Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +43 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 60 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.26% 1.29% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.71% 7.91% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £250 £302 £213
90th Percentile £450 £573 £454
East of England median daily rate £413 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £42.06
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +6.25%

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 209 253 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.83% 16.26% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 113 107
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +1.80%
10th Percentile £260 £313 £263
90th Percentile £556 £576 £610
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £49.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -10.66% +23.13%
10th Percentile £40.70 £42.00 £41.16
90th Percentile £46.33 £46.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +7.32% +1.86%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +8 20 - - 1
Watford +27 16 £375 +15.38% 2
Waltham Cross +2 4 £300 -46.67% 1
Potters Bar - 2 £450 -
St Albans - 2 £444 -
Hatfield +3 1 £413 -25.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 - -
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 48 (80.00%) C#
2 46 (76.67%) .NET
3 38 (63.33%) JavaScript
4 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
6 23 (38.33%) C++
7 22 (36.67%) Windows
7 22 (36.67%) Linux
7 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
8 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (33.33%) Node.js
9 19 (31.67%) REST
9 19 (31.67%) Qt
9 19 (31.67%) NetBeans
9 19 (31.67%) Military
9 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
9 19 (31.67%) Eclipse
9 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
9 19 (31.67%) Java
9 19 (31.67%) Web Services
10 18 (30.00%) CSS
10 18 (30.00%) Aerospace
10 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
10 18 (30.00%) Degree
10 18 (30.00%) Mathematics
11 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
11 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
12 16 (26.67%) MFC
12 16 (26.67%) HTML

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 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (18.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
2 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (6.67%) DHCP
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
3 4 (6.67%) IGMP
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
3 4 (6.67%) PBX
3 4 (6.67%) RTCP
3 4 (6.67%) RTP
3 4 (6.67%) SNMP
3 4 (6.67%) VLAN
3 4 (6.67%) VoIP
3 4 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Power BI
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (31.67%) Eclipse
3 19 (31.67%) NetBeans
4 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio Code
5 4 (6.67%) GDB
5 4 (6.67%) Subversion
5 4 (6.67%) Valgrind
6 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.67%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (31.67%) Military
2 18 (30.00%) Aerospace
3 10 (16.67%) Law
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 13 (21.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) VoIP Developer
6 4 (6.67%) WPF Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Applications Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Applications Support
9 1 (1.67%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Web Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (76.67%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) Node.js
3 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (31.67%) Qt
3 19 (31.67%) REST
3 19 (31.67%) Web Services
4 18 (30.00%) CSS
5 16 (26.67%) ActiveX
5 16 (26.67%) DirectX
5 16 (26.67%) HTML
5 16 (26.67%) MFC
5 16 (26.67%) OpenGL
6 15 (25.00%) jQuery
7 14 (23.33%) HTML5
8 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (15.00%) XML
11 8 (13.33%) CAML
12 7 (11.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (1.67%) e-Health
2 1 (1.67%) LIMS
2 1 (1.67%) NHS
2 1 (1.67%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Linux
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 16 (26.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) MVC
4 12 (20.00%) SDLC
5 11 (18.33%) Workflow
6 8 (13.33%) DevOps
7 6 (10.00%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Analytics
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.67%) OO
9 3 (5.00%) Data Analytics
9 3 (5.00%) ERP
9 3 (5.00%) Information Security
9 3 (5.00%) Information Security Management
9 3 (5.00%) ISMS
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
9 3 (5.00%) Security Management
10 2 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (80.00%) C#
2 38 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 23 (38.33%) C++
4 19 (31.67%) Java
5 16 (26.67%) GLSL
5 16 (26.67%) HLSL
6 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 8 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (6.67%) C
7 4 (6.67%) Perl
7 4 (6.67%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) Degree
2 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
3 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.00%) MCSA
4 6 (10.00%) MCSE
4 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) HL7
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.67%) KVM
1 4 (6.67%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Nintex
3 10 (16.67%) Sony
4 3 (5.00%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Tableau
5 2 (3.33%) Telerik