The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 20 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing OO 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 1.69% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.33% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.89% 72.88% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 59
Average daily rate £400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) ABAP
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BSP
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) LiveCycle
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SAP CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) EJB
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SAP CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BSP
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) RAD
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) ABAP
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe