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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 89 89 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -37
Contract jobs citing OO 38 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.26% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.79% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 30
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£325 £358 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +2.56%
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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
1968 1679 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.38% 70.69% 70.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 873 619
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 94 96
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £65.45 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Shropshire +3 12 £463 -11.90%
Staffordshire -4 11 £319 +4.59% 8
Birmingham -4 7 £350 - 18
Coventry +1 2 £294 -41.25% 3
Walsall -1 1 - -
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 8
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Bilston - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 34 (45.33%) SQL
2 32 (42.67%) JavaScript
3 27 (36.00%) .NET
4 24 (32.00%) CSS
4 24 (32.00%) C#
4 24 (32.00%) HTML
4 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (29.33%) Java
6 19 (25.33%) OOP
7 18 (24.00%) Oracle
7 18 (24.00%) XML
8 14 (18.67%) HTML5
9 12 (16.00%) TDD
9 12 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 12 (16.00%) MVC
10 11 (14.67%) VB.NET
11 10 (13.33%) VBScript
11 10 (13.33%) PHP
11 10 (13.33%) Web Services
11 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
11 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
12 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 9 (12.00%) Confluence
12 9 (12.00%) JIRA
12 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
12 9 (12.00%) RUP
12 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
13 8 (10.67%) Business Objects
13 8 (10.67%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (12.00%) Confluence
2 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) Drupal
3 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) JBoss
5 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.67%) PaaS
1 2 (2.67%) Heroku
1 2 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.33%) Boomi
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Skype
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.00%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.67%) HBase
5 1 (1.33%) DataStage
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) JIRA
2 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.33%) Subversion
4 4 (5.33%) Lombardi
5 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.67%) Maven
6 2 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.33%) JMeter
7 1 (1.33%) NUnit
7 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.33%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.33%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.33%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (73.33%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) Architect
3 8 (10.67%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
4 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) C# Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Architect
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.00%) .NET
2 24 (32.00%) HTML
2 24 (32.00%) CSS
3 18 (24.00%) XML
4 14 (18.67%) HTML5
5 10 (13.33%) Web Services
6 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (9.33%) J2EE
7 7 (9.33%) XSD
7 7 (9.33%) WinForms
7 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.00%) WCF
8 6 (8.00%) jQuery
8 6 (8.00%) SOAP
9 5 (6.67%) Spring
9 5 (6.67%) SAX
9 5 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 5 (6.67%) CSS3
10 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.33%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.33%) Open Source
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.33%) SCORM
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) UNIX
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Android
5 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) OOP
3 12 (16.00%) MVC
3 12 (16.00%) TDD
3 12 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (12.00%) RUP
6 8 (10.67%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Scrum
7 7 (9.33%) Web Design
7 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.67%) SOA
8 5 (6.67%) UML
8 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.33%) Web Development
9 4 (5.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) SQL
2 32 (42.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (32.00%) C#
4 22 (29.33%) Java
5 11 (14.67%) VB.NET
6 10 (13.33%) VBScript
6 10 (13.33%) PHP
7 7 (9.33%) PL/SQL
7 7 (9.33%) VB
7 7 (9.33%) VBA
8 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.33%) PHP5
10 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.00%) Perl
10 3 (4.00%) VB6
11 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.67%) Python
12 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) Business Objects
2 8 (10.67%) Pega
3 7 (9.33%) Adobe
4 6 (8.00%) webMethods
5 5 (6.67%) BEA
5 5 (6.67%) Informatica
5 5 (6.67%) IBM
5 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.33%) Google
7 3 (4.00%) SAP
7 3 (4.00%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.67%) Vitria
9 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.33%) Motorola
9 1 (1.33%) Twitter
9 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.33%) Sybase
9 1 (1.33%) HP
9 1 (1.33%) Dell