Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 20 January 2019 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 114 98
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 45 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.85% 0.97% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.77% 5.19% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 30
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £330 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £244
90th Percentile £488 £386 £400
England median daily rate £450 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +11.73% +7.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
England median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.95%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 513 559 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.07% 18.76% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 352 296
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +5.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £320 £270 £265
90th Percentile £545 £500 £500
England median daily rate £488 £470 £434
% change year-on-year +3.72% +8.33% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.56% +9.09% +50.00%
10th Percentile £14.87 £40.13 £40.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.08 £43.38
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.29% +6.71% +2.50%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Leicestershire +20 17 £350 - 14
Nottinghamshire +9 7 £400 +23.08% 6
Northamptonshire -1 7 £361 +12.66% 1
Derbyshire +10 4 £475 - 6
Lincolnshire +2 3 £425 +54.55% 3
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 36 (80.00%) SQL
2 33 (73.33%) C#
3 31 (68.89%) .NET
4 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
5 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (35.56%) .NET Framework
6 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET
7 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 11 (24.44%) CSS
9 10 (22.22%) Web Services
9 10 (22.22%) Oracle
9 10 (22.22%) HTML
9 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.00%) High Availability
11 8 (17.78%) jQuery
11 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
12 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
12 7 (15.56%) V-Model
12 7 (15.56%) HTML5
12 7 (15.56%) UML
12 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
13 6 (13.33%) CSS3
13 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
13 6 (13.33%) MVC
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (4.44%) SAS
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Modbus
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (6.67%) Blockchain
5 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.44%) Big Data
6 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.44%) Power BI
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio Code
3 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) Grunt
4 2 (4.44%) gulp
4 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.44%) Moq
4 2 (4.44%) MSTest
4 2 (4.44%) NUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Protractor
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.44%) WebStorm
5 1 (2.22%) GDB
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) C# Developer
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Developer
4 10 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 9 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (15.56%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (15.56%) .NET Software Engineer
7 7 (15.56%) Backend Developer
7 7 (15.56%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (15.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 7 (15.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
8 6 (13.33%) Software Developer
9 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (8.89%) Lead Developer
10 4 (8.89%) Lead Software Developer
11 3 (6.67%) Angular Developer
12 2 (4.44%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) .NET
2 16 (35.56%) .NET Framework
2 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET
3 11 (24.44%) CSS
4 10 (22.22%) HTML
4 10 (22.22%) Web Services
5 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
5 8 (17.78%) jQuery
6 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
6 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (15.56%) HTML5
7 6 (13.33%) CSS3
7 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (8.89%) LINQ
8 4 (8.89%) Node.js
8 4 (8.89%) REST
8 4 (8.89%) RESTful
9 3 (6.67%) JSON
9 3 (6.67%) Sass
9 3 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.67%) Fintech
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) VMS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.00%) High Availability
4 7 (15.56%) UML
4 7 (15.56%) V-Model
4 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.33%) MVC
6 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) ETL
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 3 (6.67%) DevOps
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.67%) ITIL
8 3 (6.67%) ITSM
8 3 (6.67%) Operations Management
8 3 (6.67%) Runbook
8 3 (6.67%) Web Development
9 2 (4.44%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 36 (80.00%) SQL
2 33 (73.33%) C#
3 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.44%) C++
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (4.44%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) GDPR
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.44%) F5
4 2 (4.44%) Siemens
4 2 (4.44%) Tableau
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee
5 1 (2.22%) RedGate