Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 87 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 +38 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 110 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.33% 2.57% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.91% 12.93% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 61 47
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £270
90th Percentile £533 £638 £496
England median daily rate £470 £450 £416
% change year-on-year +4.44% +8.11% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £45.91 £47.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.35% +15.85% +2.50%

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 391 851 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.25% 19.85% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 462 536
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £334 £331 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 24
Median hourly rate £46.25 £45.22 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +20.57% -8.54%
10th Percentile £23.00 £21.25 £21.35
90th Percentile £58.35 £50.00 £58.41
Median hourly rate £38.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% +3.53% +1.19%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the East of England.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +6 13 £375 -14.29% 4
Essex +26 7 £450 -10.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 6 - - 7
Suffolk +3 1 £600 +45.45%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) C#
3 17 (62.96%) Web Services
3 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
3 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
4 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
4 16 (59.26%) Windows
4 16 (59.26%) C++
4 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
5 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 14 (51.85%) Scrum
7 13 (48.15%) Degree
7 13 (48.15%) Java
7 13 (48.15%) Linux
7 13 (48.15%) Eclipse
7 13 (48.15%) OpenGL
8 12 (44.44%) Aerospace
8 12 (44.44%) Ethernet
8 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
8 12 (44.44%) NetBeans
8 12 (44.44%) Military
8 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
8 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
8 12 (44.44%) Qt
8 12 (44.44%) Node.js
9 11 (40.74%) GLSL
9 11 (40.74%) MFC
9 11 (40.74%) DirectX
9 11 (40.74%) ActiveX

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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Azure
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) Ethernet
1 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) RS-232
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
2 13 (48.15%) Eclipse
3 12 (44.44%) NetBeans
4 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.41%) CMake
6 2 (7.41%) Xcode
7 1 (3.70%) Appium
7 1 (3.70%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) JUnit
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium
7 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) TestRail
General
1 12 (44.44%) Aerospace
1 12 (44.44%) Military
2 2 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Developer
5 1 (3.70%) DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Development Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) Web Services
3 13 (48.15%) OpenGL
4 12 (44.44%) Node.js
4 12 (44.44%) Qt
5 11 (40.74%) ActiveX
5 11 (40.74%) DirectX
5 11 (40.74%) MFC
6 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 6 (22.22%) WCF
7 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
8 4 (14.81%) .NET Core
8 4 (14.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (14.81%) WPF
9 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.11%) HTML
9 3 (11.11%) RESTful
9 3 (11.11%) Silverlight
9 3 (11.11%) XML
10 2 (7.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
3 14 (51.85%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
5 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) MVVM
5 4 (14.81%) UML
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (11.11%) DevOps
6 3 (11.11%) Physics
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Android Development
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) C++
3 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (48.15%) Java
5 11 (40.74%) GLSL
5 11 (40.74%) HLSL
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 3 (11.11%) XAML
8 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.70%) C
9 1 (3.70%) PHP
9 1 (3.70%) Python
9 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Lotus
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle