Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 84 72
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.76% 0.79% 1.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.16% 5.98% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 19
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -18.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £220
90th Percentile £478 £347 £353
East of England median daily rate £356 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.79% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £41.13 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.08% -
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% +2.81% -5.88%

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 251 184 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.82% 13.19% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 101 110
Hertfordshire median daily rate £419 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £296 £258 £274
90th Percentile £575 £575 £514
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +42.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £42.00 £43.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £53.75 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.89%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Watford -8 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 £350 - 3
Stevenage -10 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £348 - 2
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £500 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £563 -
Hertford - 1 £325 -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 20 (71.43%) C#
2 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
3 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 18 (64.29%) .NET
4 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) Web Services
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (32.14%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) jQuery
7 8 (28.57%) Windows
7 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 8 (28.57%) HTML
7 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 8 (28.57%) CSS
7 8 (28.57%) MVC
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) XML
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (21.43%) JSON
9 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
9 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
10 5 (17.86%) Java
10 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
10 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 4 (14.29%) CAML

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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) IMAP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (10.71%) Big Data
7 3 (10.71%) Data Lake
7 3 (10.71%) OLAP
7 3 (10.71%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (10.71%) Power BI
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) InstallShield
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) NetBeans
4 2 (7.14%) WiX
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Protractor
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Lead .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Team Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (10.71%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) jQuery
3 9 (32.14%) WCF
4 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 8 (28.57%) CSS
4 8 (28.57%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) JSON
7 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
8 4 (14.29%) Ajax
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (14.29%) CAML
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (10.71%) RequireJS
9 3 (10.71%) RESTful
9 3 (10.71%) WPF
9 3 (10.71%) XSL
10 2 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) W3C
3 1 (3.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) CRM
4 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (10.71%) Prototyping
4 3 (10.71%) SDLC
4 3 (10.71%) Web Development
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) C#
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
7 2 (7.14%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Nintex
4 1 (3.57%) Telerik
4 1 (3.57%) Xamarin