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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 107 98 135
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +37
Contract jobs citing OOP 13 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 1.03% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.51% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £220 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £38.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +53.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
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%
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
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 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough -2 6 £350 +57.30%
Reading +2 5 £275 -31.25% 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (75.00%) OO
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (54.17%) PHP
4 12 (50.00%) MySQL
5 10 (41.67%) SOAP
5 10 (41.67%) HTML
5 10 (41.67%) MVC
5 10 (41.67%) Scrum
6 9 (37.50%) CSS
7 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (25.00%) PHP5
9 6 (25.00%) jQuery
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) Ajax
10 5 (20.83%) LAMP
10 5 (20.83%) Linux
10 5 (20.83%) Java
10 5 (20.83%) C#
10 5 (20.83%) RESTful
11 4 (16.67%) Mercurial
11 4 (16.67%) Scala
11 4 (16.67%) Open Source
11 4 (16.67%) Groovy
11 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) SOA
11 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Blender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (8.33%) Behat
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.50%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (8.33%) UI Programmer
7 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
7 2 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (8.33%) PHP Programmer
7 2 (8.33%) Web Programmer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Programmer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) SOAP
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (25.00%) jQuery
3 6 (25.00%) XML
3 6 (25.00%) Ajax
4 5 (20.83%) LAMP
4 5 (20.83%) RESTful
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
6 2 (8.33%) CSS3
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) LINQ
6 2 (8.33%) Zend Framework
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) OO
2 10 (41.67%) MVC
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) SOA
5 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) iOS Development
7 2 (8.33%) OO PHP
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.33%) Android Development
7 2 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (8.33%) OOD
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (54.17%) PHP
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) PHP5
5 5 (20.83%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) C#
6 4 (16.67%) Scala
6 4 (16.67%) Groovy
7 2 (8.33%) Bourne shell
8 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.17%) VC++
8 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Zend
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle