The table below looks at the statistics for 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 OOD over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 120 96 106
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.03% -3.22%
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
1802 1442 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.92% 67.26% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 764 780
Average daily rate £375 £357 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 59 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 OOD across the West Midlands region.

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 OOD across the West Midlands region.

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 OOD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 - 3 £350 - 2
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 OOD.

1 4 (66.67%) OO
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (50.00%) J2SE
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Apache

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) J2SE
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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