The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 24 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 2 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.83% 8.70% 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 11.59% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 74.31% 75.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 18
Average daily rate £388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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Hertfordshire

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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 1 August 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 18 (100.00%) HTML
1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 16 (88.89%) Manufacturing
2 16 (88.89%) E-Commerce
2 16 (88.89%) Retail
3 14 (77.78%) CSS
3 14 (77.78%) JSP
4 12 (66.67%) XHTML
5 10 (55.56%) Solaris
5 10 (55.56%) Linux
5 10 (55.56%) Servlets
5 10 (55.56%) Struts
5 10 (55.56%) XML
5 10 (55.56%) XSLT
5 10 (55.56%) UNIX
5 10 (55.56%) Ant
5 10 (55.56%) JUnit
5 10 (55.56%) Java
5 10 (55.56%) SQL
5 10 (55.56%) J2EE
5 10 (55.56%) Subversion
5 10 (55.56%) Log4j
5 10 (55.56%) XMLBeans
5 10 (55.56%) Ajax
5 10 (55.56%) XPath
5 10 (55.56%) Eclipse
5 10 (55.56%) Internet
5 10 (55.56%) Web 2.0
6 9 (50.00%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (44.44%) MQSeries
2 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 4 (22.22%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (11.11%) Alfresco
4 2 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Tridion
2 2 (11.11%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Internet
2 4 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 9 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Ant
1 10 (55.56%) JUnit
1 10 (55.56%) Subversion
1 10 (55.56%) Log4j
1 10 (55.56%) Eclipse
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 16 (88.89%) Finance
1 16 (88.89%) Manufacturing
1 16 (88.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) HTML
2 14 (77.78%) CSS
2 14 (77.78%) JSP
3 12 (66.67%) XHTML
4 10 (55.56%) Servlets
4 10 (55.56%) Struts
4 10 (55.56%) XML
4 10 (55.56%) XSLT
4 10 (55.56%) J2EE
4 10 (55.56%) XMLBeans
4 10 (55.56%) Ajax
5 8 (44.44%) JMS
5 8 (44.44%) CSS3
5 8 (44.44%) HTML5
6 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 6 (33.33%) Spring
6 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) JSTL
7 4 (22.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Web 2.0
2 8 (44.44%) W3C
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Solaris
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
2 8 (44.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) Web Design
2 8 (44.44%) Content Management
2 8 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) XPath
3 4 (22.22%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) IBM
1 8 (44.44%) Adobe
1 8 (44.44%) Interwoven
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Blue Martini
3 4 (22.22%) ATG
3 4 (22.22%) Sun
3 4 (22.22%) Elastic Path