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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 118 123 114
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.12% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 14
Average daily rate
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£350 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £331 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -6.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1673 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.29% 68.40% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 730 806
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 28 July 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 - 2 £400 - 1
Slough - 1 £300 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
OOD
South East

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (66.67%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) UML
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (46.67%) C++
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Ruby
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) WCF
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
6 4 (26.67%) NUnit
6 4 (26.67%) AOP
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
1 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
1 4 (26.67%) NUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) Mockito
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (26.67%) WCF
3 4 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Zend Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) UML
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 4 (26.67%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
4 4 (26.67%) AOP
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) VC++
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) PHP5
7 1 (6.67%) Groovy
7 1 (6.67%) Scala
7 1 (6.67%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Zend