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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 51 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing OO 28 21 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.35% 3.98% 7.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 5.68% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 51
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£453 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £326 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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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
635 370 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.05% 70.08% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 175 342
Average daily rate £400 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.67% +108.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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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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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 October 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

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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 24 October 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 -7 3 £500 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £400 -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
OO
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
2 29 (69.05%) HTML
2 29 (69.05%) CSS
3 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (50.00%) HTML5
4 21 (50.00%) CSS3
5 18 (42.86%) TDD
6 17 (40.48%) Subversion
6 17 (40.48%) XML
7 16 (38.10%) Java
7 16 (38.10%) Linux
7 16 (38.10%) Ajax
8 15 (35.71%) Ant
8 15 (35.71%) BDD
9 14 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (30.95%) SQL
10 13 (30.95%) Internet
11 12 (28.57%) Oracle
11 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
12 11 (26.19%) Apache
12 11 (26.19%) jQuery
13 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
13 10 (23.81%) Web Services
14 9 (21.43%) UML
14 9 (21.43%) JUnit
14 9 (21.43%) Scrum
14 9 (21.43%) Web Design
14 9 (21.43%) Marketing
14 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
14 9 (21.43%) Node.js

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (26.19%) Apache
2 9 (21.43%) Node.js
3 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (16.67%) lighttpd
4 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 6 (14.29%) MQSeries
5 3 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (4.76%) IIS
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.38%) CMS
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.38%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Subversion
2 15 (35.71%) Ant
3 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
4 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 9 (21.43%) JUnit
6 8 (19.05%) Grunt
7 4 (9.52%) Jasmine
7 4 (9.52%) Maven
7 4 (9.52%) Log4j
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
9 1 (2.38%) Xcode
9 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (21.43%) Marketing
2 8 (19.05%) Retail
3 7 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.76%) Advertising
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (35.71%) Senior Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI Programmer
8 2 (4.76%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Android Developer
8 2 (4.76%) VB Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) HTML
1 29 (69.05%) CSS
2 21 (50.00%) CSS3
2 21 (50.00%) HTML5
3 17 (40.48%) XML
4 16 (38.10%) Ajax
5 11 (26.19%) jQuery
6 10 (23.81%) Web Services
7 8 (19.05%) JSON
7 8 (19.05%) Spring
7 8 (19.05%) REST
8 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 6 (14.29%) JMS
9 6 (14.29%) XSLT
9 6 (14.29%) J2EE
9 6 (14.29%) JSP
10 5 (11.90%) .NET
10 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
11 4 (9.52%) Servlets
11 4 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Open Source
3 4 (9.52%) Web 2.0
4 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (7.14%) User Experience
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.38%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) HPUX
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) TDD
3 15 (35.71%) BDD
4 14 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (21.43%) Scrum
5 9 (21.43%) Web Design
5 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 9 (21.43%) UML
6 8 (19.05%) Web Development
7 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.90%) Content Management
8 5 (11.90%) MVC
9 4 (9.52%) OOP
10 3 (7.14%) SEO
10 3 (7.14%) ETL
11 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (4.76%) OOD
11 2 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
2 16 (38.10%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (11.90%) C#
6 4 (9.52%) XPath
7 3 (7.14%) PHP
8 2 (4.76%) VB6
8 2 (4.76%) Ruby
8 2 (4.76%) VBScript
8 2 (4.76%) VB
9 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.38%) Perl
9 1 (2.38%) C++
9 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
2 4 (9.52%) Interwoven
3 3 (7.14%) BEA
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) ATG
4 1 (2.38%) Blue Martini
4 1 (2.38%) Yahoo!
4 1 (2.38%) Elastic Path
4 1 (2.38%) VocaLink
4 1 (2.38%) Xamarin