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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 61 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing OO 52 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.28% 2.27% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.27% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 24
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £268 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £398 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.85 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -8 17 £300 -7.69% 7
Coventry +1 6 £303 +10.00% 3
Warwickshire -1 5 £468 +70.00% 4
Shropshire -7 5 - -
Solihull +1 3 £366 +12.53% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £475 - 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £335 +11.66% 6
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (40.57%) SQL
2 39 (36.79%) .NET
3 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 32 (30.19%) C#
5 27 (25.47%) HTML
5 27 (25.47%) OOP
6 24 (22.64%) CSS
6 24 (22.64%) Unit Testing
7 21 (19.81%) Java
8 20 (18.87%) VB.NET
8 20 (18.87%) ASP.NET
8 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
9 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
9 19 (17.92%) PHP
10 18 (16.98%) Oracle
11 17 (16.04%) MVC
12 16 (15.09%) Web Services
12 16 (15.09%) Relational Database
13 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (13.21%) N-Tier
14 14 (13.21%) VBScript
14 14 (13.21%) MySQL
15 13 (12.26%) VBA
15 13 (12.26%) VB
15 13 (12.26%) OOA/OOD
15 13 (12.26%) TDD
15 13 (12.26%) Degree
16 12 (11.32%) HTML5
16 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.32%) UML

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (10.38%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.49%) Apache
3 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.77%) Drupal
6 4 (3.77%) LiveCycle
7 3 (2.83%) CMS
7 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.89%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.94%) JBoss
9 1 (0.94%) Liferay
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Magento
2 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.09%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.21%) MySQL
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) DataStage
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) DB2
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Subversion
1 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.60%) Maven
4 6 (5.66%) JMeter
4 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.72%) Rational Rose
6 4 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (3.77%) Lombardi
6 4 (3.77%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.83%) NUnit
8 2 (1.89%) WebSpeed
8 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.94%) JUnit
9 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.94%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.94%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.94%) JIRA
9 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Automotive
2 1 (0.94%) Publishing
2 1 (0.94%) Billing
2 1 (0.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 85 (80.19%) Developer
2 18 (16.98%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.15%) PHP Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Software Developer
5 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Architect
7 6 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.72%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.72%) SAP Developer
8 5 (4.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.77%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.77%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.79%) .NET
2 27 (25.47%) HTML
3 24 (22.64%) CSS
4 20 (18.87%) ASP.NET
5 16 (15.09%) Web Services
6 12 (11.32%) HTML5
7 10 (9.43%) Spring
8 9 (8.49%) Yii
9 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (7.55%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.55%) .NET Framework
9 8 (7.55%) J2EE
10 7 (6.60%) XML
10 7 (6.60%) Java EE
10 7 (6.60%) jQuery
10 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 6 (5.66%) Ajax
11 6 (5.66%) Middleware
12 5 (4.72%) LAMP
12 5 (4.72%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Open Source
4 4 (3.77%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.83%) SCORM
5 3 (2.83%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) UNIX
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.89%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) OOP
2 24 (22.64%) Unit Testing
3 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.04%) MVC
5 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.26%) TDD
6 13 (12.26%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (11.32%) UML
8 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.38%) Test Scripting
9 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (8.49%) SOA
10 8 (7.55%) Low Latency
10 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.60%) Memory Management
12 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.66%) OO PHP
12 6 (5.66%) Scrum
12 6 (5.66%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.66%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) SQL
2 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 32 (30.19%) C#
4 21 (19.81%) Java
5 20 (18.87%) VB.NET
6 19 (17.92%) PHP
7 14 (13.21%) VBScript
8 13 (12.26%) VB
8 13 (12.26%) VBA
9 7 (6.60%) ABAP
9 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.77%) PHP5
12 3 (2.83%) Ruby
13 2 (1.89%) Perl
13 2 (1.89%) Progress 4GL
13 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.94%) PhD
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Oracle
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.43%) SAP
4 6 (5.66%) Business Objects
4 6 (5.66%) HP
5 5 (4.72%) webMethods
5 5 (4.72%) Zend
5 5 (4.72%) Adobe
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
7 3 (2.83%) Pega
7 3 (2.83%) BEA
8 2 (1.89%) Informatica
8 2 (1.89%) Motorola
8 2 (1.89%) Google
8 2 (1.89%) Progress
9 1 (0.94%) Sybase
9 1 (0.94%) Twitter
9 1 (0.94%) Vitria