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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 48 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 9 61 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.36% 9.71% 7.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 14.06% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 41 43
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -12.17%
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
483 434 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.07% 69.11% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 222 320
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 22
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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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
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 27 January 2015. 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 -6 4 £381 +8.92% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £310 -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
OO
East of England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) HTML
1 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
2 27 (71.05%) CSS
3 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) TDD
5 18 (47.37%) Subversion
5 18 (47.37%) HTML5
5 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 18 (47.37%) CSS3
6 16 (42.11%) XML
7 14 (36.84%) Linux
7 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
8 13 (34.21%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (34.21%) Ant
9 12 (31.58%) Java
10 11 (28.95%) Apache
10 11 (28.95%) Internet
10 11 (28.95%) Ajax
11 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
11 10 (26.32%) SQL
12 9 (23.68%) Oracle
12 9 (23.68%) Scrum
12 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (21.05%) REST
13 8 (21.05%) Node.js
13 8 (21.05%) Grunt
13 8 (21.05%) Web Design
13 8 (21.05%) MVC
13 8 (21.05%) Spring
13 8 (21.05%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (28.95%) Apache
2 8 (21.05%) Node.js
3 7 (18.42%) lighttpd
4 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
5 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
6 3 (7.89%) CMS
7 2 (5.26%) Drupal
7 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
7 2 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (2.63%) IIS
8 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (2.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Internet
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) DTS
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Subversion
2 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 13 (34.21%) Ant
4 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
5 8 (21.05%) Grunt
6 7 (18.42%) JUnit
7 4 (10.53%) Maven
8 3 (7.89%) Xcode
9 2 (5.26%) JIRA
9 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
9 2 (5.26%) Log4j
9 2 (5.26%) Moq
9 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (21.05%) Marketing
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.63%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (76.32%) HTML
2 27 (71.05%) CSS
3 18 (47.37%) HTML5
3 18 (47.37%) CSS3
4 16 (42.11%) XML
5 11 (28.95%) Ajax
6 8 (21.05%) REST
6 8 (21.05%) Spring
6 8 (21.05%) .NET
7 7 (18.42%) Web Services
7 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
7 7 (18.42%) JSON
8 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 5 (13.16%) JSP
9 5 (13.16%) J2EE
9 5 (13.16%) XSLT
9 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
10 4 (10.53%) NHibernate
10 4 (10.53%) ADO.NET
10 4 (10.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Open Source
3 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.89%) iPhone
4 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.26%) Web 2.0
5 2 (5.26%) EMV
5 2 (5.26%) iPad
6 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) HPUX
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) TDD
3 18 (47.37%) BDD
4 13 (34.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 8 (21.05%) Web Design
6 8 (21.05%) MVC
6 8 (21.05%) Web Development
7 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
7 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
8 6 (15.79%) UML
9 5 (13.16%) OOP
10 4 (10.53%) Android Development
11 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
11 3 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (7.89%) OOD
11 3 (7.89%) Content Management
11 3 (7.89%) Code Coverage
11 3 (7.89%) Refactoring
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.53%) VBScript
7 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.26%) PHP5
8 2 (5.26%) XPath
9 1 (2.63%) C
9 1 (2.63%) C++
9 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Sun Certification
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) BEA
3 2 (5.26%) Zend
3 2 (5.26%) Interwoven
3 2 (5.26%) Sun
4 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.63%) VocaLink
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe