The first table below looks at the demand for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 18 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 19 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing OO 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.13% 3.16% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 5.17% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £305 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £270 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 58 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 68.75% 61.05% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 60
Average daily rate £320 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% -41.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.31 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.46 £21.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
West Midlands

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Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent -2 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Stafford - 1 £340 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £310 - 1
Tamworth - - - -
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West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) OOP
2 5 (55.56%) WinForms
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) OOD
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Magento
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) VBScript
6 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (11.11%) XSD
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) WinForms
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) HTML5
2 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) XSD
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) LINQ
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OOP
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft