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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 17 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing OO 6 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.38% 4.63% 13.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 7.04% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +8.57%
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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
69 71 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.40% 65.74% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
Average daily rate £420 £413 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

OO
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

OO
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

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Apache
2 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) JSON
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
2 6 (42.86%) CSS3
2 6 (42.86%) Sass
2 6 (42.86%) LESS
2 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Zend
3 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 5 (35.71%) MySQL
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) LAMP
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) HTTP
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
5 3 (21.43%) Web Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
3 2 (14.29%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) CouchDB
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Redis
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) Mercurial
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (42.86%) HTML CSS Developer
2 6 (42.86%) HTML Developer
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript Developer
2 6 (42.86%) JSP Developer
3 5 (35.71%) PHP Developer
4 3 (21.43%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Symfony Developer
5 2 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Magento Developer
5 2 (14.29%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) CSS3
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) JSON
2 6 (42.86%) LESS
2 6 (42.86%) Sass
2 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (35.71%) LAMP
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (21.43%) Laravel
5 3 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (21.43%) Memcached
5 3 (21.43%) Symfony
5 3 (21.43%) Yii
6 2 (14.29%) GWT
6 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Zend
2 2 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle