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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 109 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing OOP 27 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.87% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 7
Median daily rate £468 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.88 £33.84
% change year-on-year
-30.02% +26.69%
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
2355 1950 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.77% 76.29% 75.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1205 919
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 90 111
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -18.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +14 14 £480 +41.17% 2
Solihull - 9 £450 - 3
Warwickshire - 3 - - 2
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 5
Worcestershire -10 1 £203 -32.50% 2
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (62.50%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) Web Services
3 22 (55.00%) OO
4 21 (52.50%) Windows
4 21 (52.50%) HTML
4 21 (52.50%) Oracle
5 19 (47.50%) UML
5 19 (47.50%) Apache CXF
6 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (45.00%) JIRA
6 18 (45.00%) ClearQuest
6 18 (45.00%) Jenkins
6 18 (45.00%) Oracle Database
6 18 (45.00%) Defect Tracking
7 17 (42.50%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (42.50%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
9 14 (35.00%) Sun Certification
9 14 (35.00%) PVCS
10 13 (32.50%) SQL
11 12 (30.00%) VB
11 12 (30.00%) C++
11 12 (30.00%) C
11 12 (30.00%) XML
11 12 (30.00%) Workflow
11 12 (30.00%) Eclipse
12 11 (27.50%) CSS
12 11 (27.50%) MySQL
13 10 (25.00%) Ant

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 10 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) Oracle Database
2 17 (42.50%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (27.50%) MySQL
4 10 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (22.50%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle OWB
6 8 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) ClearQuest
1 18 (45.00%) Jenkins
1 18 (45.00%) JIRA
2 17 (42.50%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (35.00%) PVCS
4 12 (30.00%) Eclipse
5 10 (25.00%) Ant
5 10 (25.00%) Artifactory
5 10 (25.00%) Maven
6 9 (22.50%) JUnit
7 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (20.00%) Toad
8 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (7.50%) NetBeans
10 3 (7.50%) Zend Studio
11 1 (2.50%) JMeter
11 1 (2.50%) NSubstitute
11 1 (2.50%) NUnit
11 1 (2.50%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (92.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 10 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Lead Developer
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) 3D Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) Web Services
2 21 (52.50%) HTML
3 19 (47.50%) Apache CXF
4 12 (30.00%) XML
5 11 (27.50%) CSS
6 9 (22.50%) Hibernate
6 9 (22.50%) J2EE
6 9 (22.50%) JSP
6 9 (22.50%) Servlets
6 9 (22.50%) Spring
7 5 (12.50%) .NET
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (10.00%) Ajax
8 4 (10.00%) OC4J
8 4 (10.00%) Struts
9 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
9 3 (7.50%) Entity Framework
9 3 (7.50%) WinForms
9 3 (7.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) OO
2 19 (47.50%) UML
3 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (45.00%) Defect Tracking
4 12 (30.00%) Workflow
5 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.00%) ETL
5 10 (25.00%) MVC
6 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 7 (17.50%) ITSM
7 7 (17.50%) Service Management
8 6 (15.00%) OO PHP
9 5 (12.50%) Data Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) OOD
10 4 (10.00%) CRM
10 4 (10.00%) ERP
10 4 (10.00%) Web Development
11 3 (7.50%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) C
3 12 (30.00%) C++
3 12 (30.00%) VB
4 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) PHP
4 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (22.50%) C#
6 8 (20.00%) R
7 3 (7.50%) PHP 5
7 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.00%) VB6
9 1 (2.50%) VBA
9 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) Sun Certification
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (10.00%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) DevExpress
2 3 (7.50%) Zend