The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 22 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing OO 29 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.89% 2.97% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 4.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -6.25%
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East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
431 173 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 87.60% 64.31% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 74 162
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £565 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -3 25 £400 +45.45% 8
Bedford -6 1 £385 - 5
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
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East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO.

1 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
2 28 (66.67%) HTML
3 24 (57.14%) JSP
3 24 (57.14%) Ajax
4 23 (54.76%) CSS
4 23 (54.76%) MVC
5 21 (50.00%) TDD
5 21 (50.00%) Subversion
5 21 (50.00%) Dojo
5 21 (50.00%) Django
5 21 (50.00%) CSS3
5 21 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 20 (47.62%) LESS
6 20 (47.62%) DOM
7 14 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (28.57%) Dependency Management
8 12 (28.57%) HTML5
9 10 (23.81%) .NET
9 10 (23.81%) XHR
10 9 (21.43%) Web Development
10 9 (21.43%) C#
10 9 (21.43%) SQL
11 8 (19.05%) Degree
11 8 (19.05%) hybris
11 8 (19.05%) Sass
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
13 6 (14.29%) Web Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Moodle
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.52%) DB2
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Subversion
2 5 (11.90%) TeamCity
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) MyEclipse
3 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Software Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Web Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) UI Developer
6 3 (7.14%) UI Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Principal Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) HTML
2 24 (57.14%) JSP
2 24 (57.14%) Ajax
3 23 (54.76%) CSS
4 21 (50.00%) Dojo
4 21 (50.00%) Django
4 21 (50.00%) CSS3
5 20 (47.62%) LESS
5 20 (47.62%) DOM
6 12 (28.57%) HTML5
7 10 (23.81%) XHR
7 10 (23.81%) .NET
8 8 (19.05%) Sass
9 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 6 (14.29%) Web Services
10 6 (14.29%) jQuery
11 5 (11.90%) Java EE
12 4 (9.52%) WCF
12 4 (9.52%) Struts
12 4 (9.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.38%) Animation
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) MVC
2 21 (50.00%) TDD
2 21 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 14 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 12 (28.57%) Dependency Management
5 9 (21.43%) Web Development
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) OOP
7 4 (9.52%) RAD
7 4 (9.52%) Validation
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) Analytics
8 2 (4.76%) DSDM
9 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) C#
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.52%) Ada
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) hybris
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) JBoss
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
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