The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / South East
Rank 158 129 91
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -38
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 79 124 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.51% 2.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.70% 9.94% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 75 108
Median daily rate £400 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £39.00 £21.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1026 1247 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.05% 15.20% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 756 654
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £40.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +12.97%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Berkshire +20 29 £400 +14.28% 7
Hampshire -3 17 £400 +17.64% 15
Surrey +6 15 £360 -4.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £325 - 9
West Sussex 0 5 £400 +23.07% 4
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 4
East Sussex -1 1 £213 -38.40%
Kent -13 1 £575 +58.62% 11
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 137 (69.19%) .NET
2 125 (63.13%) C#
3 106 (53.54%) SQL
4 80 (40.40%) Microsoft
5 78 (39.39%) SQL Server
6 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (34.34%) JavaScript
8 56 (28.28%) Windows
9 54 (27.27%) .NET Framework
9 54 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (24.75%) HTML
11 48 (24.24%) XML
12 47 (23.74%) MVC
13 45 (22.73%) CSS
14 44 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 43 (21.72%) Oracle
16 42 (21.21%) Web Services
17 41 (20.71%) ASP.NET
18 40 (20.20%) T-SQL
19 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
20 37 (18.69%) jQuery
20 37 (18.69%) Scrum
21 34 (17.17%) SC Cleared
22 32 (16.16%) WCF
23 31 (15.66%) AngularJS
24 30 (15.15%) MS Excel
25 29 (14.65%) VB
26 28 (14.14%) C++
26 28 (14.14%) HTML5
27 27 (13.64%) Java

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (11.11%) IIS
2 15 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (4.55%) CMS
5 6 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.03%) PaaS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) Office 365
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.04%) Firewall
2 7 (3.54%) DNS
2 7 (3.54%) Kerberos
2 7 (3.54%) LAN
3 2 (1.01%) IGMP
3 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) GPRS
4 1 (0.51%) LDAP
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.57%) MS Access
6 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.05%) MySQL
7 10 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.54%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.03%) Redis
11 5 (2.53%) SSDT
12 4 (2.02%) DB2
12 4 (2.02%) GIS
13 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (12.12%) Selenium
3 20 (10.10%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.58%) TeamCity
5 14 (7.07%) JIRA
5 14 (7.07%) SpecFlow
6 11 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (4.55%) MSBuild
7 9 (4.55%) NUnit
7 9 (4.55%) Subversion
8 8 (4.04%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.04%) WiX
9 7 (3.54%) MSI
10 5 (2.53%) MSTest
10 5 (2.53%) NeoLoad
11 4 (2.02%) AppVeyor
11 4 (2.02%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.02%) JMeter
11 4 (2.02%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.09%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.03%) Back Office
4 5 (2.53%) Retail
5 3 (1.52%) Advertising
5 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (61.11%) Developer
2 44 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 35 (17.68%) C# Developer
4 20 (10.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (7.07%) Analyst
5 14 (7.07%) Software Developer
6 12 (6.06%) Tester
7 11 (5.56%) Consultant
7 11 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (5.05%) C++ Developer
8 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Angular Developer
10 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (3.54%) C++/Java Developer
11 7 (3.54%) HTML Developer
11 7 (3.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (69.19%) .NET
2 54 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 49 (24.75%) HTML
4 48 (24.24%) XML
5 45 (22.73%) CSS
6 42 (21.21%) Web Services
7 41 (20.71%) ASP.NET
8 37 (18.69%) jQuery
9 32 (16.16%) WCF
10 31 (15.66%) AngularJS
11 28 (14.14%) HTML5
12 24 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (10.10%) Entity Framework
14 17 (8.59%) REST
15 14 (7.07%) Ajax
15 14 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 11 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (5.56%) SOAP
17 9 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.53%) Replication
3 4 (2.02%) User Experience
4 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.51%) FMCG
6 1 (0.51%) iPhone
6 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (28.28%) Windows
2 14 (7.07%) Linux
3 13 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.54%) Unix
5 5 (2.53%) Android
5 5 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.01%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.74%) MVC
3 37 (18.69%) Scrum
4 27 (13.64%) Web Development
5 23 (11.62%) DevOps
6 18 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 18 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.09%) TDD
7 16 (8.08%) SDLC
8 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.56%) Defect Management
9 11 (5.56%) Performance Testing
10 10 (5.05%) CRM
10 10 (5.05%) Project Management
11 9 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.55%) OO
12 8 (4.04%) BDD
12 8 (4.04%) Migration
12 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 125 (63.13%) C#
2 106 (53.54%) SQL
3 68 (34.34%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.20%) T-SQL
5 29 (14.65%) VB
6 28 (14.14%) C++
7 27 (13.64%) Java
8 22 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 22 (11.11%) VB.NET
9 12 (6.06%) TypeScript
10 11 (5.56%) C
11 8 (4.04%) VBA
12 7 (3.54%) Perl
12 7 (3.54%) PHP
12 7 (3.54%) VB6
13 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.53%) VC++
14 3 (1.52%) Python
15 2 (1.01%) C++/CLI
16 1 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.57%) Degree
3 13 (6.57%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.05%) ISEB
5 5 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) CISA
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.51%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.03%) Puppet
2 4 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.01%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.51%) Netcool
4 1 (0.51%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 80 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 43 (21.72%) Oracle
3 8 (4.04%) DevExpress
3 8 (4.04%) Telerik
4 7 (3.54%) BMC
4 7 (3.54%) Remedy
4 7 (3.54%) VMware
5 6 (3.03%) AppDynamics
5 6 (3.03%) HP
6 5 (2.53%) Google
6 5 (2.53%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (2.53%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.02%) SAP
7 4 (2.02%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.01%) Adobe
8 2 (1.01%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.01%) Perforce
8 2 (1.01%) QNX
8 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
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