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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 125 129 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 162 146 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.52% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.89% 12.05% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 77 86
Median daily rate £360 £348 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -5.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1363 1212 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.50% 12.60% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 750 570
Median daily rate £412 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.86% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 26 26
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £22.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 23 August 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
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 23 August 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 +34 60 £350 +2.94% 7
Surrey +24 40 £388 +10.71% 12
Berkshire +11 15 £400 +16.36% 6
West Sussex -3 11 £393 +21.23% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £344 +10.44% 14
Oxfordshire -28 8 £406 +1.56% 5
East Sussex - 6 £325 - 6
Middlesex -3 5 £360 - 2
Sussex - 4 £238 -
Kent +5 2 £275 -26.66% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 189 (66.55%) .NET
2 171 (60.21%) C#
3 167 (58.80%) SQL Server
4 143 (50.35%) SQL
5 138 (48.59%) JavaScript
6 121 (42.61%) Microsoft
7 98 (34.51%) ASP.NET
8 97 (34.15%) CSS
9 94 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (31.69%) HTML
11 89 (31.34%) Windows
12 86 (30.28%) MVC
12 86 (30.28%) jQuery
13 84 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 74 (26.06%) .NET Framework
15 73 (25.70%) T-SQL
16 72 (25.35%) XML
17 70 (24.65%) IIS
18 68 (23.94%) Scrum
19 63 (22.18%) VB
20 59 (20.77%) Oracle
20 59 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 57 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
22 51 (17.96%) Web Development
23 47 (16.55%) PowerShell
24 42 (14.79%) Security Cleared
24 42 (14.79%) C++
25 41 (14.44%) Web Services
25 41 (14.44%) WCF
26 40 (14.08%) DevOps

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 70 (24.65%) IIS
2 22 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.04%) CMS
4 10 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.11%) WordPress
6 5 (1.76%) Drupal
6 5 (1.76%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.06%) EPiServer CMS
7 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.70%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.35%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 36 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.28%) MS Office
3 6 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.28%) PaaS
3 13 (4.58%) IaaS
4 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.41%) SaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.06%) Office 365
6 2 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.23%) DNS
2 11 (3.87%) Internet
2 11 (3.87%) Kerberos
3 9 (3.17%) HTTP
4 8 (2.82%) Firewall
5 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.76%) RS-232
7 2 (0.70%) LAN
7 2 (0.70%) RS-422
8 1 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.35%) SAN
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
8 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (58.80%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 34 (11.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (9.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (8.10%) Oracle Database
6 21 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (6.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (5.63%) MS Access
9 15 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.46%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (1.06%) MySQL
14 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
14 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.70%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.70%) SSDT
16 1 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 84 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (11.97%) Subversion
3 29 (10.21%) Git (software)
4 25 (8.80%) Selenium
5 21 (7.39%) SpecFlow
6 20 (7.04%) NUnit
7 12 (4.23%) MSI
7 12 (4.23%) WiX
8 11 (3.87%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.52%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (3.17%) TortoiseSVN
11 8 (2.82%) Moq
11 8 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.11%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.76%) Babel
13 5 (1.76%) JIRA
13 5 (1.76%) webpack
14 4 (1.41%) Bower
14 4 (1.41%) ReSharper
General
1 14 (4.93%) Finance
2 9 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.11%) Law
3 6 (2.11%) Marketing
4 4 (1.41%) Banking
4 4 (1.41%) German Language
4 4 (1.41%) Military
5 3 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (0.70%) Local Government
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 187 (65.85%) Developer
2 90 (31.69%) .NET Developer
3 63 (22.18%) C# Developer
4 43 (15.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (11.27%) SQL Developer
6 26 (9.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (8.10%) ASP Developer
7 23 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 22 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (7.39%) Applications Developer
10 19 (6.69%) Software Engineer
11 18 (6.34%) Classic ASP Developer
12 15 (5.28%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (5.28%) VB Developer
13 14 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (4.58%) Consultant
14 13 (4.58%) Senior Developer
15 12 (4.23%) Software Developer
15 12 (4.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (66.55%) .NET
2 98 (34.51%) ASP.NET
3 97 (34.15%) CSS
4 90 (31.69%) HTML
5 86 (30.28%) jQuery
6 74 (26.06%) .NET Framework
7 72 (25.35%) XML
8 57 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 41 (14.44%) WCF
9 41 (14.44%) Web Services
10 37 (13.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (12.32%) DCOM
11 35 (12.32%) HTML5
12 33 (11.62%) AngularJS
13 30 (10.56%) Classic ASP
14 29 (10.21%) Entity Framework
15 27 (9.51%) CSS3
16 22 (7.75%) Ajax
17 19 (6.69%) XHTML
18 18 (6.34%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.46%) User Experience
3 6 (2.11%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.76%) e-Learning
4 5 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.06%) Clustering
5 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.06%) Replication
6 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.70%) CAN bus
6 2 (0.70%) Contactless
6 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 89 (31.34%) Windows
2 31 (10.92%) Windows Server
3 17 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (5.63%) Linux
5 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.46%) Android
7 5 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.41%) Windows CE
8 4 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.06%) Unix
9 3 (1.06%) VMS
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.70%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (30.28%) MVC
3 68 (23.94%) Scrum
4 51 (17.96%) Web Development
5 40 (14.08%) DevOps
6 35 (12.32%) Kanban
7 33 (11.62%) TDD
8 29 (10.21%) SDLC
8 29 (10.21%) Waterfall
9 23 (8.10%) CRM
10 22 (7.75%) Configuration Management
10 22 (7.75%) OO
11 21 (7.39%) Change Control
12 20 (7.04%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.28%) Release Management
14 14 (4.93%) Migration
14 14 (4.93%) SOLID
15 13 (4.58%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 13 (4.58%) ITIL
15 13 (4.58%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 171 (60.21%) C#
2 143 (50.35%) SQL
3 138 (48.59%) JavaScript
4 73 (25.70%) T-SQL
5 63 (22.18%) VB
6 47 (16.55%) PowerShell
7 42 (14.79%) C++
8 37 (13.03%) VB6
9 31 (10.92%) PL/SQL
10 20 (7.04%) PHP
11 19 (6.69%) VB.NET
12 18 (6.34%) Java
13 17 (5.99%) C
13 17 (5.99%) TypeScript
14 13 (4.58%) VBA
15 9 (3.17%) Python
16 5 (1.76%) C++/CLI
17 4 (1.41%) Ruby
18 2 (0.70%) VBScript
18 2 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.51%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.34%) Degree
4 16 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.82%) ISEB
6 8 (2.82%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.11%) MCP
8 4 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.70%) MCTS
10 1 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.87%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.82%) Puppet
2 5 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.41%) SCCM
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.06%) SCOM
5 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 121 (42.61%) Microsoft
2 59 (20.77%) Oracle
3 18 (6.34%) AppDynamics
4 15 (5.28%) DevExpress
5 13 (4.58%) Dynatrace
5 13 (4.58%) New Relic
6 7 (2.46%) BMC
6 7 (2.46%) EPiServer
6 7 (2.46%) Remedy
7 6 (2.11%) HP
8 5 (1.76%) Arqiva
8 5 (1.76%) Perforce
8 5 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.41%) IBM
9 4 (1.41%) QNX
9 4 (1.41%) Serena
9 4 (1.41%) Telelogic
9 4 (1.41%) Telerik
10 3 (1.06%) Siebel
10 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
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