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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 88 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 26 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 2.07% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.77% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 22
Average daily rate
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£335 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -94.57%
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
1812 1838 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.28% 74.65% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 985 692
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 128 59
Average hourly rate £28.60 £27.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% -27.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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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

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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

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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 4 August 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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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

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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 4 August 2015. 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 -3 13 £350 - 18
Staffordshire -6 7 £316 +1.20% 7
Shropshire -3 2 £285 - 2
Walsall - 2 £550 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.85%) C#
2 30 (50.85%) .NET
3 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 26 (44.07%) CSS
4 26 (44.07%) XML
5 25 (42.37%) HTML
6 23 (38.98%) SQL
7 18 (30.51%) HTML5
8 17 (28.81%) TDD
9 16 (27.12%) WCF
9 16 (27.12%) Web Services
10 13 (22.03%) Java
10 13 (22.03%) MVC
11 12 (20.34%) .NET Framework
11 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
12 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
12 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
13 10 (16.95%) Oracle
13 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Entity Framework
14 9 (15.25%) CSS3
14 9 (15.25%) JIRA
14 9 (15.25%) jQuery
14 9 (15.25%) Confluence
14 9 (15.25%) Scrum
14 9 (15.25%) WinForms
14 9 (15.25%) XSD
15 8 (13.56%) T-SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 9 (15.25%) Confluence
2 8 (13.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.08%) JBoss
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (1.69%) WordPress
6 1 (1.69%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Magento
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.39%) PaaS
1 2 (3.39%) Heroku
1 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.69%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Skype
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) DB2
5 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) HBase
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) JIRA
2 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.17%) Subversion
3 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (3.39%) Moq
4 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) Grunt
General
1 1 (1.69%) Back Office
1 1 (1.69%) Finance
1 1 (1.69%) Games
1 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) C# Developer
3 11 (18.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (16.95%) .NET Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Software Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Programmer
6 7 (11.86%) C# Software Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) .NET Programmer
6 7 (11.86%) C# Programmer
7 5 (8.47%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Designer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Software Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 26 (44.07%) CSS
2 26 (44.07%) XML
3 25 (42.37%) HTML
4 18 (30.51%) HTML5
5 16 (27.12%) WCF
5 16 (27.12%) Web Services
6 12 (20.34%) .NET Framework
7 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
8 10 (16.95%) Entity Framework
9 9 (15.25%) CSS3
9 9 (15.25%) XSD
9 9 (15.25%) WinForms
9 9 (15.25%) jQuery
10 8 (13.56%) WPF
10 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (11.86%) LINQ
12 6 (10.17%) REST
12 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
13 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.69%) Statistics
4 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) TDD
3 13 (22.03%) MVC
4 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
5 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Scrum
7 8 (13.56%) Web Design
8 7 (11.86%) Workflow
8 7 (11.86%) SOA
9 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.17%) OOD
9 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (8.47%) Web Development
11 4 (6.78%) UML
11 4 (6.78%) OOP
11 4 (6.78%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (6.78%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) C#
2 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 23 (38.98%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) T-SQL
6 7 (11.86%) VBScript
7 5 (8.47%) PHP
8 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.39%) VB
8 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Adobe
3 5 (8.47%) Pega
4 3 (5.08%) Nintex
4 3 (5.08%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.08%) Telerik
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
4 3 (5.08%) BEA
4 3 (5.08%) Vitria
5 2 (3.39%) Sybase
5 2 (3.39%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Dell
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.69%) Informatica
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