The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 57 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 0.88% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£418 £160 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.93% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
OOP
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
501 455 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.49% 69.04% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 308 249
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.85% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 18 (85.71%) MVC
2 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 16 (76.19%) HTML
3 13 (61.90%) jQuery
4 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 12 (57.14%) Apple iOS
5 10 (47.62%) HTML5
6 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) Ajax
7 7 (33.33%) OO
7 7 (33.33%) SOA
7 7 (33.33%) MySQL
7 7 (33.33%) PHP
7 7 (33.33%) Android
7 7 (33.33%) PhoneGap
7 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 7 (33.33%) Android Development
7 7 (33.33%) iOS Development
7 7 (33.33%) User Experience
8 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
8 6 (28.57%) Sencha
8 6 (28.57%) JSON
8 6 (28.57%) Java
8 6 (28.57%) XML
9 5 (23.81%) ActionScript
9 5 (23.81%) SAP
9 5 (23.81%) PHP5
9 5 (23.81%) PHP4
9 5 (23.81%) Cocoa
9 5 (23.81%) Objective-C

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Ant
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Architect
3 7 (33.33%) PHP Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Mobility Architect
5 4 (19.05%) SAP Architect
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Android Developer
8 1 (4.76%) iOS Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) HTML
2 13 (61.90%) jQuery
3 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 10 (47.62%) HTML5
5 9 (42.86%) Ajax
6 7 (33.33%) PhoneGap
6 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 6 (28.57%) JSON
7 6 (28.57%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) Cocoa
8 5 (23.81%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 2 (9.52%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 1 (4.76%) LAMP
10 1 (4.76%) CSS3
10 1 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) User Experience
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 7 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) MVC
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) SOA
3 7 (33.33%) Android Development
3 7 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 5 (23.81%) Memory Management
5 4 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) PHP
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) ActionScript
4 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
4 5 (23.81%) PHP5
4 5 (23.81%) PHP4
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Sencha
2 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft