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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 117 118 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.29% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
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
1761 1779 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.15% 74.91% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 936 582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 -7 3 - - 3
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) Nintex
3 3 (50.00%) Telerik
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) OAuth
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) OAuth
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Telerik
1 3 (50.00%) Nintex
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Pega