The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.29% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
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
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Development Applications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.81% 7.78% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 2
Average daily rate £375 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 - £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Watford region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) OAuth
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) XACML
2 1 (33.33%) SPML
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) OpenID
2 1 (33.33%) StyleCop

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) StyleCop
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) OAuth
2 1 (33.33%) XACML
2 1 (33.33%) SPML
2 1 (33.33%) OpenID
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk