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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 68 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing OO 57 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 1.53% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.19% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 26
Average daily rate £390 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £565 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.85 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.33% +7.14%
OO
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

OO
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Shropshire -8 18 £550 +2.32% 2
Birmingham 0 14 £380 +26.66% 20
Staffordshire -4 5 £338 +8.00% 6
Warwickshire +3 4 £225 -59.09% 9
Wolverhampton - 4 - - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £379 -
Coventry -2 1 £300 - 5
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £430 - 3
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 55 (45.83%) SQL
2 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.67%) C#
4 40 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 39 (32.50%) Java
5 39 (32.50%) .NET
6 34 (28.33%) Test Strategy
7 32 (26.67%) J2EE
8 31 (25.83%) JavaScript
8 31 (25.83%) RUP
9 29 (24.17%) Unix
9 29 (24.17%) Pega
10 28 (23.33%) Oracle
10 28 (23.33%) Data Modelling
10 28 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
10 28 (23.33%) Shell Script
11 27 (22.50%) Informatica
11 27 (22.50%) TDD
12 26 (21.67%) Perl
12 26 (21.67%) HTML
13 25 (20.83%) CSS
13 25 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (19.17%) WebLogic
15 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 18 (15.00%) Scrum
15 18 (15.00%) Problem Management
16 17 (14.17%) PL/SQL
16 17 (14.17%) Process Improvement
17 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
17 16 (13.33%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (19.17%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.00%) Confluence
3 4 (3.33%) Node.js
4 3 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.83%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.67%) Heroku
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) Skype
1 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
2 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.50%) MySQL
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.50%) Data Mart
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) ClearCase
2 9 (7.50%) CA Gen
3 6 (5.00%) JIRA
4 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.83%) Moq
6 1 (0.83%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.83%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (1.67%) Back Office
2 2 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 95 (79.17%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 15 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 12 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.50%) PHP Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Designer
7 8 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Agile Development Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.33%) .NET Development Manager
10 4 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (32.50%) .NET
2 32 (26.67%) J2EE
3 26 (21.67%) HTML
4 25 (20.83%) CSS
5 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 15 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.50%) HTML5
7 12 (10.00%) jQuery
8 11 (9.17%) Web Services
8 11 (9.17%) WPF
9 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (8.33%) CSS3
9 10 (8.33%) XML
10 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
11 7 (5.83%) WinForms
12 6 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.17%) Flash
13 5 (4.17%) JSON
13 5 (4.17%) Laravel
13 5 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.33%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.17%) Unix
2 5 (4.17%) Windows
3 3 (2.50%) Linux
4 2 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 34 (28.33%) Test Strategy
4 31 (25.83%) RUP
5 28 (23.33%) Data Modelling
6 27 (22.50%) TDD
7 25 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 18 (15.00%) Scrum
9 17 (14.17%) Process Improvement
10 16 (13.33%) MVC
11 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 14 (11.67%) SDLC
13 13 (10.83%) UML
14 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
15 9 (7.50%) MVVM
15 9 (7.50%) SOA
15 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
16 8 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (5.83%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.83%) SQL
2 44 (36.67%) C#
3 39 (32.50%) Java
4 31 (25.83%) JavaScript
5 28 (23.33%) Shell Script
6 26 (21.67%) Perl
7 17 (14.17%) PL/SQL
8 13 (10.83%) PHP
9 10 (8.33%) VB.NET
10 7 (5.83%) ActionScript
10 7 (5.83%) C++
11 6 (5.00%) TypeScript
12 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.50%) C
13 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.67%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (1.67%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.67%) Python
15 1 (0.83%) COBOL
15 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 29 (24.17%) Pega
2 28 (23.33%) Oracle
3 27 (22.50%) Informatica
4 15 (12.50%) BEA
4 15 (12.50%) webMethods
5 10 (8.33%) Adobe
6 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.33%) IBM
8 3 (2.50%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.67%) hybris
9 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.83%) Facebook
10 1 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.83%) Twitter
10 1 (0.83%) Zend
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