The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 22 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing OO 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.35% 13.14% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 16.51% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +2.56%
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
112 109 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 81.16% 79.56% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 32
Average daily rate £375 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% -17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
5 4 (44.44%) PHP
5 4 (44.44%) MySQL
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (44.44%) LAMP
5 4 (44.44%) Xcode
5 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 4 (44.44%) Android
5 4 (44.44%) iPhone
5 4 (44.44%) Zend
5 4 (44.44%) HTML5
5 4 (44.44%) iOS SDK
5 4 (44.44%) CSS3
5 4 (44.44%) PhoneGap
5 4 (44.44%) Worklight
5 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (44.44%) Android SDK
5 4 (44.44%) Android Development
5 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
5 4 (44.44%) iPad
5 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
5 4 (44.44%) User Experience
5 4 (44.44%) Mobile Development
6 3 (33.33%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
2 1 (11.11%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Xcode
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) Log4j
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Lead Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Magento Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) LAMP
3 4 (44.44%) iOS SDK
3 4 (44.44%) CSS3
3 4 (44.44%) PhoneGap
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) Worklight
3 4 (44.44%) Android SDK
4 3 (33.33%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) XSL
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Yii
5 2 (22.22%) Laravel
5 2 (22.22%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) EJB
6 1 (11.11%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (44.44%) iPhone
1 4 (44.44%) iPad
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Android Development
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile Development
3 2 (22.22%) OO PHP
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) RAD
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
3 2 (22.22%) PHP5
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) XPath
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Zend
3 1 (11.11%) Elastic Path
3 1 (11.11%) Interwoven
3 1 (11.11%) ATG
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Martini