The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 67 49 78
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +29
Contract jobs citing OOP 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.60% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.81% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£419 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -55.65%
OOP
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
638 369 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.32% 70.15% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 171 350
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 37
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 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOP across the Hertfordshire region.

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the Hertfordshire region.

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OOP
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 OOP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
OOP
East of England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) VB6
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) XSL
4 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) StyleCop
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Swing
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) iOS SDK
3 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VB6
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
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