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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 213 161
Rank change year-on-year +12 -52  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 547 563 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.14% 1.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.50% 7.77% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 358 472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.32 £28.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £48.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7290 7244 6442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.66% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4924 4879 4175
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 171 125
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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
London +49 228 £450 - 64
South East +2 94 £400 +14.28% 56
South West -1 57 £379 -5.31% 16
West Midlands +18 45 £343 +5.38% 16
Yorkshire +25 43 £325 -10.34% 31
East of England -8 33 £319 -1.16% 31
North West -4 31 £350 +10.58% 49
East Midlands -17 10 £277 -8.21% 12
North East -26 5 £269 -25.96% 7
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 746 (69.20%) .NET
2 663 (61.50%) C#
3 507 (47.03%) Microsoft
4 447 (41.47%) SQL Server
5 421 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
6 400 (37.11%) SQL
7 369 (34.23%) JavaScript
8 321 (29.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 302 (28.01%) CSS
10 300 (27.83%) HTML
11 295 (27.37%) MVC
12 294 (27.27%) ASP.NET
13 266 (24.68%) .NET Framework
14 196 (18.18%) WCF
15 185 (17.16%) Windows
16 180 (16.70%) Scrum
17 173 (16.05%) jQuery
18 161 (14.94%) MS Excel
18 161 (14.94%) ASP.NET Web API
19 145 (13.45%) CRM
20 136 (12.62%) Web Services
21 132 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
21 132 (12.24%) AngularJS
22 131 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 131 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
23 130 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
23 130 (12.06%) Finance
24 122 (11.32%) SharePoint
24 122 (11.32%) Security Cleared
25 121 (11.22%) 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
1 122 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 69 (6.40%) IIS
3 45 (4.17%) CMS
4 41 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.95%) NServiceBus
9 14 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.83%) SAS
11 7 (0.65%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.46%) DataSynapse
13 5 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
15 3 (0.28%) Confluence
15 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 161 (14.94%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.53%) MS Office
3 11 (1.02%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) MS Project
5 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.093%) Mingle
7 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 132 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.11%) RMDS
4 9 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.37%) SystmOne
6 4 (0.37%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.093%) Magento
8 1 (0.093%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 131 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.86%) PaaS
4 19 (1.76%) Office 365
5 12 (1.11%) GitHub
6 11 (1.02%) IaaS
7 7 (0.65%) SaaS
8 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.56%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.19%) Boomi
11 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.19%) Loggly
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.62%) Internet
2 21 (1.95%) HTTP
3 19 (1.76%) Intranet
4 18 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.02%) Broadband
5 11 (1.02%) Firewall
5 11 (1.02%) SSL
6 9 (0.83%) LAN
7 5 (0.46%) DNS
7 5 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.46%) LDAP
8 4 (0.37%) Extranet
8 4 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.37%) NAS
8 4 (0.37%) SAN
9 3 (0.28%) WAN
10 2 (0.19%) IGMP
10 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 1 (0.093%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (41.47%) SQL Server
2 131 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (9.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 103 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (3.25%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
10 28 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 28 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 26 (2.41%) Relational Database
12 25 (2.32%) Power BI
13 22 (2.04%) MS Access
14 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (1.67%) MongoDB
17 17 (1.58%) QlikView
18 15 (1.39%) MySQL
19 14 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 321 (29.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 110 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 86 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 58 (5.38%) JIRA
5 56 (5.19%) NUnit
6 48 (4.45%) Selenium
7 43 (3.99%) Eclipse
8 42 (3.90%) TeamCity
9 34 (3.15%) SpecFlow
10 30 (2.78%) Subversion
11 27 (2.50%) Jasmine
12 24 (2.23%) gulp
13 23 (2.13%) Grunt
13 23 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
14 21 (1.95%) MSTest
15 20 (1.86%) Jenkins
16 19 (1.76%) Moq
16 19 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 18 (1.67%) Cucumber
18 17 (1.58%) MSBuild
General
1 130 (12.06%) Finance
2 41 (3.80%) Banking
3 26 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.23%) Front Office
5 23 (2.13%) Advertising
6 22 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.76%) Electronics
8 18 (1.67%) Marketing
9 15 (1.39%) Back Office
10 14 (1.30%) Retail
11 12 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.46%) Automotive
