Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 55 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.49% 2.88% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.31% 21.05% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -1.52%
10th Percentile £317 £240 £263
90th Percentile £456 £434 £394
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £38.00
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -20.00%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 213 171 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.59% 13.66% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 86 80
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £312 £278 £281
90th Percentile £556 £519 £523
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £26.75 £50.25 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.77% +1.52% +36.55%
10th Percentile £13.58 £40.81 £36.38
90th Percentile £40.53 £53.75 £53.13
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -8.54% -5.75% +15.23%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Hertfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio 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 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -1 16 £213 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +2 13 £400 +14.29% 2
Watford -6 6 £425 +71.72% 3
Letchworth - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 33 (84.62%) C#
2 31 (79.49%) .NET
3 29 (74.36%) Web Services
4 27 (69.23%) Windows
5 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
5 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
8 15 (38.46%) Java
8 15 (38.46%) C++
8 15 (38.46%) Eclipse
8 15 (38.46%) Ethernet
8 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 15 (38.46%) NetBeans
8 15 (38.46%) Military
8 15 (38.46%) Qt
8 15 (38.46%) Node.js
9 14 (35.90%) REST
10 13 (33.33%) MVC
10 13 (33.33%) Degree
10 13 (33.33%) Linux
11 12 (30.77%) SOAP
11 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
11 12 (30.77%) Aerospace
11 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (30.77%) Mathematics
11 12 (30.77%) Velocity
11 12 (30.77%) WCF
12 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
12 11 (28.21%) Git (software)

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Ethernet
1 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) SSDT
4 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Eclipse
1 15 (38.46%) NetBeans
2 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
2 11 (28.21%) NUnit
2 11 (28.21%) ReSharper
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 15 (38.46%) Military
2 12 (30.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.21%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (28.21%) C# Developer
4 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (17.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) C# WCF Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) WCF Developer
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (5.13%) DBA
8 2 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 1 (2.56%) UI/UX Developer
9 1 (2.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) Web Services
3 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
4 15 (38.46%) Node.js
4 15 (38.46%) Qt
5 14 (35.90%) REST
6 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (30.77%) SOAP
6 12 (30.77%) Velocity
6 12 (30.77%) WCF
7 10 (25.64%) ActiveX
7 10 (25.64%) DirectX
7 10 (25.64%) MFC
7 10 (25.64%) OpenGL
8 9 (23.08%) CSS
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
9 6 (15.38%) jQuery
10 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 3 (7.69%) CAML
11 2 (5.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) MVC
3 12 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.21%) Refactoring
4 11 (28.21%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) SOLID
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) Asynchronous Programming
5 6 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.69%) Web Development
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) Information Management
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.56%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (2.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) C#
2 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
3 15 (38.46%) C++
3 15 (38.46%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) GLSL
4 10 (25.64%) HLSL
5 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Nintex
3 1 (2.56%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.56%) Sony