The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 19 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing OO 4 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.31% 3.03% 12.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 4.26% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £320 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 94 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 60.33% 71.21% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 97
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -18.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.80 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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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 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £338 - 4
Tamworth - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
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West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (70.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) MySQL
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Subversion
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) PHPUnit
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Laravel
5 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) OLAP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) DataStage
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Laravel
3 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms
4 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) OOP
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft