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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 58 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 12 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.50% 2.61% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 3.59% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £356 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -28.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
595 446 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.56% 72.76% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 209 255
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 29 22
Average hourly rate £33.00 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.70 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.30 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
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 1 July 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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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
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Vacancies
Watford -4 7 - - 7
Hitchin - 1 £330 -
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East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
2 18 (78.26%) HTML
3 13 (56.52%) CSS
4 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
5 9 (39.13%) IBM
5 9 (39.13%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) HTML5
6 8 (34.78%) CSS3
7 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
7 7 (30.43%) Android
7 7 (30.43%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) XHTML
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) OOP
8 6 (26.09%) Degree
8 6 (26.09%) Apple iOS
9 5 (21.74%) User Experience
9 5 (21.74%) Android SDK
9 5 (21.74%) Android Development
9 5 (21.74%) iOS Development
9 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
9 5 (21.74%) J2EE
9 5 (21.74%) LAMP
9 5 (21.74%) MVC
10 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
10 4 (17.39%) Log4j
10 4 (17.39%) Xcode
10 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
10 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
10 4 (17.39%) RAD

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Tridion
2 3 (13.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
1 4 (17.39%) DVB
2 3 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 3 (13.04%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Ant
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
1 4 (17.39%) Log4j
1 4 (17.39%) Xcode
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
7 1 (4.35%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.35%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Flash Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) HTML
2 13 (56.52%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) HTML5
3 8 (34.78%) CSS3
4 7 (30.43%) XHTML
5 5 (21.74%) Android SDK
5 5 (21.74%) J2EE
5 5 (21.74%) LAMP
6 4 (17.39%) XMLBeans
6 4 (17.39%) Ajax
6 4 (17.39%) JSTL
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) XSLT
6 4 (17.39%) EJB
6 4 (17.39%) JDBC
6 4 (17.39%) JSP
6 4 (17.39%) Servlets
6 4 (17.39%) Struts
6 4 (17.39%) Worklight
6 4 (17.39%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) iPad
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) STB
2 4 (17.39%) IPTV
2 4 (17.39%) Web 2.0
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) DTV
3 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Android
3 6 (26.09%) Apple iOS
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) HPUX
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
2 6 (26.09%) OOP
3 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) Android Development
3 5 (21.74%) iOS Development
4 4 (17.39%) UML
4 4 (17.39%) Mobile Development
4 4 (17.39%) RAD
4 4 (17.39%) Content Management
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 4 (17.39%) XPath
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.04%) ActionScript
5 3 (13.04%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) Elastic Path
2 4 (17.39%) Interwoven
2 4 (17.39%) ATG
2 4 (17.39%) Blue Martini
3 3 (13.04%) Zend
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Google
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