Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 129 135
Rank change year-on-year +37 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 122 82 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.45% 1.61% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.81% 8.55% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 43 31
East of England median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £260 £303 £213
90th Percentile £544 £556 £445
England median daily rate £427 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.75% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £37.50 £39.70 £39.37
90th Percentile £45.60 £50.90 £45.55
England median hourly rate £43.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.13% -

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 1,033 959 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.72% 18.78% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 586 398
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.04% +2.13%
10th Percentile £303 £306 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 39
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +7.41% +1.25%
10th Percentile £30.16 £36.25 £32.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £63.75 £52.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +38 68 £413 +22.22% 22
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £450 +38.46% 20
Bedfordshire +18 13 £419 +19.64% 9
Suffolk -5 10 £275 -43.62% 6
Essex -23 9 £550 +4.02% 11
Norfolk +8 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 87 (71.31%) C#
2 81 (66.39%) .NET
3 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
5 47 (38.52%) JavaScript
6 39 (31.97%) Windows
7 34 (27.87%) C++
7 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
7 34 (27.87%) Git (software)
8 33 (27.05%) ASP.NET
9 30 (24.59%) Web Services
10 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
11 28 (22.95%) Linux
12 26 (21.31%) TCP/IP
12 26 (21.31%) .NET Framework
13 25 (20.49%) CSS
13 25 (20.49%) Java
13 25 (20.49%) SQL
13 25 (20.49%) REST
14 24 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (18.85%) Qt
15 23 (18.85%) Scrum
16 22 (18.03%) HTML
16 22 (18.03%) Node.js
16 22 (18.03%) Degree
17 21 (17.21%) Mathematics
17 21 (17.21%) Eclipse
17 21 (17.21%) Ethernet
17 21 (17.21%) NetBeans
17 21 (17.21%) Military

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 15 (12.30%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) Confluence
5 2 (1.64%) CMS
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.46%) 3ds Max
2 3 (2.46%) Maya
3 2 (1.64%) Windchill
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.82%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.64%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.84%) Office 365
3 8 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.10%) GitHub
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 2 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.31%) TCP/IP
2 21 (17.21%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.28%) DHCP
3 4 (3.28%) HTTP
3 4 (3.28%) IGMP
3 4 (3.28%) Internet
3 4 (3.28%) PBX
3 4 (3.28%) RTCP
3 4 (3.28%) RTP
3 4 (3.28%) SNMP
3 4 (3.28%) VLAN
3 4 (3.28%) VoIP
3 4 (3.28%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.46%) LAN
5 1 (0.82%) FTP
5 1 (0.82%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.46%) Power BI
4 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.64%) SSDT
6 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (27.87%) Git (software)
2 24 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (17.21%) Eclipse
3 21 (17.21%) NetBeans
4 14 (11.48%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (6.56%) NUnit
6 5 (4.10%) JIRA
6 5 (4.10%) ReSharper
6 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (3.28%) GDB
7 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (3.28%) Subversion
7 4 (3.28%) Valgrind
8 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.64%) Maven
9 2 (1.64%) Selenium
9 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (17.21%) Military
2 18 (14.75%) Aerospace
3 11 (9.02%) Law
4 7 (5.74%) Finance
5 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.46%) Games
7 2 (1.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.82%) Automotive
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (59.84%) Developer
2 29 (23.77%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.75%) C# Developer
4 14 (11.48%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Software Developer
6 8 (6.56%) Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (5.74%) WPF Developer
8 6 (4.92%) C# WPF Developer
8 6 (4.92%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) C Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.28%) VoIP Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (66.39%) .NET
2 33 (27.05%) ASP.NET
3 30 (24.59%) Web Services
4 26 (21.31%) .NET Framework
5 25 (20.49%) CSS
5 25 (20.49%) REST
6 23 (18.85%) Qt
7 22 (18.03%) HTML
7 22 (18.03%) Node.js
8 19 (15.57%) DirectX
9 18 (14.75%) jQuery
9 18 (14.75%) OpenGL
10 17 (13.93%) ActiveX
10 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (13.93%) MFC
10 17 (13.93%) WPF
11 15 (12.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (11.48%) HTML5
12 14 (11.48%) XML
13 12 (9.84%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.46%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
2 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.82%) CAN bus
3 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.82%) e-Learning
3 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.97%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Android
3 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
3 23 (18.85%) Scrum
4 21 (17.21%) Mathematics
4 21 (17.21%) MVC
5 19 (15.57%) DevOps
6 15 (12.30%) SDLC
7 12 (9.84%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.84%) Workflow
8 11 (9.02%) TDD
9 10 (8.20%) MVVM
10 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.56%) OO
11 7 (5.74%) ITIL
11 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
12 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.92%) UML
13 5 (4.10%) BDD
13 5 (4.10%) ERP
13 5 (4.10%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 87 (71.31%) C#
2 47 (38.52%) JavaScript
3 34 (27.87%) C++
4 25 (20.49%) Java
4 25 (20.49%) SQL
5 17 (13.93%) GLSL
5 17 (13.93%) HLSL
6 16 (13.11%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.56%) C
7 8 (6.56%) Python
8 7 (5.74%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.10%) Perl
10 3 (2.46%) Lua
10 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.82%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Degree
2 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) MCSA
4 6 (4.92%) MCSE
4 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.64%) ISEB
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.64%) PhD
7 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.28%) KVM
1 4 (3.28%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.46%) Docker
2 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) Kibana
2 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) Nintex
3 11 (9.02%) Sony
4 4 (3.28%) Google
5 3 (2.46%) Adobe
6 1 (0.82%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle
6 1 (0.82%) RedGate
6 1 (0.82%) Xamarin