Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 169 182
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 70 82 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.16% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.02% 5.25% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 49
City of London median daily rate £465 £463 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +3.35% +6.55%
10th Percentile £250 £375 £327
90th Percentile £575 £550 £589
Central London median daily rate £450 £456 £425
% change year-on-year -1.37% +7.35% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London 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 997 1,562 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.95% 22.15% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1,306 1,086
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 £43.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% +70.59% -21.54%
10th Percentile £30.65 £43.25 £23.24
90th Percentile £90.50 £43.75 £59.45
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +32.48% +30.83% -7.69%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Moorgate - 8 £500 -
London Bridge - 2 £550 -
Visual Studio
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 51 (72.86%) Microsoft
2 43 (61.43%) SQL Server
3 41 (58.57%) .NET
4 40 (57.14%) SQL
5 38 (54.29%) C#
6 34 (48.57%) Azure
7 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
7 31 (44.29%) Finance
8 28 (40.00%) HTML
9 27 (38.57%) SharePoint
10 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
12 21 (30.00%) .NET Framework
12 21 (30.00%) CSS
13 20 (28.57%) Windows
14 19 (27.14%) MVC
15 18 (25.71%) IIS
16 17 (24.29%) CRM
16 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (24.29%) Dynamics CRM
16 17 (24.29%) Degree
16 17 (24.29%) TeamCity
16 17 (24.29%) AngularJS
16 17 (24.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (22.86%) T-SQL
18 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
19 14 (20.00%) Analytics
20 13 (18.57%) Octopus Deploy
20 13 (18.57%) DevOps

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 27 (38.57%) SharePoint
2 18 (25.71%) IIS
3 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (7.14%) CMS
5 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (7.14%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (48.57%) Azure
2 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 9 (12.86%) PaaS
3 8 (11.43%) Azure Data Factory
3 8 (11.43%) Power Platform
4 5 (7.14%) npm
5 4 (5.71%) IaaS
6 3 (4.29%) AWS
6 3 (4.29%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (4.29%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.43%) GitHub
8 1 (1.43%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Intranet
2 2 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (61.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (15.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.43%) Power BI
6 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.14%) Pentaho
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (5.71%) Data Lake
8 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.43%) Big Data
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.43%) PowerPivot
10 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.43%) SQLite
10 1 (1.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) TeamCity
2 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (18.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (14.29%) gulp
5 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.86%) Grunt
6 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (5.71%) MSTest
8 3 (4.29%) Moq
9 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.43%) CMake
10 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.43%) JIRA
10 1 (1.43%) NUnit
10 1 (1.43%) Subversion
10 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (1.43%) webpack
General
1 31 (44.29%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.71%) Marketing
4 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.29%) Front Office
4 3 (4.29%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Police
6 1 (1.43%) Publishing
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) C# Developer
3 9 (12.86%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Angular Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.71%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Information Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Programmer
7 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.29%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (58.57%) .NET
2 28 (40.00%) HTML
3 21 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 21 (30.00%) CSS
4 17 (24.29%) AngularJS
4 17 (24.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
5 13 (18.57%) Web Services
6 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (17.14%) XML
7 10 (14.29%) jQuery
8 8 (11.43%) React
9 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (8.57%) WCF
10 6 (8.57%) XSLT
11 5 (7.14%) JSON
11 5 (7.14%) MDX
12 4 (5.71%) Sass
13 3 (4.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Driving Licence
1 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.29%) Derivative
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.86%) W3C
6 1 (1.43%) Blog
6 1 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.71%) VMS
3 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) MVC
3 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (24.29%) CRM
4 14 (20.00%) Analytics
5 13 (18.57%) DevOps
6 12 (17.14%) SDLC
7 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.71%) Decision-Making
8 10 (14.29%) Web Development
9 9 (12.86%) Contract Management
9 9 (12.86%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (12.86%) ETL
10 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
10 8 (11.43%) TDD
11 7 (10.00%) Front End Development
11 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.57%) B2B
13 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.14%) SQL
2 38 (54.29%) C#
3 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
4 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
5 16 (22.86%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.43%) Python
7 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (5.71%) C++
9 3 (4.29%) Clipper
9 3 (4.29%) VBA
10 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.43%) F#
11 1 (1.43%) Java
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
11 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.43%) R
11 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
2 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) HND
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) WCAG
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.43%) EMIR
2 1 (1.43%) GxP
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (72.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Sitecore
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Kofax
5 2 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Nintex
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Tableau
6 1 (1.43%) Xamarin