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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 25 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing OOP 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.94% 0.75% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 0.97% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £358 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £32.65 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-50.99% -18.37%
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
157 103 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.96% 76.87% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 74 50
Median daily rate £338 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -2 3 - - 3
Rugeley - 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 - -
OOP
West Midlands

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) e-Learning
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (50.00%) Canon
3 5 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) Games
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Spring

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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Ant
2 2 (20.00%) Appium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Gradle
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
3 5 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) API Design
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Canon
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft