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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 111 110 101
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing OOP 33 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.44% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 9
Median daily rate £480 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £34.85
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +43.47%
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
2587 1828 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1124 999
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 19 £480 +9.71% 3
Solihull - 6 £465 - 1
Staffordshire -3 2 - - 3
Shropshire -33 1 £550 +37.50%
Coventry - 1 £400 - 2
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 37 (80.43%) Java
2 31 (67.39%) Web Services
2 31 (67.39%) OO
3 28 (60.87%) HTML
3 28 (60.87%) Oracle
4 25 (54.35%) UML
4 25 (54.35%) JIRA
4 25 (54.35%) Apache CXF
4 25 (54.35%) Jenkins
4 25 (54.35%) Oracle Database
5 24 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
5 24 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (52.17%) ClearQuest
6 23 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
7 22 (47.83%) SQL
8 21 (45.65%) Windows
9 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
9 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
10 19 (41.30%) WebLogic
11 17 (36.96%) Maven
11 17 (36.96%) Ant
11 17 (36.96%) Eclipse
11 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
12 16 (34.78%) Artifactory
12 16 (34.78%) JUnit
12 16 (34.78%) PL/SQL
12 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (34.78%) Spring
13 15 (32.61%) Hibernate

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 19 (41.30%) WebLogic
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (10.87%) Documentum
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (54.35%) Oracle Database
2 23 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
4 13 (28.26%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (28.26%) Oracle OWB
4 13 (28.26%) RDBMS
5 11 (23.91%) MySQL
6 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Jenkins
1 25 (54.35%) JIRA
2 24 (52.17%) ClearQuest
3 23 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
4 17 (36.96%) Ant
4 17 (36.96%) Eclipse
4 17 (36.96%) Maven
5 16 (34.78%) Artifactory
5 16 (34.78%) JUnit
6 14 (30.43%) PVCS
7 13 (28.26%) Toad
8 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.87%) Selenium
10 3 (6.52%) NetBeans
10 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
10 3 (6.52%) Zend Studio
11 2 (4.35%) JMeter
12 1 (2.17%) NUnit
12 1 (2.17%) ReSharper
12 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (91.30%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Java Developer
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (19.57%) PHP Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Lead Developer
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL Developer
8 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (6.52%) ETL Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle ETL Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Database Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
10 2 (4.35%) SQL Database Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
11 1 (2.17%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 1 (2.17%) Lead Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) Web Services
2 28 (60.87%) HTML
3 25 (54.35%) Apache CXF
4 16 (34.78%) Spring
5 15 (32.61%) Hibernate
5 15 (32.61%) J2EE
5 15 (32.61%) XML
6 14 (30.43%) JSP
6 14 (30.43%) Servlets
7 13 (28.26%) CSS
8 10 (21.74%) Struts
9 4 (8.70%) OC4J
10 3 (6.52%) RESTful
11 2 (4.35%) .NET
11 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.35%) ADO.NET
11 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
11 2 (4.35%) WinForms
12 1 (2.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Digital Media
3 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.52%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) OO
2 25 (54.35%) UML
3 24 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
4 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) ETL
6 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
6 11 (23.91%) ITIL
6 11 (23.91%) ITSM
6 11 (23.91%) Service Management
7 10 (21.74%) Workflow
8 8 (17.39%) MVC
9 6 (13.04%) OO PHP
9 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 5 (10.87%) Data Architecture
11 4 (8.70%) Case Management
11 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.70%) CRM
11 4 (8.70%) ERP
11 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) Java
2 22 (47.83%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 14 (30.43%) C++
4 14 (30.43%) VB
5 11 (23.91%) C
6 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 9 (19.57%) PHP
8 8 (17.39%) R
9 5 (10.87%) C#
10 3 (6.52%) PHP 5
11 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 2 (4.35%) VBA
12 1 (2.17%) VB6
12 1 (2.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (32.61%) Sun Certification
3 11 (23.91%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (21.74%) OCPJP
5 8 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) EMC
2 4 (8.70%) Pega
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Zend
4 1 (2.17%) DevExpress
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