The table below looks at the statistics for OOA/OOD 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 OOA/OOD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD)
Rank 121 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing OOA/OOD 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£425 £475 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -15.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £55.00 £44.13
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +24.64%
OOA/OOD
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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

OOA/OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOA/OOD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOA/OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OOA/OOD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOA/OOD across the West Midlands region.

OOA/OOD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OOA/OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOA/OOD across the West Midlands region.

OOA/OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OOA/OOD
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 OOA/OOD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 3
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England

OOA/OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOA/OOD 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 OOA/OOD.

1 8 (88.89%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
6 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Pega

OOA/OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOA/OOD 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 OOA/OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
4 1 (11.11%) Spring.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Java EE
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Use Case
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Pega
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Motorola
4 1 (11.11%) Business Objects