The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.05% 0.16% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.00% 1.54% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
70 65 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.54% 10.69% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 65
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
East of England

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 July 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
Watford - 2 £288 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £388 -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (16.67%) MVVM
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) CSS Developer
2 3 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 8 Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) CSS3
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) WCF
6 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (8.33%) SOAP
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) MVVM
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) MVC
1 2 (16.67%) Workflow
1 2 (16.67%) Web Development
1 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik
2 1 (8.33%) MathWorks
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago