Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 92 -
Rank change year-on-year +35 - -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 3 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 1.34% 0.36% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.43% 1.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £165 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.73% - -
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -

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 129 248 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.76% 30.06% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 152 189
Median daily rate £475 £495 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% -3.41% +7.89%
10th Percentile £377 £363 £363
90th Percentile £600 £600 £641
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £24.70 £63.65 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.19% +65.32% +2.67%
10th Percentile £19.42 £61.52 £33.56
90th Percentile £29.53 £67.07 £75.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.06% +19.75% -4.27%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Essex.

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 4 June 2020. 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
Colchester - 1 £475 - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) OpenGL
2 3 (42.86%) Xcode
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (42.86%) Direct3D
2 3 (42.86%) CMake
2 3 (42.86%) GitHub
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Development
2 3 (42.86%) Android Development
2 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) CMake
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Xcode
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) C++ Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Development Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Direct3D
2 3 (42.86%) OpenGL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) COM
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Android Development
1 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Development
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Conflict Management
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle