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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.86% 1.57% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.43% 16.98% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £225 £250 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -43.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.06 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
92 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.89% 9.27% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 19 35
Median daily rate £444 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Median hourly rate £45.38 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 2 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) NetBeans
3 3 (37.50%) Military
3 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Qt
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) NetBeans
2 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (12.50%) Protractor
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (37.50%) Qt
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Handlebars
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) ATDD
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) SOLID
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Mercator
Hertfordshire
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