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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.75% 0.60% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.93% 5.56% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
109 72 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.69% 10.84% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 49
Average daily rate £375 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -3 4 £370 -1.23%
Stevenage - 2 £300 -
Watford - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £475 -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) C#
4 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
5 7 (50.00%) WCF
6 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (42.86%) LDAP
6 6 (42.86%) HTML
6 6 (42.86%) Web Services
7 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
7 5 (35.71%) IIS
7 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) CISSP
7 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 5 (35.71%) Workflow
7 5 (35.71%) PKI
7 5 (35.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (28.57%) XACML
8 4 (28.57%) SPML
8 4 (28.57%) OpenID
8 4 (28.57%) OAuth
8 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 4 (28.57%) SAML
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) CSS
9 3 (21.43%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (35.71%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (7.14%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.14%) NUnit
4 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) StyleCop
4 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
3 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) XACML
5 4 (28.57%) SPML
5 4 (28.57%) OpenID
5 4 (28.57%) OAuth
5 4 (28.57%) SAML
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) XSLT
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) Ajax
8 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Workflow
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) ION Trading
1 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk
1 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds