Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 127 139
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 102 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.00% 1.60% 1.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.30% 8.62% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 31
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% +0.37%
10th Percentile £264 £298 £225
90th Percentile £500 £567 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% +29.10% -21.18%
10th Percentile £43.05 £40.93 £33.10
90th Percentile £46.15 £44.88 £33.90
England median hourly rate £41.88 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +0.90% +9.21% -3.18%

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 990 940 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.42% 18.60% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 571 408
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £598 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 30
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +8.33%
10th Percentile £25.13 £35.00 £30.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £63.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +26 62 £400 +14.29% 26
Cambridgeshire +5 14 £425 +6.25% 22
Bedfordshire +9 12 £463 +8.82% 7
Suffolk -15 9 £375 - 7
Essex -17 3 £550 +2.33% 9
Norfolk +17 2 £363 - 4
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 80 (78.43%) C#
2 75 (73.53%) .NET
3 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (45.10%) JavaScript
5 42 (41.18%) ASP.NET
6 40 (39.22%) Windows
7 39 (38.24%) Web Services
7 39 (38.24%) Microsoft
8 29 (28.43%) Git (software)
8 29 (28.43%) REST
9 28 (27.45%) C++
10 27 (26.47%) MVC
10 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
11 26 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (24.51%) Java
12 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
12 25 (24.51%) Linux
13 24 (23.53%) Scrum
14 23 (22.55%) CSS
14 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
14 23 (22.55%) Qt
14 23 (22.55%) Degree
14 23 (22.55%) Node.js
15 22 (21.57%) Mathematics
15 22 (21.57%) Ethernet
15 22 (21.57%) Eclipse
15 22 (21.57%) NetBeans
15 22 (21.57%) Military
16 20 (19.61%) TDD
16 20 (19.61%) SQL

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 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.98%) Apache
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) 3ds Max
1 3 (2.94%) Maya
1 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Windchill
3 1 (0.98%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.98%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.98%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Office 365
2 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.88%) GitHub
5 2 (1.96%) IaaS
5 2 (1.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) NuGet
6 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
2 22 (21.57%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) FTP
4 1 (0.98%) HTTP
4 1 (0.98%) IGMP
4 1 (0.98%) Internet
4 1 (0.98%) PBX
4 1 (0.98%) RTCP
4 1 (0.98%) RTP
4 1 (0.98%) SNMP
4 1 (0.98%) VLAN
4 1 (0.98%) VoIP
4 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Power BI
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (28.43%) Git (software)
2 22 (21.57%) Eclipse
2 22 (21.57%) NetBeans
3 17 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (15.69%) NUnit
5 14 (13.73%) Visual Studio Code
6 12 (11.76%) ReSharper
7 8 (7.84%) JIRA
8 7 (6.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.92%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.94%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (2.94%) Maven
10 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.96%) JMeter
11 2 (1.96%) MSTest
11 2 (1.96%) Selenium
11 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (21.57%) Military
2 19 (18.63%) Aerospace
3 11 (10.78%) Law
4 6 (5.88%) Finance
5 3 (2.94%) Games
6 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (61.76%) Developer
2 34 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 18 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 14 (13.73%) SharePoint Developer
5 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.92%) C# WCF Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) WCF Developer
11 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (2.94%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (73.53%) .NET
2 42 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 39 (38.24%) Web Services
4 29 (28.43%) REST
5 26 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (22.55%) CSS
6 23 (22.55%) Node.js
6 23 (22.55%) Qt
7 18 (17.65%) jQuery
8 17 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 17 (16.67%) DirectX
8 17 (16.67%) OpenGL
9 16 (15.69%) ActiveX
9 16 (15.69%) MFC
10 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (13.73%) SOAP
10 14 (13.73%) WCF
11 13 (12.75%) HTML
12 12 (11.76%) XML
13 11 (10.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
3 1 (0.98%) Fintech
3 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.22%) Windows
2 25 (24.51%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.47%) MVC
2 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 24 (23.53%) Scrum
4 22 (21.57%) Mathematics
5 20 (19.61%) TDD
6 15 (14.71%) DevOps
7 14 (13.73%) Workflow
8 11 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.78%) Refactoring
8 11 (10.78%) SOLID
9 8 (7.84%) SDLC
9 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.86%) BDD
10 7 (6.86%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.88%) Asynchronous Programming
11 6 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (5.88%) Microservices
11 6 (5.88%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 80 (78.43%) C#
2 46 (45.10%) JavaScript
3 28 (27.45%) C++
4 25 (24.51%) Java
5 20 (19.61%) SQL
6 19 (18.63%) PowerShell
7 16 (15.69%) GLSL
7 16 (15.69%) HLSL
8 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.92%) Python
9 4 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.94%) Lua
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) Perl
12 1 (0.98%) Ruby
12 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) Degree
2 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.98%) ISEB
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) KVM
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Kibana
2 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) Nintex
3 11 (10.78%) Sony
4 6 (5.88%) Google
5 3 (2.94%) Adobe
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (0.98%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.98%) Facebook
7 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.98%) RedGate
7 1 (0.98%) VMware