Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 15 December 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - +37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.40% 1.03% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 7.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Watford median daily rate £325 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £225 £300
% change year-on-year +48.89% -25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £42.06 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +40.21% -

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 Watford with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 108 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 25.23% 14.09% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 12
Watford median daily rate £425 £456 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +10.61% +6.45%
10th Percentile £298 £213 £364
90th Percentile £575 £538 £473
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +42.86% -2.78%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Watford

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Watford

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Watford region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) OLAP
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) Power BI
3 3 (50.00%) Data Lake
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (50.00%) Data Lake
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (50.00%) OLAP
2 3 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (50.00%) Power BI
2 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CAML
3 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (16.67%) RequireJS
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) API Development
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Nintex
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy