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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 76 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing OO 37 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.72% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.42% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.49% -9.35%
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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
1560 1568 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.84% 70.95% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 818 622
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 84 93
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Staffordshire +3 11 £319 +4.59% 12
Birmingham 0 9 £325 -13.33% 22
Shropshire -2 7 £475 - 2
Warwickshire -3 4 £550 +100.00% 3
Coventry -1 2 £294 -41.25%
Solihull +8 1 £385 +18.46% 3
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (41.84%) SQL
1 41 (41.84%) .NET
2 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
3 34 (34.69%) C#
4 25 (25.51%) Java
5 24 (24.49%) CSS
5 24 (24.49%) OOP
6 23 (23.47%) HTML
7 21 (21.43%) Oracle
8 20 (20.41%) Web Services
9 19 (19.39%) ASP.NET
9 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (16.33%) TDD
10 16 (16.33%) Software Engineering
11 15 (15.31%) MVC
11 15 (15.31%) PHP
11 15 (15.31%) VB.NET
12 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (14.29%) XML
12 14 (14.29%) N-Tier
13 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
14 12 (12.24%) HTML5
14 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
14 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
14 12 (12.24%) OOA/OOD
14 12 (12.24%) VBScript
15 11 (11.22%) UML
15 11 (11.22%) Relational Database
15 11 (11.22%) Degree
16 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.08%) Apache
3 4 (4.08%) Drupal
3 4 (4.08%) LiveCycle
4 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.06%) JBoss
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.04%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.02%) Liferay
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.04%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Magento
2 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.18%) MySQL
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.04%) DB2
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.04%) HBase
6 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Subversion
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (4.08%) PHPUnit
3 4 (4.08%) Lombardi
3 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) Maven
4 3 (3.06%) NUnit
5 2 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.04%) JMeter
5 2 (2.04%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.02%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.02%) JUnit
6 1 (1.02%) Selenium
6 1 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.02%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Publishing
2 1 (1.02%) Billing
2 1 (1.02%) Marketing
2 1 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (73.47%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.27%) Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Software Developer
4 10 (10.20%) PHP Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Magento Developer
8 4 (4.08%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) .NET Architect
8 4 (4.08%) SAP Developer
9 3 (3.06%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.84%) .NET
2 24 (24.49%) CSS
3 23 (23.47%) HTML
4 20 (20.41%) Web Services
5 19 (19.39%) ASP.NET
6 14 (14.29%) XML
7 12 (12.24%) HTML5
8 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework
9 9 (9.18%) jQuery
9 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (8.16%) Spring
10 8 (8.16%) J2EE
11 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 6 (6.12%) WinForms
12 6 (6.12%) SOAP
12 6 (6.12%) Ajax
13 5 (5.10%) SAX
13 5 (5.10%) Middleware
13 5 (5.10%) WCF
13 5 (5.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.10%) Open Source
3 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.02%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.02%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.02%) SCORM
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) UNIX
2 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) OOP
2 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.33%) TDD
3 16 (16.33%) Software Engineering
4 15 (15.31%) MVC
5 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
6 12 (12.24%) OOA/OOD
6 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
6 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 11 (11.22%) UML
8 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
8 9 (9.18%) RUP
8 9 (9.18%) SOA
8 9 (9.18%) Scrum
9 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.14%) OO PHP
10 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.10%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) SQL
2 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
3 34 (34.69%) C#
4 25 (25.51%) Java
5 15 (15.31%) PHP
5 15 (15.31%) VB.NET
6 12 (12.24%) VBScript
7 10 (10.20%) VB
7 10 (10.20%) VBA
8 7 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.12%) T-SQL
10 5 (5.10%) ABAP
11 4 (4.08%) PHP5
12 3 (3.06%) VB6
12 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.06%) Perl
13 2 (2.04%) Python
13 2 (2.04%) Ruby
14 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) VCP4
2 1 (1.02%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (9.18%) Pega
3 8 (8.16%) Business Objects
3 8 (8.16%) SAP
4 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.12%) BEA
5 6 (6.12%) IBM
5 6 (6.12%) webMethods
6 5 (5.10%) Informatica
6 5 (5.10%) Adobe
7 3 (3.06%) Vitria
7 3 (3.06%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.04%) Google
8 2 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) Motorola
8 2 (2.04%) Sybase
9 1 (1.02%) Twitter
9 1 (1.02%) Xamarin
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