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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 115 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing OOD 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.091% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.13% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Average daily rate - £413 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
- +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -4.48%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 - - 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) OO
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) OOP
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Ajax
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) XSD
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Moq
3 1 (11.11%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) Ajax
2 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (22.22%) J2EE
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) WF
4 2 (22.22%) WinForms
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) OOP
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) B2B
6 1 (11.11%) B2C
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) DevExpress
1 2 (22.22%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle