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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 163 130 131
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 80 148 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 1.55% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.07% 10.97% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 75 80
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £299 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £37.50 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.32 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
1131 1349 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.65% 14.15% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 810 686
Median daily rate £420 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Surrey +17 25 £400 -4.76% 9
Berkshire +7 19 £410 +17.14% 6
Hampshire +4 18 £425 +31.78% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £338 -10.00% 5
East Sussex -3 5 - - 4
Oxfordshire -6 4 £425 +6.25% 5
West Sussex +9 2 £425 +34.92% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 167 (67.89%) .NET
2 146 (59.35%) C#
3 134 (54.47%) SQL
4 130 (52.85%) SQL Server
5 99 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (38.21%) Microsoft
7 92 (37.40%) JavaScript
8 76 (30.89%) Windows
9 72 (29.27%) .NET Framework
10 71 (28.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 67 (27.24%) ASP.NET
12 60 (24.39%) T-SQL
13 58 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 57 (23.17%) MVC
15 56 (22.76%) Scrum
15 56 (22.76%) CSS
16 55 (22.36%) HTML
16 55 (22.36%) XML
17 54 (21.95%) jQuery
18 48 (19.51%) Oracle
19 46 (18.70%) VB
19 46 (18.70%) Web Services
20 43 (17.48%) IIS
20 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
21 38 (15.45%) DevOps
22 37 (15.04%) AngularJS
23 36 (14.63%) Web Development
23 36 (14.63%) WCF
24 34 (13.82%) Security Cleared
25 33 (13.41%) HTML5

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 (17.48%) IIS
2 21 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.28%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.85%) CMS
5 7 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.88%) PaaS
3 8 (3.25%) IaaS
4 5 (2.03%) SaaS
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.66%) DNS
1 9 (3.66%) Firewall
1 9 (3.66%) Kerberos
2 5 (2.03%) LAN
3 2 (0.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) GPRS
4 1 (0.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) Network Security
4 1 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) RS-232
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (52.85%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (8.13%) Relational Database
5 17 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (6.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (5.69%) Oracle Database
8 13 (5.28%) MS Access
9 12 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (4.07%) MySQL
11 9 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (2.03%) SSDT
15 4 (1.63%) DB2
15 4 (1.63%) GIS
16 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (28.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 29 (11.79%) Selenium
4 20 (8.13%) SpecFlow
5 15 (6.10%) NUnit
6 14 (5.69%) MSBuild
6 14 (5.69%) Subversion
7 13 (5.28%) TeamCity
8 12 (4.88%) JIRA
9 10 (4.07%) WiX
10 9 (3.66%) Eclipse
10 9 (3.66%) MSI
11 8 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (2.85%) MSTest
13 5 (2.03%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.03%) Moq
13 5 (2.03%) TortoiseSVN
14 4 (1.63%) AppVeyor
15 3 (1.22%) Babel
General
1 20 (8.13%) Finance
2 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.03%) Retail
4 2 (0.81%) Advertising
4 2 (0.81%) Marketing
4 2 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.41%) Automotive
5 1 (0.41%) Back Office
5 1 (0.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (61.38%) Developer
2 58 (23.58%) .NET Developer
3 43 (17.48%) C# Developer
4 25 (10.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (6.10%) Software Developer
6 14 (5.69%) Consultant
7 13 (5.28%) Analyst
8 12 (4.88%) Applications Developer
8 12 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.47%) C++ Developer
9 11 (4.47%) SQL Developer
9 11 (4.47%) Tester
10 10 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (4.07%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.66%) Angular Developer
11 9 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.66%) SharePoint Developer
12 8 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (67.89%) .NET
2 72 (29.27%) .NET Framework
3 67 (27.24%) ASP.NET
4 56 (22.76%) CSS
5 55 (22.36%) HTML
5 55 (22.36%) XML
6 54 (21.95%) jQuery
7 46 (18.70%) Web Services
8 37 (15.04%) AngularJS
9 36 (14.63%) WCF
10 33 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (13.41%) HTML5
11 32 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (11.79%) Entity Framework
13 18 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 18 (7.32%) CSS3
14 17 (6.91%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (6.10%) Ajax
16 14 (5.69%) Kendo UI
16 14 (5.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.85%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.85%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.85%) User Experience
3 6 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.44%) Replication
4 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.81%) iPhone
5 2 (0.81%) NHS
5 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.89%) Windows
2 25 (10.16%) Windows Server
3 14 (5.69%) Linux
4 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.66%) Android
6 8 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.85%) Unix
8 6 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.17%) MVC
3 56 (22.76%) Scrum
4 38 (15.45%) DevOps
5 36 (14.63%) Web Development
6 31 (12.60%) SDLC
7 26 (10.57%) TDD
8 21 (8.54%) Kanban
9 20 (8.13%) Configuration Management
10 19 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.10%) OO
11 15 (6.10%) Waterfall
12 13 (5.28%) BDD
12 13 (5.28%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.88%) Migration
14 11 (4.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.47%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (4.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 146 (59.35%) C#
2 134 (54.47%) SQL
3 92 (37.40%) JavaScript
4 60 (24.39%) T-SQL
5 46 (18.70%) VB
6 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
7 31 (12.60%) C++
8 28 (11.38%) VB.NET
9 23 (9.35%) Java
10 18 (7.32%) VB6
11 17 (6.91%) TypeScript
12 16 (6.50%) PL/SQL
13 14 (5.69%) C
14 8 (3.25%) VBA
15 7 (2.85%) Perl
16 6 (2.44%) PHP
16 6 (2.44%) VC++
17 4 (1.63%) Python
18 2 (0.81%) C++/CLI
18 2 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.72%) Degree
4 12 (4.88%) ISEB
4 12 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.28%) QA
2 6 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (3.66%) Puppet
2 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.41%) Netcool
4 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 94 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 48 (19.51%) Oracle
3 18 (7.32%) AppDynamics
4 13 (5.28%) DevExpress
5 9 (3.66%) Dynatrace
5 9 (3.66%) New Relic
6 8 (3.25%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.85%) BMC
7 7 (2.85%) Remedy
7 7 (2.85%) Telerik
8 6 (2.44%) Xamarin
9 5 (2.03%) Arqiva
10 4 (1.63%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.22%) Perforce
11 3 (1.22%) SAP
11 3 (1.22%) Siebel
12 2 (0.81%) Adobe
12 2 (0.81%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.81%) HP
12 2 (0.81%) VMware
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