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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 52 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.89% 0.19% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.07% 2.33% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£325 - £286
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
99 43 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.64% 8.11% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 74
Average daily rate £391 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £388 - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) MVVM
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) Ajax
7 2 (16.67%) WCF
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (16.67%) Telerik
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2013
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) 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
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 8 Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (25.00%) CSS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) WCF
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
7 1 (8.33%) SOAP
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) MVVM
1 2 (16.67%) Web Development
1 2 (16.67%) TDD
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) MVC
1 2 (16.67%) Workflow
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Database Security
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (8.33%) Red Gate
3 1 (8.33%) MathWorks