Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 101 177
Rank change year-on-year -18 +76 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 53 19 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.46% 1.05% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.99% 5.38% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 41
10th Percentile £485 £444 £178
25th Percentile £525 £463 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% +11.11% -6.49%
75th Percentile £644 £575 £488
90th Percentile £650 £668 £550
Central London median daily rate £613 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +22.50% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 663 353 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.21% 19.43% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 249 807
10th Percentile £413 £325 £375
25th Percentile £463 £431 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £649 £588 £600
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
10th Percentile £25.90 £34.00 £12.95
25th Percentile £26.88 £35.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.50% +90.48% -34.38%
75th Percentile £31.25 £44.38 £30.19
90th Percentile £32.30 £46.40 £45.38
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +90.48% -34.38%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021, 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 44 (83.02%) SQL
1 44 (83.02%) Azure
2 40 (75.47%) C#
3 34 (64.15%) .NET
4 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (58.49%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
7 28 (52.83%) Banking
7 28 (52.83%) AWS
7 28 (52.83%) TDD
8 26 (49.06%) Derivative
8 26 (49.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 26 (49.06%) AngularJS
8 26 (49.06%) TypeScript
9 24 (45.28%) Front Office
10 20 (37.74%) Finance
10 20 (37.74%) Investment Banking
11 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
12 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
13 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (22.64%) DevOps
14 11 (20.75%) VBA
14 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (20.75%) ETL
15 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
15 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (16.98%) XML
17 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
17 8 (15.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 7 (13.21%) Data Architecture

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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 44 (83.02%) Azure
2 28 (52.83%) AWS
3 6 (11.32%) GitHub
3 6 (11.32%) Snowflake
4 5 (9.43%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (3.77%) Azure Functions
5 2 (3.77%) Serverless
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.89%) Power Automate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) Tableau
4 5 (9.43%) Power BI
5 4 (7.55%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (7.55%) Data Lake
5 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.77%) SSDT
8 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.89%) HDInsight
8 1 (1.89%) Metadata
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) JSUnit
3 2 (3.77%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Code
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.89%) AppVeyor
4 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (52.83%) Banking
2 24 (45.28%) Front Office
3 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 20 (37.74%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 3 (5.66%) Social Skills
6 2 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.89%) Marketing
7 1 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 46 (86.79%) Developer
2 30 (56.60%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.32%) C# Developer - Commodities
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Front Office Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.77%) React Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior React Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Development Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 26 (49.06%) AngularJS
3 9 (16.98%) XML
4 6 (11.32%) JSON
5 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (3.77%) CSS
6 2 (3.77%) HTML
6 2 (3.77%) Jest
6 2 (3.77%) jQuery
6 2 (3.77%) MDX
6 2 (3.77%) React
6 2 (3.77%) Redux
6 2 (3.77%) RESTful
6 2 (3.77%) Semantic HTML
6 2 (3.77%) STL
6 2 (3.77%) WPF
7 1 (1.89%) ActiveX
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (49.06%) Derivative
1 26 (49.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) BYOD
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (52.83%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) DevOps
5 11 (20.75%) ETL
6 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
6 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (13.21%) Data Architecture
8 6 (11.32%) BDD
8 6 (11.32%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Workflow
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.66%) Fintech
10 3 (5.66%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (3.77%) Analytics
11 2 (3.77%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (83.02%) SQL
2 40 (75.47%) C#
3 26 (49.06%) TypeScript
4 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
5 11 (20.75%) VBA
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (5.66%) C++
7 3 (5.66%) VB
7 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.77%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) C
9 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Accessibility
2 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Alteryx
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) FIS
4 2 (3.77%) SunGard
5 1 (1.89%) Databricks
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica