The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented (OO)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing OO 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.07% 1.57% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 1.95% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £51 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +589.24% -84.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.80% +3.43%  

OO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 325 256 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.78% 80.50% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing OO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 9 £300 +490.78%
OO
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for OO.

1 9 (45.00%) HTML
1 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 6 (30.00%) Dojo
2 6 (30.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) Sass
2 6 (30.00%) LESS
3 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (25.00%) OOP
3 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) JSR 168
3 5 (25.00%) Java EE
3 5 (25.00%) JSR 286
3 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (20.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) Node.js
4 4 (20.00%) React
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
5 3 (15.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
5 3 (15.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (15.00%) iOS Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (10.00%) VectorCAST
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) UI Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) iOS Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.00%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) Dojo
2 6 (30.00%) LESS
2 6 (30.00%) Sass
3 5 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (25.00%) Java EE
3 5 (25.00%) JSR 168
3 5 (25.00%) JSR 286
4 4 (20.00%) Node.js
4 4 (20.00%) React
4 4 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) JSF
5 3 (15.00%) JSP
5 3 (15.00%) OSGi
5 3 (15.00%) Servlets
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) OOP
2 4 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) BPR
3 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
3 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (15.00%) RAD
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
3 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Ada
4 2 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft