The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 112 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing OOD 8 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.12% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.17% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-10.06% +4.89%
OOD
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1761 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.51% 69.44% 66.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 802 732
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

OOD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Reading - 5 £400 -
Slough +3 1 £300 -7.69%
Maidenhead -4 1 £350 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
OOD
South East

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OOD 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 OOD.

1 13 (76.47%) OO
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) UML
3 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (29.41%) SOAP
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) C++
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) NUnit
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
7 4 (23.53%) AOP
7 4 (23.53%) Ruby
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
7 4 (23.53%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
7 4 (23.53%) Linux

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OOD 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 OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.88%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.88%) J2EE
7 1 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.88%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
7 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.88%) RESTful
7 1 (5.88%) REST
7 1 (5.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.76%) IPTV
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) OO
2 8 (47.06%) UML
2 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
5 4 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
5 4 (23.53%) AOP
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) C
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) Groovy
5 1 (5.88%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Google