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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 104 80 57
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -23
Contract jobs citing OO 22 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.60% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.19% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 19
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£343 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £304 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £490 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
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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
1836 1686 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.76% 72.86% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 884 584
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 111 75
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +1 8 £315 -40.00% 1
Birmingham -16 7 £350 - 14
Staffordshire 0 2 £333 +10.83% 5
Walsall +3 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £438 - 6
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (47.54%) JavaScript
2 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.98%) SQL
4 24 (39.34%) CSS
5 22 (36.07%) C#
5 22 (36.07%) HTML
6 21 (34.43%) .NET
7 20 (32.79%) Java
8 19 (31.15%) XML
9 17 (27.87%) HTML5
10 15 (24.59%) Oracle
11 13 (21.31%) Web Services
11 13 (21.31%) TDD
12 9 (14.75%) MVC
12 9 (14.75%) Scrum
12 9 (14.75%) XSD
12 9 (14.75%) Confluence
12 9 (14.75%) JIRA
13 8 (13.11%) WCF
13 8 (13.11%) jQuery
13 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
13 8 (13.11%) Pega
13 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
13 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
13 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.11%) OOP
13 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
13 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
14 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (14.75%) Confluence
2 7 (11.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.92%) JBoss
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.28%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) PaaS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.28%) Heroku
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Boomi
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Skype
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) HBase
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (3.28%) DB2
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.48%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) Lombardi
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.64%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) Grunt
6 1 (1.64%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.64%) Moq
6 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Architect
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) C# Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) CSS
2 22 (36.07%) HTML
3 21 (34.43%) .NET
4 19 (31.15%) XML
5 17 (27.87%) HTML5
6 13 (21.31%) Web Services
7 9 (14.75%) XSD
8 8 (13.11%) WCF
8 8 (13.11%) jQuery
8 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
9 7 (11.48%) WinForms
10 6 (9.84%) CSS3
10 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.84%) Middleware
10 6 (9.84%) SOAP
11 5 (8.20%) J2EE
11 5 (8.20%) Spring
11 5 (8.20%) REST
11 5 (8.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.64%) SCORM
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
1 5 (8.20%) UNIX
2 4 (6.56%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) TDD
3 9 (14.75%) MVC
3 9 (14.75%) Scrum
4 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
4 8 (13.11%) OOP
4 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.48%) Web Design
5 7 (11.48%) Workflow
5 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
5 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
6 6 (9.84%) RUP
6 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.84%) SOA
7 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.20%) UML
7 5 (8.20%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (8.20%) Web Development
7 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) JavaScript
2 25 (40.98%) SQL
3 22 (36.07%) C#
4 20 (32.79%) Java
5 5 (8.20%) PHP
5 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.56%) VBScript
6 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) VB6
8 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) Pega
3 7 (11.48%) Adobe
4 6 (9.84%) Business Objects
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) BEA
6 4 (6.56%) Informatica
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) webMethods
7 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.92%) Vitria
7 3 (4.92%) Google
8 2 (3.28%) Nintex
8 2 (3.28%) Telerik
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
8 2 (3.28%) Sybase
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
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