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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 61 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing OO 7 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.86% 2.44% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 3.43% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.00%
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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
604 466 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 73.84% 71.04% 73.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 281 172
Average daily rate £375 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £119.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

OO
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 28 May 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 28 May 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%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) HTML5
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Workflow
5 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
6 4 (25.00%) WCF
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) Business Objects
7 3 (18.75%) PHP
7 3 (18.75%) OOP
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) Middleware
7 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 3 (18.75%) BPMN
7 3 (18.75%) Lombardi

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Magento
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 2 (12.50%) Heroku
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Lombardi
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (6.25%) Moq
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Magento Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) CSS3
7 2 (12.50%) Sass
7 2 (12.50%) LESS
7 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (12.50%) OAuth
7 2 (12.50%) JMS
7 2 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) OOP
4 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) BPMN
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) OOD
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.25%) BPEL
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Business Objects
2 2 (12.50%) Nintex
2 2 (12.50%) Pega
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) BEA
2 2 (12.50%) Vitria
2 2 (12.50%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) Telerik
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft