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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 99 94 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing OOP 23 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.62% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £160 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.56% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
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
1795 1448 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.84% 68.37% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 769 822
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 59 85
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +1 12 £418 +160.93% 6
Staffordshire +9 7 £329 - 1
Coventry -6 1 £425 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 5
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (61.76%) MVC
1 21 (61.76%) HTML
1 21 (61.76%) JavaScript
2 17 (50.00%) CSS
3 16 (47.06%) jQuery
4 15 (44.12%) OO
5 14 (41.18%) Apple iOS
6 13 (38.24%) HTML5
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) XML
8 10 (29.41%) PHP
8 10 (29.41%) C#
8 10 (29.41%) .NET
8 10 (29.41%) MySQL
9 9 (26.47%) Ajax
9 9 (26.47%) SOA
9 9 (26.47%) Android
9 9 (26.47%) Android Development
9 9 (26.47%) iOS Development
10 8 (23.53%) User Experience
10 8 (23.53%) PhoneGap
10 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
10 8 (23.53%) JSON
10 8 (23.53%) Subversion
11 7 (20.59%) Java
11 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
11 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
11 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
11 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
12 6 (17.65%) Sencha

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) MySQL
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
2 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.71%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Ant
5 3 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (8.82%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) PHP Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.71%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Mobility Architect
5 4 (11.76%) SAP Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) HTML
2 17 (50.00%) CSS
3 16 (47.06%) jQuery
4 13 (38.24%) HTML5
5 10 (29.41%) .NET
5 10 (29.41%) XML
6 9 (26.47%) Ajax
7 8 (23.53%) JSON
7 8 (23.53%) PhoneGap
8 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
8 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
9 5 (14.71%) Cocoa
9 5 (14.71%) Cocoa Touch
10 4 (11.76%) Web Services
11 3 (8.82%) WCF
11 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
12 2 (5.88%) WPF
12 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (5.88%) REST
12 2 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) User Experience
2 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Social Network
4 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Apple iOS
2 9 (26.47%) Android
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) MVC
2 15 (44.12%) OO
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) SOA
4 9 (26.47%) Android Development
4 9 (26.47%) iOS Development
5 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Memory Management
6 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Web Application Development
8 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) Web Development
9 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.88%) Low Latency
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.88%) CRM
10 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) JavaScript
2 10 (29.41%) PHP
2 10 (29.41%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) ActionScript
5 5 (14.71%) Objective-C
5 5 (14.71%) PHP5
5 5 (14.71%) PHP4
6 2 (5.88%) VB6
6 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Sencha
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle