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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 46 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing OO 20 27 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.71% 4.70% 7.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 6.77% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 52
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £338 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.88%
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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
553 399 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.03% 69.51% 67.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 195 350
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £46.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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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

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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 24 November 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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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 24 November 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 0 2 £444 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - - 1
OO
East of England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (71.79%) HTML
1 28 (71.79%) JavaScript
2 27 (69.23%) CSS
3 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (48.72%) TDD
5 18 (46.15%) HTML5
5 18 (46.15%) BDD
5 18 (46.15%) CSS3
6 17 (43.59%) Subversion
6 17 (43.59%) XML
7 15 (38.46%) Java
7 15 (38.46%) Linux
8 14 (35.90%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (35.90%) Ant
9 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 12 (30.77%) Oracle
10 12 (30.77%) SQL
10 12 (30.77%) Internet
10 12 (30.77%) Ajax
11 11 (28.21%) Apache
11 11 (28.21%) Eclipse
12 10 (25.64%) Scrum
13 9 (23.08%) Web Design
13 9 (23.08%) Marketing
13 9 (23.08%) Web Services
13 9 (23.08%) REST
13 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (20.51%) Grunt
14 8 (20.51%) Node.js
14 8 (20.51%) JUnit

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (28.21%) Apache
2 8 (20.51%) Node.js
3 7 (17.95%) lighttpd
3 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
5 5 (12.82%) MQSeries
6 3 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (5.13%) CMS
8 1 (2.56%) Drupal
8 1 (2.56%) Alfresco
8 1 (2.56%) IIS
8 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) MySQL
3 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) OLTP
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Subversion
2 14 (35.90%) Ant
3 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 11 (28.21%) Eclipse
5 8 (20.51%) JUnit
5 8 (20.51%) Grunt
6 4 (10.26%) Maven
7 3 (7.69%) Log4j
8 2 (5.13%) ReSharper
8 2 (5.13%) Moq
8 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.56%) Xcode
9 1 (2.56%) JIRA
9 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 9 (23.08%) Marketing
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (97.44%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.13%) UI Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (71.79%) HTML
2 27 (69.23%) CSS
3 18 (46.15%) HTML5
3 18 (46.15%) CSS3
4 17 (43.59%) XML
5 12 (30.77%) Ajax
6 9 (23.08%) Web Services
6 9 (23.08%) REST
7 8 (20.51%) Spring
7 8 (20.51%) JSON
8 7 (17.95%) jQuery
8 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
8 7 (17.95%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) XSLT
10 5 (12.82%) JMS
10 5 (12.82%) SOAP
10 5 (12.82%) J2EE
10 5 (12.82%) JSP
10 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.26%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.13%) EMV
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) HPUX
3 3 (7.69%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Android
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) TDD
3 18 (46.15%) BDD
4 14 (35.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) Web Design
7 8 (20.51%) UML
8 7 (17.95%) MVC
8 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.95%) Web Development
8 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
9 5 (12.82%) OOP
10 4 (10.26%) Content Management
11 3 (7.69%) ETL
11 3 (7.69%) Code Coverage
11 3 (7.69%) Refactoring
12 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.13%) Database Tuning
12 2 (5.13%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) JavaScript
2 15 (38.46%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.26%) PHP
7 3 (7.69%) VBScript
7 3 (7.69%) XPath
8 2 (5.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.56%) PHP5
9 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Sun
2 3 (7.69%) Interwoven
2 3 (7.69%) BEA
3 1 (2.56%) Apple
3 1 (2.56%) Zend
3 1 (2.56%) VocaLink
3 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe