The table below looks at the statistics for POCO 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 POCO over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
POCO (Plain Old CLR Object)
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing POCO 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.72% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£406 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
183 208 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.45% 32.76% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 114 200
Average daily rate £365 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -71.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £11.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.35 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

POCO
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POCO across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

POCO Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

POCO
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

POCO Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

POCO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing POCO 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 POCO.

1 10 (100.00%) VBScript
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) XSL
1 10 (100.00%) XSLT
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) IIS
1 10 (100.00%) Code Coverage
1 10 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
1 10 (100.00%) LINQ
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) TDD
4 7 (70.00%) JIRA
4 7 (70.00%) FxCop
4 7 (70.00%) StyleCop
4 7 (70.00%) BDD
4 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (60.00%) C#
6 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (10.00%) OO

POCO
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing POCO 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 POCO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
1 7 (70.00%) FxCop
1 7 (70.00%) StyleCop
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) XSL
1 10 (100.00%) XSLT
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
1 10 (100.00%) LINQ
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Code Coverage
1 10 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) VBScript
2 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA