Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 107 90
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.66% 0.10% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.80% 0.28% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Essex median daily rate £463 £350 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -34.88% +34.38%
10th Percentile £153 £325 £374
90th Percentile £538 £375 £592
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.95% +17.33% +11.94%

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 207 355 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.71% 36.45% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 226 220
Essex median daily rate £475 £522 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.05% +1.90% +24.24%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £312
90th Percentile £578 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 22
Essex median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +33.23%
10th Percentile £36.13 £25.40 £35.05
90th Percentile £47.38 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +0.59%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Essex over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Chelmsford - 7 £500 - 1
Basildon - 2 £343 -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
2 7 (58.33%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (58.33%) BrowserStack
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 2 (16.67%) WPF
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) WinForms
5 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Azure
1 7 (58.33%) BrowserStack
1 7 (58.33%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 5 (41.67%) CRM Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
3 4 (33.33%) Test Specialist
4 3 (25.00%) Implementation Specialist
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) CRM Specialist
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WinForms
1 2 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP