The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 57 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 61 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.53% 2.21% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.21% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 23
Average daily rate
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£358 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.85 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1658 1402 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.65% 68.86% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 784 700
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 63 130
Average hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
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 the West Midlands

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OO across the West Midlands region.

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OO
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the West Midlands 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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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
Birmingham -5 17 £293 -10.00% 22
Coventry +4 13 £373 +24.16% 2
Worcestershire +1 6 £438 +22.72% 2
Staffordshire -2 4 £338 +12.50% 7
Solihull -1 3 £366 +12.53% 3
Warwickshire -5 3 £385 - 6
Shropshire -9 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 5
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 43 (39.81%) SQL
1 43 (39.81%) .NET
2 35 (32.41%) C#
3 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.00%) HTML
5 24 (22.22%) CSS
5 24 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 23 (21.30%) OOP
7 21 (19.44%) ASP.NET
7 21 (19.44%) SQL Server
7 21 (19.44%) VB.NET
8 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 18 (16.67%) Java
9 18 (16.67%) PHP
10 17 (15.74%) Web Services
10 17 (15.74%) MVC
11 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (13.89%) TDD
12 15 (13.89%) Oracle
13 14 (12.96%) VBScript
13 14 (12.96%) UML
14 13 (12.04%) VB
14 13 (12.04%) MySQL
15 12 (11.11%) VBA
15 12 (11.11%) N-Tier
15 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.11%) Degree
15 12 (11.11%) HTML5
16 11 (10.19%) Spreadsheet

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (7.41%) Apache
2 7 (6.48%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.70%) Drupal
4 4 (3.70%) LiveCycle
5 3 (2.78%) CMS
6 2 (1.85%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) Liferay
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Magento
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.04%) MySQL
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) DataStage
6 2 (1.85%) OLAP
6 2 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.93%) DB2
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Subversion
1 8 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.48%) Maven
2 7 (6.48%) Rational Rose
3 6 (5.56%) JMeter
3 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.70%) NUnit
5 3 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.78%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.85%) WebSpeed
6 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (4.63%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Automotive
2 1 (0.93%) Publishing
2 1 (0.93%) Billing
2 1 (0.93%) German Language
Job Titles
1 88 (81.48%) Developer
2 20 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.96%) PHP Developer
4 11 (10.19%) Software Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (4.63%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.63%) SAP Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Architect
8 5 (4.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.70%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.70%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.81%) .NET
2 27 (25.00%) HTML
3 24 (22.22%) CSS
4 21 (19.44%) ASP.NET
5 17 (15.74%) Web Services
6 12 (11.11%) HTML5
7 10 (9.26%) XML
7 10 (9.26%) Spring
8 9 (8.33%) Yii
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (7.41%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.41%) .NET Framework
10 7 (6.48%) Java EE
10 7 (6.48%) J2EE
10 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 6 (5.56%) jQuery
11 6 (5.56%) Middleware
11 6 (5.56%) Ajax
12 5 (4.63%) LAMP
13 4 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.70%) Learning Management System
3 3 (2.78%) Open Source
3 3 (2.78%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.78%) SCORM
4 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 23 (21.30%) OOP
3 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.74%) MVC
5 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.89%) TDD
7 14 (12.96%) UML
8 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting
9 9 (8.33%) SOA
9 9 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.41%) Low Latency
11 7 (6.48%) Memory Management
11 7 (6.48%) Project Management
11 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.48%) Scrum
11 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.56%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.81%) SQL
2 35 (32.41%) C#
3 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.44%) VB.NET
5 18 (16.67%) Java
5 18 (16.67%) PHP
6 14 (12.96%) VBScript
7 13 (12.04%) VB
8 12 (11.11%) VBA
9 7 (6.48%) ABAP
9 7 (6.48%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.70%) PHP5
11 3 (2.78%) Ruby
11 3 (2.78%) Perl
12 2 (1.85%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (1.85%) VB6
13 1 (0.93%) XPath
13 1 (0.93%) XQuery
13 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) PhD
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Oracle
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.41%) SAP
4 6 (5.56%) HP
5 5 (4.63%) Adobe
5 5 (4.63%) webMethods
5 5 (4.63%) Zend
5 5 (4.63%) Pega
6 4 (3.70%) BEA
7 3 (2.78%) Informatica
8 2 (1.85%) Motorola
8 2 (1.85%) Progress
8 2 (1.85%) IBM
8 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.93%) Twitter
9 1 (0.93%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) Sybase
9 1 (0.93%) Vitria
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