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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 91 100
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 44 21 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.72% 1.18% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.81% 7.47% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
10th Percentile £363 - £400
25th Percentile £375 £335 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £410 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.66% -8.89% +9.09%
75th Percentile £525 £475 £494
90th Percentile £633 £550 £540
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
75th Percentile £52.50 £46.00 -
90th Percentile - £48.83 -
England median hourly rate £63.60 £45.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +39.78% +4.60% -20.91%

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 407 281 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.89% 15.79% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 139 247
10th Percentile £345 £312 £325
25th Percentile £413 £390 £387
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £525
90th Percentile £665 £615 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 18
10th Percentile £42.50 £38.10 £22.30
25th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £25.76
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £57.50 £53.50 £55.00
90th Percentile £73.49 £56.70 £60.05
England median hourly rate £50.35 £49.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +1.72% +4.21% +5.56%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +12 34 £400 - 7
Cambridgeshire -28 5 - - 3
Suffolk -6 3 £458 -23.75% 1
Essex -8 2 £575 +40.24% 9
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 44 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (79.55%) Agile
2 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
3 34 (77.27%) Windows
4 33 (75.00%) Social Skills
5 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
6 29 (65.91%) Ethernet
6 29 (65.91%) C++
7 28 (63.64%) Linux
7 28 (63.64%) Java
7 28 (63.64%) TCP/IP
7 28 (63.64%) Eclipse
7 28 (63.64%) Presentation Skills
7 28 (63.64%) Synthetic Environment
8 27 (61.36%) SC Cleared
8 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
9 19 (43.18%) .NET
9 19 (43.18%) Degree
10 18 (40.91%) Validation
10 18 (40.91%) Visualisation
10 18 (40.91%) CI/CD
11 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
12 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (34.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (34.09%) Unit Testing
12 15 (34.09%) TDD
13 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
13 14 (31.82%) Web Services
14 13 (29.55%) Scrum
15 11 (25.00%) WPF

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Azure
1 3 (6.82%) GCP
2 1 (2.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) Ethernet
2 28 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) Modbus
3 1 (2.27%) RS-232
3 1 (2.27%) RS-422
3 1 (2.27%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (22.73%) NetBeans
4 3 (6.82%) Moq
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 33 (75.00%) Social Skills
2 28 (63.64%) Presentation Skills
3 10 (22.73%) Aerospace
3 10 (22.73%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Software Engineer
2 18 (40.91%) C# Software Engineer
3 17 (38.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) Developer
5 8 (18.18%) C# Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Software Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Web Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Angular Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Applications Developer
11 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (2.27%) C# GUI Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) GUI Developer
11 1 (2.27%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) Web Services
3 11 (25.00%) WPF
4 10 (22.73%) ActiveX
4 10 (22.73%) DirectX
4 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
4 10 (22.73%) MFC
4 10 (22.73%) Node.js
4 10 (22.73%) OpenGL
4 10 (22.73%) Qt
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (11.36%) .NET Core
6 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 5 (11.36%) React
6 5 (11.36%) RESTful
6 5 (11.36%) WCF
7 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.09%) CSS
7 4 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 28 (63.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Agile
1 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
2 28 (63.64%) Synthetic Environment
3 18 (40.91%) CI/CD
3 18 (40.91%) Validation
3 18 (40.91%) Visualisation
4 15 (34.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) Unit Testing
5 13 (29.55%) Scrum
6 10 (22.73%) Mathematics
7 6 (13.64%) MVVM
8 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.09%) Microservices
9 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 3 (6.82%) DevOps
10 3 (6.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (65.91%) C++
3 28 (63.64%) Java
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.73%) GLSL
5 10 (22.73%) HLSL
6 6 (13.64%) XAML
7 4 (9.09%) SQL
8 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.82%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.55%) C
10 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) SC Cleared
1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 19 (43.18%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) PhD
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) Siemens