Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 17 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 37 60
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.04% 2.78% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.78% 16.88% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Kent median daily rate £420 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.84% -10.91%
10th Percentile £232 £368 £332
90th Percentile £535 £478 £424
South East median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +29.41% -2.30% -3.33%

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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 90 77 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.11% 16.49% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 102
Kent median daily rate £438 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +17.22% -4.21%
10th Percentile £303 £281 £301
90th Percentile £630 £469 £425
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £405
% change year-on-year +1.12% +9.88% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% -3.89%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Kent

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Kent

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Kent over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Kent

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Kent

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Maidstone -3 6 £450 +12.50% 2
West Malling -3 3 £463 -2.63% 1
Chatham -7 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Kent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) PaaS
3 8 (50.00%) IaaS
4 7 (43.75%) DevOps
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) SOA
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Microservices
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Puppet
7 4 (25.00%) SaaS
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) NuGet
7 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Relational Database

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (50.00%) IaaS
2 8 (50.00%) PaaS
3 5 (31.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) npm
4 4 (25.00%) NuGet
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
4 4 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (18.75%) GitHub
6 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (6.25%) Azure Functions
6 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (18.75%) Data Lake
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Bower
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 4 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior IT Support
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (6.25%) OAuth
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) Velocity
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Microservices
3 5 (31.25%) SOA
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Task Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Meraki
5 1 (6.25%) SendGrid
5 1 (6.25%) SimCorp