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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 53 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.73% 1.97% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.25% 15.38% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
69 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.04% 12.82% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 61
Median daily rate £475 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Watford - 3 £225 -
Letchworth 0 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) WPF
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
6 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) DNN
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Grunt
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) Protractor
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) WPF
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
6 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) Sass
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
4 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (7.69%) ATDD
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.69%) SOLID
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft