The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 50 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing OOP 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.48% 1.24% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.52% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £293 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £459 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.22% +0.64%  

OOP 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 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Birmingham

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Birmingham

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in Birmingham

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in Birmingham

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OOP.

1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) jMock
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) RSpec
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Moq
4 1 (20.00%) Mockito
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra

OOP
Top Related 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 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Capybara
2 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) jMock
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) Moq
2 1 (20.00%) RSpec
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) DOM
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) Redux
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fintech
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source Development
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase