Period
to 28 January 2022

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 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 135 128 159
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 54 5 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.35% 0.24% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.59% 1.36% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 41
10th Percentile £350 £412 £369
25th Percentile £450 £417 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £650 £482 £550
90th Percentile £710 £515 £600
Central London median daily rate £550 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £48.50
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £55.50
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £52.00

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 820 368 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.43% 17.41% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 270 638
10th Percentile £425 £319 £363
25th Percentile £481 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £594 £600
90th Percentile £775 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £513 £503
% change year-on-year +12.20% +1.99% -1.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
10th Percentile £36.45 - -
25th Percentile £41.63 - £44.75
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £48.89
Median % change year-on-year - - +117.28%
75th Percentile £64.75 - £54.88
90th Percentile £73.15 - £60.25
Central London median hourly rate £50.50 - £48.89
% change year-on-year - - +117.28%

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 January 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 28 January 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 40 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (72.22%) C#
3 33 (61.11%) SQL
4 31 (57.41%) .NET
5 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 24 (44.44%) Azure
7 21 (38.89%) Finance
8 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (31.48%) Data Analysis
9 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 17 (31.48%) ETL
9 17 (31.48%) VBA
9 17 (31.48%) DevOps
10 15 (27.78%) Banking
10 15 (27.78%) .NET Framework
11 14 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (25.93%) SDLC
12 13 (24.07%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (24.07%) T-SQL
13 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 12 (22.22%) XML
14 11 (20.37%) VB
15 10 (18.52%) CI/CD
16 9 (16.67%) QA
16 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 9 (16.67%) SharePoint

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 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.26%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 24 (44.44%) Azure
2 8 (14.81%) Power Platform
3 6 (11.11%) GitHub
4 5 (9.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (9.26%) Snowflake
5 3 (5.56%) Azure Logic Apps
5 3 (5.56%) Power Automate
5 3 (5.56%) PowerApps
6 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.70%) Force.com
6 2 (3.70%) Serverless
7 1 (1.85%) AWS
7 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.85%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (24.07%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
5 8 (14.81%) Power BI
6 7 (12.96%) SSDT
6 7 (12.96%) Tableau
7 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (7.41%) Data Lake
10 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (3.70%) HDInsight
10 2 (3.70%) Power Query
10 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.85%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.41%) Maven
5 3 (5.56%) Appium
5 3 (5.56%) Selenium
5 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.56%) TestNG
5 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.56%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.70%) JIRA
6 2 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.85%) CMake
7 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.85%) kappa
7 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Front Office
4 5 (9.26%) Social Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Legal
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.85%) Law
7 1 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 44 (81.48%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 8 (14.81%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) C++ Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.70%) Azure Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (57.41%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) .NET Framework
3 12 (22.22%) XML
4 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 8 (14.81%) HTML
6 7 (12.96%) JSON
7 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 5 (9.26%) CSS
9 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
10 3 (5.56%) ActiveX
10 3 (5.56%) ADO
10 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.56%) OLE
11 2 (3.70%) COM
11 2 (3.70%) SOAP
11 2 (3.70%) WCF
11 2 (3.70%) WPF
11 2 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Data Analysis
2 17 (31.48%) DevOps
2 17 (31.48%) ETL
3 14 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (25.93%) SDLC
4 10 (18.52%) CI/CD
5 9 (16.67%) Analytics
5 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (14.81%) MVC
6 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
7 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 6 (11.11%) Information Management
8 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 5 (9.26%) Change Management
9 5 (9.26%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) C#
2 33 (61.11%) SQL
3 17 (31.48%) VBA
4 13 (24.07%) T-SQL
5 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 11 (20.37%) VB
7 8 (14.81%) VB.NET
8 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (9.26%) C++
9 5 (9.26%) Python
10 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.56%) VBScript
11 2 (3.70%) Apex Code
11 2 (3.70%) Formula Language
11 2 (3.70%) SOQL
11 2 (3.70%) SOSL
12 1 (1.85%) C
12 1 (1.85%) Java
12 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 6 (11.11%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Databricks
5 1 (1.85%) FIS
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) SunGard
5 1 (1.85%) TIBCO