Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 26 May 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 201 176
Rank change year-on-year +77 -25 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 75 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.04% 0.89% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.64% 4.25% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 100
Median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £355
90th Percentile £675 £538 £576
London median daily rate £500 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.00 -
London median hourly rate £21.50 £56.00 £39.29
% change year-on-year -61.61% +42.53% +24.73%

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 Central London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 709 1,766 2,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.42% 21.01% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 1,307 1,633
Median daily rate £506 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £368 £400 £363
90th Percentile £650 £675 £634
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +42.19% -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% -21.11% +12.50%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Central London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Central London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Central London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Central London

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 33 £500 +11.11% 8
Visual Studio
London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
1 23 (57.50%) Azure
2 19 (47.50%) DevOps
3 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (42.50%) .NET
5 16 (40.00%) C#
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
6 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
8 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (25.00%) SSDT
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (22.50%) Windows
9 9 (22.50%) Python
10 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (17.50%) GitHub
12 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (15.00%) User Experience
12 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (15.00%) R
12 6 (15.00%) PowerPivot

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (5.00%) Anypoint
1 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Mule
1 2 (5.00%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe XD
2 2 (5.00%) InVision
2 2 (5.00%) Lectora
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Sketch
3 1 (2.50%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 23 (57.50%) Azure
2 7 (17.50%) GitHub
3 5 (12.50%) AWS
4 3 (7.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (5.00%) npm
5 2 (5.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) SSDT
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (15.00%) PowerPivot
6 3 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.00%) Data Lake
7 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.00%) Power BI
8 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.50%) DTS
8 1 (2.50%) Essbase
8 1 (2.50%) OLTP
8 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (5.00%) webpack
6 1 (2.50%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.50%) CMake
6 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Data Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
4 3 (7.50%) UI/UX Developer
4 3 (7.50%) UX Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Digital Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) MDX
3 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.00%) CSS
4 4 (10.00%) Node.js
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (7.50%) Entity Framework
5 3 (7.50%) HTML5
5 3 (7.50%) jQuery
5 3 (7.50%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) Apache CXF
6 2 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Learning Management System
3 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) DevOps
2 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (15.00%) ETL
6 6 (15.00%) Machine Learning
7 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (12.50%) MVC
7 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management
9 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
9 3 (7.50%) Scrum
9 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 3 (7.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) C#
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (22.50%) Python
4 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 6 (15.00%) R
6 5 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.00%) Java
8 2 (5.00%) VB
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.50%) C
9 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Adobe
3 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (5.00%) Murex
4 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.50%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase