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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 45 52 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing OO 21 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.66% 2.41% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.07% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +3.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.81 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.75% -4.50%
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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
571 618 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.37% 78.33% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 359 184
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 27
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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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 September 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 +7 10 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - - 1
Hitchin - 1 - -
OO
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
2 23 (67.65%) HTML
3 21 (61.76%) Relational Database
4 16 (47.06%) CSS
5 15 (44.12%) Linux
5 15 (44.12%) UML
6 13 (38.24%) MVC
6 13 (38.24%) Internet
6 13 (38.24%) Web Services
6 13 (38.24%) XML
6 13 (38.24%) Content Management
7 12 (35.29%) Subversion
7 12 (35.29%) Java
8 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
8 11 (32.35%) Web Development
8 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
9 10 (29.41%) LAMP
9 10 (29.41%) XHTML
9 10 (29.41%) .NET
9 10 (29.41%) HTML5
9 10 (29.41%) CSS3
10 9 (26.47%) J2EE
10 9 (26.47%) JUnit
10 9 (26.47%) C#
10 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
10 9 (26.47%) JMS
10 9 (26.47%) Ajax
10 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (26.47%) jQuery
11 8 (23.53%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (23.53%) Apache
2 7 (20.59%) MQSeries
2 7 (20.59%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (17.65%) CMS
4 5 (14.71%) nginx
5 3 (8.82%) Node.js
6 2 (5.88%) JBoss
7 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Photoshop
1 6 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Tridion
2 3 (8.82%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Internet
2 3 (8.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (61.76%) Relational Database
2 8 (23.53%) MySQL
3 7 (20.59%) DB2
3 7 (20.59%) RDBMS
4 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (14.71%) CouchDB
4 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
4 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
4 5 (14.71%) Redis
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Subversion
2 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (26.47%) JUnit
4 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
4 7 (20.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
4 7 (20.59%) Log4j
4 7 (20.59%) Ant
5 5 (14.71%) Mercurial
5 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.88%) Maven
6 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.94%) Grunt
7 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (17.65%) Publishing
1 6 (17.65%) Multimedia
1 6 (17.65%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Junior
4 6 (17.65%) Junior Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Junior Web Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (14.71%) PHP Developer
5 5 (14.71%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Magento Developer
6 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.94%) VB Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.94%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (67.65%) HTML
2 16 (47.06%) CSS
3 13 (38.24%) Web Services
3 13 (38.24%) XML
4 10 (29.41%) XHTML
4 10 (29.41%) LAMP
4 10 (29.41%) .NET
4 10 (29.41%) HTML5
4 10 (29.41%) CSS3
5 9 (26.47%) Ajax
5 9 (26.47%) jQuery
5 9 (26.47%) J2EE
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (26.47%) JMS
6 8 (23.53%) Sass
6 8 (23.53%) LESS
7 7 (20.59%) JSTL
7 7 (20.59%) Struts
7 7 (20.59%) XMLBeans
7 7 (20.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 7 (20.59%) Web 2.0
2 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (17.65%) Social Media
3 6 (17.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
2 7 (20.59%) HPUX
2 7 (20.59%) Solaris
3 2 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) UML
2 13 (38.24%) MVC
2 13 (38.24%) Content Management
3 11 (32.35%) Web Development
3 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.59%) Web Design
6 7 (20.59%) RAD
7 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.65%) UX Design
7 6 (17.65%) Use Case
7 6 (17.65%) Email Marketing
7 6 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.65%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) C#
4 8 (23.53%) PHP
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) Perl
5 7 (20.59%) XPath
5 7 (20.59%) Bash Shell
6 5 (14.71%) PHP5
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) VBScript
7 1 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
1 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (14.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Zend
2 7 (20.59%) Elastic Path
2 7 (20.59%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) Interwoven
2 7 (20.59%) ATG
2 7 (20.59%) Blue Martini
3 6 (17.65%) Adobe
4 4 (11.76%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft