Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 178 217
Rank change year-on-year -19 +39 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1,215 1,347 1,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.46% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.32% 7.35% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 902 664
England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £305 £270
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 64
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £34.65 £35.25 £24.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £46.75 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.02% +2.50% -1.23%

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 16,590 18,334 14,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.93% 19.93% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,050 12,631 10,060
England median daily rate £485 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £343 £320 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £425
% change year-on-year +1.93% +9.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 219 300
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £21.25 £26.50 £28.73
90th Percentile £55.00 £65.45 £54.69
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - -

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -52 392 £450 -4.76% 10
South East +25 301 £473 +18.13% 37
North of England +11 182 £400 +6.67% 37
Midlands +20 158 £425 +17.65% 28
West Midlands +12 114 £450 +20.00% 19
East of England +37 107 £413 +3.13% 9
North West +12 84 £388 +0.39% 19
Yorkshire +11 78 £400 +14.29% 17
South West -22 73 £450 +28.57% 16
East Midlands +22 44 £360 +5.11% 9
North East +27 20 £476 +35.86% 1
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 803 (66.09%) C#
2 680 (55.97%) .NET
3 628 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
4 544 (44.77%) Microsoft
5 473 (38.93%) SQL Server
6 437 (35.97%) JavaScript
7 435 (35.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 398 (32.76%) SQL
9 304 (25.02%) DevOps
10 289 (23.79%) HTML
11 280 (23.05%) CSS
12 265 (21.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 264 (21.73%) Scrum
14 262 (21.56%) .NET Framework
15 252 (20.74%) Test Automation
16 245 (20.16%) Git (software)
17 239 (19.67%) ASP.NET
18 232 (19.09%) MVC
19 226 (18.60%) Windows
20 216 (17.78%) Web Services
21 196 (16.13%) PowerShell
22 190 (15.64%) TDD
23 185 (15.23%) AngularJS
24 170 (13.99%) Visual Studio Team System
25 169 (13.91%) ASP.NET Web API
26 168 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
27 165 (13.58%) Software Engineering
28 159 (13.09%) jQuery
29 143 (11.77%) Finance
30 142 (11.69%) C++

