The first table below looks at the demand for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 118 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +64.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2091 1694 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.46% 68.28% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 683 745
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
OOP
South East

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

OOP
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 OOP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
Slough +7 4 £319 -8.92% 2
Maidenhead - 3 £288 -
Reading - 3 £400 - 10
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - - 1
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 29 (72.50%) JavaScript
2 27 (67.50%) OO
3 26 (65.00%) HTML
4 25 (62.50%) PHP
5 24 (60.00%) MySQL
6 22 (55.00%) CSS
7 19 (47.50%) SQL
8 18 (45.00%) Zend
9 16 (40.00%) SOAP
9 16 (40.00%) XML
9 16 (40.00%) Linux
10 14 (35.00%) .NET
11 11 (27.50%) UNIX
11 11 (27.50%) C#
11 11 (27.50%) Ajax
12 10 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
12 10 (25.00%) Kohana
12 10 (25.00%) Web Services
12 10 (25.00%) MVC
13 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
13 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (20.00%) TDD
14 8 (20.00%) Subversion
14 8 (20.00%) Symfony
14 8 (20.00%) Degree
14 8 (20.00%) YUI
14 8 (20.00%) PHP5
14 8 (20.00%) Scrum
15 7 (17.50%) Java
15 7 (17.50%) Smarty

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) Drupal
3 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) PhoneGap
2 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.00%) Behat
3 2 (5.00%) Maven
3 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Hudson
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 21 (52.50%) PHP Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Programmer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Design Authority
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PHP Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (2.50%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) HTML
2 22 (55.00%) CSS
3 16 (40.00%) SOAP
3 16 (40.00%) XML
4 14 (35.00%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) Ajax
6 10 (25.00%) Web Services
6 10 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
6 10 (25.00%) Kohana
7 8 (20.00%) YUI
7 8 (20.00%) Symfony
8 7 (17.50%) Smarty
9 6 (15.00%) LAMP
10 5 (12.50%) HTML5
11 4 (10.00%) CSS3
11 4 (10.00%) Zend Framework
11 4 (10.00%) jQuery
11 4 (10.00%) WCF
11 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
12 3 (7.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) iPad
2 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) VLE
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) OO
2 10 (25.00%) MVC
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
4 8 (20.00%) TDD
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) OOD
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Change Control
8 3 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (7.50%) iOS Development
8 3 (7.50%) Benchmarking
8 3 (7.50%) SOA
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) JavaScript
2 25 (62.50%) PHP
3 19 (47.50%) SQL
4 11 (27.50%) C#
5 8 (20.00%) PHP5
6 7 (17.50%) Java
7 4 (10.00%) C++
7 4 (10.00%) VBScript
7 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.00%) VBA
8 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Zend
2 2 (5.00%) Blackboard
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Mercator
2 2 (5.00%) Remedy
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Sun