The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 39 56 21
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -35
Contract jobs citing OO 17 8 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.01% 1.27% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 1.71% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 39
Average daily rate £450 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £363 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.34 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.55% +10.00%
OO
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
400 469 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.92% 74.44% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 247 255
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

OO
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OO
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Watford +1 6 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 5 £450 - 1
St Albans - 2 £270 - 2
Cheshunt - 1 £275 -
OO
East of England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OO 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 OO.

1 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
2 17 (42.50%) HTML
3 15 (37.50%) CSS
4 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) jQuery
6 12 (30.00%) HTML5
7 11 (27.50%) OOP
8 10 (25.00%) MVC
8 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (25.00%) CSS3
8 10 (25.00%) Sass
8 10 (25.00%) LESS
9 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
9 9 (22.50%) Web Development
9 9 (22.50%) Ajax
10 8 (20.00%) JSON
10 8 (20.00%) Linux
10 8 (20.00%) Apache
11 7 (17.50%) Web Services
11 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
11 7 (17.50%) Java
11 7 (17.50%) C#
11 7 (17.50%) PHP
11 7 (17.50%) MySQL
11 7 (17.50%) .NET
11 7 (17.50%) LAMP
11 7 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (15.00%) Open Source
12 6 (15.00%) User Experience

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) CMS
3 3 (7.50%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.50%) MySQL
3 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.50%) CouchDB
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.50%) Redis
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.50%) Mnesia
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
2 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (10.00%) Multimedia
3 4 (10.00%) Publishing
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 8 (20.00%) HTML Developer
3 7 (17.50%) PHP Developer
4 6 (15.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (15.00%) JSP Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Junior
5 4 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Delphi Developer
6 3 (7.50%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Magento Developer
7 2 (5.00%) MATLAB Developer
7 2 (5.00%) PHP Magento Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) CSS
3 13 (32.50%) jQuery
4 12 (30.00%) HTML5
5 10 (25.00%) CSS3
5 10 (25.00%) LESS
5 10 (25.00%) Sass
6 9 (22.50%) Ajax
7 8 (20.00%) JSON
8 7 (17.50%) .NET
8 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.50%) LAMP
8 7 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (17.50%) Web Services
9 6 (15.00%) XML
10 5 (12.50%) Laravel
11 4 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (10.00%) RESTful
12 3 (7.50%) Symfony
12 3 (7.50%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) User Experience
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) Social Media
4 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) OOP
3 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (25.00%) MVC
4 9 (22.50%) Web Development
5 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.00%) Front End Development
5 6 (15.00%) Open Source
5 6 (15.00%) UML
6 5 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (12.50%) RUP
6 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (10.00%) Email Marketing
7 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) Use Case
7 4 (10.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) PHP
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Python
5 3 (7.50%) Delphi
6 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.50%) Erlang
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Ansible
1 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Pega
1 5 (12.50%) Zend
2 4 (10.00%) Adobe
3 3 (7.50%) Embarcadero
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) BEA
5 1 (2.50%) Borland
5 1 (2.50%) Intel