Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 286 283
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 -53
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 443 355 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.94% 0.87% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.84% 4.86% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 270 275
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £345 £300 £300
90th Percentile £604 £575 £588
England median daily rate £413 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £32.15 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.15% -29.41% -
10th Percentile £26.43 £29.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £37.86 £31.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £44.06 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.14% - +19.40%

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 9,156 7,309 6,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.51% 17.81% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,009 5,292 5,042
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
London median hourly rate £41.42 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +25.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £33.00 £17.93 £24.23
90th Percentile £70.13 £120.19 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 20 February 2018.

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
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 20 February 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
Central London +1 110 £450 +5.88% 29
West London -9 31 £400 -20.00% 29
East London 0 13 £569 +89.58% 6
South London -31 13 £473 +64.35% 7
North London -4 1 £400 +18.52% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 267 (60.27%) C#
2 261 (58.92%) .NET
3 231 (52.14%) SQL Server
4 208 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (41.31%) Microsoft
6 179 (40.41%) SQL
7 142 (32.05%) MVC
8 140 (31.60%) JavaScript
9 133 (30.02%) ASP.NET
10 119 (26.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 108 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 100 (22.57%) Finance
13 90 (20.32%) HTML
14 86 (19.41%) CSS
14 86 (19.41%) .NET Framework
15 85 (19.19%) Test Automation
16 82 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (18.06%) Windows
17 80 (18.06%) TDD
18 75 (16.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 73 (16.48%) Visual Studio Team System
20 69 (15.58%) jQuery
20 69 (15.58%) WCF
20 69 (15.58%) Scrum
21 63 (14.22%) Git (software)
22 61 (13.77%) DevOps
23 60 (13.54%) PowerShell
24 56 (12.64%) AngularJS
25 52 (11.74%) Python
26 51 (11.51%) XML

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 28 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.29%) IIS
3 12 (2.71%) Apache
3 12 (2.71%) Confluence
4 10 (2.26%) Apache Pig
4 10 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.03%) CMS
6 5 (1.13%) DataSynapse
6 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.23%) DNN
10 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.45%) Mingle
6 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (6.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) SunGard GMI
3 6 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.35%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.90%) RMDS
5 3 (0.68%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.45%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.45%) Summit
7 1 (0.23%) Endur
7 1 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 108 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.29%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (2.48%) Office 365
5 8 (1.81%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (1.58%) GitHub
6 7 (1.58%) PaaS
7 6 (1.35%) BrowserStack
8 5 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.13%) IaaS
9 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.90%) npm
9 4 (0.90%) Serverless
10 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.45%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.45%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.45%) SaaS
11 2 (0.45%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.13%) Intranet
2 4 (0.90%) Network Security
2 4 (0.90%) SSL
3 3 (0.68%) Skype
4 2 (0.45%) Internet
4 2 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) DHCP
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.23%) NAS
5 1 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (52.14%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (7.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (7.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (6.09%) NoSQL
7 26 (5.87%) Relational Database
7 26 (5.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (4.97%) Big Data
9 20 (4.51%) RDBMS
10 18 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (3.39%) MongoDB
11 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (3.16%) Power BI
12 14 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (2.71%) MySQL
15 11 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 119 (26.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 73 (16.48%) Visual Studio Team System
3 63 (14.22%) Git (software)
4 38 (8.58%) JIRA
5 36 (8.13%) NUnit
5 36 (8.13%) SpecFlow
6 34 (7.67%) Selenium
7 33 (7.45%) Jenkins
7 33 (7.45%) TeamCity
8 26 (5.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (5.64%) Subversion
10 24 (5.42%) Cucumber
11 17 (3.84%) MSTest
12 16 (3.61%) Moq
13 15 (3.39%) Eclipse
13 15 (3.39%) Protractor
14 12 (2.71%) MSBuild
15 10 (2.26%) JMeter
16 9 (2.03%) JUnit
17 8 (1.81%) NDepend
General
1 100 (22.57%) Finance
2 45 (10.16%) Banking
3 29 (6.55%) Front Office
4 14 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.16%) Law
4 14 (3.16%) Marketing
4 14 (3.16%) Retail
5 9 (2.03%) Back Office
6 5 (1.13%) Electronics
6 5 (1.13%) Legal
7 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.68%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 280 (63.21%) Developer
2 98 (22.12%) .NET Developer
3 78 (17.61%) C# Developer
4 51 (11.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (8.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (7.90%) Analyst
7 31 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (6.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 27 (6.09%) Test Analyst
10 26 (5.87%) SQL Developer
11 25 (5.64%) Senior Developer
12 24 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (4.97%) Tester
14 20 (4.51%) C++ Developer
15 19 (4.29%) HTML Developer
16 18 (4.06%) Architect
16 18 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
16 18 (4.06%) Java Developer
17 17 (3.84%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (58.92%) .NET
2 133 (30.02%) ASP.NET
3 90 (20.32%) HTML
4 86 (19.41%) .NET Framework
4 86 (19.41%) CSS
5 75 (16.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (15.58%) jQuery
6 69 (15.58%) WCF
7 56 (12.64%) AngularJS
8 51 (11.51%) XML
9 47 (10.61%) Web Services
10 46 (10.38%) JSON
10 46 (10.38%) RESTful
11 40 (9.03%) HTML5
12 36 (8.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (8.13%) Entity Framework
13 33 (7.45%) REST
14 31 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (6.55%) SOAP
16 25 (5.64%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.22%) Fintech
2 24 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (4.06%) Derivative
5 18 (4.06%) Fixed Income
5 18 (4.06%) User Experience
6 15 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (3.16%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.16%) W3C
8 12 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.48%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.81%) Clustering
10 8 (1.81%) Equities
11 7 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.35%) PKI
13 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.06%) Windows
2 23 (5.19%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.16%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (2.71%) Android
4 12 (2.71%) Linux
5 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Unix
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (32.05%) MVC
3 85 (19.19%) Test Automation
4 82 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (18.06%) TDD
6 69 (15.58%) Scrum
7 61 (13.77%) DevOps
8 49 (11.06%) Unit Testing
9 46 (10.38%) BDD
10 45 (10.16%) Analytics
11 40 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (8.58%) Microservices
13 36 (8.13%) Test Scripting
13 36 (8.13%) Web Development
14 33 (7.45%) CRM
15 32 (7.22%) Front End Development
16 30 (6.77%) Software Engineering
17 29 (6.55%) ETL
18 28 (6.32%) Migration
19 25 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 267 (60.27%) C#
2 179 (40.41%) SQL
3 140 (31.60%) JavaScript
4 60 (13.54%) PowerShell
5 52 (11.74%) Python
6 46 (10.38%) T-SQL
7 40 (9.03%) Java
8 30 (6.77%) C++
9 17 (3.84%) R
10 15 (3.39%) C
11 14 (3.16%) TypeScript
12 11 (2.48%) VBA
13 10 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.26%) Scala
14 9 (2.03%) F#
14 9 (2.03%) PHP
15 8 (1.81%) XAML
16 7 (1.58%) Ruby
17 6 (1.35%) VB.NET
18 5 (1.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (5.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.19%) Degree
3 13 (2.93%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.81%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.90%) MCP
9 3 (0.68%) ISEB
9 3 (0.68%) MCPD
10 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) MCSA
10 1 (0.23%) MCSD
10 1 (0.23%) MCSE
10 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.23%) PhD
10 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.51%) QA
2 11 (2.48%) GDPR
3 9 (2.03%) WCAG
4 8 (1.81%) MiFID
5 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.68%) HL7
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (5.87%) Docker
2 23 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.03%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (2.48%) Puppet
2 10 (2.26%) Ansible
3 9 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.81%) Terraform
5 7 (1.58%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.68%) MOM
6 3 (0.68%) SCOM
6 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 183 (41.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.77%) Oracle
3 19 (4.29%) SAP
4 16 (3.61%) Alteryx
5 12 (2.71%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.03%) Talend
7 8 (1.81%) HP
7 8 (1.81%) SunGard
8 7 (1.58%) CQG
8 7 (1.58%) Fidessa
8 7 (1.58%) FIS
8 7 (1.58%) Telerik
9 6 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.35%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.90%) Intapp
10 4 (0.90%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.90%) Tableau
11 3 (0.68%) Databricks
11 3 (0.68%) Google
11 3 (0.68%) Sitecore