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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.65% 1.05% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.62% 10.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
103 70 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.07% 10.53% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 24
Average daily rate £346 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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
Welwyn Garden City -7 2 £370 -
Letchworth - 2 £336 - 1
Watford -2 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (81.82%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 9 (40.91%) MVC
6 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) Subversion
7 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 8 (36.36%) WCF
7 8 (36.36%) Web Services
7 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
8 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
8 7 (31.82%) LDAP
8 7 (31.82%) jQuery
9 6 (27.27%) LINQ
9 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
9 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
9 6 (27.27%) HTML
9 6 (27.27%) Windows
10 5 (22.73%) CSS
10 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET
10 5 (22.73%) IIS
10 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
10 5 (22.73%) Active Directory

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (22.73%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) CMS
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.55%) Confluence
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Subversion
2 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) GCC
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (36.36%) WCF
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 6 (27.27%) LINQ
6 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) SAML
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) OAuth
8 4 (18.18%) XACML
8 4 (18.18%) SPML
8 4 (18.18%) OpenID
9 2 (9.09%) HTML5
9 2 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) FreeBSD
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) Content Management
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.55%) UX Design
6 1 (4.55%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
5 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
7 2 (9.09%) VB6
7 2 (9.09%) VB
8 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.55%) VBScript
8 1 (4.55%) C
8 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Perforce
2 1 (4.55%) ION Trading
2 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
2 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics