Period
to 24 May 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 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 of England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 128 136
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -45
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 59 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.34% 1.39% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.58% 7.91% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 29
East of England median daily rate £371 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £271 £175 £298
90th Percentile £496 £503 £467
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -1.32% -8.43%
10th Percentile £47.50 £29.80 £36.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.88 £39.50
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 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 778 759 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.69% 17.63% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 462 392
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £271
90th Percentile £600 £559 £523
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 57 40
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £45.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -10.18% +26.79%
10th Percentile £25.20 £34.00 £31.15
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £52.25
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 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 24 May 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 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
Hertfordshire -7 27 £380 +18.75% 12
Suffolk +1 10 £413 - 4
Bedfordshire -4 8 £438 -12.50% 10
Cambridgeshire -17 7 £288 +4.55% 21
Norfolk +6 6 £338 -28.95% 2
Essex +10 1 - - 10
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 of England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 49 (83.05%) .NET
2 48 (81.36%) C#
3 31 (52.54%) MVC
3 31 (52.54%) ASP.NET
4 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (45.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (44.07%) CSS
6 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
7 24 (40.68%) Windows
7 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
7 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
8 23 (38.98%) HTML
9 20 (33.90%) Web Services
9 20 (33.90%) jQuery
10 18 (30.51%) SQL
11 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
11 16 (27.12%) TDD
12 15 (25.42%) NUnit
13 14 (23.73%) WCF
13 14 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (20.34%) HTML5
14 12 (20.34%) REST
15 11 (18.64%) CSS3
15 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
16 10 (16.95%) Web Development
16 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
16 10 (16.95%) Scrum
16 10 (16.95%) gulp
16 10 (16.95%) Sass
16 10 (16.95%) Grunt

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 4 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (6.78%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) EPiServer
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.39%) Office 365
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.69%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.69%) NuGet
4 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.86%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) IMAP
3 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 3 (5.08%) SMTP
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) SSDT
6 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.69%) Power BI
6 1 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.42%) NUnit
3 14 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (16.95%) Grunt
4 10 (16.95%) gulp
5 9 (15.25%) MSTest
6 7 (11.86%) Eclipse
6 7 (11.86%) NetBeans
6 7 (11.86%) ReSharper
7 5 (8.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
8 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.08%) JIRA
9 3 (5.08%) SonarQube
10 2 (3.39%) GitLab
10 2 (3.39%) Jasmine
10 2 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (3.39%) webpack
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Military
3 6 (10.17%) Aerospace
4 4 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (79.66%) Developer
2 32 (54.24%) .NET Developer
3 19 (32.20%) C# Developer
4 18 (30.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Web Developer
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# WCF Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) WCF Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (5.08%) DBA
9 3 (5.08%) WPF Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Angular Developer
10 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (83.05%) .NET
2 31 (52.54%) ASP.NET
3 27 (45.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (44.07%) CSS
5 23 (38.98%) HTML
6 20 (33.90%) jQuery
6 20 (33.90%) Web Services
7 14 (23.73%) WCF
8 12 (20.34%) HTML5
8 12 (20.34%) REST
9 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
9 11 (18.64%) CSS3
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Core
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (16.95%) Sass
11 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 9 (15.25%) Entity Framework
11 9 (15.25%) LINQ
11 9 (15.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) W3C
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) MVC
2 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.12%) TDD
4 10 (16.95%) Scrum
4 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
4 10 (16.95%) Web Development
5 9 (15.25%) SDLC
6 8 (13.56%) Mathematics
7 6 (10.17%) DevOps
7 6 (10.17%) Refactoring
7 6 (10.17%) SOLID
7 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.47%) API Development
8 5 (8.47%) Microservices
9 4 (6.78%) BDD
9 4 (6.78%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (6.78%) Multithreading
10 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.08%) MVVM
10 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (81.36%) C#
2 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 10 (16.95%) TypeScript
5 9 (15.25%) C++
5 9 (15.25%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) GLSL
6 6 (10.17%) HLSL
7 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.39%) Python
8 2 (3.39%) VB
8 2 (3.39%) XAML
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) PhD
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Kibana
2 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) Nintex
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Sony
4 1 (1.69%) Telerik
4 1 (1.69%) VMware