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 28 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 Programming (OOP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 58 64
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6  
Contract jobs citing OOP 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.56% 1.73% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.09% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 3
Median daily rate £320 £480 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £404 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £525 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -25.00%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
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 £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (76.92%) OO
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Subversion
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) HTML5
5 5 (38.46%) CSS3
5 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
6 4 (30.77%) Go
6 4 (30.77%) FastCGI
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 4 (30.77%) ICMP
6 4 (30.77%) C
6 4 (30.77%) Perl
6 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
6 4 (30.77%) HTTP
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) CGI
6 4 (30.77%) SSL

OOP
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 (30.77%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) ICMP
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) PHPUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
5 1 (7.69%) jMock
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) Moq
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
4 2 (15.38%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (38.46%) CSS3
3 5 (38.46%) HTML5
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) CGI
4 4 (30.77%) FastCGI
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Angular 2
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax
6 2 (15.38%) Laravel
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) J2EE
7 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Symfony
7 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) OO
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
5 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Development
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Front End Development
6 3 (23.08%) OO PHP
7 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (7.69%) Open Source
8 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Go
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 3 (23.08%) PHP 4
4 3 (23.08%) PHP 5
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Demandware
1 3 (23.08%) hybris
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase