The first table below looks at the demand for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD 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 Reading 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 Design (OOD)
Rank 74 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing OOD 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £425 - £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.40 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +1.08%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
799 548 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.98% 70.98% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 237 264
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
OOD
Berkshire

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Reading

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 21 (100.00%) OO
2 19 (90.48%) .NET
3 16 (76.19%) C#
3 16 (76.19%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (57.14%) REST
4 12 (57.14%) JSON
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
5 11 (52.38%) Web Services
6 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
7 9 (42.86%) IPTV
7 9 (42.86%) Internet
8 8 (38.10%) Selenium
8 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
9 6 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (28.57%) WCF
9 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
10 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
11 4 (19.05%) Backbone.js
11 4 (19.05%) MSTest
11 4 (19.05%) jQuery
11 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
11 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (19.05%) Node.js
12 3 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
12 3 (14.29%) SoapUI

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (19.05%) Node.js
2 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) MSTest
3 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 3 (14.29%) NUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 13 (61.90%) Software Development Engineer
2 13 (61.90%) Development Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) REST
2 12 (57.14%) JSON
2 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (52.38%) Web Services
4 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
5 4 (19.05%) Backbone.js
5 4 (19.05%) jQuery
5 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
7 1 (4.76%) XML
7 1 (4.76%) CSS
7 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) IPTV
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) OO
2 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) AOP
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 3 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Google