Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 122 132
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 84 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.66% 1.43% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.76% 10.33% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 39
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £310 £224 £246
90th Percentile £558 £454 £390
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +2.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £39.53 £33.40 £36.30
90th Percentile £48.20 £45.10 £45.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 959 668 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.90% 13.83% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 404 483
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £305 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 59
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.56 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.20 £31.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.13 £50.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017. 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 +6 28 £350 +55.56% 7
Cambridgeshire -19 22 £338 -10.00% 8
Essex -5 15 £529 +34.29% 1
Suffolk +21 12 - -
Bedfordshire -4 5 £425 -1.16% 1
Norfolk -17 2 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 60 (71.43%) .NET
2 52 (61.90%) SQL
3 48 (57.14%) C#
3 48 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
5 26 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (25.00%) Windows
6 21 (25.00%) Finance
6 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (23.81%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
9 18 (21.43%) WPF
10 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
10 17 (20.24%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (19.05%) X++
12 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 13 (15.48%) WCF
14 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.48%) HTML
14 13 (15.48%) Web Services
14 13 (15.48%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (14.29%) C++
15 12 (14.29%) Release Management
15 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (13.10%) jQuery
16 11 (13.10%) MVC
16 11 (13.10%) WinForms

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 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) JBoss
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.19%) InDesign
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (1.19%) RoboHelp
3 1 (1.19%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Dynamics 365
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) Office 365
4 2 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) IMAP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) SMTP
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
2 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (9.52%) Power BI
6 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.95%) Data Lake
8 4 (4.76%) Big Data
8 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.76%) SQLite
9 3 (3.57%) OLAP
9 3 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.14%) MorphX
3 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.95%) NUnit
4 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.57%) JIRA
5 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.38%) NetBeans
5 2 (2.38%) Protractor
5 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (2.38%) WiX
6 1 (1.19%) GitLab
6 1 (1.19%) Grunt
6 1 (1.19%) gulp
6 1 (1.19%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Local Government
3 7 (8.33%) Back Office
4 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Military
7 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.19%) Automotive
7 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (69.05%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.48%) Software Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (10.71%) C# Software Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Lead .NET Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Agile Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Consultant
11 3 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (71.43%) .NET
2 18 (21.43%) WPF
3 13 (15.48%) HTML
3 13 (15.48%) WCF
3 13 (15.48%) Web Services
4 11 (13.10%) CSS
4 11 (13.10%) jQuery
4 11 (13.10%) WinForms
4 11 (13.10%) XML
5 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
5 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.33%) JSON
7 5 (5.95%) Ajax
7 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (4.76%) CAML
9 3 (3.57%) HTML5
9 3 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.38%) W3C
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) SCADA
3 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Android
2 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.24%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (14.29%) Release Management
6 11 (13.10%) MVC
6 11 (13.10%) Workflow
7 10 (11.90%) User Stories
8 9 (10.71%) OOP
9 6 (7.14%) Analytics
9 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (7.14%) TDD
9 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.95%) CRM
10 5 (5.95%) DevOps
10 5 (5.95%) ETL
10 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (61.90%) SQL
2 48 (57.14%) C#
3 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
4 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.05%) X++
6 12 (14.29%) C++
7 9 (10.71%) VB.NET
8 6 (7.14%) Java
9 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.57%) VB
11 2 (2.38%) Python
11 2 (2.38%) VB6
12 1 (1.19%) AWK
12 1 (1.19%) C
12 1 (1.19%) Perl
12 1 (1.19%) R
12 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.19%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
3 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.57%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.38%) Nintex
4 2 (2.38%) Remedy
4 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.19%) Telerik