Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 75 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 +39 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 52 18 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.02% 1.34% 1.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.14% 6.74% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 27
10th Percentile £205 £341 £328
25th Percentile £234 £383 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year -21.13% -1.39% +9.09%
75th Percentile £375 £478 £500
90th Percentile £460 £484 £538
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £43.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -37.21% - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +41.18% -2.30% -

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 513 267 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.93% 19.88% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 152 387
10th Percentile £325 £301 £313
25th Percentile £413 £372 £371
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £573 £508 £525
90th Percentile £625 £586 £588
England median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
10th Percentile £26.99 £36.10 £10.75
25th Percentile £45.50 £43.75 £20.38
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.39 £54.55 £48.83
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.65%

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 8 December 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio in the East of England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 8 December 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire -5 22 £350 -26.32% 15
Hertfordshire -18 18 £450 +22.03% 7
Essex -11 11 £210 -55.79% 4
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 35 (67.31%) .NET
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (63.46%) Software Engineering
3 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
3 29 (55.77%) C++
4 28 (53.85%) Azure
5 26 (50.00%) C#
6 25 (48.08%) MFC
7 19 (36.54%) Degree
7 19 (36.54%) Social Skills
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 16 (30.77%) Web Services
9 15 (28.85%) SQL
9 15 (28.85%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
10 14 (26.92%) Java
10 14 (26.92%) Linux
10 14 (26.92%) Mathematics
11 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (25.00%) Qt
11 13 (25.00%) Node.js
11 13 (25.00%) GLSL
11 13 (25.00%) HLSL
11 13 (25.00%) ActiveX
11 13 (25.00%) Eclipse
11 13 (25.00%) Ethernet
11 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 2 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 28 (53.85%) Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.92%) AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Logic Apps
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.92%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (17.31%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (21.15%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (17.31%) Power BI
3 9 (17.31%) QlikView
4 2 (3.85%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.92%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 13 (25.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (36.54%) Social Skills
2 15 (28.85%) Presentation Skills
3 13 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 13 (25.00%) Military
4 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 16 (30.77%) Developer
3 13 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (11.54%) .NET Software Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (1.92%) AWS DevOps
9 1 (1.92%) C# WPF Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) MFC
3 16 (30.77%) Web Services
4 13 (25.00%) ActiveX
4 13 (25.00%) DirectX
4 13 (25.00%) Node.js
4 13 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 13 (25.00%) Qt
5 10 (19.23%) WPF
6 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
6 7 (13.46%) Entity Framework
7 6 (11.54%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 5 (9.62%) WCF
9 4 (7.69%) .NET Core
9 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (7.69%) React
9 4 (7.69%) RESTful
10 3 (5.77%) XML
11 2 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) NHS
2 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (63.46%) Software Engineering
3 14 (26.92%) Mathematics
4 13 (25.00%) Scrum
4 13 (25.00%) Synthetic Environment
5 11 (21.15%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (15.38%) MVVM
7 6 (11.54%) Microservices
8 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
8 5 (9.62%) DevOps
8 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.69%) UML
9 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Change Control
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) OO
11 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.85%) ETL
11 2 (3.85%) SOA
11 2 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) C++
2 26 (50.00%) C#
3 15 (28.85%) SQL
4 14 (26.92%) Java
5 13 (25.00%) GLSL
5 13 (25.00%) HLSL
5 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (17.31%) VB
7 5 (9.62%) XAML
8 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.85%) VBA
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Degree
2 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) PhD
4 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Databricks