Period
to 20 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 130 123
Rank change year-on-year +49 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 107 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.61% 1.51% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.97% 7.93% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 39
East of England median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £177
90th Percentile £585 £494 £506
England median daily rate £450 £418 £389
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.40% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +22.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £37.50 £40.05 £31.95
90th Percentile £56.80 £51.30 £44.80
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50% -

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 766 845 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.69% 19.03% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 528 472
East of England median daily rate £454 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £559
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 63
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% -10.00%
10th Percentile £16.90 £26.50 £33.60
90th Percentile £57.10 £75.00 £52.80
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +4.88% -3.42%

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 20 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor 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 20 April 2019. 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 +27 50 £413 +22.22% 5
Cambridgeshire +20 30 £425 +30.77% 8
Suffolk +11 10 £381 -8.13%
Essex +10 9 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire +19 7 £438 +14.75% 2
Norfolk 0 2 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 67 (62.62%) C#
2 66 (61.68%) .NET
3 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (43.93%) JavaScript
5 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
6 36 (33.64%) SQL
7 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
7 34 (31.78%) Git (software)
8 33 (30.84%) C++
9 32 (29.91%) Software Engineering
10 28 (26.17%) Windows
11 27 (25.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (24.30%) Node.js
12 26 (24.30%) Degree
12 26 (24.30%) Scrum
13 25 (23.36%) CSS
13 25 (23.36%) HTML
13 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
14 23 (21.50%) Java
14 23 (21.50%) MFC
15 22 (20.56%) Linux
15 22 (20.56%) Qt
16 21 (19.63%) .NET Framework
16 21 (19.63%) Mathematics
16 21 (19.63%) Web Services
16 21 (19.63%) Eclipse
16 21 (19.63%) Ethernet
16 21 (19.63%) Aerospace
16 21 (19.63%) NetBeans
16 21 (19.63%) Military

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 (14.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.67%) CMS
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.74%) Revive Adserver
3 2 (1.87%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.48%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (5.61%) Office 365
4 4 (3.74%) Force.com
4 4 (3.74%) Veeva
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.87%) GitHub
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
2 21 (19.63%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.74%) HTTP
4 3 (2.80%) DHCP
4 3 (2.80%) IGMP
4 3 (2.80%) Internet
4 3 (2.80%) PBX
4 3 (2.80%) RTCP
4 3 (2.80%) RTP
4 3 (2.80%) SNMP
4 3 (2.80%) VLAN
4 3 (2.80%) VoIP
4 3 (2.80%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.93%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.02%) Power BI
3 14 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (10.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.48%) SSDT
6 5 (4.67%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.87%) Big Data
8 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.93%) OLAP
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (31.78%) Git (software)
2 27 (25.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (19.63%) Eclipse
3 21 (19.63%) NetBeans
4 12 (11.21%) Visual Studio Code
5 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.80%) GDB
6 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 3 (2.80%) NUnit
6 3 (2.80%) Selenium
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
6 3 (2.80%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.87%) Xcode
8 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (19.63%) Aerospace
1 21 (19.63%) Military
2 5 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.80%) Law
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 57 (53.27%) Developer
2 19 (17.76%) .NET Developer
3 11 (10.28%) C# Developer
3 11 (10.28%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 10 (9.35%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.48%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 8 (7.48%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Microsoft BI Consultant
7 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (5.61%) Senior SharePoint Developer
7 6 (5.61%) WPF Developer
8 5 (4.67%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Agile Developer
9 4 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (61.68%) .NET
2 26 (24.30%) Node.js
3 25 (23.36%) CSS
3 25 (23.36%) HTML
4 23 (21.50%) MFC
5 22 (20.56%) Qt
6 21 (19.63%) .NET Framework
6 21 (19.63%) Web Services
7 20 (18.69%) ASP.NET
7 20 (18.69%) DirectX
8 19 (17.76%) ActiveX
8 19 (17.76%) HTML5
8 19 (17.76%) OpenGL
9 16 (14.95%) jQuery
10 15 (14.02%) AngularJS
11 11 (10.28%) Entity Framework
11 11 (10.28%) REST
11 11 (10.28%) WPF
12 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
2 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.87%) Life Science
2 2 (1.87%) User Experience
3 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
3 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.93%) e-Health
3 1 (0.93%) LIMS
3 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.93%) NHS
3 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.93%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Windows
2 22 (20.56%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Android
3 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.91%) Software Engineering
3 26 (24.30%) Scrum
4 21 (19.63%) Mathematics
5 16 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (12.15%) MVC
7 10 (9.35%) CRM
7 10 (9.35%) DevOps
8 9 (8.41%) ITIL
8 9 (8.41%) SDLC
9 8 (7.48%) TDD
10 7 (6.54%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.61%) Analytics
11 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
11 6 (5.61%) ERP
11 6 (5.61%) Workflow
12 5 (4.67%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.67%) Front End Development
12 5 (4.67%) OO
13 4 (3.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (62.62%) C#
2 47 (43.93%) JavaScript
3 36 (33.64%) SQL
4 33 (30.84%) C++
5 23 (21.50%) Java
6 19 (17.76%) GLSL
6 19 (17.76%) HLSL
7 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.54%) Python
8 6 (5.61%) C
9 5 (4.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.80%) Perl
11 2 (1.87%) VB
12 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.93%) PL/1
12 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.93%) VB6
12 1 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) Degree
2 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
3 19 (17.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.61%) MCSA
4 6 (5.61%) MCSE
4 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.87%) PhD
6 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.80%) KVM
1 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (2.80%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Nintex
3 5 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.74%) Sybase
4 4 (3.74%) Teradata
4 4 (3.74%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle
5 3 (2.80%) Sony
5 3 (2.80%) Tableau
6 2 (1.87%) Google
6 2 (1.87%) Telerik