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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 105 118
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13  
Contract jobs citing OOP 15 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 0.86% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.07% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 12
Median daily rate £450 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £350 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £427 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -3.22% -1.27%  

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 1492 1969 2182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.56% 80.33% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 1017 1138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +12 12 £450 +12.50%
Slough +7 1 £425 +1.19% 1
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 25 (83.33%) OO
2 23 (76.67%) TDD
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) Java
4 20 (66.67%) XML
5 19 (63.33%) BDD
5 19 (63.33%) REST
6 17 (56.67%) WebDriver
6 17 (56.67%) Groovy
6 17 (56.67%) Bitbucket
6 17 (56.67%) Gradle
6 17 (56.67%) Apache Ivy
6 17 (56.67%) Python
6 17 (56.67%) HTTP
6 17 (56.67%) Project Management
6 17 (56.67%) Ant
6 17 (56.67%) CMS
6 17 (56.67%) Scrum
6 17 (56.67%) JMeter
6 17 (56.67%) Ruby
6 17 (56.67%) Content Management
6 17 (56.67%) Maven
6 17 (56.67%) JSON
6 17 (56.67%) Selenium
7 16 (53.33%) eggPlant
7 16 (53.33%) Splunk
7 16 (53.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (53.33%) Sitecore
8 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 15 (50.00%) C++

OOP
Top Related 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 17 (56.67%) CMS
2 16 (53.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (10.00%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (6.67%) Data Mart
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Ant
1 17 (56.67%) Apache Ivy
1 17 (56.67%) Bitbucket
1 17 (56.67%) Gradle
1 17 (56.67%) JMeter
1 17 (56.67%) Maven
1 17 (56.67%) Selenium
1 17 (56.67%) WebDriver
2 16 (53.33%) eggPlant
3 9 (30.00%) Gatling
4 5 (16.67%) NeoLoad
5 4 (13.33%) JIRA
6 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) JUnit
7 1 (3.33%) TestNG
7 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) Developer in Test
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Angular Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Delphi Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Development Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) XML
2 19 (63.33%) REST
3 17 (56.67%) JSON
4 10 (33.33%) Web Services
5 7 (23.33%) CSS
5 7 (23.33%) React
6 6 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (13.33%) CSS3
7 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) HTML5
7 4 (13.33%) LESS
7 4 (13.33%) Node.js
7 4 (13.33%) Sass
8 3 (10.00%) EJB
8 3 (10.00%) J2EE
8 3 (10.00%) JSP
8 3 (10.00%) Servlets
8 3 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) OO
2 23 (76.67%) TDD
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (63.33%) BDD
5 17 (56.67%) Content Management
5 17 (56.67%) Project Management
5 17 (56.67%) Scrum
6 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 14 (46.67%) Automated Testing
7 14 (46.67%) Visualisation
8 13 (43.33%) Manual Testing
9 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
11 4 (13.33%) High Availability
11 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (13.33%) SDLC
11 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 4 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) Groovy
2 17 (56.67%) Python
2 17 (56.67%) Ruby
3 15 (50.00%) C++
4 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Delphi
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Sitecore
1 16 (53.33%) Splunk
2 5 (16.67%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Pega
3 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com