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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 107 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing OOP 18 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.82% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.88 £33.84 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.93%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Staffordshire - 10 £400 - 2
Shropshire - 9 £400 -
Birmingham -12 5 £340 -2.85% 4
Worcestershire - 1 £300 - 3
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (35.48%) C#
3 11 (35.48%) HTML
3 11 (35.48%) VB
3 11 (35.48%) CSS
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 10 (32.26%) PHP
4 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
4 10 (32.26%) N-Tier
4 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
4 10 (32.26%) Resource Management
4 10 (32.26%) Open Source
5 9 (29.03%) OO
5 9 (29.03%) MySQL
6 8 (25.81%) jQuery
7 7 (22.58%) Laravel
7 7 (22.58%) Finance
7 7 (22.58%) MVC
8 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
8 5 (16.13%) Subversion
8 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
8 5 (16.13%) PHP5
9 4 (12.90%) PHP4
9 4 (12.90%) BPMN
9 4 (12.90%) HTML5
9 4 (12.90%) PhpStorm
9 4 (12.90%) Lombardi
9 4 (12.90%) Ajax

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Subversion
2 4 (12.90%) PhpStorm
2 4 (12.90%) Lombardi
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Grunt
4 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Team Leader
2 10 (32.26%) Development Team Leader
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (32.26%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (32.26%) Software Team Leader
3 8 (25.81%) PHP Developer
4 4 (12.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 4 (12.90%) MySQL Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) CSS
3 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
4 8 (25.81%) jQuery
5 7 (22.58%) Laravel
6 4 (12.90%) HTML5
6 4 (12.90%) Ajax
7 2 (6.45%) Symfony
7 2 (6.45%) CSS3
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) JSON
8 1 (3.23%) li3
8 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
8 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
8 1 (3.23%) Sass
8 1 (3.23%) PhoneGap
8 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) N-Tier
1 10 (32.26%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Resource Management
2 9 (29.03%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) MVC
4 4 (12.90%) BPMN
4 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
6 2 (6.45%) Logistics
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 2 (6.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.23%) UML
7 1 (3.23%) SOA
7 1 (3.23%) Validation
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Android Development
7 1 (3.23%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (35.48%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) VB
3 10 (32.26%) PHP
4 5 (16.13%) PHP5
5 4 (12.90%) PHP4
6 2 (6.45%) X++
6 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) VBA
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
2 4 (12.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) Zend
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Talend