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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 48 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing OO 16 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.31% 6.14% 6.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 9.24% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 50
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £333 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
512 422 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.99% 66.46% 68.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 220 353
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.25 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 +3 2 £444 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - - 1
OO
East of England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 28 (80.00%) HTML
1 28 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 26 (74.29%) CSS
3 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) TDD
4 18 (51.43%) BDD
5 17 (48.57%) CSS3
5 17 (48.57%) HTML5
6 16 (45.71%) Subversion
7 15 (42.86%) XML
7 15 (42.86%) Linux
8 14 (40.00%) Ant
8 14 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
10 12 (34.29%) Internet
11 11 (31.43%) Ajax
11 11 (31.43%) Java
11 11 (31.43%) Apache
11 11 (31.43%) Eclipse
12 9 (25.71%) Scrum
12 9 (25.71%) Web Design
12 9 (25.71%) Marketing
12 9 (25.71%) SQL
12 9 (25.71%) REST
12 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (22.86%) Grunt
13 8 (22.86%) Node.js
13 8 (22.86%) C#
13 8 (22.86%) .NET
13 8 (22.86%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (31.43%) Apache
2 8 (22.86%) Node.js
3 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (20.00%) lighttpd
4 3 (8.57%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.57%) MQSeries
5 2 (5.71%) CMS
6 1 (2.86%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.86%) Drupal
6 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Subversion
2 14 (40.00%) Ant
3 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
4 11 (31.43%) Eclipse
5 8 (22.86%) Grunt
5 8 (22.86%) JUnit
6 3 (8.57%) Maven
6 3 (8.57%) Log4j
7 2 (5.71%) ReSharper
7 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.71%) Moq
8 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.86%) Xcode
8 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (25.71%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.71%) Advertising
6 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (97.14%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Android Developer
9 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
9 1 (2.86%) C# Architect
9 1 (2.86%) UI Programmer
9 1 (2.86%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) HTML
2 26 (74.29%) CSS
3 17 (48.57%) CSS3
3 17 (48.57%) HTML5
4 15 (42.86%) XML
5 11 (31.43%) Ajax
6 9 (25.71%) REST
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
7 8 (22.86%) JSON
8 7 (20.00%) Spring
8 7 (20.00%) Web Services
9 6 (17.14%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) XSLT
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
10 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 5 (14.29%) JSP
10 5 (14.29%) SOAP
11 4 (11.43%) J2EE
11 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (8.57%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.71%) EMV
4 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) HPUX
3 3 (8.57%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) TDD
2 18 (51.43%) BDD
3 14 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (25.71%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) Web Design
5 7 (20.00%) Web Development
5 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.29%) OOP
8 4 (11.43%) UML
8 4 (11.43%) Content Management
9 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.57%) Code Coverage
9 3 (8.57%) OOD
10 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.71%) Android Development
10 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (31.43%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) VBScript
6 3 (8.57%) XPath
6 3 (8.57%) PHP
6 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Ruby
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.86%) PHP5
8 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Sun
3 3 (8.57%) Interwoven
3 3 (8.57%) BEA
4 1 (2.86%) VocaLink
4 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.86%) Zend
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
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