Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 37 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 28 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.08% 5.17% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.45% 25.23% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Kent median daily rate £400 £343 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% +24.55% -29.03%
10th Percentile £259 £321 £263
90th Percentile £468 £508 £548
South East median daily rate £440 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -5.88%

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 124 111 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.21% 20.48% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 75 53
Kent median daily rate £418 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £329 £263
90th Percentile £488 £533 £623
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Kent median hourly rate £36.88 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.06% - -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% -3.53%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Chatham - 2 £400 - 1
Maidstone +10 1 £425 +23.19%
West Malling -6 1 £475 +38.69%
Dartford - 1 £380 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) SOLID
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (25.00%) SSDT
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) OOD

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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SSDT
3 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (12.50%) Fluent NHibernate
6 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
6 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (12.50%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SOLID
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin