The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 124 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing OOD 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £356 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 - £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% +11.11%  

OOD 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for OOD in the West Midlands

OOD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOD in the West Midlands

OOD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOD in the West Midlands

OOD
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 OOD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £355 - 1
Birmingham -2 1 £358 - 1
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 24 (85.71%) Scrum
2 22 (78.57%) MVC
2 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) C#
2 22 (78.57%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) Web Services
3 21 (75.00%) WCF
4 20 (71.43%) .NET Framework
4 20 (71.43%) NUnit
4 20 (71.43%) Subversion
4 20 (71.43%) Entity Framework
5 19 (67.86%) Moq
6 18 (64.29%) OO
7 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 16 (57.14%) SOLID
8 13 (46.43%) XML
8 13 (46.43%) SQL
8 13 (46.43%) jQuery
9 12 (42.86%) Visual Studio
9 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
10 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (35.71%) CruiseControl
12 8 (28.57%) Service Management
13 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
15 4 (14.29%) CSS
15 4 (14.29%) HTML
15 4 (14.29%) UML

OOD
Top Related 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 (10.71%) Tomcat
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) NUnit
1 20 (71.43%) Subversion
2 19 (67.86%) Moq
3 12 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 10 (35.71%) CruiseControl
5 3 (10.71%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 20 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) XML Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Architect
8 1 (3.57%) ASP Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.57%) WCF Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) .NET
1 22 (78.57%) Web Services
2 21 (75.00%) WCF
3 20 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 20 (71.43%) Entity Framework
4 13 (46.43%) jQuery
4 13 (46.43%) XML
5 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (10.71%) AWT
9 3 (10.71%) JSP
9 3 (10.71%) Servlets
9 3 (10.71%) Spring
9 3 (10.71%) Struts
9 3 (10.71%) Swing
9 3 (10.71%) XSLT
10 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Scrum
2 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) MVC
3 18 (64.29%) OO
4 16 (57.14%) SOLID
5 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) Service Management
7 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
9 4 (14.29%) UML
10 3 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 2 (7.14%) SDLC
12 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (3.57%) Change Control
12 1 (3.57%) Content Development
12 1 (3.57%) Kanban
12 1 (3.57%) Multithreaded Programming
12 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
12 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Sun
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.57%) SAP