The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 34 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 11 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.50% 1.57% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.07% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
350 145 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.55% 75.92% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 89 102
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.39 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.39% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
East of England

OO
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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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 8 £375 - 2
Bedford - - - - 6
OO
East of England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (63.16%) TDD
2 11 (57.89%) MVC
3 10 (52.63%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) HTML
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) HTML5
5 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (36.84%) CSS
5 7 (36.84%) NUnit
5 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
6 6 (31.58%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
6 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
6 6 (31.58%) CSS3
7 5 (26.32%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) RESTful
7 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (26.32%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) UML
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Legal
8 4 (21.05%) Validation
8 4 (21.05%) CMS
8 4 (21.05%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (21.05%) CMS
1 4 (21.05%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (21.05%) Neo4j
1 4 (21.05%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) NUnit
2 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.79%) MSTest
4 3 (15.79%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) RSpec
5 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) HTML5
3 7 (36.84%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (31.58%) CSS3
5 5 (26.32%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 5 (26.32%) RESTful
6 4 (21.05%) Dojo
6 4 (21.05%) JSP
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (15.79%) LESS
7 3 (15.79%) Spring MVC
7 3 (15.79%) JSTL
7 3 (15.79%) Spring
8 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
8 2 (10.53%) Velocity
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) VxWorks
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) TDD
2 11 (57.89%) MVC
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) UML
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Validation
7 4 (21.05%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) CQRS
8 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Ada
4 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSD
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) DO-178B
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft