The first table below looks at the demand for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 17 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 Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 22 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing OO 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.46% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
145 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.39% 66.83% 53.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 69
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
England

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (60.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (60.00%) InDesign
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (60.00%) DoubleClick
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) OOP
1 3 (60.00%) Flash
1 3 (60.00%) XHTML
1 3 (60.00%) Animation
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 3 (60.00%) Facebook
1 3 (60.00%) Twitter
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) ERP

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (60.00%) InDesign
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Flash Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Flash Designer
2 3 (60.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) Flash
1 3 (60.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Animation
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
1 3 (60.00%) DoubleClick
1 3 (60.00%) Facebook
1 3 (60.00%) Twitter