The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented (OO)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 47 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11  
Contract jobs citing OO 25 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.14% 2.79% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 3.35% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 5
Median daily rate £320 £435 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.43% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £490 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.67 £41.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.20% +3.43%  

OO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

OO
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing OO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OO.

1 17 (56.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) HTML
3 15 (50.00%) CSS
4 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 14 (46.67%) PHP
5 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
6 12 (40.00%) OO PHP
6 12 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (33.33%) OOP
8 8 (26.67%) TDD
8 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (26.67%) Web Development
9 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
9 7 (23.33%) RESTful
9 7 (23.33%) Linux
9 7 (23.33%) LESS
10 6 (20.00%) Doctrine
10 6 (20.00%) .NET
10 6 (20.00%) MySQL
10 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) Spring
11 5 (16.67%) Subversion
11 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
11 5 (16.67%) HTML5
11 5 (16.67%) JPA
11 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 5 (16.67%) SOAP
11 5 (16.67%) Unix

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) WordPress
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) Heroku
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
1 4 (13.33%) ICMP
1 4 (13.33%) SSL
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (20.00%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) Grunt
2 5 (16.67%) gulp
2 5 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) JUnit
3 3 (10.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (6.67%) jMock
4 2 (6.67%) Maven
4 2 (6.67%) Mockito
4 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.33%) DbUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Gradle
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) JProfiler
5 1 (3.33%) Moq
5 1 (3.33%) Protractor
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) PHP Developer
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (23.33%) PHP Web Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Angular Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (10.00%) HTML Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Java Programmer
7 3 (10.00%) Programmer
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Magento Developer
8 2 (6.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 2 (6.67%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) HTML
2 15 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
4 7 (23.33%) LESS
4 7 (23.33%) RESTful
5 6 (20.00%) .NET
5 6 (20.00%) Doctrine
5 6 (20.00%) Spring
6 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5
6 5 (16.67%) JPA
6 5 (16.67%) SOAP
6 5 (16.67%) Spring Boot
7 4 (13.33%) CGI
7 4 (13.33%) CSS3
7 4 (13.33%) FastCGI
7 4 (13.33%) Java EE
7 4 (13.33%) REST
7 4 (13.33%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) OO PHP
3 10 (33.33%) OOP
4 8 (26.67%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) Web Development
5 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Case Management
7 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
8 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) SOA
10 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
1 14 (46.67%) PHP
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) C
3 4 (13.33%) C++
3 4 (13.33%) Go
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) PHP 4
3 4 (13.33%) PHP 5
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) WAI
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Zend
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Sybase