The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
POCO (Plain Old CLR Object)
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing POCO 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.52% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
222 207 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.61% 32.75% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 124 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
POCO
East of England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSL
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Code Coverage
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
1 4 (100.00%) FxCop
1 4 (100.00%) StyleCop
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Moq
3 1 (25.00%) StructureMap
3 1 (25.00%) dotTrace
3 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML

POCO
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) FxCop
1 4 (100.00%) StyleCop
2 1 (25.00%) Moq
2 1 (25.00%) dotTrace
2 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSL
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) StructureMap
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Code Coverage
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA