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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 71 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 36 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 2.02% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.88% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £383 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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 £40.00 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.38%
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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
1479 1459 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.50% 70.01% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 797 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 72 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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

OO
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 23 January 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

OO
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 23 January 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 13 £300 -7.69% 5
Warwickshire 0 6 £468 +70.00% 11
Shropshire -9 5 - - 1
Coventry +1 3 £378 +37.27% 2
Staffordshire +10 2 £313 +4.16% 5
Solihull 0 1 £385 +18.46% 1
Walsall - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 4
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (44.09%) JavaScript
2 39 (41.94%) SQL
3 35 (37.63%) .NET
4 30 (32.26%) HTML
5 29 (31.18%) C#
6 27 (29.03%) CSS
7 25 (26.88%) OOP
8 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
9 20 (21.51%) Java
10 19 (20.43%) Unit Testing
11 18 (19.35%) VB.NET
11 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
12 17 (18.28%) Web Services
12 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (17.20%) Oracle
13 16 (17.20%) PHP
14 15 (16.13%) N-Tier
14 15 (16.13%) Software Engineering
14 15 (16.13%) HTML5
15 14 (15.05%) MVC
16 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
17 12 (12.90%) Degree
18 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
18 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
18 11 (11.83%) TDD
18 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
18 11 (11.83%) OOA/OOD
18 11 (11.83%) MySQL
19 10 (10.75%) VBScript
19 10 (10.75%) VB

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) Apache
4 5 (5.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.30%) LiveCycle
5 4 (4.30%) Drupal
5 4 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.23%) CMS
7 2 (2.15%) OpenEdge
7 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.08%) JBoss
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Spreadsheet
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Magento
2 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Firewall
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.83%) MySQL
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) DataStage
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.75%) Subversion
3 8 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.38%) Maven
5 4 (4.30%) PHPUnit
5 4 (4.30%) Lombardi
5 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.30%) JMeter
5 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.23%) NUnit
7 2 (2.15%) WebSpeed
7 2 (2.15%) Rational Rose
8 1 (1.08%) JUnit
8 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.08%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.08%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.08%) Selenium
8 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Publishing
2 1 (1.08%) Billing
2 1 (1.08%) German Language
2 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (78.49%) Developer
2 17 (18.28%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.90%) PHP Developer
4 9 (9.68%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.30%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.30%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (4.30%) SAP Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.63%) .NET
2 30 (32.26%) HTML
3 27 (29.03%) CSS
4 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
5 17 (18.28%) Web Services
6 15 (16.13%) HTML5
7 9 (9.68%) Spring
8 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.60%) jQuery
8 8 (8.60%) XML
9 7 (7.53%) Hibernate
9 7 (7.53%) Middleware
9 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 7 (7.53%) .NET Framework
10 6 (6.45%) Ajax
10 6 (6.45%) Yii
10 6 (6.45%) J2EE
11 5 (5.38%) SAX
11 5 (5.38%) Java EE
12 3 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) N-Tier
2 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.38%) Open Source
3 5 (5.38%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.30%) E-Learning
4 4 (4.30%) SCORM
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.23%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) UNIX
2 4 (4.30%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) OOP
2 19 (20.43%) Unit Testing
3 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 14 (15.05%) MVC
6 11 (11.83%) TDD
6 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
6 11 (11.83%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (10.75%) UML
7 10 (10.75%) SOA
8 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
8 8 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.53%) Scrum
9 7 (7.53%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.45%) Low Latency
10 6 (6.45%) OO PHP
10 6 (6.45%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.38%) OOD
11 5 (5.38%) CRM
11 5 (5.38%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) JavaScript
2 39 (41.94%) SQL
3 29 (31.18%) C#
4 20 (21.51%) Java
5 18 (19.35%) VB.NET
6 16 (17.20%) PHP
7 10 (10.75%) VBScript
7 10 (10.75%) VB
7 10 (10.75%) VBA
8 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
9 6 (6.45%) ABAP
10 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.30%) PHP5
12 3 (3.23%) VB6
12 3 (3.23%) Ruby
13 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.15%) Progress 4GL
13 2 (2.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) PhD
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Oracle
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.68%) SAP
4 6 (6.45%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.38%) webMethods
5 5 (5.38%) Adobe
6 4 (4.30%) HP
6 4 (4.30%) IBM
7 3 (3.23%) BEA
7 3 (3.23%) Pega
8 2 (2.15%) Google
8 2 (2.15%) Zend
8 2 (2.15%) Informatica
8 2 (2.15%) Motorola
8 2 (2.15%) Progress
9 1 (1.08%) Sybase
9 1 (1.08%) Vitria
9 1 (1.08%) Twitter
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