Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 341 317 233
Rank change year-on-year -24 -84 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 525 422 414
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.81% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.22% 4.63% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 290 285
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
25th Percentile £438 £403 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £496 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.93% +4.34% +5.56%
75th Percentile £725 £650 £544
90th Percentile £825 £750 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 7
10th Percentile £47.50 - £20.20
25th Percentile £49.38 £44.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate £63.60 £49.00 £45.91
Median % change year-on-year +29.80% +6.73% -12.55%
75th Percentile £75.00 £57.50 £49.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.20 £54.60
UK median hourly rate £63.60 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +38.26% +2.22% -5.26%

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 12,445 9,112 6,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.27% 17.43% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,782 6,063 4,864
10th Percentile £400 £350 £340
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £670 £600 £594
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 171 92
10th Percentile £36.48 £24.80 £21.25
25th Percentile £41.16 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £55.00
90th Percentile £75.92 £65.54 £63.68
UK median hourly rate £52.59 £48.87 £47.50
% change year-on-year +7.61% +2.88% +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -47 280 £625 +2.04% 35
South East +1 72 £431 +9.87% 41
North of England -57 46 £450 +11.11% 26
South West +3 42 £475 +5.56% 26
East of England -16 39 £463 +7.56% 14
North West -34 35 £450 +11.11% 13
Midlands -36 24 £360 -10.00% 27
East Midlands +2 15 £350 +1.82% 11
Yorkshire -37 10 £438 +16.67% 11
West Midlands -44 8 £438 +9.38% 16
North East -12 1 £500 +53.85% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 353 (67.24%) C#
2 265 (50.48%) Agile
3 245 (46.67%) DevOps
4 234 (44.57%) SQL Server
5 226 (43.05%) .NET
6 223 (42.48%) SQL
7 219 (41.71%) Microsoft
8 208 (39.62%) Azure
9 184 (35.05%) Git (software)
10 174 (33.14%) JavaScript
11 154 (29.33%) C++
12 138 (26.29%) Social Skills
13 137 (26.10%) Windows
14 134 (25.52%) Problem-Solving
15 130 (24.76%) HTML
16 127 (24.19%) Software Engineering
17 126 (24.00%) CSS
18 117 (22.29%) Test Automation
19 116 (22.10%) Azure DevOps
19 116 (22.10%) CI/CD
20 112 (21.33%) Scrum
21 105 (20.00%) Finance
21 105 (20.00%) .NET Framework
22 99 (18.86%) PowerShell
23 92 (17.52%) Team Foundation Server
24 82 (15.62%) Unit Testing
25 81 (15.43%) TDD
25 81 (15.43%) Oracle
26 80 (15.24%) Security Cleared
27 78 (14.86%) T-SQL

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 66 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.14%) Oracle Coherence
3 24 (4.57%) IIS
4 18 (3.43%) Confluence
5 17 (3.24%) CMS
6 14 (2.67%) DataSynapse
7 12 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.33%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.76%) DNN
12 4 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.38%) Kentico
15 1 (0.19%) Apache
15 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.71%) RMDS
3 5 (0.95%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.19%) Algo Collateral
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Endur
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 208 (39.62%) Azure
2 116 (22.10%) Azure DevOps
3 67 (12.76%) Power Platform
4 37 (7.05%) Microsoft 365
5 33 (6.29%) Pulumi
6 25 (4.76%) AWS
6 25 (4.76%) GitHub
7 23 (4.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 22 (4.19%) PowerApps
9 21 (4.00%) Power Automate
10 13 (2.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 13 (2.48%) PaaS
11 11 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.71%) Azure Storage
12 9 (1.71%) Serverless
13 8 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.52%) NuGet
14 7 (1.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 6 (1.14%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
16 5 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (14.86%) TCP/IP
2 52 (9.90%) Ethernet
3 32 (6.10%) Network Security
4 7 (1.33%) Multicast
5 5 (0.95%) ATM
6 2 (0.38%) Internet
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) 5G
7 1 (0.19%) Modbus
7 1 (0.19%) RS-232
7 1 (0.19%) RS-422
7 1 (0.19%) RS-485
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (44.57%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.38%) Relational Database
3 63 (12.00%) Power BI
4 57 (10.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (8.95%) Oracle Database
6 46 (8.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 37 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (5.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (4.76%) Data Lake
11 23 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.67%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.71%) NoSQL
15 8 (1.52%) DTS
16 7 (1.33%) OLTP
16 7 (1.33%) Parquet
16 7 (1.33%) SSDT
16 7 (1.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 184 (35.05%) Git (software)
2 92 (17.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (13.90%) Jenkins
4 69 (13.14%) JIRA
5 62 (11.81%) Eclipse
6 60 (11.43%) NUnit
6 60 (11.43%) TeamCity
7 56 (10.67%) Bitbucket
8 49 (9.33%) Selenium
9 48 (9.14%) Subversion
10 34 (6.48%) Jasmine
