Period
to 26 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 239 281
Rank change year-on-year -33 +42 -48
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 261 148 383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.55% 4.38% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 109 286
10th Percentile £413 £363 £350
25th Percentile £475 £425 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £612 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.40% +11.11% -3.23%
75th Percentile £700 £613 £538
90th Percentile £763 £690 £588
England median daily rate £501 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.37% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
10th Percentile £64.83 " £31.38
25th Percentile £67.56 " £46.56
Median hourly rate £74.25 £21.50 £55.50
Median % change year-on-year +245.35% -61.26% +36.20%
75th Percentile £80.06 " £56.50
90th Percentile £82.28 " "
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.91 £52.50
% change year-on-year +0.20% -12.55% +29.63%

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 5,734 3,378 8,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.33% 20.80% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,023 2,485 5,797
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
25th Percentile £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 26
10th Percentile £28.50 £32.75 £18.78
25th Percentile £39.00 £45.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate £60.00 £51.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.63% +9.33%
75th Percentile £68.00 £63.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £69.00 £65.25 £56.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 26 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 41 £619 +23.75% 17
South London - 3 £500 - 2
East London +3 1 £300 -20.00% 6
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 172 (65.90%) C#
2 167 (63.98%) .NET
3 147 (56.32%) SQL
4 122 (46.74%) Git (software)
5 111 (42.53%) Azure
6 103 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (38.31%) Banking
8 85 (32.57%) Windows
9 81 (31.03%) Investment Banking
10 77 (29.50%) AngularJS
11 76 (29.12%) Python
12 73 (27.97%) DevOps
13 71 (27.20%) Microsoft
14 70 (26.82%) C++
15 69 (26.44%) SQL Server
15 69 (26.44%) XML
16 65 (24.90%) TDD
17 63 (24.14%) Social Skills
18 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
19 54 (20.69%) AWS
19 54 (20.69%) Oracle
20 53 (20.31%) Finance
20 53 (20.31%) Subversion
21 52 (19.92%) Jenkins
22 51 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
22 51 (19.54%) .NET Framework
23 49 (18.77%) Unit Testing
24 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
25 43 (16.48%) .NET Core
26 42 (16.09%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (6.13%) IIS
1 16 (6.13%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (4.21%) Confluence
3 10 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.45%) DataSynapse
5 8 (3.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.15%) Apache
7 3 (1.15%) CMS
7 3 (1.15%) nginx
8 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.77%) Drupal
8 2 (0.77%) SAS
8 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.15%) Adobe XD
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.77%) Mingle
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (12.26%) SunGard Martini
2 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 111 (42.53%) Azure
2 54 (20.69%) AWS
3 24 (9.20%) Power Platform
4 14 (5.36%) GitHub
5 13 (4.98%) PaaS
6 11 (4.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 11 (4.21%) Azure Service Bus
6 11 (4.21%) Serverless
7 10 (3.83%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (3.45%) NuGet
9 8 (3.07%) Azure Functions
10 7 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.68%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (2.68%) Power Automate
11 6 (2.30%) Amazon S3
11 6 (2.30%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.92%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.21%) Firewall
3 9 (3.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 42 (16.09%) Oracle Database
2 42 (16.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 40 (15.33%) Relational Database
4 30 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (8.81%) Power BI
6 21 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (6.13%) Data Lake
8 16 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
11 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (3.45%) MySQL
13 8 (3.07%) Metadata
14 7 (2.68%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.68%) Neo4j
15 6 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (2.30%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 122 (46.74%) Git (software)
2 53 (20.31%) Subversion
3 52 (19.92%) Jenkins
4 36 (13.79%) JIRA
4 36 (13.79%) TeamCity
5 35 (13.41%) Bitbucket
6 32 (12.26%) CppUnit
7 31 (11.88%) Oracle APEX
8 21 (8.05%) Artifactory
9 19 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (6.90%) Visual Studio Code
11 17 (6.51%) IntelliJ
12 16 (6.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (5.75%) Robot Framework
14 13 (4.98%) Postman
15 12 (4.60%) Selenium
15 12 (4.60%) SonarQube
16 10 (3.83%) Eclipse
17 8 (3.07%) SpecFlow
18 7 (2.68%) MSTest
General
1 100 (38.31%) Banking
2 81 (31.03%) Investment Banking
3 63 (24.14%) Social Skills
4 53 (20.31%) Finance
