Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 121 91
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 44 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.51% 0.74% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.55% 4.82% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 30
East Midlands median daily rate £345 £338 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £206
90th Percentile £453 £420 £459
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £42.50 £37.75 £37.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.25 £42.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +21.21%

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 583 456 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.99% 15.31% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 290 235
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £244
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 10
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -4.35% +8.78%
10th Percentile £31.88 £37.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.25 £45.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.47% +14.73%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 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
Nottinghamshire -6 14 £353 +8.46% 11
Derbyshire +17 13 £360 +33.33% 13
Leicestershire +14 12 £300 -14.29% 8
Northamptonshire -1 2 £438 - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 5
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 30 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (52.27%) SQL
3 20 (45.45%) .NET
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (38.64%) T-SQL
6 17 (38.64%) C#
6 17 (38.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (31.82%) MDX
9 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
12 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
12 9 (20.45%) Scrum
12 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (20.45%) XMLA
13 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (18.18%) QMS
13 8 (18.18%) Quality Management
13 8 (18.18%) Windows
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle
13 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (15.91%) ETL
14 7 (15.91%) XML
14 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (15.91%) Tableau
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (15.91%) Kimball Methodology

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 (9.09%) SAS
2 3 (6.82%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Demantra
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (4.55%) Retail-J
2 1 (2.27%) Aareon QL
2 1 (2.27%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SMS
1 4 (9.09%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (38.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (13.64%) Power BI
8 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
9 4 (9.09%) Big Data
9 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
9 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
10 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
11 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (9.09%) StarTeam
3 4 (9.09%) Toad
4 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.55%) NUnit
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Applications Support
5 5 (11.36%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Development Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Development Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.82%) ETL Developer
7 3 (6.82%) SQL BI Developer
7 3 (6.82%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Backend Developer
8 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) MDX
3 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (15.91%) XML
5 6 (13.64%) HTML
6 5 (11.36%) CSS
6 5 (11.36%) CSS3
6 5 (11.36%) HTML5
6 5 (11.36%) jQuery
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (9.09%) JSON
7 4 (9.09%) LINQ
7 4 (9.09%) Web Services
8 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.82%) Aurelia
8 3 (6.82%) Software Packaging
9 2 (4.55%) Lambda Expressions
9 2 (4.55%) RESTful
9 2 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) FMCG
3 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) VMS
4 1 (2.27%) HPUX
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
2 9 (20.45%) Scrum
3 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.18%) QMS
3 8 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 7 (15.91%) ETL
4 7 (15.91%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (13.64%) Coaching
5 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 6 (13.64%) MVC
6 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.09%) Analytics
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps
7 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.82%) Logistics
8 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) T-SQL
3 9 (20.45%) XMLA
4 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.09%) VBA
7 3 (6.82%) Java
8 2 (4.55%) C
8 2 (4.55%) C++
8 2 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) VBScript
9 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) HND
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) Tableau
4 4 (9.09%) Micro Focus
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) F5
5 2 (4.55%) McAfee
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) Aareon
6 1 (2.27%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.27%) Capita
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com