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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 30 June 2022 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 158 123 107
Rank change year-on-year -35 -16 +68
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 43 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 1.37% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.51% 7.61% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 29
10th Percentile £411 £514 £363
25th Percentile £488 £606 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £613 £500
Median % change year-on-year -6.94% +22.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £709 £644 £645
90th Percentile £744 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £570 £613 £494
% change year-on-year -6.94% +24.05% +9.72%

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 854 565 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.80% 17.98% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 389 365
10th Percentile £425 £400 £389
25th Percentile £500 £455 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% -1.90%
75th Percentile £713 £638 £600
90th Percentile £793 £703 £675
Central London median daily rate £589 £538 £506
% change year-on-year +9.53% +6.17% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
10th Percentile £43.25 £25.58 £36.50
25th Percentile £46.25 £26.06 £42.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.25 £50.75
Median % change year-on-year +92.66% -46.31% +125.56%
75th Percentile £53.75 £28.56 £58.44
90th Percentile - £29.13 £60.13
Central London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.25 £50.75
% change year-on-year +92.66% -46.31% +125.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 20 (66.67%) Azure
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) C#
4 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 14 (46.67%) DevOps
5 13 (43.33%) Finance
6 12 (40.00%) Agile
7 11 (36.67%) .NET
8 9 (30.00%) Front Office
8 9 (30.00%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (30.00%) CI/CD
9 8 (26.67%) Python
9 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
9 8 (26.67%) Banking
10 7 (23.33%) JIRA
10 7 (23.33%) Data Lake
11 6 (20.00%) .NET Core
11 6 (20.00%) Analytics
11 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (20.00%) XML
11 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
11 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
11 6 (20.00%) REST
12 5 (16.67%) Hedge funds
12 5 (16.67%) Data Protection
12 5 (16.67%) AOP

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (66.67%) Azure
2 9 (30.00%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Power Platform
4 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (10.00%) Serverless
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (3.33%) AWS
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.33%) Azure App Service
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Monitor
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Stack
6 1 (3.33%) Force.com
6 1 (3.33%) IaaS
6 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) Data Lake
3 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (13.33%) Power BI
5 3 (10.00%) HDInsight
5 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.33%) DTS
7 1 (3.33%) Hazelcast
7 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.33%) Redis
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (13.33%) Subversion
5 3 (10.00%) gulp
5 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) kappa
5 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.33%) Appium
7 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.33%) JBehave
7 1 (3.33%) Maven
7 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.33%) TestNG
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Front Office
3 8 (26.67%) Banking
4 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 5 (16.67%) Legal
6 4 (13.33%) International Banking
6 4 (13.33%) Social Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (6.67%) Back Office
8 2 (6.67%) German Language
9 1 (3.33%) Advertising
9 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Platform Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Platform Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Core
2 6 (20.00%) REST
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) Sass
5 3 (10.00%) ARM Templates
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.67%) XSLT
7 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.33%) COM
7 1 (3.33%) JSON
7 1 (3.33%) Lightning Web Components
7 1 (3.33%) Spring
7 1 (3.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 4 (13.33%) Credit Risk
2 4 (13.33%) Grid Computing
2 4 (13.33%) Legacy Code
2 4 (13.33%) Market Risk
3 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) DevOps
2 12 (40.00%) Agile
3 9 (30.00%) CI/CD
4 6 (20.00%) Analytics
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (16.67%) AOP
5 5 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (13.33%) Microservices
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Analytics
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) C
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.33%) Bash
5 1 (3.33%) Formula Language
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) SOQL
5 1 (3.33%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Control-M
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Terraform
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Databricks
2 3 (10.00%) PagerDuty
2 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore