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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 55 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing OO 9 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 2.24% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 3.09% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
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£363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
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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
547 486 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.34% 72.65% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 308 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.85 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.62% -93.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) HTML5
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
6 6 (37.50%) WCF
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) Workflow
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) REST
8 4 (25.00%) CSS3
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 3 (18.75%) OOD
9 3 (18.75%) Middleware
9 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Magento
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 2 (12.50%) Heroku
2 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) DB2
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (12.50%) Moq
3 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Magento Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) HTML5
3 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (37.50%) WCF
5 6 (37.50%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (25.00%) REST
6 4 (25.00%) CSS3
7 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) Middleware
8 2 (12.50%) XSLT
8 2 (12.50%) JMS
8 2 (12.50%) XSD
8 2 (12.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Workflow
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) OOD
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) BPEL
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Telerik
1 3 (18.75%) Nintex
2 2 (12.50%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) Pega
2 2 (12.50%) BEA
2 2 (12.50%) Vitria
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
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