The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 121 119 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing OOP 23 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.24% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.30% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 10
Median daily rate £425 £433 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.67% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £359 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £507 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -50.00%
OOP
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OOP
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 OOP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Birmingham -1 9 £400 -23.80% 3
Staffordshire +5 7 - - 6
Shropshire - 2 £525 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 34 (69.39%) Java
2 31 (63.27%) OO
3 29 (59.18%) HTML
4 27 (55.10%) Web Services
4 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (44.90%) Oracle
6 21 (42.86%) JIRA
6 21 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 21 (42.86%) Oracle Database
7 19 (38.78%) Apache CXF
7 19 (38.78%) UML
7 19 (38.78%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (38.78%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (36.73%) ClearQuest
8 18 (36.73%) SQL
8 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (36.73%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (34.69%) Windows
10 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
11 15 (30.61%) XML
11 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
11 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
12 14 (28.57%) CSS
13 13 (26.53%) JUnit
13 13 (26.53%) WebLogic
13 13 (26.53%) Eclipse
13 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
13 13 (26.53%) Spring
13 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
13 13 (26.53%) Relational Database

OOP
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 13 (26.53%) WebLogic
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (12.24%) Documentum
4 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.08%) Confluence
5 2 (4.08%) JBoss
6 1 (2.04%) CMS
6 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (26.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (18.37%) MySQL
5 9 (18.37%) RDBMS
6 8 (16.33%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (16.33%) Oracle OWB
7 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
8 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 21 (42.86%) JIRA
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle Forms
3 18 (36.73%) ClearQuest
4 13 (26.53%) Eclipse
4 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
4 13 (26.53%) JUnit
5 12 (24.49%) Ant
5 12 (24.49%) Maven
6 10 (20.41%) Artifactory
7 9 (18.37%) Selenium
7 9 (18.37%) Toad
8 8 (16.33%) PVCS
9 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
10 4 (8.16%) NetBeans
10 4 (8.16%) Zend Studio
11 2 (4.08%) Appium
11 2 (4.08%) Gradle
11 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Games
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (91.84%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 7 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (6.12%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) HTML
2 27 (55.10%) Web Services
3 19 (38.78%) Apache CXF
4 15 (30.61%) XML
5 14 (28.57%) CSS
6 13 (26.53%) Spring
7 11 (22.45%) J2EE
8 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
8 10 (20.41%) Struts
9 9 (18.37%) JSP
9 9 (18.37%) Servlets
10 8 (16.33%) .NET
11 7 (14.29%) jQuery
12 5 (10.20%) RESTful
13 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET
13 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
13 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
13 2 (4.08%) HTML5
13 2 (4.08%) JAX-RS
13 2 (4.08%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) e-Learning
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.16%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.08%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Life Science
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Unix
3 6 (12.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) OO
2 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) UML
4 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (36.73%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
6 12 (24.49%) ETL
7 11 (22.45%) MVC
8 10 (20.41%) Workflow
9 9 (18.37%) Web Development
10 8 (16.33%) BDD
10 8 (16.33%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) ITSM
10 8 (16.33%) Service Management
10 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
12 5 (10.20%) Data Architecture
12 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
12 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
5 9 (18.37%) C
5 9 (18.37%) C#
6 8 (16.33%) R
7 7 (14.29%) C++
7 7 (14.29%) PHP
7 7 (14.29%) VB
8 4 (8.16%) PHP 5
9 2 (4.08%) Python
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.08%) VBA
10 1 (2.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
1 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) OCPJP
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Certification
2 10 (20.41%) Sun Certification
3 8 (16.33%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Canon
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) EMC
3 4 (8.16%) Pega
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 4 (8.16%) Zend
4 1 (2.04%) DevExpress