Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 114 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.94% 0.94% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.93% 6.22% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 29
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £200
90th Percentile £436 £438 £560
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.98% +6.88% -15.79%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% -0.33%

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 554 466 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.51% 15.04% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 314 271
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.19%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £255
90th Percentile £525 £500 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.25 £42.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -0.58% +91.11%
10th Percentile £23.45 £38.68 £37.20
90th Percentile £45.63 £46.23 £46.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%

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 21 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 August 2018. 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 +26 25 £320 -8.57% 14
Derbyshire +23 12 £363 -9.38% 5
Nottinghamshire -6 10 £353 +8.46% 5
Northamptonshire -15 4 £420 - 12
Lincolnshire - 2 £425 - 3
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 43 (78.18%) SQL Server
2 39 (70.91%) SQL
3 30 (54.55%) .NET
4 29 (52.73%) C#
5 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
8 17 (30.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (29.09%) Oracle
9 16 (29.09%) T-SQL
10 13 (23.64%) Software Engineering
10 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.00%) ETL
11 11 (20.00%) HTML
11 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 11 (20.00%) Scrum
12 10 (18.18%) MDX
12 10 (18.18%) CSS
12 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (16.36%) XML
13 9 (16.36%) Windows
13 9 (16.36%) jQuery
13 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (14.55%) LINQ
14 8 (14.55%) 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 4 (7.27%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Demantra
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (3.64%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (5.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) SMS
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (78.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (30.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (10.91%) Power BI
6 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.27%) Big Data
7 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (5.45%) Blockchain
8 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
8 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
8 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.82%) Biml
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.27%) NUnit
4 4 (7.27%) StarTeam
4 4 (7.27%) Toad
5 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.64%) Moq
6 2 (3.64%) MSTest
6 2 (3.64%) Protractor
6 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (3.64%) WebStorm
7 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.73%) Retail
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) C# Developer
3 13 (23.64%) .NET Developer
4 12 (21.82%) Software Engineer
5 11 (20.00%) SQL Developer
6 10 (18.18%) Backend Developer
6 10 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
7 9 (16.36%) .NET Software Engineer
7 9 (16.36%) Analyst
7 9 (16.36%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (14.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (14.55%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (14.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 7 (12.73%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
11 4 (7.27%) Applications Support
11 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (7.27%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (54.55%) .NET
2 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
3 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (20.00%) HTML
4 10 (18.18%) CSS
4 10 (18.18%) MDX
5 9 (16.36%) jQuery
5 9 (16.36%) XML
6 8 (14.55%) HTML5
6 8 (14.55%) LINQ
7 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
7 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (12.73%) CSS3
7 7 (12.73%) Entity Framework
8 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.27%) REST
9 4 (7.27%) WCF
9 4 (7.27%) Web Services
10 3 (5.45%) RESTful
10 3 (5.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) FMCG
2 4 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.45%) Fintech
4 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) VMS
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) Software Engineering
3 11 (20.00%) ETL
3 11 (20.00%) Scrum
4 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 7 (12.73%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (10.91%) Coaching
6 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.91%) MVC
6 6 (10.91%) QMS
6 6 (10.91%) Quality Management
7 5 (9.09%) Logistics
7 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.27%) DevOps
8 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.27%) UML
8 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) SQL
2 29 (52.73%) C#
3 16 (29.09%) T-SQL
4 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 5 (9.09%) XMLA
7 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.27%) VBA
8 3 (5.45%) C++
8 3 (5.45%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.82%) C
10 1 (1.82%) Java
10 1 (1.82%) Perl
10 1 (1.82%) VB
10 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) GDPR
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) Tableau
4 4 (7.27%) Micro Focus
5 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) F5
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee
6 2 (3.64%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.82%) RedGate
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) Siemens