The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 54 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing OOP 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 1.20% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.75% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £406 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +18.51%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
391 342 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.84% 68.26% 62.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 185 209
Average daily rate £400 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 16
Average hourly rate £28.38 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.76 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
OOP
West Midlands

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
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 24 April 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 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) jQuery
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) PHP5
5 4 (36.36%) Symfony
5 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) MySQL
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
6 3 (27.27%) Android
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) CSS3
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 2 (18.18%) CMS
7 2 (18.18%) LAMP
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Redis
4 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
4 1 (9.09%) RubyGems
4 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
4 1 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (9.09%) Grunt
4 1 (9.09%) TextMate
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) PHP Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) OO PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Symfony
2 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) REST
3 3 (27.27%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
4 2 (18.18%) LAMP
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) J2ME
5 1 (9.09%) SVG
5 1 (9.09%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Fedora
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) OO PHP
6 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Process Management
6 1 (9.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) PHP5
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) PHP4
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Zend
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 1 (9.09%) Sencha
1 1 (9.09%) Appcelerator