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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 21 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing OO 2 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.36% 2.22% 14.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 3.23% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£444 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.88%
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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
107 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 72.79% 68.89% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 21 26
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £46.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.95% +384.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Content Management
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) XMLBeans
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 3 (60.00%) Web 2.0
3 3 (60.00%) XPath
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) JSON
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (60.00%) Log4j
3 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Ant
3 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) Sun

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (60.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (60.00%) Log4j
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) XMLBeans
2 3 (60.00%) Ajax
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Servlets
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Struts
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Laravel
3 1 (20.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) HPUX
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) XPath
4 1 (20.00%) PHP5
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Sun Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Sun
1 3 (60.00%) Interwoven
2 1 (20.00%) Zend