Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 116 99
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +14
Contract jobs citing OO 17 69 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.48% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.70% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 47 76
Median daily rate £378 £360 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -17.95% +35.00%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £294
90th Percentile £428 £448 £575
England median daily rate £475 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £44.92 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -0.19% +4.05%

OO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,567 4,050 4,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.43% 86.78% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 2,534 2,611
Median daily rate £441 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 116 196
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.21 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.72% +68.08% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.34 £10.88
90th Percentile £44.00 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing OO as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for OO in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OO in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for OO in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OO in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OO in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OO in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for OO in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +34 10 £383 +7.37% 6
Shropshire +22 3 £422 +17.08% 4
Warwickshire -11 2 £375 +7.14% 2
Coventry +29 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £210 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OO.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (29.41%) Spring
6 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
6 5 (29.41%) OOP
7 4 (23.53%) Python
7 4 (23.53%) OOD
7 4 (23.53%) J2EE
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Docker
7 4 (23.53%) Microservices
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) REST
8 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (17.65%) Confluence
8 3 (17.65%) Selenium
8 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Azure
8 3 (17.65%) AWS
8 3 (17.65%) SonarQube
8 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
8 3 (17.65%) API Integration

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (17.65%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) WinCC
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal
3 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) SilverStripe
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Functions
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Stack
2 1 (5.88%) NuGet
2 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) Maven
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) SonarQube
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) Babel
5 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
5 2 (11.76%) Gradle
5 2 (11.76%) Mockito
5 2 (11.76%) RSpec
5 2 (11.76%) webpack
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) JMeter
6 1 (5.88%) Mocha
General
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) React Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Backend Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) SCADA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SCADA Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) Spring
2 4 (23.53%) J2EE
2 4 (23.53%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) JSON
3 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
4 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.76%) Jest
4 2 (11.76%) Swagger
4 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (11.76%) WireMock
4 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) SCADA
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) OOP
3 4 (23.53%) Microservices
3 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 3 (17.65%) API Integration
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (11.76%) Decision-Making
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) SOLID
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.88%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kibana
1 1 (5.88%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) BEA
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP