Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 295 232
Rank change year-on-year -42 -63 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 528 216 920
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.79% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 4.39% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 152 643
10th Percentile £325 £307 £316
25th Percentile £389 £375 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £644 £538 £538
90th Percentile £750 £737 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 20
10th Percentile £27.00 " £35.79
25th Percentile £43.31 £30.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £42.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.90% -3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £62.15 £45.46 £56.00
90th Percentile £69.13 £61.50 £60.50
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £42.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% - -1.18%

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 12,149 4,925 13,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.91% 18.01% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 3,461 9,204
10th Percentile £363 £315 £328
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 72 151
10th Percentile £25.60 £30.00 £20.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.15 £53.81 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.22 £61.25 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -7 286 £606 +18.24% 84
North of England -58 61 £400 +3.23% 72
East of England -21 53 £350 -24.32% 29
South East -88 47 £375 -11.76% 55
Midlands -67 43 £408 -8.43% 61
West Midlands -58 32 £425 -20.93% 28
Yorkshire -32 28 £419 +1.52% 28
North West -54 24 £400 +3.23% 39
South West -43 16 £413 +0.61% 45
North East +3 11 £388 - 5
East Midlands -45 9 £350 - 33
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 307 (58.14%) C#
2 284 (53.79%) .NET
3 259 (49.05%) SQL
4 243 (46.02%) Azure
5 225 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
6 218 (41.29%) SQL Server
7 209 (39.58%) Microsoft
8 204 (38.64%) Git (software)
9 160 (30.30%) Windows
10 153 (28.98%) DevOps
11 114 (21.59%) C++
12 111 (21.02%) XML
13 107 (20.27%) Social Skills
14 103 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 99 (18.75%) JavaScript
16 96 (18.18%) Finance
17 95 (17.99%) Banking
18 93 (17.61%) Scrum
18 93 (17.61%) AngularJS
19 90 (17.05%) .NET Framework
19 90 (17.05%) Test Automation
20 89 (16.86%) Software Engineering
21 81 (15.34%) Python
22 80 (15.15%) Unit Testing
23 79 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
24 77 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
25 75 (14.20%) Power Platform
25 75 (14.20%) Jenkins
25 75 (14.20%) JIRA
26 74 (14.02%) JSON

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 28 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.79%) IIS
3 17 (3.22%) DataSynapse
4 16 (3.03%) Confluence
5 12 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.08%) CMS
7 9 (1.70%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 8 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.57%) nginx
10 3 (0.57%) SAS
11 1 (0.19%) Apache
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Mingle
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Simulink
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (7.01%) SunGard Martini
2 29 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.33%) Lorenzo
4 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.38%) Endur
5 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 243 (46.02%) Azure
2 75 (14.20%) Power Platform
3 58 (10.98%) AWS
4 30 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (5.30%) GitHub
6 23 (4.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 22 (4.17%) Azure Logic Apps
8 19 (3.60%) Azure Service Bus
9 17 (3.22%) Serverless
10 15 (2.84%) PaaS
11 14 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (2.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 14 (2.65%) NuGet
12 13 (2.46%) OpenShift
12 13 (2.46%) Snowflake
13 11 (2.08%) PowerApps
14 10 (1.89%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.89%) Power Automate
15 9 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
16 7 (1.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 15 (2.84%) Firewall
4 5 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.57%) SSL
7 2 (0.38%) Multicast
7 2 (0.38%) SSH
8 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.19%) 4G
8 1 (0.19%) 5G
8 1 (0.19%) ATM
8 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.19%) LTE
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.19%) Telnet
8 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (41.29%) SQL Server
2 103 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (11.93%) Power BI
3 63 (11.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (11.17%) Relational Database
5 50 (9.47%) Oracle Database
6 49 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (7.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 28 (5.30%) Data Lake
9 20 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (3.41%) MySQL
10 18 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (3.22%) NoSQL
12 16 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (2.84%) Tableau
14 14 (2.65%) OLAP
15 13 (2.46%) QlikView
16 12 (2.27%) DTS
17 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 204 (38.64%) Git (software)
2 75 (14.20%) Jenkins
2 75 (14.20%) JIRA
3 74 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 70 (13.26%) Subversion
5 55 (10.42%) TeamCity
6 47 (8.90%) Bitbucket
7 42 (7.95%) Visual Studio Code
8 35 (6.63%) CppUnit
8 35 (6.63%) Oracle APEX
9 33 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 31 (5.87%) Artifactory
11 30 (5.68%) Selenium
12 28 (5.30%) Eclipse
13 27 (5.11%) Robot Framework
