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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 50 47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.66% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.66% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 120 53 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.48% 11.60% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 37 39
Median daily rate £444 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.26% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 11
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £32.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 - £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Essex

Visual Studio
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SQLite
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Qt
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQLite
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
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