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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 42 49 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.27% 1.34% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.67% 18.37% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 75 49 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 12.14% 7.28% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 42
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Median hourly rate £50.25 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Watford 0 3 £245 -19.00% 2
Royston +1 1 £375 +15.38%
Stevenage +1 1 - -
Hatfield -10 1 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (77.78%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) C++
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (22.22%) Qt
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 4 (22.22%) WCF
7 4 (22.22%) NetBeans
7 4 (22.22%) Military
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering

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 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.56%) GDB
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (22.22%) Military
2 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 9 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (27.78%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Qt
6 4 (22.22%) WCF
7 3 (16.67%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (11.11%) JSON
8 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (11.11%) LINQ
8 2 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (11.11%) WPF
8 2 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
1 2 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) SOLID
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) C++
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik
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