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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 90 78
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12  
Contract jobs citing OO 47 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 1.91% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.32% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 40
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £51.71 £31.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.15% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.67 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.69% +1.25%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 24 £388 -8.82% 51
Cheshire +24 13 £375 -3.84% 19
Lancashire -10 3 £400 -11.11% 5
Merseyside +1 2 £325 - 8
Cumbria - 1 - -
OO
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 89 (68.99%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (47.29%) JavaScript
3 55 (42.64%) Java
4 51 (39.53%) HTML
5 43 (33.33%) TDD
6 40 (31.01%) SQL
6 40 (31.01%) CSS
7 39 (30.23%) Scrum
8 35 (27.13%) Web Services
9 34 (26.36%) C#
10 32 (24.81%) MVC
11 31 (24.03%) OOP
12 30 (23.26%) .NET
13 29 (22.48%) SQL Server
13 29 (22.48%) HTML5
14 28 (21.71%) Finance
14 28 (21.71%) jQuery
15 23 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
15 23 (17.83%) OOD
15 23 (17.83%) REST
16 22 (17.05%) AngularJS
16 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
16 22 (17.05%) PHP
16 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
17 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
18 20 (15.50%) Unit Testing
19 19 (14.73%) J2EE
20 17 (13.18%) JUnit
20 17 (13.18%) XML

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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 6 (4.65%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) CMS
2 5 (3.88%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.33%) Drupal
4 3 (2.33%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.55%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.78%) Mule
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.55%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) AMQP
1 4 (3.10%) HTTP
1 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) RS-232
3 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.40%) MySQL
2 16 (12.40%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.53%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.98%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.88%) DB2
7 4 (3.10%) Big Data
7 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.18%) JUnit
3 9 (6.98%) NUnit
4 8 (6.20%) Eclipse
4 8 (6.20%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.43%) Grunt
6 6 (4.65%) gulp
7 5 (3.88%) JIRA
7 5 (3.88%) Maven
8 4 (3.10%) Gradle
8 4 (3.10%) Subversion
8 4 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (2.33%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.33%) JProfiler
9 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.55%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.55%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (1.55%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.55%) Selenium
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 16 (12.40%) Banking
3 8 (6.20%) Back Office
4 5 (3.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 95 (73.64%) Developer
2 30 (23.26%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.28%) .NET Developer
4 17 (13.18%) PHP Developer
5 9 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.20%) Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Architect
6 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.43%) Agile Developer
7 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Angular Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Java Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Java Technical Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (39.53%) HTML
2 40 (31.01%) CSS
3 35 (27.13%) Web Services
4 30 (23.26%) .NET
5 29 (22.48%) HTML5
6 28 (21.71%) jQuery
7 23 (17.83%) REST
8 22 (17.05%) AngularJS
8 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
9 19 (14.73%) J2EE
10 17 (13.18%) XML
11 15 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (11.63%) JSON
11 15 (11.63%) Spring
12 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (10.85%) Hibernate
12 14 (10.85%) JPA
12 14 (10.85%) SOAP
13 13 (10.08%) RESTful
14 12 (9.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.43%) Derivative
4 6 (4.65%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (3.10%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.55%) Clustering
7 2 (1.55%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.55%) Fintech
8 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) MPEG
8 1 (0.78%) Replication
8 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Linux
2 6 (4.65%) Android
3 4 (3.10%) Windows
4 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (68.99%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.33%) TDD
3 39 (30.23%) Scrum
4 32 (24.81%) MVC
5 31 (24.03%) OOP
6 23 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.83%) OOD
6 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
7 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
8 20 (15.50%) Unit Testing
9 17 (13.18%) DevOps
10 15 (11.63%) Front End Development
11 14 (10.85%) Microservices
12 13 (10.08%) BDD
12 13 (10.08%) UML
13 12 (9.30%) Open Source
14 11 (8.53%) Data Modelling
15 9 (6.98%) B2B
15 9 (6.98%) High Availability
15 9 (6.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (47.29%) JavaScript
2 55 (42.64%) Java
3 40 (31.01%) SQL
4 34 (26.36%) C#
5 22 (17.05%) PHP
6 11 (8.53%) C++
7 10 (7.75%) Python
8 4 (3.10%) C
8 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.33%) Perl
9 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) ABAP
11 1 (0.78%) Groovy
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.65%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) PhD
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.78%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Firmware
1 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (10.08%) Oracle
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.65%) Perforce
3 6 (4.65%) Zend
4 5 (3.88%) IBM
5 4 (3.10%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.55%) Adobe
6 2 (1.55%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.55%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) hybris
7 1 (0.78%) Kony
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Sybase
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter
7 1 (0.78%) WSO2
7 1 (0.78%) Yahoo!
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