The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 10 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing OO 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.89% 2.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +9.37%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 81.13% 79.41% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 32
Median daily rate £450 £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OO across the Bedford region.

OO Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for OO.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL