Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 277 269
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8 -20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 524 419 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.14% 0.94% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 4.82% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 309 311
London median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £310
90th Percentile £613 £638 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.58 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.28% +1.44% +1.91%

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 10,345 8,698 7,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.55% 19.54% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,667 6,477 5,723
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 15
London median hourly rate £32.00 £33.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% -22.41% +33.85%
10th Percentile £16.78 £20.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £73.67 £53.66 £56.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -13 101 £475 +15.85% 45
East London -1 28 £450 - 7
West London -22 16 £500 +18.34% 31
South London -33 13 £450 - 4
North London -2 1 - - 4
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 301 (57.44%) C#
2 264 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (45.61%) .NET
4 207 (39.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 203 (38.74%) SQL
6 202 (38.55%) SQL Server
7 185 (35.31%) Microsoft
8 164 (31.30%) JavaScript
9 147 (28.05%) Git (software)
10 138 (26.34%) Finance
11 137 (26.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 128 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 127 (24.24%) Scrum
14 106 (20.23%) DevOps
15 105 (20.04%) AngularJS
16 101 (19.27%) HTML
17 98 (18.70%) Test Automation
18 96 (18.32%) CSS
19 90 (17.18%) MVC
20 86 (16.41%) JIRA
21 83 (15.84%) ASP.NET
22 81 (15.46%) Windows
22 81 (15.46%) Selenium
23 79 (15.08%) REST
24 76 (14.50%) ASP.NET Web API
25 74 (14.12%) Microservices
26 69 (13.17%) TDD
27 65 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
28 64 (12.21%) JSON
29 62 (11.83%) jQuery

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 30 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.63%) Confluence
3 18 (3.44%) IIS
4 14 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.53%) CMS
6 7 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.76%) Apache
9 4 (0.76%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.76%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.57%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) MTS
12 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.76%) Blender
6 4 (0.76%) Maya
7 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.34%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.57%) Endur
4 3 (0.57%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.57%) RMDS
4 3 (0.57%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.57%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 207 (39.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (9.54%) PaaS
4 22 (4.20%) Office 365
5 20 (3.82%) BlazeMeter
5 20 (3.82%) GitHub
6 19 (3.63%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (2.29%) IaaS
11 9 (1.72%) NuGet
11 9 (1.72%) Slack
12 8 (1.53%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.53%) SaaS
12 8 (1.53%) Serverless
13 7 (1.34%) BrowserStack
13 7 (1.34%) Trello
14 5 (0.95%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.91%) Intranet
2 9 (1.72%) SSL
3 8 (1.53%) HTTP
4 6 (1.15%) DNS
5 5 (0.95%) SMS
6 3 (0.57%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.57%) Internet
7 2 (0.38%) Firewall
7 2 (0.38%) FTP
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) LAN
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.19%) SAN
8 1 (0.19%) SNMP
8 1 (0.19%) VLAN
8 1 (0.19%) VoIP
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
8 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (38.55%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (8.40%) Power BI
4 42 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (7.44%) Cosmos DB
6 32 (6.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 27 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (4.58%) MongoDB
10 23 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (4.20%) NoSQL
11 22 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 19 (3.63%) Big Data
13 18 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (2.48%) Data Lake
15 13 (2.48%) Relational Database
16 12 (2.29%) MySQL
17 10 (1.91%) OLAP
18 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 147 (28.05%) Git (software)
2 137 (26.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 128 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (16.41%) JIRA
5 81 (15.46%) Selenium
6 52 (9.92%) Jenkins
7 47 (8.97%) TeamCity
8 45 (8.59%) SpecFlow
9 41 (7.82%) Subversion
10 26 (4.96%) JMeter
10 26 (4.96%) Mercurial
11 25 (4.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (4.77%) Sublime Text
12 21 (4.01%) Cucumber
12 21 (4.01%) NUnit
13 19 (3.63%) Zephyr
14 18 (3.44%) git-flow
14 18 (3.44%) LoadRunner
15 16 (3.05%) The Grinder
16 15 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 138 (26.34%) Finance
2 49 (9.35%) Banking
3 25 (4.77%) Front Office
4 19 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.24%) Retail
6 13 (2.48%) Advertising
7 8 (1.53%) Back Office
7 8 (1.53%) Marketing
8 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.95%) Law
9 5 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.76%) Games
10 4 (0.76%) Publishing
11 3 (0.57%) Avionics
12 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 315 (60.11%) Developer
2 101 (19.27%) .NET Developer
3 95 (18.13%) C# Developer
4 48 (9.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (8.97%) Senior Developer
6 30 (5.73%) Consultant
7 29 (5.53%) Analyst
8 27 (5.15%) Applications Developer
9 26 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 25 (4.77%) C++ Developer
10 25 (4.77%) React Developer
10 25 (4.77%) Tester
11 24 (4.58%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 24 (4.58%) SQL Developer
12 22 (4.20%) SharePoint Developer
13 21 (4.01%) Azure DevOps
14 20 (3.82%) Angular Developer
14 20 (3.82%) Test Engineer
15 18 (3.44%) Azure Developer
15 18 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (45.61%) .NET
2 105 (20.04%) AngularJS
3 101 (19.27%) HTML
4 96 (18.32%) CSS
5 83 (15.84%) ASP.NET
6 79 (15.08%) REST
7 76 (14.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (12.21%) JSON
9 62 (11.83%) jQuery
10 60 (11.45%) .NET Framework
11 52 (9.92%) React
12 49 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (9.16%) HTML5
14 44 (8.40%) React Native
15 42 (8.02%) CSS3
15 42 (8.02%) WCF
16 41 (7.82%) XML
17 37 (7.06%) Entity Framework
18 35 (6.68%) Node.js
18 35 (6.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.26%) User Experience
2 52 (9.92%) Mobile App
3 34 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.92%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (4.39%) Fintech
6 22 (4.20%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.67%) Derivative
8 11 (2.10%) Reinsurance
8 11 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.95%) Clustering
11 5 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.76%) Equities
12 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.46%) Windows
2 55 (10.50%) Apple iOS
3 46 (8.78%) Android
4 29 (5.53%) Linux
5 9 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) VMS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Unix
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (24.24%) Scrum
3 106 (20.23%) DevOps
4 98 (18.70%) Test Automation
5 90 (17.18%) MVC
6 74 (14.12%) Microservices
7 69 (13.17%) TDD
8 58 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (8.02%) Analytics
11 42 (8.02%) BDD
12 41 (7.82%) OO
13 38 (7.25%) Web Development
14 37 (7.06%) ETL
15 35 (6.68%) Software Engineering
15 35 (6.68%) Test Strategy
15 35 (6.68%) Unit Testing
16 33 (6.30%) Kanban
17 32 (6.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 301 (57.44%) C#
2 203 (38.74%) SQL
3 164 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 62 (11.83%) Python
5 60 (11.45%) Java
6 59 (11.26%) T-SQL
7 47 (8.97%) C++
8 44 (8.40%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.77%) TypeScript
10 24 (4.58%) JSX
11 20 (3.82%) Go
12 14 (2.67%) C
13 12 (2.29%) VBA
14 11 (2.10%) U-SQL
15 10 (1.91%) R
15 10 (1.91%) VB.NET
16 9 (1.72%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.72%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (5.92%) Degree
2 16 (3.05%) ISTQB
3 10 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.91%) ISEB
3 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.76%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.57%) APMP
7 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.19%) MCPD
8 1 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.35%) QA
2 11 (2.10%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.10%) SLA
3 5 (0.95%) HL7
4 3 (0.57%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (9.54%) Docker
2 20 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.57%) SRDF
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.48%) Puppet
4 11 (2.10%) Ansible
5 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.95%) WSUS
7 4 (0.76%) SCOM
7 4 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.76%) Terraform
8 3 (0.57%) Control-M
8 3 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.57%) Packer
8 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.57%) SCCM
9 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.19%) Automic
10 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 185 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.73%) Oracle
3 14 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (1.91%) AppDynamics
4 10 (1.91%) Dynatrace
4 10 (1.91%) New Relic
5 9 (1.72%) Nintex
5 9 (1.72%) SAP
6 7 (1.34%) Talend
7 6 (1.15%) IBM
7 6 (1.15%) Reuters
8 5 (0.95%) ION Trading
8 5 (0.95%) Tableau
8 5 (0.95%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.76%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.76%) Charles River
9 4 (0.76%) Google
9 4 (0.76%) UiPath
10 3 (0.57%) Bloomberg