Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 201 176
Rank change year-on-year -30 -25 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1108 1304 1457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.33% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.21% 8.03% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 840 888
England median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -2.74%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £594 £525 £508
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 42 69
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £33.20 £14.34 £32.00
90th Percentile £48.73 £45.98 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17836 16231 14813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 10994 9955
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 233 283
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.17 £23.80
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK 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 England

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 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
London -2 426 £450 +5.88% 60
South East -3 249 £400 +9.59% 57
North of England +20 156 £350 - 69
South West -15 107 £350 - 21
East of England +4 86 £369 +5.36% 31
North West -1 80 £360 +1.70% 30
Midlands -81 78 £350 +1.45% 33
Yorkshire -36 48 £325 -13.33% 33
West Midlands -82 40 £355 -3.66% 21
East Midlands -18 38 £335 -0.37% 11
North East +72 28 £373 +28.45% 6
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 698 (63.00%) C#
2 696 (62.82%) .NET
3 556 (50.18%) SQL Server
4 472 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
5 468 (42.24%) Microsoft
6 440 (39.71%) SQL
7 371 (33.48%) JavaScript
8 336 (30.32%) MVC
9 304 (27.44%) ASP.NET
10 298 (26.90%) HTML
11 295 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 285 (25.72%) CSS
13 225 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 222 (20.04%) Windows
15 206 (18.59%) jQuery
16 182 (16.43%) .NET Framework
17 167 (15.07%) Finance
18 165 (14.89%) Web Services
19 163 (14.71%) AngularJS
20 161 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
21 160 (14.44%) XML
22 157 (14.17%) Test Automation
23 155 (13.99%) T-SQL
24 154 (13.90%) TDD
25 152 (13.72%) Git (software)
26 148 (13.36%) WCF
27 140 (12.64%) Scrum
28 137 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
29 126 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
30 121 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 98 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 65 (5.87%) IIS
3 59 (5.32%) CMS
4 33 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 32 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (2.08%) Confluence
7 22 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.90%) MS Exchange
8 21 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (1.81%) Umbraco
10 18 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.17%) EPiServer
12 12 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.90%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.81%) DNN
15 8 (0.72%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.36%) Mingle
8 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.090%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.090%) InDesign
10 1 (0.090%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.090%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.090%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 73 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.81%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.63%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.45%) RMDS
6 4 (0.36%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.27%) Endur
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.18%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 225 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.89%) Office 365
4 31 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (2.53%) GitHub
6 21 (1.90%) PaaS
7 14 (1.26%) SaaS
8 13 (1.17%) IaaS
9 10 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.54%) npm
12 5 (0.45%) Firebase
12 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
14 3 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.27%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.18%) MailChimp
15 2 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.44%) Internet
2 22 (1.99%) Intranet
2 22 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.26%) Skype
4 13 (1.17%) Firewall
5 10 (0.90%) Network Security
5 10 (0.90%) SMS
5 10 (0.90%) SSL
6 9 (0.81%) CTI
6 9 (0.81%) DNS
6 9 (0.81%) LDAP
6 9 (0.81%) VPN
7 8 (0.72%) HTTP
7 8 (0.72%) NetScaler
7 8 (0.72%) VLAN
8 6 (0.54%) SMTP
9 5 (0.45%) FTP
9 5 (0.45%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.36%) IMAP
10 4 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (50.18%) SQL Server
2 121 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 108 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 70 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 63 (5.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 60 (5.42%) Relational Database
8 50 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 48 (4.33%) Power BI
11 43 (3.88%) Oracle Database
12 27 (2.44%) Big Data
12 27 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 25 (2.26%) OLAP
14 22 (1.99%) NoSQL
15 20 (1.81%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.44%) MySQL
16 16 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 295 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 152 (13.72%) Git (software)
3 101 (9.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 84 (7.58%) JIRA
5 65 (5.87%) Selenium
6 59 (5.32%) Eclipse
7 56 (5.05%) Subversion
8 48 (4.33%) SpecFlow
9 46 (4.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 45 (4.06%) NUnit
11 40 (3.61%) Jenkins
12 39 (3.52%) TeamCity
13 30 (2.71%) MSTest
14 27 (2.44%) Cucumber
15 25 (2.26%) ReSharper
16 21 (1.90%) Moq
16 21 (1.90%) WebDriver
17 19 (1.71%) MSBuild
17 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 17 (1.53%) gulp
General
1 167 (15.07%) Finance
2 64 (5.78%) Banking
3 43 (3.88%) Marketing
4 31 (2.80%) Front Office
5 29 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.44%) Back Office
6 27 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.90%) Electronics
7 21 (1.90%) Retail
8 20 (1.81%) Law
9 17 (1.53%) Advertising
9 17 (1.53%) Legal
10 14 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.99%) Local Government
11 11 (0.99%) Publishing
12 9 (0.81%) Automotive
13 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 744 (67.15%) Developer
2 291 (26.26%) .NET Developer
3 208 (18.77%) C# Developer
4 139 (12.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (7.40%) SQL Developer
6 81 (7.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 79 (7.13%) Analyst
7 79 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 66 (5.96%) Software Developer
9 64 (5.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 64 (5.78%) Software Engineer
10 53 (4.78%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 45 (4.06%) Web Developer
13 44 (3.97%) Architect
13 44 (3.97%) Test Analyst
14 40 (3.61%) Agile Developer
14 40 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
15 39 (3.52%) C++ Developer
15 39 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (62.82%) .NET
2 304 (27.44%) ASP.NET
3 298 (26.90%) HTML
4 285 (25.72%) CSS
5 206 (18.59%) jQuery
6 182 (16.43%) .NET Framework
7 165 (14.89%) Web Services
8 163 (14.71%) AngularJS
9 161 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 160 (14.44%) XML
11 148 (13.36%) WCF
12 137 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 120 (10.83%) HTML5
14 101 (9.12%) JSON
15 96 (8.66%) REST
15 96 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 87 (7.85%) Entity Framework
17 76 (6.86%) Ajax
18 75 (6.77%) CSS3
19 72 (6.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.32%) User Experience
3 53 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (2.89%) Fintech
7 30 (2.71%) Fixed Income
7 30 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (2.35%) W3C
9 22 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.35%) Equities
11 14 (1.26%) Derivative
12 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.72%) iPad
15 7 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.63%) PDA
15 7 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 222 (20.04%) Windows
2 64 (5.78%) Linux
3 39 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 34 (3.07%) Android
6 25 (2.26%) Unix
7 20 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.36%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.18%) MVS
13 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.090%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (30.32%) MVC
3 157 (14.17%) Test Automation
4 154 (13.90%) TDD
5 140 (12.64%) Scrum
6 126 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
7 114 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (10.11%) Software Engineering
9 103 (9.30%) Web Development
10 92 (8.30%) DevOps
11 91 (8.21%) OO
12 90 (8.12%) SDLC
13 88 (7.94%) CRM
14 82 (7.40%) BDD
15 76 (6.86%) ETL
15 76 (6.86%) Migration
16 74 (6.68%) Unit Testing
17 58 (5.23%) Front End Development
18 55 (4.96%) Microservices
19 54 (4.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 698 (63.00%) C#
2 440 (39.71%) SQL
3 371 (33.48%) JavaScript
4 155 (13.99%) T-SQL
5 119 (10.74%) Java
6 110 (9.93%) C++
7 108 (9.75%) PowerShell
8 65 (5.87%) Python
9 40 (3.61%) TypeScript
10 37 (3.34%) VB.NET
11 30 (2.71%) C
12 25 (2.26%) VB
13 21 (1.90%) VBA
13 21 (1.90%) X++
14 16 (1.44%) PHP
14 16 (1.44%) Ruby
15 14 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.17%) VBScript
17 12 (1.08%) F#
Qualifications
1 94 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.13%) Degree
3 70 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.26%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.26%) ISEB
8 13 (1.17%) MCSE
9 10 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.36%) MCITP
12 4 (0.36%) MCTS
12 4 (0.36%) PhD
12 4 (0.36%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.27%) MCP
14 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.18%) MCSD
15 1 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.41%) QA
2 8 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.72%) MiFID
3 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.54%) WCAG
5 3 (0.27%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.18%) HL7
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.18%) WAI
7 1 (0.090%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.090%) MISRA
7 1 (0.090%) MISRA C
System Software
1 57 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.16%) Docker
3 9 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.72%) Brightmail
5 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.090%) Firmware
8 1 (0.090%) zsh
Systems Management
1 24 (2.17%) Puppet
2 20 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.62%) Ansible
4 10 (0.90%) Terraform
5 8 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
6 6 (0.54%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.45%) Rancher
8 4 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.27%) MOM
10 2 (0.18%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.18%) SCOM
11 1 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.090%) Kibana
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.090%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 468 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.94%) Oracle
3 46 (4.15%) Sitecore
4 31 (2.80%) SAP
5 24 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.99%) HP
7 21 (1.90%) Google
7 21 (1.90%) Telerik
8 14 (1.26%) Apple
8 14 (1.26%) Nintex
9 13 (1.17%) Tableau
10 11 (0.99%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.90%) CA
11 10 (0.90%) Citrix
11 10 (0.90%) SunGard
12 9 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.72%) Alteryx
13 8 (0.72%) Cisco
13 8 (0.72%) IronPort
13 8 (0.72%) SendGrid