Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 59 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.48% 0.40% 1.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.89% 1.90% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 8
Kent median daily rate £345 £454 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.97% +15.61% +15.44%
10th Percentile £321 £345 £350
90th Percentile £525 £585 £479
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £361
% change year-on-year +1.27% +9.34% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.43% -5.00% +50.00%

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 112 105 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.17% 21.04% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 78
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.70% -13.75%
10th Percentile £321 £218 £262
90th Percentile £525 £475 £450
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -6.82% +17.33%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -6 5 £345 +3.76%
West Malling - 2 £343 -
Dartford - 1 £450 - 2
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) C#
4 18 (62.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
6 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
6 14 (48.28%) Windows
7 13 (44.83%) CSS
7 13 (44.83%) HTML
7 13 (44.83%) MVC
7 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
7 13 (44.83%) Microservices
8 11 (37.93%) SDLC
8 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
10 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
10 8 (27.59%) PaaS
10 8 (27.59%) HTML5
10 8 (27.59%) CSS3
10 8 (27.59%) JSON
10 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
10 8 (27.59%) DevOps
10 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
10 8 (27.59%) IaaS
10 8 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (27.59%) IaaS
2 8 (27.59%) PaaS
3 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (24.14%) npm
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
1 6 (20.69%) SMTP
1 6 (20.69%) SSL
2 5 (17.24%) AMQP
3 3 (10.34%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (24.14%) Bower
3 7 (24.14%) Fiddler
3 7 (24.14%) NuGet
4 6 (20.69%) ReSharper
5 3 (10.34%) NUnit
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium
5 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) JMeter
6 2 (6.90%) MSTest
6 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Firebug
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) Moq
7 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 7 (24.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (24.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Architect
5 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (10.34%) .NET Architect
7 3 (10.34%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) C# Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Software Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.90%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
2 13 (44.83%) CSS
2 13 (44.83%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 8 (27.59%) CSS3
3 8 (27.59%) HTML5
3 8 (27.59%) JSON
3 8 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
4 7 (24.14%) WCF
5 6 (20.69%) EDI
5 6 (20.69%) REST
5 6 (20.69%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
8 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Microservices
2 13 (44.83%) MVC
3 11 (37.93%) SDLC
4 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (27.59%) DevOps
6 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (24.14%) Information Security
6 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
6 7 (24.14%) SOA
7 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.69%) Task Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.79%) OOP
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) SOLID
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
5 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
6 6 (20.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (24.14%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (24.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.45%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.45%) Xamarin