The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 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 29 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
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 3.26% 4.17% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.64% 40.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Gatwick with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 22 5 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 23.91% 10.42% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick 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 Gatwick

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 29 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 Gatwick region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Back Office
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Google Maps API
1 3 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Redis
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (100.00%) API Development

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick 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 3 (100.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Google Maps API
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Google