Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 43 52
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.36% 3.35% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 16.83% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Kent median daily rate £400 £343 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% +24.55% -32.10%
10th Percentile £375 £321 £263
90th Percentile £463 £392 £288
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -10.56% +5.26% +0.59%

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 120 101 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.21% 19.88% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 53
Kent median daily rate £406 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £321 £270
90th Percentile £488 £425 £638
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Kent median hourly rate £39.38 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 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 October 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 +9 4 £400 +15.94% 1
West Malling -8 1 £475 +38.69% 3
Chatham - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Advertising
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (83.33%) SSDT
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Database Security
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle

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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (83.33%) SSDT
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (83.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Database Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Database Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (33.33%) DBA
3 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Fluent NHibernate
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) SOLID
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle