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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 91 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing OO 55 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.73% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.25% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 30
Median daily rate £425 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £414 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.25 - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
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
2605 1907 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.48% 76.52% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 130
Median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £30.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham +6 32 £438 +25.00% 12
Shropshire -31 7 £500 +33.33%
Coventry -13 6 £388 +1.97% 4
Staffordshire -4 2 £275 -13.04% 4
Warwickshire - 2 £245 - 3
Walsall -3 1 £545 -0.90%
Solihull -7 1 £390 +15.55% 2
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OO.

1 70 (62.50%) Java
2 61 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (53.57%) HTML
4 52 (46.43%) SQL
5 46 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (39.29%) Oracle
7 42 (37.50%) Web Services
8 38 (33.93%) XML
9 37 (33.04%) CSS
10 35 (31.25%) JavaScript
10 35 (31.25%) OOP
11 32 (28.57%) WebLogic
12 28 (25.00%) UML
12 28 (25.00%) Jenkins
13 27 (24.11%) JIRA
14 26 (23.21%) Unix
15 25 (22.32%) Windows
15 25 (22.32%) Apache CXF
15 25 (22.32%) Spring
15 25 (22.32%) Oracle Database
15 25 (22.32%) Relational Database
16 24 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
16 24 (21.43%) JBoss
16 24 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
16 24 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
16 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
16 24 (21.43%) ClearQuest
17 23 (20.54%) J2EE
17 23 (20.54%) JSP
17 23 (20.54%) Servlets

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 32 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 24 (21.43%) JBoss
3 16 (14.29%) Apache ServiceMix
4 11 (9.82%) Mule
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (9.82%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.14%) Apache
6 7 (6.25%) Documentum
7 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.68%) Confluence
9 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.89%) CMS
10 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.89%) IIS
10 1 (0.89%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.57%) MS Office
1 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
2 2 (1.79%) Network Security
3 1 (0.89%) Broadband
3 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.89%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) SSH
3 1 (0.89%) Telnet
3 1 (0.89%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.32%) Oracle Database
1 25 (22.32%) Relational Database
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 22 (19.64%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (17.86%) RDBMS
5 13 (11.61%) Oracle OWB
6 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (5.36%) DB2
8 6 (5.36%) MySQL
9 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 27 (24.11%) JIRA
3 24 (21.43%) ClearQuest
3 24 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
4 21 (18.75%) Ant
4 21 (18.75%) JUnit
4 21 (18.75%) Maven
5 17 (15.18%) Git (software)
6 16 (14.29%) Artifactory
6 16 (14.29%) Eclipse
7 14 (12.50%) PVCS
8 13 (11.61%) Toad
9 8 (7.14%) Selenium
10 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.46%) ClearCase
11 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.57%) Grunt
12 4 (3.57%) Subversion
13 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.79%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (0.89%) Automotive
1 1 (0.89%) Finance
1 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
1 1 (0.89%) Marketing
1 1 (0.89%) Military
1 1 (0.89%) Retail
1 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (81.25%) Developer
2 24 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 15 (13.39%) Architect
5 14 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (11.61%) Lead Developer
7 9 (8.04%) MuleSoft Developer
7 9 (8.04%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.04%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.36%) Lead Architect
9 6 (5.36%) MuleSoft Architect
9 6 (5.36%) Systems Architect
10 5 (4.46%) PL/SQL Developer
10 5 (4.46%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.57%) ETL Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (53.57%) HTML
2 42 (37.50%) Web Services
3 38 (33.93%) XML
4 37 (33.04%) CSS
5 25 (22.32%) Apache CXF
5 25 (22.32%) Spring
6 23 (20.54%) J2EE
6 23 (20.54%) JSP
6 23 (20.54%) Servlets
7 21 (18.75%) RESTful
8 20 (17.86%) .NET
9 18 (16.07%) Hibernate
9 18 (16.07%) JSON
9 18 (16.07%) Struts
10 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
10 12 (10.71%) HTML5
11 9 (8.04%) .NET Framework
12 8 (7.14%) CSS3
12 8 (7.14%) Sass
12 8 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.57%) Data Conversion
5 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.21%) Unix
2 25 (22.32%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (31.25%) OOP
4 28 (25.00%) UML
5 24 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
6 22 (19.64%) Configuration Management
6 22 (19.64%) TDD
7 19 (16.96%) Data Modelling
7 19 (16.96%) Open Source
8 17 (15.18%) ETL
8 17 (15.18%) Workflow
9 16 (14.29%) DevOps
9 16 (14.29%) MVC
9 16 (14.29%) Release Management
10 15 (13.39%) API Development
11 14 (12.50%) Scrum
11 14 (12.50%) SDLC
12 13 (11.61%) ITIL
13 11 (9.82%) ITSM
13 11 (9.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (62.50%) Java
2 52 (46.43%) SQL
3 35 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.86%) C#
5 17 (15.18%) PL/SQL
6 16 (14.29%) VB
7 14 (12.50%) C++
8 10 (8.93%) C
9 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
10 8 (7.14%) R
11 5 (4.46%) PHP
12 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.57%) XAML
13 3 (2.68%) Python
14 1 (0.89%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.89%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.89%) Perl
14 1 (0.89%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.89%) Ruby
14 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) Sun Certification
3 11 (9.82%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (8.93%) Degree
4 10 (8.93%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) Oracle
2 19 (16.96%) Pega
3 16 (14.29%) MuleSoft
4 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.14%) Informatica
6 7 (6.25%) BEA
7 6 (5.36%) IBM
7 6 (5.36%) Sybase
7 6 (5.36%) Vitria
7 6 (5.36%) WSO2
8 5 (4.46%) VMware
8 5 (4.46%) Xamarin
9 4 (3.57%) EMC
10 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.89%) Adobe
11 1 (0.89%) Sun
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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