The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Berkshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 113 119 121
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing OOD 11 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.41% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -0.26%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 1708 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.73% 67.91% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 677 747
Average daily rate £400 £375 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 55
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
OOD
South East

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 23 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
Bracknell +5 5 - -
Reading -2 4 £425 - 2
Slough +6 2 £319 -8.92%
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - -
OOD
South East

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 31 (79.49%) OO
2 21 (53.85%) C#
3 20 (51.28%) .NET
4 19 (48.72%) Windows
5 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
6 15 (38.46%) C++
7 14 (35.90%) Web Services
8 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
10 11 (28.21%) Linux
10 11 (28.21%) REST
10 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (28.21%) JSON
10 11 (28.21%) Selenium
11 10 (25.64%) IPTV
11 10 (25.64%) UML
11 10 (25.64%) Internet
12 9 (23.08%) Ruby
12 9 (23.08%) C
12 9 (23.08%) Java
12 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
13 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
13 8 (20.51%) Scrum
14 7 (17.95%) MVC
14 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
14 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (17.95%) Degree
15 6 (15.38%) Computer Science

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (7.69%) Node.js
1 3 (7.69%) Apache
1 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Internet
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) NUnit
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) MSTest
3 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.69%) JUnit
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Software Engineer
2 14 (35.90%) Developer
3 13 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Development Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 3 (7.69%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 1 (2.56%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Cloud Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 14 (35.90%) Web Services
3 11 (28.21%) REST
3 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (28.21%) JSON
4 6 (15.38%) WCF
5 5 (12.82%) Silverlight
6 4 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.69%) jQuery
7 3 (7.69%) Zend Framework
7 3 (7.69%) Backbone.js
7 3 (7.69%) Ajax
7 3 (7.69%) SOAP
8 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
8 2 (5.13%) HTML
8 2 (5.13%) CSS
8 2 (5.13%) RESTful
9 1 (2.56%) XML
9 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) IPTV
2 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) OO
2 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 10 (25.64%) UML
5 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 7 (17.95%) MVC
8 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.82%) SOA
9 5 (12.82%) OOP
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
11 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
11 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (7.69%) Software Architecture
11 3 (7.69%) Change Control
11 3 (7.69%) BDD
11 3 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (7.69%) CRM
11 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) C#
2 15 (38.46%) C++
3 9 (23.08%) Ruby
3 9 (23.08%) C
3 9 (23.08%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) PHP5
6 3 (7.69%) Apex Code
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.13%) VC++
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (2.56%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Zend
2 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.56%) Google
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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