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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / East of England
Rank 98 85 83
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.41% 1.67% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.06% 13.02% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 26
Median daily rate £319 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £38.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.57% -8.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 372 315 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.46% 12.82% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 173 173
Median daily rate £445 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £32.57 £31.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £50.68 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Hertfordshire +7 14 £350 +7.69% 7
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £175 -44.44% 14
Bedfordshire - 5 £500 - 1
Norfolk -1 1 £475 -
East Anglia - 1 £178 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 37 (58.73%) .NET
2 35 (55.56%) C#
3 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
4 24 (38.10%) WPF
5 23 (36.51%) MVC
5 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
6 22 (34.92%) SQL
7 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (19.05%) Windows
10 11 (17.46%) HTML
10 11 (17.46%) .NET Framework
10 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
10 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.87%) CSS
11 10 (15.87%) Web Services
12 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.29%) Delphi
12 9 (14.29%) Embarcadero
12 9 (14.29%) Borland
13 8 (12.70%) Logistics
14 7 (11.11%) WCF
14 7 (11.11%) C++
14 7 (11.11%) XML
14 7 (11.11%) Entity Framework
14 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (11.11%) DevOps
15 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.17%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) NFC
4 1 (1.59%) SMPP
4 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.17%) SQLite
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.35%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.17%) Bower
6 1 (1.59%) GDB
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.59%) MSTest
6 1 (1.59%) NUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Military
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) .NET Developer
2 13 (20.63%) C# Developer
3 6 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (9.52%) WPF Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Architect
4 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.17%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.17%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (3.17%) Supply Chain Architect
7 2 (3.17%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (58.73%) .NET
2 24 (38.10%) WPF
3 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET
4 11 (17.46%) .NET Framework
4 11 (17.46%) HTML
5 10 (15.87%) CSS
5 10 (15.87%) Web Services
6 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 7 (11.11%) WCF
6 7 (11.11%) XML
7 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (9.52%) jQuery
8 5 (7.94%) HTML5
8 5 (7.94%) Node.js
8 5 (7.94%) Qt
9 4 (6.35%) Ajax
9 4 (6.35%) JSON
9 4 (6.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) SCADA
2 2 (3.17%) FMCG
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) MVC
2 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
3 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.70%) Logistics
5 7 (11.11%) DevOps
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) Web Development
7 4 (6.35%) Workflow
8 3 (4.76%) OO
8 3 (4.76%) Open Source
8 3 (4.76%) UML
9 2 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.17%) CRUD
9 2 (3.17%) Dependency Management
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.17%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (3.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) C#
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) Delphi
3 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) C++
5 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.35%) Java
8 2 (3.17%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.59%) C
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.59%) Perl
9 1 (1.59%) Python
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) MCSE
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) PhD
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Borland
2 9 (14.29%) Embarcadero
3 2 (3.17%) Nintex
3 2 (3.17%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) Perforce
4 1 (1.59%) Siemens
4 1 (1.59%) Telerik
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 19 days ago