The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 11 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing OO 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 4.84% 3.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -6.25%
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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 Solihull region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
47 66 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 75.81% 67.35% 61.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 7
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 5 (83.33%) UML
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Rational Rose
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) XQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) XPath
4 1 (16.67%) T4 Templates

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Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Rational Rose
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Change Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) UML
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) XQuery
2 1 (16.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree