Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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 Design (OOD)
England > North West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 215 203
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12 -63
Contract jobs citing OOD 35 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 11
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -7.98% +16.43%
10th Percentile £286 £308 £325
90th Percentile £439 £503 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £414
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.76% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median hourly rate £51.71 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.89% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -9.64%

OOD 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 4680 6326 6143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.62% 82.31% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2886 3909 3496
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 201 275
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% +27.91%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.77 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.92% +13.64% +4.76%

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 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 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
Merseyside - 17 £400 - 3
Manchester +8 14 £325 -13.33% 7
Cumbria - 2 - -
OOD
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 26 (74.29%) OO
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
4 21 (60.00%) HTML
5 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (42.86%) C#
6 15 (42.86%) .NET
7 13 (37.14%) Java
7 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
7 13 (37.14%) Web Services
8 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
8 12 (34.29%) CSS
8 12 (34.29%) MVC
9 11 (31.43%) Scrum
9 11 (31.43%) TDD
9 11 (31.43%) SQL
9 11 (31.43%) OOP
9 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (25.71%) NUnit
10 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (22.86%) DevOps
11 8 (22.86%) Microservices
11 8 (22.86%) REST
11 8 (22.86%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 7 (20.00%) SOA
12 7 (20.00%) jQuery
12 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
13 6 (17.14%) Algorithms
13 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (8.57%) CMS
1 3 (8.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (8.57%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.71%) Drupal
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Magento
2 1 (2.86%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) NUnit
2 2 (5.71%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) MSTest
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (88.57%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Developer
4 10 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 10 (28.57%) Senior Developer
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Java Developer
5 8 (22.86%) Senior Agile Developer
5 8 (22.86%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 8 (22.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (20.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Magento Developer
7 4 (11.43%) PHP Developer
7 4 (11.43%) PHP Magento Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) HTML
2 15 (42.86%) .NET
3 13 (37.14%) Web Services
4 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
4 12 (34.29%) CSS
5 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (22.86%) REST
8 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
9 4 (11.43%) HTML5
10 3 (8.57%) React
11 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (5.71%) Laravel
11 2 (5.71%) LINQ
11 2 (5.71%) LINQ to SQL
11 2 (5.71%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Algorithms
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) OO
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (34.29%) MVC
5 11 (31.43%) OOP
5 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) TDD
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (22.86%) DevOps
6 8 (22.86%) Microservices
7 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (20.00%) SOA
7 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (17.14%) B2B
8 6 (17.14%) Web Development
9 5 (14.29%) B2C
10 4 (11.43%) Time Management
10 4 (11.43%) UML
11 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
12 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 13 (37.14%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) Sitecore