The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 26 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 Programming (OOP)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 130 98
Rank change year-on-year +3 -32  
Contract jobs citing OOP 15 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.93% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.14% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 25
Median daily rate £388 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +32.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.71 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +45.00% -38.46%  

OOP 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 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing OOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in the North West

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the North West

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the North West

OOP
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 OOP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the North West

OOP
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 OOP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Merseyside - 7 £375 - 6
Manchester -10 5 £400 -20.00% 31
Cheshire +23 2 £500 +45.45% 7
Cumbria - 1 - -
OOP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 31 (64.58%) OO
2 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) MVC
4 24 (50.00%) HTML
5 19 (39.58%) Scrum
6 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 16 (33.33%) C#
7 16 (33.33%) .NET
7 16 (33.33%) Finance
8 15 (31.25%) Java
8 15 (31.25%) PHP
9 14 (29.17%) MySQL
10 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
11 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (25.00%) REST
12 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
12 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
12 11 (22.92%) SQL
13 10 (20.83%) OOD
13 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (20.83%) Microservices
14 9 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (18.75%) B2B
14 9 (18.75%) CSS
14 9 (18.75%) Linux
14 9 (18.75%) Web Services
14 9 (18.75%) TDD
14 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration

OOP
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 5 (10.42%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) AMQP
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) RS-232
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) MySQL
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.75%) NUnit
3 7 (14.58%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Back Office
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Games
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Front Office
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) PHP Developer
3 11 (22.92%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (33.33%) .NET
3 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
4 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (25.00%) REST
5 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (18.75%) CSS
6 9 (18.75%) Web Services
7 8 (16.67%) jQuery
8 6 (12.50%) HTML5
8 6 (12.50%) LAMP
9 5 (10.42%) RESTful
9 5 (10.42%) SOAP
9 5 (10.42%) XML
10 4 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (8.33%) Zend Framework
11 3 (6.25%) J2EE
12 2 (4.17%) JSP
12 2 (4.17%) JSR 170
12 2 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Derivative
2 6 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (8.33%) Device Driver
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.17%) New Media
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.08%) iPad
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Android
2 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) CentOS
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) OO
2 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) MVC
4 19 (39.58%) Scrum
5 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
5 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Microservices
6 10 (20.83%) OOD
7 9 (18.75%) B2B
7 9 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.75%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Front End Development
8 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
8 7 (14.58%) SOA
9 6 (12.50%) B2C
10 4 (8.33%) BDD
10 4 (8.33%) Kanban
10 4 (8.33%) Modular Programming
10 4 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 16 (33.33%) C#
3 15 (31.25%) Java
3 15 (31.25%) PHP
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) C++
5 6 (12.50%) PHP 5
5 6 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.08%) Clojure
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) PhD
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.08%) EMIR
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Zend
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) hybris
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
Bury, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
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