The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 28 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 Programming (OOP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 116 107
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9  
Contract jobs citing OOP 9 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.47% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £438 £475 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +28.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £438 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +18.00% -23.07%  

OOP 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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1049 939
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Berkshire

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Berkshire

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in Berkshire

OOP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bracknell - 6 £450 -
Reading +13 2 £400 -20.00% 2
OOP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for OOP.

1 19 (90.48%) OO
2 18 (85.71%) Java
3 15 (71.43%) TDD
3 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 15 (71.43%) BDD
4 14 (66.67%) REST
4 14 (66.67%) XML
5 13 (61.90%) Python
5 13 (61.90%) Project Management
5 13 (61.90%) Selenium
5 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
6 12 (57.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (57.14%) Sitecore
6 12 (57.14%) Splunk
6 12 (57.14%) Bitbucket
6 12 (57.14%) Gradle
6 12 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
6 12 (57.14%) eggPlant
6 12 (57.14%) Groovy
6 12 (57.14%) Ruby
6 12 (57.14%) JSON
6 12 (57.14%) CMS
6 12 (57.14%) JMeter
6 12 (57.14%) Content Management
6 12 (57.14%) Maven
6 12 (57.14%) HTTP
6 12 (57.14%) Ant
7 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
7 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 12 (57.14%) CMS
1 12 (57.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) Drupal
2 1 (4.76%) Papyrus
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Pega PRPC
1 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Selenium
1 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
2 12 (57.14%) Ant
2 12 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
2 12 (57.14%) Bitbucket
2 12 (57.14%) eggPlant
2 12 (57.14%) Gradle
2 12 (57.14%) JMeter
2 12 (57.14%) Maven
3 9 (42.86%) Gatling
3 9 (42.86%) NeoLoad
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer in Test
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Pega Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) REST
1 14 (66.67%) XML
2 12 (57.14%) JSON
3 9 (42.86%) React
3 9 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) EJB
5 2 (9.52%) J2EE
5 2 (9.52%) JSP
5 2 (9.52%) Servlets
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) scikit-learn
6 1 (4.76%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) OO
2 15 (71.43%) BDD
2 15 (71.43%) TDD
2 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 13 (61.90%) Project Management
4 12 (57.14%) Content Management
5 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) Visualisation
7 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (28.57%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) High Availability
8 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 2 (9.52%) CRM
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Web Development
10 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) Python
3 12 (57.14%) Groovy
3 12 (57.14%) Ruby
4 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Sitecore
1 12 (57.14%) Splunk
2 9 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Pega
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft