Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 169 158
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 48 81 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 1.19% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.73% 5.79% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 81
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £339 £395
90th Percentile £675 £558 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £56.00 -

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 713 1,400 1,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.05% 20.51% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 1,066 1,191
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £375
90th Percentile £661 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £512 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.48% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.59% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £20.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £58.25 £70.67
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year +6.59% -30.00% -

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 25 (52.08%) C#
3 25 (52.08%) Azure
4 23 (47.92%) SQL
4 23 (47.92%) .NET
5 21 (43.75%) DevOps
6 14 (29.17%) MVC
6 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
7 13 (27.08%) Python
7 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
8 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (22.92%) Windows
9 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (20.83%) Finance
10 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (16.67%) SSDT
12 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
12 8 (16.67%) C++
12 8 (16.67%) HTML
13 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (14.58%) ETL

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 2 (4.17%) Anypoint
1 2 (4.17%) CMS
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
1 2 (4.17%) Mule
1 2 (4.17%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Adobe XD
2 2 (4.17%) InVision
2 2 (4.17%) Lectora
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Sketch
3 1 (2.08%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Azure
2 6 (12.50%) GitHub
3 5 (10.42%) AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.08%) iPaaS
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (16.67%) SSDT
5 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (14.58%) PowerPivot
6 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.17%) Power BI
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) SQLite
8 1 (2.08%) DTS
8 1 (2.08%) Essbase
8 1 (2.08%) OLTP
8 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) CMake
6 2 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.08%) Moq
7 1 (2.08%) MSTest
7 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
7 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.25%) Front Office
3 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (6.25%) HTML Developer
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) UI Developer
7 3 (6.25%) UI/UX Developer
7 3 (6.25%) UX Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
3 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (14.58%) MDX
4 6 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.42%) CSS
5 5 (10.42%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (8.33%) HTML5
6 4 (8.33%) JSON
6 4 (8.33%) REST
6 4 (8.33%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Core
7 3 (6.25%) CSS3
7 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) jQuery
7 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) User Experience
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 3 (6.25%) Derivative
4 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.17%) Learning Management System
4 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.17%) W3C
5 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) DevOps
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) MVC
3 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.58%) ETL
6 7 (14.58%) Machine Learning
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (12.50%) SDLC
8 5 (10.42%) Analytics
8 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (10.42%) TDD
9 4 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 4 (8.33%) Prototyping
10 3 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) C#
2 23 (47.92%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) Python
3 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
4 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (16.67%) C++
6 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (14.58%) R
7 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.17%) Java
8 2 (4.17%) VB
8 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.17%) XAML
9 1 (2.08%) F#
9 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) WCAG
2 1 (2.08%) GxP
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.17%) Murex
3 2 (4.17%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase