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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 77 52 73
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.24% 0.38% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 4.26% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.13% -2.14%
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
125 47 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.97% 8.90% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 23 68
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £529 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) HTML5
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Analytics
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Telerik
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (11.11%) QlikView
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) StyleCop
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) CSS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) REST
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) Ajax
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Database Security
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Telerik
3 1 (11.11%) Red Gate
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau