The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 88 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 30 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 2.89% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 4.22% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 20
Average daily rate £358 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.49% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
England

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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 7 £350 +1.81% 12
Staffordshire 0 4 £305 +22.00% 2
Coventry -6 3 £500 - 4
Wolverhampton -11 2 £375 +36.36% 2
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 6
Solihull -8 1 £288 -14.17% 1
Shropshire -9 1 £525 +2.43%
Walsall - 1 £500 - 5
Worcestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (36.00%) HTML
2 26 (34.67%) C#
2 26 (34.67%) SQL
3 24 (32.00%) CSS
4 23 (30.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (30.67%) .NET
5 21 (28.00%) Java
6 19 (25.33%) PHP
7 17 (22.67%) OOP
8 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (18.67%) UML
10 13 (17.33%) Web Services
10 13 (17.33%) jQuery
11 12 (16.00%) HTML5
11 12 (16.00%) MySQL
11 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
12 11 (14.67%) Oracle
12 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
12 11 (14.67%) J2EE
12 11 (14.67%) XML
13 10 (13.33%) E-Commerce
13 10 (13.33%) N-Tier
13 10 (13.33%) MVC
13 10 (13.33%) WPF
14 9 (12.00%) OOD
14 9 (12.00%) CRM
14 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
14 9 (12.00%) SAP
15 8 (10.67%) Web Development
15 8 (10.67%) Magento

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) WordPress
4 1 (1.33%) Drupal
4 1 (1.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.33%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Magento
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.67%) e-Work
3 2 (2.67%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.33%) QlikView
7 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) OLAP
7 1 (1.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Rational Rose
2 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.67%) Selenium
3 5 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 5 (6.67%) Maven
3 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) Subversion
5 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.67%) Ant
7 1 (1.33%) RubyGems
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
7 1 (1.33%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.33%) TextMate
7 1 (1.33%) Grunt
General
1 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (5.33%) Marketing
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Advertising
3 2 (2.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 12 (16.00%) Architect
3 11 (14.67%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) PHP Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Business Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.67%) PHP Zend Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.00%) HTML
2 24 (32.00%) CSS
3 23 (30.67%) .NET
4 13 (17.33%) Web Services
4 13 (17.33%) jQuery
5 12 (16.00%) HTML5
5 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (14.67%) J2EE
6 11 (14.67%) XML
7 10 (13.33%) WPF
8 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (9.33%) Spring
8 7 (9.33%) CSS3
9 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.67%) Silverlight
10 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.67%) WCF
10 5 (6.67%) WinForms
11 4 (5.33%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.00%) Open Source
2 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) SCADA
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.67%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.33%) Fedora
5 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) OOP
2 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.67%) UML
4 10 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 10 (13.33%) MVC
5 9 (12.00%) OOD
5 9 (12.00%) CRM
5 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.67%) Web Development
7 7 (9.33%) BDD
7 7 (9.33%) Project Management
7 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.33%) ERP
8 6 (8.00%) SOA
8 6 (8.00%) RUP
8 6 (8.00%) Scrum
8 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) C#
1 26 (34.67%) SQL
2 23 (30.67%) JavaScript
3 21 (28.00%) Java
4 19 (25.33%) PHP
5 6 (8.00%) C++
6 5 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.33%) VBScript
7 4 (5.33%) ABAP
7 4 (5.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (4.00%) PHP5
8 3 (4.00%) VBA
9 2 (2.67%) C
9 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.67%) Perl
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby
9 2 (2.67%) Scala
10 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
1 5 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
1 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) SAP
3 6 (8.00%) BEA
3 6 (8.00%) webMethods
4 5 (6.67%) Pega
5 4 (5.33%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.00%) Zend
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.67%) Metastorm
8 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.33%) Sencha
8 1 (1.33%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) Adobe
8 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.33%) Informatica
8 1 (1.33%) Open Text
8 1 (1.33%) Siebel
8 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago