Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 6 months to 15 October 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 Design (OOD)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 185 215
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 0
Contract jobs citing OOD 31 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 15
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -7.22%
10th Percentile £324 £306 £305
90th Percentile £447 £438 £388
England median daily rate £500 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
North West median hourly rate - £51.71 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.59% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -

OOD 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 4,920 4,594 6,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.09% 82.23% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,083 2,862 3,861
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 194 190
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -26.51%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.73 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.71 £51.43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for OOD in the North West

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in the North West

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOD in the North West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOD in the North West

OOD
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 OOD in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in the North West

OOD
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 OOD within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Cheshire -1 16 £375 +20.97% 3
Manchester -11 15 £375 +7.14% 6
Merseyside +5 2 £363 -4.92% 4
OOD
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Java
2 14 (45.16%) OO
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 11 (35.48%) JSON
5 10 (32.26%) XML
6 9 (29.03%) Subversion
6 9 (29.03%) SOLID
7 8 (25.81%) Android
7 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
7 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
7 8 (25.81%) C#
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
7 8 (25.81%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (22.58%) Web Services
8 7 (22.58%) MVC
8 7 (22.58%) Python
8 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) DevOps
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (19.35%) Sass
9 6 (19.35%) LESS
9 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
9 6 (19.35%) JUnit
9 6 (19.35%) HTML

OOD
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 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.23%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Subversion
2 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) JUnit
4 5 (16.13%) Android Studio
4 5 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Android Developer
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.45%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) JSON
2 10 (32.26%) XML
3 8 (25.81%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) Web Services
5 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
5 6 (19.35%) Aurelia
5 6 (19.35%) HTML
5 6 (19.35%) LESS
5 6 (19.35%) Sass
6 5 (16.13%) Android SDK
6 5 (16.13%) React
6 5 (16.13%) REST
6 5 (16.13%) SOAP
7 4 (12.90%) CSS
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.68%) Durandal
8 3 (9.68%) Node.js
9 2 (6.45%) Java EE
9 2 (6.45%) Java SE
9 2 (6.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Android
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) OO
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) SOLID
5 8 (25.81%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (22.58%) MVC
6 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Android Development
7 6 (19.35%) Commercial Awareness
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (19.35%) DevOps
7 6 (19.35%) Mobile Development
7 6 (19.35%) OOP
7 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 5 (16.13%) SOA
9 4 (12.90%) Front End Development
10 3 (9.68%) Microservices
10 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 6 (19.35%) TypeScript
5 5 (16.13%) Kotlin
6 4 (12.90%) Scala
7 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.68%) PHP
8 2 (6.45%) Perl
8 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.45%) Tcl
8 2 (6.45%) VB
8 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.45%) VB6
8 2 (6.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Salt
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Sybase
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Altiris
3 1 (3.23%) Black Duck
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) SaltStack