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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 94 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs citing OO 22 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.88% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.49% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -94.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
1721 1769 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.37% 75.60% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 925 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 61
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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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 6 July 2015.

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

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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 6 July 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
Birmingham -3 8 £369 +5.35% 12
Shropshire -2 5 £315 -40.00% 2
Staffordshire -5 3 £340 +13.33% 5
Walsall - 2 £550 -
Warwickshire - 1 £438 - 7
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 27 (45.00%) C#
4 26 (43.33%) .NET
4 26 (43.33%) CSS
5 25 (41.67%) SQL
5 25 (41.67%) HTML
6 24 (40.00%) XML
7 19 (31.67%) HTML5
8 18 (30.00%) Java
9 15 (25.00%) Web Services
9 15 (25.00%) TDD
10 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.00%) Oracle
12 11 (18.33%) Scrum
12 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
12 11 (18.33%) WCF
13 10 (16.67%) JIRA
13 10 (16.67%) Confluence
13 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 10 (16.67%) XSD
14 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
14 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET
14 9 (15.00%) MVC
15 8 (13.33%) Workflow
15 8 (13.33%) Adobe
15 8 (13.33%) WinForms
15 8 (13.33%) Web Design
15 8 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 10 (16.67%) Confluence
2 8 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.00%) JBoss
4 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.67%) PegaRULES
6 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Magento
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Heroku
2 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.67%) Boomi
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Skype
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) DB2
5 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.33%) HBase
7 1 (1.67%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) JIRA
2 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (3.33%) Moq
5 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.33%) NUnit
6 1 (1.67%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.67%) Grunt
6 1 (1.67%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (65.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) C# Programmer
5 5 (8.33%) Programmer
5 5 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (6.67%) Designer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Software Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) .NET
1 26 (43.33%) CSS
2 25 (41.67%) HTML
3 24 (40.00%) XML
4 19 (31.67%) HTML5
5 15 (25.00%) Web Services
6 11 (18.33%) WCF
6 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
7 10 (16.67%) XSD
8 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (13.33%) WinForms
9 8 (13.33%) jQuery
9 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
10 7 (11.67%) CSS3
10 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
11 6 (10.00%) REST
11 6 (10.00%) Spring
11 6 (10.00%) Middleware
11 6 (10.00%) SOAP
12 5 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.67%) SCORM
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.67%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) TDD
3 11 (18.33%) Scrum
4 9 (15.00%) MVC
5 8 (13.33%) Workflow
5 8 (13.33%) Web Design
5 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.00%) Web Development
7 6 (10.00%) SOA
7 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.33%) OOD
8 5 (8.33%) UML
8 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 27 (45.00%) C#
3 25 (41.67%) SQL
4 18 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.33%) VBScript
7 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.67%) PHP
8 3 (5.00%) VB
9 2 (3.33%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) C
10 1 (1.67%) C++
10 1 (1.67%) VB6
10 1 (1.67%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) Adobe
2 8 (13.33%) Pega
3 4 (6.67%) BEA
4 3 (5.00%) Informatica
4 3 (5.00%) Vitria
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (5.00%) Telerik
4 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.00%) Nintex
5 2 (3.33%) Google
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.33%) Sybase
5 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.67%) webMethods
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
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