Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 10 December 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 254 299
Rank change year-on-year -5 +45 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 331 483 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.03% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.27% 4.47% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 372 315
London median daily rate £459 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £322
90th Percentile £625 £619 £645
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
London median hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £39.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.73% -58.38% +32.15%
10th Percentile £23.98 £16.25 £35.75
90th Percentile £52.13 £16.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £42.25 £43.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -2.87% +0.58% +8.13%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 6,282 10,806 9,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.34% 23.01% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,498 8,055 7,196
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £370 £369 £350
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 19 21
London median hourly rate £48.85 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.69% -4.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £22.25 £27.40 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
Central London +36 99 £450 -0.88% 33
West London +17 7 £438 -2.78% 16
East London +29 5 £350 -22.22% 3
North London +8 2 - - 4
South London +34 1 £400 +14.29% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 188 (56.80%) .NET
2 181 (54.68%) C#
3 176 (53.17%) Microsoft
4 153 (46.22%) SQL Server
5 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (39.88%) HTML
7 128 (38.67%) JavaScript
8 123 (37.16%) Azure
9 113 (34.14%) SQL
10 112 (33.84%) CSS
11 101 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 94 (28.40%) Finance
13 93 (28.10%) MVC
13 93 (28.10%) ASP.NET
14 78 (23.56%) TDD
15 76 (22.96%) Windows
16 71 (21.45%) PowerShell
16 71 (21.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 70 (21.15%) DevOps
18 67 (20.24%) jQuery
18 67 (20.24%) .NET Framework
19 64 (19.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 63 (19.03%) SharePoint
21 62 (18.73%) Git (software)
22 60 (18.13%) Front End Development
23 59 (17.82%) Test Automation
24 56 (16.92%) AngularJS
25 44 (13.29%) Scrum
26 43 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
27 41 (12.39%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 63 (19.03%) SharePoint
2 39 (11.78%) IIS
3 14 (4.23%) CMS
4 10 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.72%) Confluence
5 9 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.72%) Umbraco
6 8 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.91%) Apache
9 3 (0.91%) nginx
9 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 23 (6.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.21%) Adobe XD
4 4 (1.21%) InVision
4 4 (1.21%) Lectora
4 4 (1.21%) Sketch
5 3 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (7.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (37.16%) Azure
2 31 (9.37%) Power Platform
3 29 (8.76%) Office 365
4 27 (8.16%) AWS
5 16 (4.83%) GitHub
6 15 (4.53%) npm
7 13 (3.93%) PaaS
8 11 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (2.42%) GCP
12 6 (1.81%) IaaS
12 6 (1.81%) PowerApps
12 6 (1.81%) Yammer
13 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.51%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (1.51%) ShareGate
14 4 (1.21%) Data Lake Analytics
15 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Flow
15 3 (0.91%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.21%) Firewall
1 4 (1.21%) Internet
2 3 (0.91%) HTTP
2 3 (0.91%) Intranet
2 3 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) NFC
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
4 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (46.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (8.46%) Power BI
5 23 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (4.53%) NoSQL
9 14 (4.23%) Relational Database
10 12 (3.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (3.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.81%) Data Lake
13 6 (1.81%) DTS
13 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2017
14 5 (1.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 101 (30.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 41 (12.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 38 (11.48%) MSTest
5 31 (9.37%) Moq
5 31 (9.37%) TeamCity
6 22 (6.65%) JIRA
7 18 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (5.14%) Jenkins
9 15 (4.53%) gulp
10 11 (3.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 11 (3.32%) webpack
11 10 (3.02%) Grunt
12 7 (2.11%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.81%) MSBuild
13 6 (1.81%) NUnit
13 6 (1.81%) Selenium
14 5 (1.51%) ReSharper
14 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 94 (28.40%) Finance
2 31 (9.37%) Public Sector
3 26 (7.85%) Law
4 13 (3.93%) Banking
4 13 (3.93%) Retail
5 12 (3.63%) Marketing
5 12 (3.63%) Police
6 8 (2.42%) Front Office
7 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.51%) Electronics
8 5 (1.51%) Games
8 5 (1.51%) Legal
8 5 (1.51%) Publishing
9 4 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) iGaming
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 220 (66.47%) Developer
2 58 (17.52%) .NET Developer
3 45 (13.60%) C# Developer
4 30 (9.06%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (7.85%) Azure DevOps
7 25 (7.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 25 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 23 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (6.04%) Automation Engineer
10 19 (5.74%) Software Developer
11 18 (5.44%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (5.14%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.83%) Analyst
14 15 (4.53%) Architect
14 15 (4.53%) React Developer
14 15 (4.53%) SQL Developer
15 14 (4.23%) Azure Developer
16 12 (3.63%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (56.80%) .NET
2 132 (39.88%) HTML
3 112 (33.84%) CSS
4 93 (28.10%) ASP.NET
5 71 (21.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 67 (20.24%) .NET Framework
6 67 (20.24%) jQuery
7 64 (19.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 56 (16.92%) AngularJS
9 43 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (9.97%) HTML5
11 32 (9.67%) CSS3
11 32 (9.67%) Web Services
12 31 (9.37%) Fluent NHibernate
12 31 (9.37%) NHibernate
13 30 (9.06%) Razor View Engine
14 29 (8.76%) Entity Framework
15 27 (8.16%) .NET Core
16 24 (7.25%) React
17 23 (6.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.48%) User Experience
2 33 (9.97%) W3C
3 15 (4.53%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.02%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.42%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.81%) Derivative
8 6 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.51%) Blog
9 5 (1.51%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.21%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.60%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.96%) Windows
2 18 (5.44%) Linux
3 17 (5.14%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.02%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.11%) Android
6 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.51%) VMS
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.10%) MVC
3 78 (23.56%) TDD
4 70 (21.15%) DevOps
5 60 (18.13%) Front End Development
6 59 (17.82%) Test Automation
7 44 (13.29%) Scrum
8 41 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (9.97%) Unit Testing
11 32 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (8.46%) CRM
13 25 (7.55%) ETL
13 25 (7.55%) Web Development
14 23 (6.95%) Analytics
15 22 (6.65%) OO
16 19 (5.74%) BDD
16 19 (5.74%) SDLC
16 19 (5.74%) SOA
16 19 (5.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 181 (54.68%) C#
2 128 (38.67%) JavaScript
3 113 (34.14%) SQL
4 71 (21.45%) PowerShell
5 35 (10.57%) T-SQL
6 26 (7.85%) TypeScript
7 19 (5.74%) C++
7 19 (5.74%) Python
8 14 (4.23%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.32%) ES6
9 11 (3.32%) XAML
10 9 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (2.42%) ES7
12 5 (1.51%) Java
13 4 (1.21%) Clipper
13 4 (1.21%) Perl
14 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.65%) Degree
4 7 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.81%) HND
6 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.91%) MCP
8 3 (0.91%) MCPD
8 3 (0.91%) MCTS
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.78%) WCAG
2 14 (4.23%) QA
3 5 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.30%) EMIR
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) GxP
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (6.04%) Docker
2 13 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.93%) Ansible
2 10 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.02%) Puppet
3 7 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 176 (53.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.63%) Oracle
3 11 (3.32%) Cisco
3 11 (3.32%) Citrix
3 11 (3.32%) VMware
4 10 (3.02%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.42%) Meridio
6 7 (2.11%) SAP
7 6 (1.81%) Google
7 6 (1.81%) Telerik
8 5 (1.51%) Nintex
8 5 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.21%) Adobe
9 4 (1.21%) Kofax
9 4 (1.21%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.91%) Tableau
11 2 (0.60%) HP
11 2 (0.60%) WSO2