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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.16% 0.89% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.53% 6.73% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
97 104 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.31% 13.21% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 19
Average daily rate £353 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015. 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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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 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead +7 2 £340 -12.25%
Letchworth - 2 £336 - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (83.33%) C#
3 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 14 (46.67%) Web Services
6 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
7 12 (40.00%) jQuery
7 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 12 (40.00%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) HTML
9 10 (33.33%) CSS
9 10 (33.33%) WCF
9 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (30.00%) Windows
10 9 (30.00%) XML
10 9 (30.00%) MVC
11 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
11 8 (26.67%) Degree
11 8 (26.67%) Subversion
11 8 (26.67%) Content Management
12 7 (23.33%) Web Development
12 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
12 7 (23.33%) HTML5
12 7 (23.33%) LDAP
12 7 (23.33%) UML
12 7 (23.33%) OO
12 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
12 7 (23.33%) CMS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) CMS
3 6 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) Confluence
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 6 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LDAP
2 6 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SNMP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) Subversion
3 6 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.00%) NUnit
5 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.33%) GCC
6 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (20.00%) Publishing
1 6 (20.00%) Multimedia
1 6 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Junior
2 7 (23.33%) Junior Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Junior Web Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Junior SharePoint Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Architect
8 1 (3.33%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (46.67%) Web Services
4 12 (40.00%) jQuery
5 11 (36.67%) HTML
6 10 (33.33%) CSS
6 10 (33.33%) WCF
7 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (30.00%) XML
8 7 (23.33%) HTML5
8 7 (23.33%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (20.00%) Sass
9 6 (20.00%) LESS
9 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (20.00%) CSS3
9 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (20.00%) LAMP
9 6 (20.00%) LINQ
10 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET
11 4 (13.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) Social Media
2 6 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (20.00%) User Experience
3 5 (16.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 8 (26.67%) Content Management
5 7 (23.33%) OO
5 7 (23.33%) UML
5 7 (23.33%) Web Development
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (20.00%) UX Design
6 6 (20.00%) Use Case
6 6 (20.00%) Email Marketing
6 6 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (20.00%) SMACSS
6 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (20.00%) Web Design
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
5 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.67%) VB6
7 2 (6.67%) VB
8 1 (3.33%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.33%) VBScript
8 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Adobe
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Perforce
3 1 (3.33%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
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