Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 of England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 119 126
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 88 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.76% 1.73% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 9.17% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 35
East of England median daily rate £400 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +21.15% -2.99%
10th Percentile £274 £243 £228
90th Percentile £500 £565 £425
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +10.29% -20.00%
10th Percentile £42.90 £36.25 £33.20
90th Percentile £46.70 £44.88 £38.40
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 of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 968 883 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.38% 18.83% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 553 415
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 27
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £24.86 £36.10 £30.55
90th Percentile £57.56 £63.75 £53.00
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire +9 50 £400 +14.29% 18
Suffolk -11 13 £414 - 3
Bedfordshire +11 10 £438 - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 10 £375 -6.25% 29
Norfolk +21 4 £319 - 3
Essex -10 1 £350 -34.88% 7
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 of England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 71 (80.68%) C#
2 69 (78.41%) .NET
3 41 (46.59%) ASP.NET
4 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (44.32%) JavaScript
6 38 (43.18%) Windows
7 37 (42.05%) Web Services
8 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 32 (36.36%) MVC
9 30 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (30.68%) CSS
11 23 (26.14%) C++
11 23 (26.14%) REST
12 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 21 (23.86%) Java
13 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
13 21 (23.86%) NUnit
13 21 (23.86%) jQuery
14 20 (22.73%) Software Engineering
14 20 (22.73%) TDD
14 20 (22.73%) HTML
14 20 (22.73%) Qt
14 20 (22.73%) Node.js
15 19 (21.59%) Eclipse
15 19 (21.59%) Ethernet
15 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
15 19 (21.59%) NetBeans
15 19 (21.59%) Military
15 19 (21.59%) Degree
16 18 (20.45%) Mathematics

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.55%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) 3ds Max
1 3 (3.41%) Maya
1 3 (3.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (7.95%) Office 365
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) GitHub
3 2 (2.27%) Azure Functions
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.27%) Serverless
4 1 (1.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) Ethernet
1 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.27%) SSDT
5 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (23.86%) NUnit
3 19 (21.59%) Eclipse
3 19 (21.59%) NetBeans
4 12 (13.64%) ReSharper
4 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.36%) Grunt
5 10 (11.36%) gulp
5 10 (11.36%) MSTest
6 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio Code
7 6 (6.82%) JIRA
7 6 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (6.82%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (3.41%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.41%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (3.41%) Maven
10 1 (1.14%) Protractor
10 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (21.59%) Military
2 15 (17.05%) Aerospace
3 6 (6.82%) Finance
4 5 (5.68%) Law
4 5 (5.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.41%) Games
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Automotive
7 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (71.59%) Developer
2 35 (39.77%) .NET Developer
3 21 (23.86%) C# Developer
4 15 (17.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 7 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.95%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.55%) C# WCF Developer
9 4 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (4.55%) WCF Developer
10 3 (3.41%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (3.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.41%) DBA
10 3 (3.41%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (78.41%) .NET
2 41 (46.59%) ASP.NET
3 37 (42.05%) Web Services
4 30 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (30.68%) CSS
6 23 (26.14%) REST
7 21 (23.86%) jQuery
8 20 (22.73%) HTML
8 20 (22.73%) Node.js
8 20 (22.73%) Qt
9 15 (17.05%) WCF
10 14 (15.91%) DirectX
10 14 (15.91%) OpenGL
10 14 (15.91%) SOAP
11 13 (14.77%) ActiveX
11 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET Core
11 13 (14.77%) HTML5
11 13 (14.77%) MFC
12 12 (13.64%) Velocity
13 11 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.41%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) Fintech
4 1 (1.14%) Life Science
4 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.36%) MVC
3 20 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 20 (22.73%) TDD
4 18 (20.45%) Mathematics
5 17 (19.32%) Scrum
6 11 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 11 (12.50%) SOLID
7 10 (11.36%) Web Development
8 9 (10.23%) DevOps
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Multithreading
10 7 (7.95%) Workflow
11 6 (6.82%) Asynchronous Programming
11 6 (6.82%) Microservices
12 5 (5.68%) MVVM
12 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
13 4 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
13 4 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 71 (80.68%) C#
2 39 (44.32%) JavaScript
3 23 (26.14%) C++
4 21 (23.86%) Java
5 16 (18.18%) SQL
6 13 (14.77%) GLSL
6 13 (14.77%) HLSL
7 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 10 (11.36%) TypeScript
9 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.41%) Lua
10 3 (3.41%) Python
10 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.27%) VB
12 1 (1.14%) PHP
12 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (21.59%) Degree
2 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.27%) PhD
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Kibana
1 3 (3.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Nintex
3 5 (5.68%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) Sony
4 3 (3.41%) Adobe
5 1 (1.14%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.14%) Facebook
5 1 (1.14%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) VMware