10 34 (6.48%) SonarQube
11 27 (5.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 25 (4.76%) Artifactory
13 21 (4.00%) IntelliJ
13 21 (4.00%) MSTest
13 21 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 20 (3.81%) SpecFlow
15 18 (3.43%) NetBeans
16 17 (3.24%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 138 (26.29%) Social Skills
2 105 (20.00%) Finance
3 77 (14.67%) Banking
4 53 (10.10%) Presentation Skills
5 43 (8.19%) Investment Banking
6 41 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (5.52%) Back Office
8 27 (5.14%) Front Office
9 18 (3.43%) Aerospace
9 18 (3.43%) Military
10 15 (2.86%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.52%) Legal
12 6 (1.14%) Marketing
12 6 (1.14%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.76%) Automotive
14 4 (0.76%) International Banking
15 3 (0.57%) Billing
15 3 (0.57%) Law
15 3 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (61.14%) Developer
2 73 (13.90%) C# Developer
3 69 (13.14%) .NET Developer
4 60 (11.43%) C++ Developer
5 52 (9.90%) Software Developer
6 46 (8.76%) Software Engineer
7 37 (7.05%) C++/C# Developer
8 36 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
9 35 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
9 35 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 25 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
13 24 (4.57%) Data Engineer
14 20 (3.81%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 20 (3.81%) Java Developer
15 18 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
15 18 (3.43%) DevOps Developer
15 18 (3.43%) Senior Developer
16 17 (3.24%) Microsoft 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (43.05%) .NET
2 130 (24.76%) HTML
3 126 (24.00%) CSS
4 105 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 74 (14.10%) XML
6 73 (13.90%) HTML5
7 69 (13.14%) ASP.NET
8 65 (12.38%) .NET Core
9 62 (11.81%) REST
10 59 (11.24%) Entity Framework
10 59 (11.24%) JSON
11 56 (10.67%) RESTful
12 53 (10.10%) jQuery
13 42 (8.00%) AngularJS
14 41 (7.81%) Web Services
15 37 (7.05%) ARM Templates
16 36 (6.86%) OAuth
17 35 (6.67%) React
18 32 (6.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 27 (5.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.81%) Virtual Team
2 32 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
3 29 (5.52%) Fixed Income
4 19 (3.62%) User Experience
5 15 (2.86%) Wiki
6 12 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.71%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.71%) NHS
8 8 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.14%) Legacy Code
11 5 (0.95%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.95%) Derivative
11 5 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 137 (26.10%) Windows
2 68 (12.95%) Linux
3 9 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.52%) Android
5 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.19%) Unix
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (50.48%) Agile
2 245 (46.67%) DevOps
3 134 (25.52%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (24.19%) Software Engineering
5 117 (22.29%) Test Automation
6 116 (22.10%) CI/CD
7 112 (21.33%) Scrum
8 82 (15.62%) Unit Testing
9 81 (15.43%) TDD
10 76 (14.48%) Business Intelligence
11 68 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (12.19%) SOLID
13 54 (10.29%) OO
13 54 (10.29%) Web Development
14 52 (9.90%) Microservices
15 51 (9.71%) Analytics
15 51 (9.71%) SOA
15 51 (9.71%) Synthetic Environment
16 46 (8.76%) MVC
17 41 (7.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 353 (67.24%) C#
2 223 (42.48%) SQL
3 174 (33.14%) JavaScript
4 154 (29.33%) C++
5 99 (18.86%) PowerShell
6 78 (14.86%) T-SQL
7 75 (14.29%) Java
8 65 (12.38%) Python
9 28 (5.33%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 20 (3.81%) VBA
12 19 (3.62%) VB
13 18 (3.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (3.43%) GLSL
13 18 (3.43%) HLSL
14 17 (3.24%) C
15 12 (2.29%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.10%) Bash
17 10 (1.90%) REXX
17 10 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.29%) Degree
3 73 (13.90%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.19%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.76%) PhD
7 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.19%) HP APS
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.95%) Accessibility
2 20 (3.81%) QA
3 7 (1.33%) GDPR
4 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.57%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 48 (9.14%) Docker
2 15 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.33%) GridGain
4 4 (0.76%) LXC
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 75 (14.29%) Terraform
2 38 (7.24%) Kubernetes
3 36 (6.86%) Ansible
4 20 (3.81%) ITRS Geneos
5 12 (2.29%) BladeLogic
6 8 (1.52%) Puppet
7 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.76%) Control-M
8 4 (0.76%) SCCM
9 3 (0.57%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.38%) MIIS
11 1 (0.19%) CloudForms
11 1 (0.19%) Oozie
11 1 (0.19%) SCOM
11 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 219 (41.71%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.43%) Oracle
3 20 (3.81%) IBM
4 18 (3.43%) TIBCO
5 16 (3.05%) Sitecore
6 13 (2.48%) Databricks
7 10 (1.90%) Checkmarx
8 9 (1.71%) ION Trading
8 9 (1.71%) Reuters
9 7 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.14%) Splunk
11 5 (0.95%) FIS
11 5 (0.95%) Google
11 5 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.95%) SunGard
12 4 (0.76%) Citrix
12 4 (0.76%) SAP
12 4 (0.76%) Telerik
13 3 (0.57%) HP