Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 174 153
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21 +33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 70 83 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.05% 1.17% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.89% 5.40% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 61
City of London median daily rate £450 £481 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +13.24% +1.19%
10th Percentile £214 £376 £295
90th Percentile £513 £575 £603
Central London median daily rate £450 £469 £400
% change year-on-year -4.00% +17.19% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 - -

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 1,188 1,536 1,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.75% 21.62% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1,241 984
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 £37.75 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.34% +54.18% -44.35%
10th Percentile £20.25 £28.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £83.75 £69.77 £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 £35.00 £27.24
% change year-on-year +60.00% +28.48% -38.09%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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
London Bridge - 2 £550 -
Moorgate -10 1 - -
Visual Studio
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (58.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (57.14%) SQL
4 38 (54.29%) C#
5 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (48.57%) .NET
7 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
9 26 (37.14%) Finance
10 22 (31.43%) .NET Framework
11 20 (28.57%) HTML
11 20 (28.57%) SharePoint
12 18 (25.71%) Web Services
12 18 (25.71%) SDLC
13 17 (24.29%) DevOps
14 16 (22.86%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
14 16 (22.86%) Windows
14 16 (22.86%) T-SQL
15 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (21.43%) Web Development
16 14 (20.00%) MVC
17 13 (18.57%) Degree
17 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
17 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (18.57%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (17.14%) XML
18 12 (17.14%) CSS
18 12 (17.14%) Scrum

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 20 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.29%) IIS
3 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.43%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Endur
2 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 41 (58.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.86%) Azure Functions
2 9 (12.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
2 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 9 (12.86%) Power Platform
2 9 (12.86%) Serverless
3 6 (8.57%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.71%) Yammer
5 3 (4.29%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.86%) IaaS
6 2 (2.86%) PaaS
7 1 (1.43%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Intranet
2 2 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (12.86%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (12.86%) Power BI
5 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (7.14%) Pentaho
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (5.71%) Data Lake
8 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.29%) Big Data
10 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.86%) HBase
10 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (18.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.57%) LoadRunner
5 6 (8.57%) Selenium
6 5 (7.14%) Appium
6 5 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.29%) JIRA
8 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.43%) GitLab
9 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.43%) MSTest
9 1 (1.43%) NSubstitute
9 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.43%) webpack
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (37.14%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Azure Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Tester
5 6 (8.57%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Information Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Office 365 Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) .NET
2 22 (31.43%) .NET Framework
3 20 (28.57%) HTML
4 18 (25.71%) Web Services
5 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
6 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (17.14%) CSS
6 12 (17.14%) XML
7 8 (11.43%) jQuery
7 8 (11.43%) WCF
8 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.57%) HTML5
8 6 (8.57%) XSLT
9 5 (7.14%) Ajax
9 5 (7.14%) Gherkin
9 5 (7.14%) JSON
9 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Graph
9 5 (7.14%) React
10 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.71%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.86%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Life Science
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.86%) W3C
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) VMS
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) SDLC
3 17 (24.29%) DevOps
4 15 (21.43%) Web Development
5 14 (20.00%) MVC
6 12 (17.14%) Scrum
7 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
8 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (12.86%) Contract Management
9 9 (12.86%) CRM
9 9 (12.86%) Decision-Making
9 9 (12.86%) ETL
9 9 (12.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (8.57%) B2B
11 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.14%) SQL
2 38 (54.29%) C#
3 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 16 (22.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.14%) VBA
7 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (4.29%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.86%) C++
9 2 (2.86%) Java
9 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.86%) Python
10 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) HND
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) HP
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) Dataiku
5 2 (2.86%) StreamSets
5 2 (2.86%) Talend
6 1 (1.43%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Nintex
6 1 (1.43%) OpenLink