) Finance
10 24 (25.53%) JUnit
10 24 (25.53%) Oracle
11 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (23.40%) JPA
12 22 (23.40%) REST
12 22 (23.40%) Relational Database
13 20 (21.28%) SOAP
13 20 (21.28%) Data Modelling
14 19 (20.21%) OOD
14 19 (20.21%) RDBMS
14 19 (20.21%) CSS
15 18 (19.15%) .NET
15 18 (19.15%) C#
15 18 (19.15%) OOP
15 18 (19.15%) Perforce
15 18 (19.15%) Java EE

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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 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) Mule
3 1 (1.06%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Magento
2 2 (2.13%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (1.06%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) npm
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.13%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) Relational Database
2 19 (20.21%) RDBMS
3 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.51%) MySQL
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.06%) Redis
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (40.43%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.53%) JUnit
3 16 (17.02%) Gradle
4 15 (15.96%) Jenkins
4 15 (15.96%) Maven
5 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
6 10 (10.64%) JProfiler
7 6 (6.38%) IntelliJ
7 6 (6.38%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.19%) JIRA
9 3 (3.19%) Subversion
10 2 (2.13%) LabVIEW
10 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.06%) MSTest
11 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (87.23%) Developer
2 39 (41.49%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.70%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.51%) iOS Developer
4 8 (8.51%) PHP Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Angular Developer
7 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.19%) Magento Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.19%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.13%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Programmer
9 2 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) Spring
2 31 (32.98%) Web Services
3 29 (30.85%) HTML
4 27 (28.72%) Hibernate
5 22 (23.40%) JPA
5 22 (23.40%) REST
6 20 (21.28%) SOAP
7 19 (20.21%) CSS
8 18 (19.15%) .NET
8 18 (19.15%) Java EE
9 17 (18.09%) RESTful
10 15 (15.96%) Spring Boot
11 13 (13.83%) jQuery
12 12 (12.77%) AngularJS
12 12 (12.77%) HTML5
12 12 (12.77%) JSON
13 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
14 8 (8.51%) Node.js
15 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
15 7 (7.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) e-Learning
2 3 (3.19%) User Experience
3 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.13%) iPad
3 2 (2.13%) iPhone
3 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.13%) Replication
3 2 (2.13%) STB
4 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.38%) Android
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.87%) TDD
3 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
4 30 (31.91%) Unit Testing
5 24 (25.53%) Scrum
6 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (21.28%) Data Modelling
8 19 (20.21%) OOD
9 18 (19.15%) OOP
10 16 (17.02%) MVC
11 12 (12.77%) DevOps
11 12 (12.77%) Software Engineering
12 11 (11.70%) Front End Development
12 11 (11.70%) Web Development
13 10 (10.64%) Microservices
13 10 (10.64%) RAD
14 9 (9.57%) Data Protection
14 9 (9.57%) iOS Development
15 8 (8.51%) SOLID
16 7 (7.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) Java
2 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
2 31 (32.98%) SQL
3 18 (19.15%) C#
4 9 (9.57%) PHP
5 7 (7.45%) Apple Swift
5 7 (7.45%) C++
5 7 (7.45%) Objective-C
6 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.13%) C
7 2 (2.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.06%) ABAP
8 1 (1.06%) ES6
8 1 (1.06%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) SAPscript
8 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.06%) Varnish
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Oracle
2 18 (19.15%) Perforce
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.13%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Twitter
6 1 (1.06%) WSO2
6 1 (1.06%) Zend