Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 76 78
Rank change year-on-year -36 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing OO 72 132 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 2.44% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.96% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 94 48
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £203
90th Percentile £500 £500 £515
England median daily rate £488 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +14.71% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.76% -4.09% +6.88%

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 3,902 4,462 4,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.65% 82.45% 81.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,473 2,706 2,250
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £547 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 133 161
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.84 £21.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +5.90% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.90 £10.96
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.86 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing OO as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor 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 23 January 2018. 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 -37 20 £436 +8.88% 26
Coventry -5 14 £433 +10.90% 6
Staffordshire +9 12 £325 +4.00% 18
Shropshire -6 10 £350 +9.38% 3
Solihull - 4 £363 - 2
Warwickshire +3 1 £325 -7.14% 5
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England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OO.

1 31 (43.06%) Java
1 31 (43.06%) CSS
2 30 (41.67%) HTML
3 28 (38.89%) SQL
4 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
6 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
7 18 (25.00%) C#
8 17 (23.61%) RESTful
8 17 (23.61%) REST
9 16 (22.22%) jQuery
9 16 (22.22%) Scrum
10 15 (20.83%) HTML5
11 14 (19.44%) AngularJS
11 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (19.44%) MVC
11 14 (19.44%) Spring
12 13 (18.06%) .NET
12 13 (18.06%) Web Development
12 13 (18.06%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (16.67%) CSS3
13 12 (16.67%) XML
13 12 (16.67%) OOP
13 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.67%) TDD
13 12 (16.67%) Microservices
14 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (13.89%) OOD
14 10 (13.89%) Web Services

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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 5 (6.94%) Apache
1 5 (6.94%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (6.94%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Magento
2 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.72%) GitHub
4 6 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
6 1 (1.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.11%) MySQL
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (4.17%) Neo4j
7 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.78%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.33%) JUnit
3 6 (8.33%) Maven
4 5 (6.94%) Mockito
5 4 (5.56%) CA Gen
5 4 (5.56%) DbUnit
5 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.56%) jMock
5 4 (5.56%) SonarQube
6 3 (4.17%) Android Studio
6 3 (4.17%) GitLab
6 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.17%) Xcode
7 2 (2.78%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.78%) JHipster
7 2 (2.78%) Liquibase
7 2 (2.78%) PostCSS
8 1 (1.39%) Protractor
General
1 4 (5.56%) Retail
2 3 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Automotive
3 2 (2.78%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (77.78%) Developer
2 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 12 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.94%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Angular Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 4 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.56%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.56%) VB Developer
6 4 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
7 3 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (43.06%) CSS
2 30 (41.67%) HTML
3 17 (23.61%) REST
3 17 (23.61%) RESTful
4 16 (22.22%) jQuery
5 15 (20.83%) HTML5
6 14 (19.44%) AngularJS
6 14 (19.44%) Spring
7 13 (18.06%) .NET
8 12 (16.67%) CSS3
8 12 (16.67%) XML
9 10 (13.89%) JSON
9 10 (13.89%) Web Services
10 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 9 (12.50%) J2EE
10 9 (12.50%) Node.js
11 8 (11.11%) Ajax
11 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 8 (11.11%) Entity Framework
12 6 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.78%) W3C
4 1 (1.39%) Animation
4 1 (1.39%) AS400
4 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.39%) Fintech
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.39%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.39%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Android
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) Scrum
3 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (19.44%) MVC
4 13 (18.06%) Web Development
5 12 (16.67%) Microservices
5 12 (16.67%) OOP
5 12 (16.67%) TDD
6 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (13.89%) OOD
7 9 (12.50%) Kanban
7 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Open Source
8 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 6 (8.33%) DevOps
10 6 (8.33%) SDLC
10 6 (8.33%) SOA
11 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) Java
2 28 (38.89%) SQL
3 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.00%) C#
5 9 (12.50%) PHP
6 8 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 6 (8.33%) Python
7 6 (8.33%) TypeScript
8 5 (6.94%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.94%) VB
9 4 (5.56%) C++
9 4 (5.56%) Groovy
9 4 (5.56%) Perl
9 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.56%) Scala
9 4 (5.56%) VB6
9 4 (5.56%) VBA
10 3 (4.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Google
4 4 (5.56%) BEA
4 4 (5.56%) Informatica
4 4 (5.56%) Pega
4 4 (5.56%) webMethods
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) Apigee
6 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) WooCommerce
7 1 (1.39%) WSO2