Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 173 182
Rank change year-on-year +69 +9 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 57 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.93% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.67% 5.29% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 46 67
Median daily rate £480 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.70% +8.57%
10th Percentile £415 £214 £352
90th Percentile £575 £550 £546
Central London median daily rate £480 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +21.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.75 -
Central London median hourly rate - £36.75 -

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 327 1,077 1,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.39% 17.56% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 823 1,295
Median daily rate £506 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £375 £363
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +14.84% +28.04%
10th Percentile £34.00 £19.85 £31.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £91.90 £41.60
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year +8.84% +9.70% +20.72%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Azure
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) Power BI
6 4 (33.33%) Power Platform
7 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (25.00%) DevOps
7 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (25.00%) Statistics
7 3 (25.00%) MDX
7 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (16.67%) XML
8 2 (16.67%) UML

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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Azure
2 4 (33.33%) Power Platform
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (16.67%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (8.33%) AWS
4 1 (8.33%) GCP
4 1 (8.33%) NuGet
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Power BI
3 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) Data Lake
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (8.33%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) CMake
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Code
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SSAS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mac Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (25.00%) MDX
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa
4 1 (8.33%) COM
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) MFC
4 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Statistics
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) ERD
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com