The table below looks at the statistics for OOP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 20 26
Contract jobs citing OOP 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.43% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.77% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +0.64%

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
128 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 72.73% 80.71% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 74
Median daily rate £345 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +23.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing OOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for OOP.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) e-Learning
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Games
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Canon
4 3 (37.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Appium
5 2 (25.00%) API Design
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) Appium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Gradle
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) e-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) API Design
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Canon
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft