Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 284 229
Rank change year-on-year +42 -55 +28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 131 352 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.88% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.22% 4.53% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 268 414
Median daily rate £500 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £343
90th Percentile £750 £588 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £414
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.76% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £55.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.91% +34.97% +25.38%
England median hourly rate £45.46 £49.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year -8.63% +22.09% +1.24%

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 3,106 7,763 10,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.56% 19.46% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 5,491 7,545
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
90th Percentile £706 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% -0.19% +38.46%
Median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year -3.33% +6.19% +3.99%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in London.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in London.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +87 36 £500 +11.11% 18
East London +36 2 £388 -2.52% 2
West London +47 1 £445 -6.32% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 88 (67.18%) C#
2 75 (57.25%) SQL Server
3 73 (55.73%) Azure
4 65 (49.62%) Microsoft
5 64 (48.85%) .NET
6 52 (39.69%) DevOps
7 51 (38.93%) SQL
8 45 (34.35%) Windows
9 41 (31.30%) Git (software)
10 39 (29.77%) Test Automation
11 33 (25.19%) C++
12 32 (24.43%) Unit Testing
13 31 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (20.61%) Banking
14 27 (20.61%) T-SQL
15 26 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
17 24 (18.32%) SC Cleared
17 24 (18.32%) Investment Banking
17 24 (18.32%) GitHub
18 23 (17.56%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (17.56%) JavaScript
19 21 (16.03%) Python
19 21 (16.03%) PowerShell
19 21 (16.03%) Docker
20 19 (14.50%) Web Services
21 18 (13.74%) HTML
21 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
21 18 (13.74%) Finance
22 17 (12.98%) Oracle

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 13 (9.92%) IIS
2 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.58%) Figma
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.76%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.76%) RMDS
3 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (55.73%) Azure
2 24 (18.32%) GitHub
3 12 (9.16%) AWS
4 7 (5.34%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.05%) SaaS
6 3 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.53%) GCP
8 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.76%) IaaS
8 1 (0.76%) npm
8 1 (0.76%) NuGet
8 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (57.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (9.16%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (6.11%) SSDT
7 7 (5.34%) Power BI
8 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (4.58%) PowerPivot
8 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.29%) DTS
10 3 (2.29%) QlikView
11 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (31.30%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (10.69%) Subversion
4 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (6.87%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.87%) NUnit
6 7 (5.34%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.58%) Axure RP
7 6 (4.58%) JIRA
7 6 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.82%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.05%) CMake
9 4 (3.05%) CppUnit
9 4 (3.05%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.05%) Xcode
10 3 (2.29%) Selenium
10 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 27 (20.61%) Banking
2 24 (18.32%) Investment Banking
3 18 (13.74%) Finance
4 11 (8.40%) Front Office
5 7 (5.34%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.05%) Law
7 3 (2.29%) Marketing
7 3 (2.29%) Police
8 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (61.07%) Developer
2 15 (11.45%) C# Developer
3 14 (10.69%) C++ Developer
4 11 (8.40%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (7.63%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Quantitative Developer
6 9 (6.87%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Architect
7 8 (6.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) UI Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 6 (4.58%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 6 (4.58%) UI/UX Developer
9 6 (4.58%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (48.85%) .NET
2 19 (14.50%) Web Services
3 18 (13.74%) HTML
4 16 (12.21%) AngularJS
5 15 (11.45%) .NET Framework
6 14 (10.69%) HTML5
7 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET
7 13 (9.92%) XML
8 12 (9.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 12 (9.16%) STL
8 12 (9.16%) WCF
9 10 (7.63%) .NET Core
9 10 (7.63%) REST
10 9 (6.87%) CSS
10 9 (6.87%) JSON
10 9 (6.87%) LDAP
10 9 (6.87%) Node.js
10 9 (6.87%) WinForms
11 8 (6.11%) jQuery
11 8 (6.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.63%) Cloud Native
2 9 (6.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.87%) User Experience
3 8 (6.11%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.58%) PKI
5 4 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.05%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.53%) Derivative
7 2 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.53%) W3C
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) SCORM
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.35%) Windows
2 9 (6.87%) Linux
3 8 (6.11%) Android
3 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.69%) DevOps
2 39 (29.77%) Test Automation
3 32 (24.43%) Unit Testing
4 31 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (12.98%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (12.21%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (9.16%) Mathematics
8 12 (9.16%) MVC
8 12 (9.16%) Workflow
9 11 (8.40%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.63%) Web Development
11 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.87%) Electronic Trading
11 9 (6.87%) Front End Development
11 9 (6.87%) Microservices
11 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.87%) SDLC
12 8 (6.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (67.18%) C#
2 51 (38.93%) SQL
3 33 (25.19%) C++
4 27 (20.61%) T-SQL
5 23 (17.56%) JavaScript
6 21 (16.03%) PowerShell
6 21 (16.03%) Python
7 12 (9.16%) VB.NET
8 8 (6.11%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.34%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (4.58%) Java
10 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.82%) R
11 5 (3.82%) VB
12 4 (3.05%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.53%) C
13 2 (1.53%) XAML
14 1 (0.76%) PHP
14 1 (0.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.87%) Degree
4 6 (4.58%) CISSP
5 5 (3.82%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.29%) ISEB
7 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.76%) CIPD
8 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) Docker
2 13 (9.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (11.45%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.63%) Terraform
3 6 (4.58%) Ansible
3 6 (4.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (4.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.98%) Oracle
3 6 (4.58%) Murex
4 4 (3.05%) FIS
4 4 (3.05%) SunGard
5 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.29%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.53%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.53%) GrapeCity
6 2 (1.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.76%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.76%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.76%) Perforce
7 1 (0.76%) Reuters
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) Telerik
7 1 (0.76%) TIBCO