Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 54 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.95% 0.41% 3.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.00% 2.53% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 15
Kent median daily rate £344 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -31.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £321 £263 £328
90th Percentile £499 £288 £485
South East median daily rate £400 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +9.97% +3.93% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%

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 100 79 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.83% 16.19% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 44 54
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £323 £270 £263
90th Percentile £468 £475 £479
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 £345 -
West Malling - 1 £343 -
Canterbury - 1 £425 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) .NET
3 13 (61.90%) MVC
4 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (52.38%) SQL
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) HTML
7 8 (38.10%) CSS
7 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (33.33%) OOP
8 7 (33.33%) Sitecore
9 6 (28.57%) jQuery
9 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (28.57%) SDLC
10 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
10 5 (23.81%) Fiddler
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (23.81%) HTML5
10 5 (23.81%) CSS3
10 5 (23.81%) Web Services
10 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
10 5 (23.81%) TDD
10 5 (23.81%) Scrum
11 4 (19.05%) JSON
11 4 (19.05%) OOD
11 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework

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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) AMQP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) SMTP
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Fiddler
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Firebug
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) MSTest
4 2 (9.52%) NUnit
4 2 (9.52%) ReSharper
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) Moq
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Sitecore Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Development Manager
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Azure Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Architect
7 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) .NET
2 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
3 8 (38.10%) CSS
4 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (28.57%) jQuery
5 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (23.81%) CSS3
5 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
6 4 (19.05%) JSON
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (14.29%) REST
7 3 (14.29%) RESTful
7 3 (14.29%) WCF
7 3 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) New Media
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) MVC
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) OOP
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) OOD
6 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
7 3 (14.29%) Modular Programming
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) SOLID
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) Microservices
8 2 (9.52%) SOA
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Web Development
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
4 2 (9.52%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Sitecore