The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 18 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing OOP 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.51% 0.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
OOP
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
71 74 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 62.28% 64.35% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 70
Average daily rate £313 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +58.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

OOP
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 OOP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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 - 3 £320 -
Tamworth - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
OOP
West Midlands

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) DataStage
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) HTML

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DataStage
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft