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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 116
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.83% 1.16% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.74% 8.41% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 17
Median daily rate £394 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -21.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 431 345 419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.73% 13.83% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 233 245
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Median hourly rate £43.25 £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.79% -2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +12 20 £320 -14.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £400 +34.45% 4
Suffolk +18 6 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £438 - 2
Essex -18 1 - - 5
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (73.61%) .NET
2 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 44 (61.11%) C#
4 34 (47.22%) SQL Server
5 29 (40.28%) SQL
6 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET
7 24 (33.33%) Windows
8 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
9 21 (29.17%) HTML
10 20 (27.78%) CSS
10 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (26.39%) .NET Framework
11 19 (26.39%) WCF
11 19 (26.39%) Web Services
11 19 (26.39%) MVC
12 16 (22.22%) XML
13 15 (20.83%) WPF
14 14 (19.44%) jQuery
15 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (16.67%) DevOps
15 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
15 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (15.28%) Entity Framework
16 11 (15.28%) Unit Testing
17 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
17 10 (13.89%) SharePoint

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 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.11%) IIS
3 5 (6.94%) CMS
4 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.78%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.72%) Office 365
3 3 (4.17%) GitHub
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.78%) Route 53
5 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) DNS
1 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) IMAP
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) SMTP
2 2 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.39%) NAS
3 1 (1.39%) NFC
3 1 (1.39%) SAN
3 1 (1.39%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.56%) MorphX
2 4 (5.56%) NUnit
3 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (4.17%) MSTest
3 3 (4.17%) NetBeans
4 2 (2.78%) Bower
4 2 (2.78%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.39%) GDB
5 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.17%) Military
2 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Lead .NET Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.56%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) CRM Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Administrator
9 3 (4.17%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (73.61%) .NET
2 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET
3 21 (29.17%) HTML
4 20 (27.78%) CSS
5 19 (26.39%) .NET Framework
5 19 (26.39%) WCF
5 19 (26.39%) Web Services
6 16 (22.22%) XML
7 15 (20.83%) WPF
8 14 (19.44%) jQuery
9 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (15.28%) Entity Framework
10 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (12.50%) JSON
12 7 (9.72%) Ajax
13 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 6 (8.33%) LINQ
14 5 (6.94%) HTML5
14 5 (6.94%) Node.js
14 5 (6.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
1 7 (9.72%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) SCADA
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.78%) W3C
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) MVC
2 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.67%) DevOps
3 11 (15.28%) Unit Testing
4 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL
6 7 (9.72%) OO
6 7 (9.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.72%) Scrum
6 7 (9.72%) SDLC
6 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.72%) Workflow
7 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.94%) CRM
7 5 (6.94%) OOD
8 4 (5.56%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.17%) Integration Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.11%) C#
2 29 (40.28%) SQL
3 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.11%) C++
5 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.94%) Python
7 3 (4.17%) C
7 3 (4.17%) Java
7 3 (4.17%) Perl
7 3 (4.17%) VB
7 3 (4.17%) X++
8 2 (2.78%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.78%) VB6
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.39%) Delphi
9 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) MCSE
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCP
6 1 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Remedy
3 2 (2.78%) Google
3 2 (2.78%) IBM
3 2 (2.78%) Nintex
3 2 (2.78%) Telerik
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.39%) Borland
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Embarcadero
4 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.39%) Perforce
4 1 (1.39%) SAP
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