The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 118 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing OOP 16 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.70% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.94% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 3
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
OOP
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
1979 2032 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.40% 74.65% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1071 625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 66
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £166.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Reading +6 12 £375 - 2
Slough -7 3 £238 -26.92% 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) Python
3 14 (48.28%) TDD
4 12 (41.38%) Django
5 11 (37.93%) CSS
6 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 10 (34.48%) OO
6 10 (34.48%) HTML
6 10 (34.48%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) Internet
6 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
6 10 (34.48%) REST
6 10 (34.48%) User Experience
7 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
7 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 8 (27.59%) Kanban
9 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
9 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (24.14%) SOA
9 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
9 7 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (24.14%) Sass
10 5 (17.24%) PHP
11 4 (13.79%) J2EE
11 4 (13.79%) Web Services
11 4 (13.79%) MVC
11 4 (13.79%) CMS
11 4 (13.79%) Apache Camel

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.90%) WordPress
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) 3G
2 2 (6.90%) WiMAX
2 2 (6.90%) LTE
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
1 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
1 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Xcode
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Python Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (3.45%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Web Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) Django
2 11 (37.93%) CSS
3 10 (34.48%) HTML
3 10 (34.48%) REST
4 9 (31.03%) JSON
5 7 (24.14%) Sass
6 4 (13.79%) Apache Camel
6 4 (13.79%) J2EE
6 4 (13.79%) Web Services
7 3 (10.34%) XML
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.90%) Apache Sling
8 2 (6.90%) PhoneGap
8 2 (6.90%) RESTful
8 2 (6.90%) JSR 170
8 2 (6.90%) SOAP
8 2 (6.90%) JMS
9 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) BBC
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) New Media
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) OO
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) Kanban
6 7 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (24.14%) SOA
7 4 (13.79%) MVC
8 2 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.90%) Content Management
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Web Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 14 (48.28%) Python
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 2 (6.90%) PHP5
7 1 (3.45%) Groovy
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) SAPscript
7 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.45%) SQL
7 1 (3.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) VCP4
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe
1 2 (6.90%) Talend
2 1 (3.45%) Apple
2 1 (3.45%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
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