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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 100 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing OOP 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
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£320 £160 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
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
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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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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 +5 11 £300 +87.50% 5
Staffordshire +3 4 £320 -
Coventry -8 3 £371 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 21 (63.64%) MVC
2 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
3 17 (51.52%) HTML
4 15 (45.45%) Apple iOS
5 14 (42.42%) CSS
6 13 (39.39%) OO
7 12 (36.36%) C#
7 12 (36.36%) .NET
7 12 (36.36%) jQuery
8 11 (33.33%) SOA
9 10 (30.30%) XML
9 10 (30.30%) Android
9 10 (30.30%) HTML5
10 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (27.27%) Android Development
10 9 (27.27%) iOS Development
11 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
11 8 (24.24%) SQL
11 8 (24.24%) Ajax
11 8 (24.24%) JSON
12 7 (21.21%) PhoneGap
12 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
12 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
12 7 (21.21%) PHP
13 6 (18.18%) TDD
13 6 (18.18%) Java
13 6 (18.18%) MySQL
13 6 (18.18%) Memory Management
13 6 (18.18%) Sencha
14 5 (15.15%) Cocoa Touch

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DataStage
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Ant
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) RubyGems
2 1 (3.03%) Grunt
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Architect
3 7 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.18%) PHP Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Mobility Architect
6 4 (12.12%) SAP Architect
7 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Architect
7 3 (9.09%) iOS Developer
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) HTML
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 12 (36.36%) .NET
3 12 (36.36%) jQuery
4 10 (30.30%) HTML5
4 10 (30.30%) XML
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
5 8 (24.24%) Ajax
5 8 (24.24%) JSON
6 7 (21.21%) PhoneGap
6 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
7 5 (15.15%) Cocoa Touch
7 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
7 5 (15.15%) WCF
7 5 (15.15%) Cocoa
8 4 (12.12%) WPF
8 4 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
9 2 (6.06%) Spring.NET
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Social Network
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Apple iOS
2 10 (30.30%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Fedora
5 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) MVC
2 13 (39.39%) OO
3 11 (33.33%) SOA
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Android Development
4 9 (27.27%) iOS Development
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Memory Management
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
8 2 (6.06%) BDD
8 2 (6.06%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
9 1 (3.03%) Analytics
9 1 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (3.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) PHP
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
6 5 (15.15%) PHP5
7 4 (12.12%) PHP4
7 4 (12.12%) ActionScript
8 2 (6.06%) VB6
8 2 (6.06%) VB
8 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Sencha
2 5 (15.15%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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