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
1 141 (11.60%) SharePoint
2 51 (4.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 49 (4.03%) IIS
4 43 (3.54%) CMS
5 29 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (1.65%) Confluence
7 15 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (1.07%) NServiceBus
10 10 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.58%) Apache
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 33 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.58%) Adobe XD
4 6 (0.49%) InVision
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.082%) InDesign
7 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.082%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 107 (8.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.49%) RMDS
3 4 (0.33%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.082%) Endur
5 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.082%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.082%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.082%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 435 (35.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (8.48%) Power Platform
3 93 (7.65%) PaaS
4 79 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (6.01%) Dynamics 365
6 67 (5.51%) Office 365
7 61 (5.02%) IaaS
8 44 (3.62%) Serverless
9 39 (3.21%) SaaS
10 36 (2.96%) GitHub
11 34 (2.80%) Azure Functions
12 29 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 26 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.23%) npm
15 13 (1.07%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
17 11 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.82%) Yammer
19 9 (0.74%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
19 9 (0.74%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 39 (3.21%) Ethernet
3 31 (2.55%) Firewall
4 20 (1.65%) HTTP
5 19 (1.56%) DNS
6 17 (1.40%) Internet
7 11 (0.91%) Kerberos
8 9 (0.74%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.66%) VPN
10 5 (0.41%) DHCP
10 5 (0.41%) Intranet
10 5 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.33%) NFC
11 4 (0.33%) Skype
11 4 (0.33%) WebEx
12 3 (0.25%) Modbus
12 3 (0.25%) Network Security
12 3 (0.25%) SSL
13 2 (0.16%) LAN
13 2 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (38.93%) SQL Server
2 138 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (7.90%) Power BI
4 80 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (4.12%) Data Lake
7 43 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 41 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 39 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 37 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (2.63%) HDInsight
13 31 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (2.22%) SSDT
15 24 (1.98%) MongoDB
16 23 (1.89%) Big Data
17 20 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
17 20 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
18 19 (1.56%) Redis
19 18 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 265 (21.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 245 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 170 (13.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 132 (10.86%) Selenium
5 93 (7.65%) SpecFlow
6 89 (7.33%) JIRA
7 79 (6.50%) Jenkins
8 62 (5.10%) WebDriver
9 55 (4.53%) NUnit
10 53 (4.36%) Visual Studio Code
11 49 (4.03%) Eclipse
12 36 (2.96%) TeamCity
13 35 (2.88%) NetBeans
14 32 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (2.47%) Cucumber
16 28 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 27 (2.22%) JMeter
17 27 (2.22%) MSTest
18 26 (2.14%) Jasmine
19 23 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 143 (11.77%) Finance
2 40 (3.29%) Aerospace
3 36 (2.96%) Military
4 35 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.39%) Banking
6 28 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.30%) Marketing
6 28 (2.30%) Retail
7 23 (1.89%) Electronics
8 17 (1.40%) Front Office
9 16 (1.32%) Back Office
10 13 (1.07%) Publishing
11 11 (0.91%) Law
12 10 (0.82%) Legal
13 8 (0.66%) Billing
13 8 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.49%) Local Government
15 5 (0.41%) Advertising
15 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 655 (53.91%) Developer
2 253 (20.82%) .NET Developer
3 154 (12.67%) C# Developer
4 94 (7.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 86 (7.08%) Software Engineer
6 84 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 75 (6.17%) Analyst
7 75 (6.17%) Azure Engineer
8 68 (5.60%) Full Stack Developer
9 67 (5.51%) Azure DevOps
10 60 (4.94%) SharePoint Developer
11 57 (4.69%) Software Developer
12 54 (4.44%) Test Analyst
13 49 (4.03%) Tester
14 48 (3.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 46 (3.79%) Senior Developer
16 45 (3.70%) CRM Developer
17 41 (3.37%) Azure Developer
18 38 (3.13%) Architect
19 35 (2.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (55.97%) .NET
2 289 (23.79%) HTML
3 280 (23.05%) CSS
4 262 (21.56%) .NET Framework
5 239 (19.67%) ASP.NET
6 216 (17.78%) Web Services
7 185 (15.23%) AngularJS
8 169 (13.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 159 (13.09%) jQuery
10 142 (11.69%) REST
11 135 (11.11%) Entity Framework
12 129 (10.62%) WCF
13 123 (10.12%) .NET Core
13 123 (10.12%) JSON
14 117 (9.63%) HTML5
15 111 (9.14%) Node.js
15 111 (9.14%) RESTful
16 98 (8.07%) XML
17 97 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 86 (7.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.69%) User Experience
3 39 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 23 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.07%) Blog
9 12 (0.99%) NHS
9 12 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.91%) Data Centre
10 11 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.66%) Social Media
14 7 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.58%) Life Science
14 7 (0.58%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.49%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 226 (18.60%) Windows
2 79 (6.50%) Linux
3 28 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.22%) Android
5 18 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.33%) Solaris
11 4 (0.33%) Unix
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.082%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.082%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.082%) VME
13 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (25.02%) DevOps
3 264 (21.73%) Scrum
4 252 (20.74%) Test Automation
5 232 (19.09%) MVC
6 190 (15.64%) TDD
7 168 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
8 165 (13.58%) Software Engineering
9 138 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
10 128 (10.53%) Unit Testing
11 125 (10.29%) CRM
12 111 (9.14%) Microservices
13 108 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
14 102 (8.40%) Analytics
15 89 (7.33%) BDD
16 80 (6.58%) Web Development
17 76 (6.26%) SDLC
18 72 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
19 66 (5.43%) Mathematics
20 63 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 803 (66.09%) C#
2 437 (35.97%) JavaScript
3 398 (32.76%) SQL
4 196 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 142 (11.69%) C++
6 135 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 130 (10.70%) Java
8 94 (7.74%) TypeScript
9 66 (5.43%) Python
10 34 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 32 (2.63%) C
12 28 (2.30%) GLSL
12 28 (2.30%) HLSL
12 28 (2.30%) VB
13 22 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.40%) VBA
15 16 (1.32%) Ruby
16 14 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.57%) Degree
3 85 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.23%) ISEB
7 12 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.58%) CISSP
8 7 (0.58%) MCSE
9 6 (0.49%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.33%) CCSP
11 4 (0.33%) CISA
11 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.33%) CLAS
11 4 (0.33%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.33%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.50%) QA
2 16 (1.32%) WCAG
3 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.66%) GDPR
4 8 (0.66%) HL7
5 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.41%) MISRA
7 5 (0.41%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.41%) NIST
7 5 (0.41%) SLA
8 4 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 15022
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.33%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 81 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
3 34 (2.80%) Docker
4 12 (0.99%) LXC
5 11 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.33%) HDFS
7 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.082%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.082%) Firmware
9 1 (0.082%) KVM
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.082%) QEMU
9 1 (0.082%) vCloud
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (2.96%) Ansible
2 35 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.98%) Puppet
4 20 (1.65%) HP ALM
5 16 (1.32%) Terraform
6 15 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.23%) SCCM
7 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.41%) Nessus
9 5 (0.41%) WSUS
10 4 (0.33%) IBM Guardium
10 4 (0.33%) Kibana
10 4 (0.33%) Packer
10 4 (0.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 4 (0.33%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.25%) Consul
11 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 544 (44.77%) Microsoft
2 76 (6.26%) Oracle
3 43 (3.54%) HP
4 33 (2.72%) IBM
5 28 (2.30%) Telerik
6 21 (1.73%) Google
7 20 (1.65%) SAP
8 16 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.32%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.23%) Splunk
10 13 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 13 (1.07%) Cisco
11 11 (0.91%) AppDynamics
11 11 (0.91%) Nintex
11 11 (0.91%) VMware
12 10 (0.82%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.74%) Adobe
13 9 (0.74%) Citrix
14 8 (0.66%) Tableau
15 7 (0.58%) Micro Focus