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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 152 109 75
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 127 173 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.32% 1.74% 2.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.06% 14.60% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 120 159
Median daily rate £375 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.31 £37.75 £53.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £140.00 £58.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +17.03%
Visual Studio
England

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
1263 1185 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.10% 11.91% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 704 648
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 27
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £30.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +13 32 £328 -2.23% 11
Berkshire +17 30 £400 +14.28% 12
Surrey -21 24 £425 +17.24% 11
Oxfordshire +16 14 £413 +24.06% 1
West Sussex -27 13 £440 +27.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £330 +3.12% 4
Kent -22 4 £413 +28.90% 2
Middlesex -5 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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.

1 173 (70.90%) C#
2 169 (69.26%) .NET
3 133 (54.51%) SQL Server
4 116 (47.54%) SQL
5 104 (42.62%) JavaScript
6 103 (42.21%) Microsoft
7 90 (36.89%) HTML
8 87 (35.66%) CSS
9 80 (32.79%) ASP.NET
10 69 (28.28%) MVC
10 69 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (25.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 60 (24.59%) jQuery
13 57 (23.36%) .NET Framework
14 56 (22.95%) Windows
15 52 (21.31%) XML
16 47 (19.26%) T-SQL
17 44 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (17.62%) IIS
19 37 (15.16%) Scrum
19 37 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 37 (15.16%) Security Cleared
20 36 (14.75%) PowerShell
20 36 (14.75%) MS Excel
21 35 (14.34%) SharePoint
21 35 (14.34%) C++
22 34 (13.93%) AngularJS
23 33 (13.52%) HTML5
23 33 (13.52%) Web Development
24 31 (12.70%) VB

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 43 (17.62%) IIS
2 35 (14.34%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.92%) CMS
4 11 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (4.51%) Node.js
5 6 (2.46%) WordPress
6 5 (2.05%) Drupal
6 5 (2.05%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.82%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.41%) SAS
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.87%) InfoPath
2 7 (2.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) GIMP
5 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) IaaS
2 4 (1.64%) PaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.51%) HTTP
2 8 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.87%) Internet
4 5 (2.05%) DNS
4 5 (2.05%) SSL
4 5 (2.05%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.23%) Network Security
5 3 (1.23%) RS-232
6 2 (0.82%) CTI
6 2 (0.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) Firewall
7 1 (0.41%) FTP
7 1 (0.41%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (54.51%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 21 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (5.33%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.51%) MS Access
9 9 (3.69%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (2.46%) GIS
12 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.82%) HDInsight
14 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.82%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 63 (25.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (11.48%) Subversion
3 14 (5.74%) Selenium
4 12 (4.92%) NUnit
5 11 (4.51%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.69%) Moq
7 5 (2.05%) Fiddler
8 4 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.64%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.64%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.64%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (1.23%) Bower
9 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.23%) Grunt
9 3 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.23%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.82%) JMeter
10 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (8.61%) Finance
2 8 (3.28%) Banking
3 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.46%) Law
4 6 (2.46%) Marketing
5 5 (2.05%) Military
6 4 (1.64%) German Language
6 4 (1.64%) Local Government
7 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (56.56%) Developer
2 72 (29.51%) .NET Developer
3 51 (20.90%) C# Developer
4 39 (15.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (11.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 26 (10.66%) Software Engineer
7 21 (8.61%) SQL Developer
8 16 (6.56%) Applications Developer
8 16 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 15 (6.15%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.74%) HTML Developer
10 14 (5.74%) Web Developer
11 13 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.51%) ASP Developer
12 11 (4.51%) Consultant
12 11 (4.51%) Senior Developer
13 10 (4.10%) .NET Web Developer
13 10 (4.10%) Analyst
13 10 (4.10%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (69.26%) .NET
2 90 (36.89%) HTML
3 87 (35.66%) CSS
4 80 (32.79%) ASP.NET
5 60 (24.59%) jQuery
6 57 (23.36%) .NET Framework
7 52 (21.31%) XML
8 44 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (13.93%) AngularJS
10 33 (13.52%) HTML5
11 29 (11.89%) WCF
12 22 (9.02%) Web Services
13 20 (8.20%) Entity Framework
14 19 (7.79%) DCOM
15 18 (7.38%) ADO.NET
15 18 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (7.38%) CSS3
16 17 (6.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (6.97%) WPF
17 16 (6.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.51%) Client/Server
2 11 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.10%) User Experience
4 8 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.87%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.05%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.23%) Contactless
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.23%) Statistics
9 3 (1.23%) W3C
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.95%) Windows
2 13 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.87%) Linux
4 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.64%) Windows CE
5 4 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.23%) VMS
7 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.82%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Unix
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
1 69 (28.28%) MVC
2 37 (15.16%) Scrum
3 33 (13.52%) Web Development
4 27 (11.07%) Software Engineering
5 23 (9.43%) OO
6 21 (8.61%) TDD
7 19 (7.79%) SDLC
8 18 (7.38%) CRM
9 17 (6.97%) Workflow
10 15 (6.15%) Kanban
11 14 (5.74%) Service Management
11 14 (5.74%) UML
12 13 (5.33%) ITIL
13 11 (4.51%) Content Management
13 11 (4.51%) DevOps
13 11 (4.51%) Test Automation
13 11 (4.51%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.10%) Migration
14 10 (4.10%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 173 (70.90%) C#
2 116 (47.54%) SQL
3 104 (42.62%) JavaScript
4 47 (19.26%) T-SQL
5 36 (14.75%) PowerShell
6 35 (14.34%) C++
7 31 (12.70%) VB
8 21 (8.61%) PHP
9 20 (8.20%) VB6
10 19 (7.79%) Java
11 16 (6.56%) C
11 16 (6.56%) PL/SQL
11 16 (6.56%) VB.NET
12 11 (4.51%) Python
12 11 (4.51%) VBScript
13 8 (3.28%) Ruby
14 6 (2.46%) VBA
15 4 (1.64%) XAML
16 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.23%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 37 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.30%) Degree
3 27 (11.07%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.69%) MCSD
6 8 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.28%) MCITP
6 8 (3.28%) MCTS
7 6 (2.46%) ISEB
7 6 (2.46%) MCP
8 5 (2.05%) MCAD
9 4 (1.64%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.69%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) Firmware
3 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.23%) Puppet
2 3 (1.23%) SCCM
2 3 (1.23%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 103 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.70%) Oracle
3 10 (4.10%) HP
4 6 (2.46%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.05%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.64%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.23%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.23%) IBM
7 3 (1.23%) New Relic
7 3 (1.23%) Perforce
7 3 (1.23%) QNX
7 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.23%) Telelogic
7 3 (1.23%) VMware
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe
8 2 (0.82%) Apple
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco
8 2 (0.82%) Twitter
8 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
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