5 38 (14.56%) Front Office
6 23 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.07%) Back Office
8 7 (2.68%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.92%) Games
9 5 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.53%) Marketing
11 3 (1.15%) Publishing
12 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.77%) Law
12 2 (0.77%) Legal
12 2 (0.77%) Police
12 2 (0.77%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.77%) Retail
13 1 (0.38%) Advertising
13 1 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 172 (65.90%) Developer
2 63 (24.14%) C# Developer
3 49 (18.77%) C++ Developer
4 42 (16.09%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 29 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 24 (9.20%) Front Office Developer
7 18 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.13%) Analyst
9 15 (5.75%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 15 (5.75%) C++/C# Developer
9 15 (5.75%) SQL Developer
10 14 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (4.60%) Front Office C++ Developer
12 11 (4.21%) Python Developer
13 10 (3.83%) Data Analyst
14 9 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) IT Security Officer
14 9 (3.45%) Security Officer
14 9 (3.45%) Technical Leader
15 8 (3.07%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (63.98%) .NET
2 77 (29.50%) AngularJS
3 69 (26.44%) XML
4 51 (19.54%) .NET Framework
5 43 (16.48%) .NET Core
6 39 (14.94%) REST
7 38 (14.56%) JSON
8 36 (13.79%) ASP.NET
9 33 (12.64%) STL
10 32 (12.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 31 (11.88%) HTML
12 25 (9.58%) CSS
13 19 (7.28%) HTML5
14 17 (6.51%) Entity Framework
14 17 (6.51%) jQuery
14 17 (6.51%) RESTful
14 17 (6.51%) XSLT
15 15 (5.75%) gRPC
16 14 (5.36%) CSS3
17 13 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.49%) Derivative
2 27 (10.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 17 (6.51%) Fixed Income
4 13 (4.98%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.21%) User Experience
6 9 (3.45%) Wiki
7 6 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.30%) W3C
8 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.53%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.15%) Blog
10 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (1.15%) SCORM
11 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (32.57%) Windows
2 26 (9.96%) Linux
3 16 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (2.68%) Unix
5 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.77%) Android
8 2 (0.77%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.97%) DevOps
3 65 (24.90%) TDD
4 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
5 51 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (18.77%) Unit Testing
7 42 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (15.33%) Scrum
9 34 (13.03%) Regression Testing
10 32 (12.26%) Multithreading
11 31 (11.88%) Multithreaded Programming
12 29 (11.11%) Analytics
12 29 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (8.81%) Software Engineering
14 20 (7.66%) Data Modelling
14 20 (7.66%) MVC
15 17 (6.51%) API Development
15 17 (6.51%) OO
15 17 (6.51%) SDLC
16 16 (6.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (65.90%) C#
2 147 (56.32%) SQL
3 76 (29.12%) Python
4 70 (26.82%) C++
5 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
6 42 (16.09%) TypeScript
7 36 (13.79%) Java
8 34 (13.03%) PowerShell
9 21 (8.05%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.21%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.07%) Ruby
12 7 (2.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (2.68%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.92%) Perl
14 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.15%) C
14 3 (1.15%) PHP
14 3 (1.15%) VB
14 3 (1.15%) XPath
15 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.75%) Degree
4 9 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.77%) SANS
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) QA
2 10 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.07%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.53%) GDPR
5 3 (1.15%) WCAG
6 2 (0.77%) NIST
7 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.38%) IFRS
7 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (7.28%) Docker
2 9 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) LXC
5 1 (0.38%) vCloud
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) BladeLogic
2 14 (5.36%) Terraform
3 10 (3.83%) HP Fortify
3 10 (3.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (3.07%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.92%) Puppet
7 4 (1.53%) Ansible
7 4 (1.53%) Core Impact
7 4 (1.53%) SCOM
7 4 (1.53%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.15%) logstash
8 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.38%) Icinga
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (27.20%) Microsoft
2 54 (20.69%) Oracle
3 32 (12.26%) FIS
3 32 (12.26%) SunGard
4 11 (4.21%) DevExpress
4 11 (4.21%) HP
5 9 (3.45%) CA
5 9 (3.45%) Databricks
5 9 (3.45%) IBM
5 9 (3.45%) Splunk
6 6 (2.30%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.92%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.15%) Adobe
9 3 (1.15%) Google
9 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.15%) SAP
9 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.77%) Cisco
10 2 (0.77%) VMware