Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 22 January 2018 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 69 40
Rank change year-on-year -26 -29 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 0.39% 0.20% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.21% 0.58% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Croydon median daily rate £475 £300 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% +0.84% -33.89%
10th Percentile £317 £275 £230
90th Percentile £658 £325 £395
South London median daily rate £488 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +69.57% -4.17% -31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Croydon median hourly rate - - £42.50
South London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 Croydon with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 330 173 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 32.07% 35.02% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 74 50
Croydon median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £300
90th Percentile £625 £566 £500
South London median daily rate £500 £450 £383
% change year-on-year +11.11% +17.65% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Croydon median hourly rate - - £42.50
South London median hourly rate £40.71 £49.19 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.24% +15.74% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Croydon

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Croydon

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Croydon over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Croydon

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) FindBugs
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Checkstyle
3 1 (25.00%) FindBugs
3 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP