Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 62 69
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.77% 0.36% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.50% 1.33% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Kent median daily rate £400 £454 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.85% +10.00% +21.32%
10th Percentile £356 £345 £367
90th Percentile £450 £585 £419
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% -4.44% +12.50%

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 80 150 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.74% 27.32% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 109 129
Kent median daily rate £389 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £326 £229 £231
90th Percentile £513 £438 £685
South East median daily rate £450 £401 £394
% change year-on-year +12.36% +1.71% +10.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 - £36.75
10th Percentile £33.50 - £15.00
90th Percentile £43.64 - £175.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year +4.65% -3.91% +19.33%

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 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 26 May 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 +2 4 £400 +20.30%
West Malling - 1 - - 1
Dartford - 1 £450 - 3
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (83.33%) .NET
4 13 (72.22%) Windows
5 12 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (66.67%) Microservices
6 11 (61.11%) SQL
7 10 (55.56%) C#
7 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
7 10 (55.56%) DevOps
8 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
9 8 (44.44%) PaaS
9 8 (44.44%) Puppet
9 8 (44.44%) HTML
9 8 (44.44%) CSS
9 8 (44.44%) IaaS
9 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (38.89%) npm
10 7 (38.89%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
10 7 (38.89%) Bower
10 7 (38.89%) NuGet
10 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (38.89%) SDLC
10 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (38.89%) VMware

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 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (44.44%) IaaS
2 8 (44.44%) PaaS
3 7 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (38.89%) npm
3 7 (38.89%) NuGet
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
1 4 (22.22%) SMTP
1 4 (22.22%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) AMQP
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Big Data
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (16.67%) SSDT
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (38.89%) Bower
3 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) Fiddler
4 4 (22.22%) ReSharper
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.56%) Moq
6 1 (5.56%) NUnit
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (38.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Azure Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Software Architect
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Database Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Design Architect
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
2 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) CSS3
3 6 (33.33%) HTML5
3 6 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 4 (22.22%) EDI
5 4 (22.22%) JSON
5 4 (22.22%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.11%) jQuery
8 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
8 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.56%) VRML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Microservices
2 10 (55.56%) DevOps
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Information Security
5 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 7 (38.89%) SDLC
6 6 (33.33%) SOA
6 6 (33.33%) Task Automation
7 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
9 3 (16.67%) Analytics
9 3 (16.67%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
9 3 (16.67%) MVC
9 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (27.78%) TypeScript
4 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
5 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (38.89%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin