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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 52 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing OO 15 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.91% 1.93% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.54% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
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£378 £330 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% -34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -5.33%
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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
564 511 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.76% 75.70% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 261 237
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 33 20
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.97% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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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

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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

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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 3 August 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
Job
Vacancies
Watford -2 7 - - 5
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hitchin - 1 £330 -
OO
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 22 (70.97%) HTML
3 15 (48.39%) CSS
3 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 15 (48.39%) Relational Database
4 11 (35.48%) E-Commerce
4 11 (35.48%) MVC
5 10 (32.26%) Subversion
6 9 (29.03%) XHTML
6 9 (29.03%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) XML
7 8 (25.81%) UML
7 8 (25.81%) OOP
7 8 (25.81%) IBM
7 8 (25.81%) Internet
7 8 (25.81%) Content Management
7 8 (25.81%) Ajax
7 8 (25.81%) HTML5
7 8 (25.81%) CSS3
8 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
8 7 (22.58%) Zend
8 7 (22.58%) LAMP
8 7 (22.58%) Web Services
8 7 (22.58%) Apache
8 7 (22.58%) J2EE
8 7 (22.58%) MySQL
8 7 (22.58%) PHP
9 6 (19.35%) Perl
9 6 (19.35%) DB2

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (22.58%) Apache
1 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
2 6 (19.35%) MQSeries
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (12.90%) nginx
3 4 (12.90%) Node.js
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Tridion
2 3 (9.68%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Internet
2 4 (12.90%) DVB
3 3 (9.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
3 6 (19.35%) DB2
3 6 (19.35%) RDBMS
4 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (12.90%) CouchDB
4 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 4 (12.90%) Redis
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Subversion
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Ant
2 6 (19.35%) JUnit
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Eclipse
2 6 (19.35%) Log4j
3 4 (12.90%) Mercurial
3 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.23%) Xcode
5 1 (3.23%) Grunt
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Publishing
2 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (12.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) PHP Developer
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Magento Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) VB Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (70.97%) HTML
2 15 (48.39%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) XHTML
4 8 (25.81%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) Ajax
4 8 (25.81%) HTML5
4 8 (25.81%) CSS3
5 7 (22.58%) LAMP
5 7 (22.58%) J2EE
5 7 (22.58%) Web Services
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
6 6 (19.35%) JDBC
6 6 (19.35%) JSP
6 6 (19.35%) Servlets
6 6 (19.35%) EJB
6 6 (19.35%) Struts
6 6 (19.35%) JMS
6 6 (19.35%) XSLT
6 6 (19.35%) XMLBeans
6 6 (19.35%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Web 2.0
2 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.90%) User Experience
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) STB
3 4 (12.90%) IPTV
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Social Media
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) iSeries
5 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 6 (19.35%) HPUX
2 6 (19.35%) Solaris
3 4 (12.90%) Android
4 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) E-Commerce
1 11 (35.48%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) UML
2 8 (25.81%) OOP
2 8 (25.81%) Content Management
3 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
3 6 (19.35%) Web Development
3 6 (19.35%) RAD
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
5 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (12.90%) Web Application Development
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) OO PHP
6 3 (9.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 7 (22.58%) PHP
5 6 (19.35%) XPath
5 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
5 6 (19.35%) Perl
6 4 (12.90%) C#
6 4 (12.90%) PHP5
7 3 (9.68%) ActionScript
8 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.23%) VB6
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) IBM
2 7 (22.58%) Zend
3 6 (19.35%) Elastic Path
3 6 (19.35%) Interwoven
3 6 (19.35%) ATG
3 6 (19.35%) Blue Martini
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Google
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