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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 132 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £391 £475 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +43.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
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
2330 2042 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.87% 75.83% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1228 942
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £391 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OOD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OOD.

1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (60.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Ajax
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) XSD
4 4 (40.00%) OOP
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) XAML
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Games
6 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) WinForms

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) Ajax
2 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (20.00%) WF
3 2 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Conversion
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) API Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (20.00%) hybris
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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