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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.46% 2.11% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.95% 17.81% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Average daily rate
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£443 £400 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% +36.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £290 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £413 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
76 73 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.53% 11.87% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 58
Average daily rate £385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Watford +6 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Ware - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) Confluence
3 3 (50.00%) StyleCop
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (50.00%) Couchbase
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maya
1 1 (16.67%) 3ds Max
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (50.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) QlikView
3 1 (16.67%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) StyleCop
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) Xcode
3 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (16.67%) 3D Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (16.67%) Kendo UI
5 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
1 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Lua
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
1 3 (50.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) Telerik
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Red Gate
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau