The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 40 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing OO 17 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.70% 3.13% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 4.53% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 5
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £393 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 419 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.91% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 255 144
Average daily rate £375 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OO across the Birmingham region.

OO Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Birmingham region.

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO.

1 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) HTML
2 12 (40.00%) OOP
3 11 (36.67%) CSS
4 10 (33.33%) C#
4 10 (33.33%) .NET
5 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (23.33%) TDD
8 6 (20.00%) MVC
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (20.00%) OOD
8 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 5 (16.67%) Ajax
9 5 (16.67%) Web Services
9 5 (16.67%) PHP
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.33%) Finance
10 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 4 (13.33%) MySQL
10 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
10 4 (13.33%) Business Objects
10 4 (13.33%) Lombardi
10 4 (13.33%) Drupal
10 4 (13.33%) PHP5

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (13.33%) Drupal
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Lombardi
2 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Rational Rose
3 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 4 (13.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) HTML
2 11 (36.67%) CSS
3 10 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.67%) Ajax
5 5 (16.67%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) Yii
7 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (10.00%) Spring
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (10.00%) HTML5
7 3 (10.00%) jQuery
8 2 (6.67%) Java EE
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.67%) J2EE
9 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (3.33%) JSON
9 1 (3.33%) JPA
9 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) OOP
2 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (23.33%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) OOD
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) BPMN
6 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (10.00%) CRM
7 3 (10.00%) UML
7 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Low Latency
8 2 (6.67%) Memory Management
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.33%) PHP5
6 3 (10.00%) VBA
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.00%) VBScript
6 3 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe