The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing OOP 13 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.06% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 10
Median daily rate £320 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +45.00% -38.46%  

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 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 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the West Midlands

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the West Midlands

OOP
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 OOP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the West Midlands

OOP
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 OOP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham +14 11 £320 -33.33% 6
Coventry +16 2 £350 -12.50% 3
OOP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OOP.

1 12 (63.16%) OO
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) MVC
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) Subversion
5 7 (36.84%) HTML5
5 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
6 6 (31.58%) TDD
6 6 (31.58%) MySQL
6 6 (31.58%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) PHP
7 5 (26.32%) C++
7 5 (26.32%) CSS3
7 5 (26.32%) Refactoring
7 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (26.32%) jQuery
8 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) RESTful
8 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
8 4 (21.05%) Web Development
8 4 (21.05%) FastCGI
8 4 (21.05%) GitHub
8 4 (21.05%) ICMP
8 4 (21.05%) Apache
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
8 4 (21.05%) SQL

OOP
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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) ICMP
1 4 (21.05%) SSL
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (36.84%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) PHPUnit
3 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
4 1 (5.26%) GitLab
4 1 (5.26%) gulp
4 1 (5.26%) jMock
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Mockito
4 1 (5.26%) Moq
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) webpack
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SCADA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Symfony Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
3 7 (36.84%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) CSS3
4 5 (26.32%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) Angular 2
5 4 (21.05%) CGI
5 4 (21.05%) FastCGI
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Ajax
6 3 (15.79%) Laravel
7 2 (10.53%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.53%) SOAP
7 2 (10.53%) Spring
8 1 (5.26%) React
8 1 (5.26%) Vue.js
8 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) SCADA
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) OO
2 10 (52.63%) MVC
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Refactoring
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Web Development
7 3 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Development
7 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
7 3 (15.79%) OO PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
9 1 (5.26%) Release Management
9 1 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) PHP
4 4 (21.05%) C
4 4 (21.05%) Go
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) PHP 4
5 3 (15.79%) PHP 5
6 1 (5.26%) PHP 7
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Demandware
1 3 (15.79%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase