The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 29 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.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 15 11
Contract jobs citing OOP 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 3.33% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.08% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +13.97% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36 49 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 66.67% 81.67% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 20
Median daily rate £338 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.65 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for OOP.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) API Design
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Design
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Docker