Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 72 83
Rank change year-on-year +32 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 68 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.22% 1.79% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.09% 11.86% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +55.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £255 £300 £213
90th Percentile £463 £478 £347
East of England median daily rate £406 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +12.07% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £41.13
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.25 £41.13
% change year-on-year +1.73% +5.17% +2.81%

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 251 236 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.56% 15.07% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 114 97
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £262 £288 £257
90th Percentile £556 £573 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -12.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £40.10 £42.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £46.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.56
% change year-on-year - +4.78% +1.41%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +9 20 - - 1
Watford +15 19 £400 - 7
Hemel Hempstead +3 10 £425 +21.43% 1
Waltham Cross +3 4 £300 -46.67% 3
St Albans - 2 £444 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 52 (76.47%) C#
2 51 (75.00%) .NET
3 41 (60.29%) JavaScript
4 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (45.59%) Windows
5 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.12%) Web Services
7 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
7 26 (38.24%) REST
8 24 (35.29%) C++
8 24 (35.29%) TCP/IP
9 22 (32.35%) Linux
9 22 (32.35%) CSS
10 21 (30.88%) Node.js
11 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (29.41%) Qt
11 20 (29.41%) Java
11 20 (29.41%) Ethernet
11 20 (29.41%) Eclipse
11 20 (29.41%) NetBeans
11 20 (29.41%) Military
12 19 (27.94%) Git (software)
13 18 (26.47%) jQuery
14 17 (25.00%) Mathematics
14 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
14 17 (25.00%) Degree
14 17 (25.00%) Aerospace
15 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
15 16 (23.53%) HTML
15 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared

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 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (20.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) GitHub
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 20 (29.41%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.88%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 4 (5.88%) IGMP
3 4 (5.88%) Internet
3 4 (5.88%) PBX
3 4 (5.88%) RTCP
3 4 (5.88%) RTP
3 4 (5.88%) SNMP
3 4 (5.88%) VLAN
3 4 (5.88%) VoIP
3 4 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 3 (4.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Power BI
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Eclipse
1 20 (29.41%) NetBeans
1 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (27.94%) Git (software)
3 16 (23.53%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) NUnit
4 5 (7.35%) ReSharper
5 4 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.88%) GDB
5 4 (5.88%) Subversion
5 4 (5.88%) Valgrind
6 3 (4.41%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (4.41%) Maven
General
1 20 (29.41%) Military
2 17 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 11 (16.18%) Law
4 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (69.12%) Developer
2 19 (27.94%) .NET Developer
3 16 (23.53%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (14.71%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.88%) C Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) VoIP Developer
9 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.41%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) WPF Developer
10 2 (2.94%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (75.00%) .NET
2 30 (44.12%) Web Services
3 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
3 26 (38.24%) REST
4 22 (32.35%) CSS
5 21 (30.88%) Node.js
6 20 (29.41%) Qt
7 18 (26.47%) jQuery
8 16 (23.53%) HTML
9 14 (20.59%) ActiveX
9 14 (20.59%) DirectX
9 14 (20.59%) MFC
9 14 (20.59%) OpenGL
10 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (19.12%) XML
11 12 (17.65%) HTML5
12 11 (16.18%) CAML
13 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
14 8 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 15 (22.06%) MVC
4 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 14 (20.59%) Workflow
5 10 (14.71%) DevOps
6 9 (13.24%) SDLC
7 6 (8.82%) SOLID
8 5 (7.35%) Asynchronous Programming
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL
8 5 (7.35%) Multithreading
8 5 (7.35%) Refactoring
8 5 (7.35%) TDD
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.88%) OO
10 3 (4.41%) API Development
10 3 (4.41%) High Availability
10 3 (4.41%) ISMS
10 3 (4.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (76.47%) C#
2 41 (60.29%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.29%) C++
4 20 (29.41%) Java
5 14 (20.59%) GLSL
5 14 (20.59%) HLSL
6 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.88%) C
7 4 (5.88%) Perl
7 4 (5.88%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) SQL
8 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) MCSA
4 5 (7.35%) MCSE
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.88%) KVM
1 4 (5.88%) VirtualBox
2 3 (4.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) Nintex
3 11 (16.18%) Sony
4 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.47%) Xamarin