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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 52 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.01% 0.76% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.81% 6.25% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Median daily rate £320 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +4.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £355 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £405 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 101 80 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.01% 12.21% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £303 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 - 5 £250 - 2
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +7 1 £350 -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Hatfield - 1 £400 - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (64.71%) C#
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (58.82%) .NET
3 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (50.00%) Web Services
4 16 (47.06%) HTML
4 16 (47.06%) CSS
5 15 (44.12%) Windows
5 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
6 13 (38.24%) SQL
6 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
7 11 (32.35%) XML
7 11 (32.35%) WCF
7 11 (32.35%) jQuery
7 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
9 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
9 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
9 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 8 (23.53%) MVC
10 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
10 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
10 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
10 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (20.59%) Remedy
10 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (20.59%) ITIL
10 7 (20.59%) MCSE
10 7 (20.59%) JSON
10 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure

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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (20.59%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
2 1 (2.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) IMAP
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.82%) NetBeans
4 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) GDB
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (8.82%) Military
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 4 (11.76%) .NET Team Leader
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) CRM Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Lead .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) Web Services
3 16 (47.06%) CSS
3 16 (47.06%) HTML
4 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 11 (32.35%) jQuery
5 11 (32.35%) WCF
5 11 (32.35%) XML
6 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
7 7 (20.59%) JSON
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (14.71%) Ajax
10 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.76%) CAML
10 4 (11.76%) HTML5
10 4 (11.76%) LINQ
10 4 (11.76%) LINQ to SQL
10 4 (11.76%) RESTful
10 4 (11.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
1 7 (20.59%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) SCADA
3 2 (5.88%) W3C
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) MVC
2 7 (20.59%) DevOps
2 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
2 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
2 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) CRM
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) UML
5 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 2 (5.88%) OO
6 2 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (2.94%) API Development
7 1 (2.94%) Change Control
7 1 (2.94%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
5 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.76%) C++
6 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.82%) Java
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Remedy
3 2 (5.88%) Telerik
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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