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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.79% 0.79% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.75% 7.14% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
87 84 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.68% 11.05% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 50
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 April 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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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
Stevenage +4 2 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City +10 1 £200 -46.66%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £475 - 2
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) REST
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) SOA
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (33.33%) Confluence
5 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
6 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (22.22%) SCOM
6 2 (22.22%) StyleCop

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
1 1 (11.11%) Maya
1 1 (11.11%) 3ds Max
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (22.22%) StyleCop
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (22.22%) CruiseControl
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) Xcode
4 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) REST
5 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) XSLT
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) NHibernate
7 1 (11.11%) Ajax
7 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
7 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Physics
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (11.11%) Kinect
2 1 (11.11%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SOA
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) MVVM
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Lua
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
1 2 (22.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) ION Trading
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics