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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 81 70
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.91% 0.91% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.91% 8.24% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 23
Median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £209 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £648 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 237 170 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.44% 11.02% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 328 266
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £323 -30.64% 6
Leicestershire -9 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Northamptonshire +1 1 - - 3
Derbyshire -11 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (79.17%) C#
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) MVC
7 6 (25.00%) Web Development
7 6 (25.00%) WPF
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (25.00%) HTML5
8 5 (20.83%) jQuery
8 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) CMS
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (16.67%) WCF
9 4 (16.67%) Sitefinity
9 4 (16.67%) CSS3
9 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.50%) MVVM
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (12.50%) Ajax
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 (16.67%) CMS
1 4 (16.67%) Sitefinity
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.17%) Documentum
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) HDInsight
5 1 (4.17%) Power BI
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) WebStorm
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
5 4 (16.67%) CMS Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
7 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) VB Developer
7 2 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (8.33%) WPF Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) CSS
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) HTML5
4 6 (25.00%) WPF
5 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.83%) jQuery
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.67%) CSS3
6 4 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (12.50%) Ajax
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) LINQ
8 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
8 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.33%) Visualforce
8 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) EPoS
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) MVC
2 6 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) MVVM
3 3 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Logistics
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) SOLID
4 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) VB6
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) R
6 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Altera
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Siemens
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter