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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 23 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing OOP 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.43% 3.09% 7.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 4.41% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate - £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +4.00%
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
112 68 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.00% 70.10% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 45 62
Average daily rate £345 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 2 - - 1
OOP
West Midlands

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 3 (60.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WF
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) OOD
4 2 (40.00%) SOA

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WF
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft