Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 75 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.88% 0.57% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.90% 6.17% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Essex median daily rate £529 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.69% -7.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £299
90th Percentile £582 £338 £405
East of England median daily rate £356 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.79% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Essex median hourly rate - £38.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +13.33%
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% +2.81% -5.88%

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 306 81 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.44% 9.23% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 55 100
Essex median daily rate £513 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.04% +17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £315 £260 £260
90th Percentile £600 £540 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 30
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.27% -3.01%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.80 £31.49
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.89%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 - 9 £538 - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (73.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (73.33%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (73.33%) Release Management
3 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (73.33%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (60.00%) User Stories
4 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) Finance
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) X++
6 7 (46.67%) Local Government
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (46.67%) Back Office
7 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) Marketing
8 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (20.00%) Coaching
8 3 (20.00%) Electronics
8 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
8 3 (20.00%) SAP
9 2 (13.33%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (13.33%) Sitecore

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:

Business Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Back Office
2 7 (46.67%) Local Government
3 3 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Lead Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (73.33%) Release Management
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) X++
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian