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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 69 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing OO 55 53 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.14% 2.50% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.66% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 49
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-94.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -6.87%
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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
1795 1448 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.84% 68.37% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 769 822
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 59 85
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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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

OO
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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 13 £350 +7.69% 7
Coventry +1 12 £303 -6.92% 4
Staffordshire +1 8 £320 +6.66% 5
Warwickshire - 7 £300 - 5
Worcestershire -9 6 £145 -57.54% 3
Solihull +7 2 £325 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (35.79%) .NET
2 30 (31.58%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) C#
4 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
5 21 (22.11%) HTML
5 21 (22.11%) Java
6 20 (21.05%) PHP
7 19 (20.00%) CSS
7 19 (20.00%) UML
8 17 (17.89%) MVC
8 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
8 17 (17.89%) Unit Testing
9 16 (16.84%) E-Commerce
10 15 (15.79%) OOP
10 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 15 (15.79%) Relational Database
11 14 (14.74%) SAP
11 14 (14.74%) Oracle
11 14 (14.74%) Web Services
12 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (12.63%) Degree
13 12 (12.63%) Magento
14 11 (11.58%) N-Tier
14 11 (11.58%) SOA
14 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
14 11 (11.58%) Memory Management
14 11 (11.58%) Apple iOS
15 10 (10.53%) HTML5
15 10 (10.53%) TDD
15 10 (10.53%) Rational Rose

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (9.47%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.16%) CMS
6 2 (2.11%) OpenEdge
6 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.05%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.05%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Magento
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.05%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.05%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 15 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.47%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.16%) OLAP
4 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) DataStage
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Rational Rose
2 8 (8.42%) Subversion
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.37%) Maven
4 4 (4.21%) JMeter
4 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (3.16%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.11%) WebSpeed
6 2 (2.11%) NUnit
7 1 (1.05%) T4 Templates
7 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.05%) Ant
7 1 (1.05%) JUnit
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.05%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
1 6 (6.32%) Marketing
2 1 (1.05%) Automotive
2 1 (1.05%) Legal
2 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (70.53%) Developer
2 19 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.63%) Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) PHP Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Architect
5 10 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
8 5 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Magento Developer
9 4 (4.21%) SAP Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Designer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Programmer
10 3 (3.16%) Junior
10 3 (3.16%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.79%) .NET
2 21 (22.11%) HTML
3 19 (20.00%) CSS
4 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
5 14 (14.74%) Web Services
6 10 (10.53%) HTML5
7 9 (9.47%) Spring
7 9 (9.47%) Hibernate
8 8 (8.42%) XML
8 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (7.37%) J2EE
10 6 (6.32%) Middleware
10 6 (6.32%) Java EE
11 5 (5.26%) LAMP
11 5 (5.26%) Cocoa
11 5 (5.26%) Yii
11 5 (5.26%) Cocoa Touch
12 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.21%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.16%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.16%) SCORM
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.05%) Open Source
5 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.21%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) UML
2 17 (17.89%) MVC
2 17 (17.89%) Unit Testing
3 16 (16.84%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.79%) OOP
5 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.58%) SOA
6 11 (11.58%) Memory Management
7 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.53%) Project Management
7 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 10 (10.53%) TDD
8 9 (9.47%) CRM
8 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.37%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (7.37%) Scrum
11 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.32%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 27 (28.42%) C#
3 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
4 21 (22.11%) Java
5 20 (21.05%) PHP
6 10 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.26%) VBScript
8 5 (5.26%) VB
8 5 (5.26%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.16%) Ruby
9 3 (3.16%) C
9 3 (3.16%) ABAP
9 3 (3.16%) VBA
10 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.11%) Progress 4GL
10 2 (2.11%) Perl
11 1 (1.05%) XQuery
11 1 (1.05%) Python
11 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) PhD
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Oracle
1 14 (14.74%) SAP
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) JD Edwards
4 5 (5.26%) Zend
5 4 (4.21%) Pega
5 4 (4.21%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) BEA
6 3 (3.16%) webMethods
7 2 (2.11%) Informatica
7 2 (2.11%) Progress
8 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.05%) Motorola
8 1 (1.05%) Adobe
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