The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.52% 5.81% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
Visual Studio
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 86 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.54% 13.19% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 31
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Hertfordshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Royston - 3 £325 -
Watford - 2 £303 -
Stevenage -1 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio.

1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
4 7 (38.89%) WPF
4 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) WCF
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
6 4 (22.22%) Silverlight
7 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) Change Control
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
8 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 2 (11.11%) REST
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Grunt
2 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Military
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# Programmer
4 4 (22.22%) Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 7 (38.89%) WPF
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (22.22%) CSS
5 4 (22.22%) Silverlight
5 4 (22.22%) WCF
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.11%) NHibernate
7 2 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) SOAP
7 2 (11.11%) WinForms
8 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.56%) SCADA
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
1 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Change Control
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) SOLID
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
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Vivid Resourcing
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