14 26 (4.92%) Postman
15 20 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (3.79%) SpecFlow
16 16 (3.03%) MSBuild
16 16 (3.03%) NetBeans
General
1 107 (20.27%) Social Skills
2 96 (18.18%) Finance
3 95 (17.99%) Banking
4 69 (13.07%) Investment Banking
5 60 (11.36%) Front Office
6 35 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (3.60%) Public Sector
9 18 (3.41%) Aerospace
10 16 (3.03%) Military
11 9 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.52%) Legal
12 8 (1.52%) Retail
13 7 (1.33%) Back Office
14 6 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.95%) Marketing
16 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.76%) Games
16 4 (0.76%) Law
16 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 334 (63.26%) Developer
2 68 (12.88%) C# Developer
3 56 (10.61%) .NET Developer
4 55 (10.42%) C++ Developer
5 38 (7.20%) Analyst
5 38 (7.20%) Front Office Developer
6 35 (6.63%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
7 32 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 32 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 29 (5.49%) SQL Developer
9 28 (5.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 27 (5.11%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 23 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (4.36%) Python Developer
12 22 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
12 22 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.41%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.84%) Azure DevOps
14 15 (2.84%) Data Analyst
15 14 (2.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (53.79%) .NET
2 111 (21.02%) XML
3 93 (17.61%) AngularJS
4 90 (17.05%) .NET Framework
5 74 (14.02%) JSON
6 70 (13.26%) REST
7 65 (12.31%) Web Services
8 63 (11.93%) .NET Core
9 59 (11.17%) ASP.NET
9 59 (11.17%) HTML
10 37 (7.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 37 (7.01%) STL
11 36 (6.82%) CSS
12 35 (6.63%) RESTful
13 31 (5.87%) Entity Framework
14 28 (5.30%) XSLT
15 27 (5.11%) gRPC
15 27 (5.11%) Node.js
16 26 (4.92%) MFC
17 24 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.73%) Derivative
2 21 (3.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 19 (3.60%) Wiki
4 17 (3.22%) User Experience
5 15 (2.84%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.84%) NHS
6 13 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.08%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.52%) VLE
10 7 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.33%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.76%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (30.30%) Windows
2 50 (9.47%) Linux
3 16 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 16 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.33%) VMS
4 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.14%) Android
5 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (28.98%) DevOps
3 93 (17.61%) Scrum
4 90 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 89 (16.86%) Software Engineering
6 80 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 79 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
8 77 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (11.74%) TDD
11 60 (11.36%) ETL
12 54 (10.23%) MVC
12 54 (10.23%) OO
13 43 (8.14%) Regression Testing
14 41 (7.77%) Analytics
15 40 (7.58%) Full Stack Development
16 38 (7.20%) Multithreading
17 35 (6.63%) Data Modelling
17 35 (6.63%) Multithreaded Programming
17 35 (6.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 307 (58.14%) C#
2 259 (49.05%) SQL
3 114 (21.59%) C++
4 99 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 81 (15.34%) Python
6 74 (14.02%) T-SQL
7 56 (10.61%) Java
8 51 (9.66%) PowerShell
9 42 (7.95%) TypeScript
10 30 (5.68%) VB
11 20 (3.79%) VB.NET
11 20 (3.79%) VBA
12 16 (3.03%) GLSL
12 16 (3.03%) HLSL
13 13 (2.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 12 (2.27%) C
15 8 (1.52%) Apex Code
16 7 (1.33%) Perl
17 6 (1.14%) Ruby
18 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.14%) Degree
2 43 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.95%) ISEB
6 5 (0.95%) SANS
7 4 (0.76%) PhD
8 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) CITP
10 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.30%) QA
2 14 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.89%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.95%) NIST
5 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) DICOM
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (6.06%) Docker
2 14 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.95%) LXC
4 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (5.11%) BladeLogic
2 24 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.03%) Puppet
3 16 (3.03%) Terraform
4 13 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.08%) Ansible
6 9 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (0.95%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.76%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.76%) SCOM
8 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.57%) Core Impact
9 3 (0.57%) logstash
10 2 (0.38%) MIIS
10 2 (0.38%) SCCM
11 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.19%) Icinga
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 209 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.50%) Oracle
3 37 (7.01%) FIS
3 37 (7.01%) SunGard
4 14 (2.65%) Databricks
5 12 (2.27%) Alteryx
6 11 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.70%) Telerik
8 8 (1.52%) Blackboard
8 8 (1.52%) IBM
9 7 (1.33%) Cisco
9 7 (1.33%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.33%) Splunk
10 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.95%) Google
10 5 (0.95%) HP
10 5 (0.95%) Informatica
11 4 (0.76%) CA
12 3 (0.57%) Intel
12 3 (0.57%) TIBCO