Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 175 201
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26 -45
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 78 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.09% 1.00% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.62% 5.48% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 62
City of London median daily rate £448 £420 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -11.58% +14.11%
10th Percentile £328 £270 £310
90th Percentile £588 £550 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1387 1223 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.43% 18.26% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 996 1094
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £308
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23.24 £31.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £59.45 £33.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +3.45%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 November 2017. 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 - 1 - -
Visual Studio
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 51 (65.38%) C#
2 49 (62.82%) .NET
3 45 (57.69%) SQL Server
4 43 (55.13%) SQL
5 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
6 32 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (33.33%) MVC
9 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (25.64%) Finance
12 19 (24.36%) T-SQL
12 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
13 18 (23.08%) HTML
13 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
14 17 (21.79%) CSS
14 17 (21.79%) TDD
14 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
15 15 (19.23%) jQuery
15 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
16 13 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (16.67%) LINQ
16 13 (16.67%) Web Services
17 12 (15.38%) Windows
17 12 (15.38%) RESTful
17 12 (15.38%) BDD
17 12 (15.38%) .NET Core
18 11 (14.10%) DevOps
18 11 (14.10%) REST

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 10 (12.82%) IIS
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.56%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) IaaS
3 4 (5.13%) PaaS
4 3 (3.85%) npm
5 2 (2.56%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (2.56%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.56%) Office 365
6 1 (1.28%) GitHub
6 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) SSL
2 2 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
8 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
9 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.85%) OLAP
10 3 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.56%) QlikView
11 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.26%) JIRA
3 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.69%) Selenium
3 6 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.41%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.13%) NUnit
5 4 (5.13%) ReSharper
5 4 (5.13%) Subversion
5 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.85%) Bower
6 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.85%) Moq
6 3 (3.85%) MSTest
7 2 (2.56%) Appium
7 2 (2.56%) gulp
7 2 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.56%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (25.64%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Law
4 5 (6.41%) Marketing
5 4 (5.13%) Advertising
5 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Front Office
7 1 (1.28%) Back Office
7 1 (1.28%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (65.38%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) .NET Developer
3 21 (26.92%) C# Developer
4 13 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 11 (14.10%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Agile C# Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Agile Developer
9 5 (6.41%) CRM Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.85%) HTML Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (62.82%) .NET
2 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
3 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 18 (23.08%) HTML
4 17 (21.79%) CSS
5 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
5 15 (19.23%) jQuery
6 13 (16.67%) LINQ
6 13 (16.67%) Web Services
7 12 (15.38%) .NET Core
7 12 (15.38%) RESTful
8 11 (14.10%) REST
9 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (11.54%) XML
10 7 (8.97%) NHibernate
10 7 (8.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (8.97%) WCF
11 6 (7.69%) Ajax
12 5 (6.41%) HTML5
12 5 (6.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) User Experience
3 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.13%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.85%) Derivative
4 3 (3.85%) Equities
4 3 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.85%) W3C
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Android
2 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.33%) MVC
3 17 (21.79%) TDD
4 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.38%) BDD
6 11 (14.10%) DevOps
6 11 (14.10%) Scrum
7 10 (12.82%) Migration
8 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.54%) CRM
8 9 (11.54%) Validation
9 8 (10.26%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.97%) Data Migration
10 7 (8.97%) ETL
10 7 (8.97%) SDLC
10 7 (8.97%) SOA
11 6 (7.69%) Microservices
11 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) C#
2 43 (55.13%) SQL
3 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 19 (24.36%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 3 (3.85%) C
6 3 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
7 2 (2.56%) XAML
8 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) MCPD
3 1 (1.28%) MCSD
3 1 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.41%) QA
3 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.56%) HL7
4 2 (2.56%) MiFID
5 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.28%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) MOM
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
1 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) SAP
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.56%) CQG
5 2 (2.56%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.56%) FIS
5 2 (2.56%) Marketo
5 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.56%) SunGard
6 1 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.28%) iManage
6 1 (1.28%) Tableau
6 1 (1.28%) Telerik
6 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.28%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.28%) Xamarin