12 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.46%) Games
12 5 (0.46%) Military
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.28%) Avionics
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 689 (63.91%) Developer
2 262 (24.30%) .NET Developer
3 186 (17.25%) C# Developer
4 126 (11.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 85 (7.88%) CRM Developer
6 78 (7.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 75 (6.96%) Analyst
8 74 (6.86%) Software Engineer
9 69 (6.40%) SQL Developer
10 61 (5.66%) Microsoft Developer
11 60 (5.57%) Software Developer
12 47 (4.36%) ASP.NET Developer
13 45 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 45 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
14 44 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 43 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
16 42 (3.90%) Test Analyst
16 42 (3.90%) Tester
17 37 (3.43%) Architect
18 36 (3.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (69.20%) .NET
2 302 (28.01%) CSS
3 300 (27.83%) HTML
4 294 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 266 (24.68%) .NET Framework
6 196 (18.18%) WCF
7 173 (16.05%) jQuery
8 161 (14.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 136 (12.62%) Web Services
10 132 (12.24%) AngularJS
11 130 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 116 (10.76%) XML
13 114 (10.58%) Entity Framework
14 89 (8.26%) HTML5
15 82 (7.61%) WPF
16 69 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 64 (5.94%) REST
18 63 (5.84%) Ajax
19 58 (5.38%) Sass
20 54 (5.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.94%) User Experience
3 31 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.95%) W3C
6 20 (1.86%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.58%) NHS
8 15 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.83%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.74%) iPad
13 7 (0.65%) Derivative
14 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.56%) Replication
15 4 (0.37%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.37%) Equities
15 4 (0.37%) Robotics
15 4 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 185 (17.16%) Windows
2 64 (5.94%) Linux
3 31 (2.88%) Android
4 22 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 8 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.37%) Unix
10 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.28%) SUSE
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.19%) Solaris
12 2 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (27.37%) MVC
3 180 (16.70%) Scrum
4 145 (13.45%) CRM
5 121 (11.22%) Software Engineering
6 115 (10.67%) TDD
7 107 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (8.35%) Web Development
10 87 (8.07%) Unit Testing
11 74 (6.86%) OO
12 67 (6.22%) DevOps
13 64 (5.94%) BDD
14 56 (5.19%) SDLC
15 51 (4.73%) ETL
16 47 (4.36%) Front End Development
16 47 (4.36%) Migration
17 45 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
18 41 (3.80%) Analytics
18 41 (3.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 663 (61.50%) C#
2 400 (37.11%) SQL
3 369 (34.23%) JavaScript
4 121 (11.22%) T-SQL
5 92 (8.53%) PowerShell
6 83 (7.70%) C++
7 75 (6.96%) Java
8 48 (4.45%) VB.NET
9 41 (3.80%) TypeScript
10 39 (3.62%) Python
11 29 (2.69%) VB
12 22 (2.04%) C
12 22 (2.04%) XAML
13 20 (1.86%) VBA
14 17 (1.58%) PHP
15 15 (1.39%) ActionScript
16 12 (1.11%) Ruby
17 11 (1.02%) VB6
18 10 (0.93%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.93%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 122 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.75%) Degree
4 33 (3.06%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.76%) ISEB
7 8 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.46%) HNC
8 5 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
9 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) CISA
10 2 (0.19%) MCITP
10 2 (0.19%) MCTS
10 2 (0.19%) PhD
11 1 (0.093%) MCP
11 1 (0.093%) MOS
11 1 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.82%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.19%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.19%) TickIT
7 1 (0.093%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.093%) MiFID
7 1 (0.093%) SDET
System Software
1 25 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.93%) Docker
4 10 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.46%) Firmware
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.19%) LXC
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.19%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.093%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.093%) vSphere
8 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.11%) Puppet
3 10 (0.93%) Ansible
4 5 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.46%) SCCM
4 5 (0.46%) SCOM
5 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.19%) MOM
6 2 (0.19%) WSUS
7 1 (0.093%) Control-M
7 1 (0.093%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.093%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.093%) WMI
7 1 (0.093%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 507 (47.03%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.53%) Oracle
3 29 (2.69%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.04%) SAP
5 21 (1.95%) Xamarin
6 18 (1.67%) Apple
7 17 (1.58%) VMware
8 16 (1.48%) Telerik
9 14 (1.30%) Google
9 14 (1.30%) HP
10 13 (1.21%) Reuters
11 12 (1.11%) ION Trading
11 12 (1.11%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.93%) Embarcadero
12 10 (0.93%) Tableau
13 9 (0.83%) Borland
14 8 (0.74%) Nintex
15 7 (0.65%) Citrix
15 7 (0.65%) Perforce
15 7 (0.65%) Red Hat
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