Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 241 282
Rank change year-on-year +5 +41 -55
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 541 426 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.76% 6.00% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 321 285
London median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £344 £305 £311
90th Percentile £588 £600 £625
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
London median hourly rate £39.29 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.73% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.95% +13.21%

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 9,398 7,101 6,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.62% 17.87% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,045 5,232 5,110
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 17
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +83.16%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.82 £33.61
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.48
% change year-on-year - +0.06% +14.80%

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 27 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 +3 126 £450 +3.75% 37
East London +8 40 £450 +50.00% 14
West London -23 26 £425 -17.87% 36
South London -47 15 £460 +2.22% 2
North London +2 1 £400 +19.40% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 315 (58.23%) C#
2 288 (53.23%) .NET
3 277 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (48.43%) SQL Server
5 244 (45.10%) SQL
6 214 (39.56%) Microsoft
7 178 (32.90%) JavaScript
8 172 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 167 (30.87%) Finance
10 144 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 141 (26.06%) Scrum
12 136 (25.14%) Visual Studio Team System
13 135 (24.95%) Git (software)
14 126 (23.29%) MVC
15 113 (20.89%) CSS
16 112 (20.70%) ASP.NET
16 112 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (19.78%) Windows
17 107 (19.78%) DevOps
18 104 (19.22%) REST
18 104 (19.22%) AngularJS
19 103 (19.04%) HTML
20 98 (18.11%) .NET Framework
21 79 (14.60%) Microservices
22 77 (14.23%) Test Automation
23 75 (13.86%) JSON
24 71 (13.12%) TDD
24 71 (13.12%) PowerShell
25 70 (12.94%) ASP.NET Web API
26 67 (12.38%) JIRA

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 39 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.25%) IIS
3 12 (2.22%) Confluence
3 12 (2.22%) DataSynapse
4 11 (2.03%) CMS
5 9 (1.66%) Apache
6 8 (1.48%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Blender
6 3 (0.55%) Maya
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.03%) Elite 3E
3 9 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.74%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.74%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.74%) Summit
6 3 (0.55%) Endur
7 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 172 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (7.39%) PaaS
4 20 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (3.51%) Office 365
6 12 (2.22%) NuGet
7 10 (1.85%) SaaS
7 10 (1.85%) Serverless
8 9 (1.66%) BlazeMeter
8 9 (1.66%) IaaS
9 8 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.48%) G Suite
10 7 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.11%) BrowserStack
11 6 (1.11%) GitHub
11 6 (1.11%) Trello
12 5 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.22%) Intranet
2 7 (1.29%) SMS
3 6 (1.11%) HTTP
3 6 (1.11%) Network Security
3 6 (1.11%) SSL
4 5 (0.92%) VPN
5 3 (0.55%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.55%) FTP
5 3 (0.55%) Internet
5 3 (0.55%) LAN
5 3 (0.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) SNMP
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
6 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (48.43%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (7.58%) Cosmos DB
5 35 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (5.55%) Power BI
7 28 (5.18%) NoSQL
8 27 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (4.44%) MySQL
9 24 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 21 (3.88%) Big Data
12 18 (3.33%) MongoDB
13 17 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (2.96%) Relational Database
15 15 (2.77%) Oracle Database
16 13 (2.40%) RDBMS
17 10 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 144 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 136 (25.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 135 (24.95%) Git (software)
4 67 (12.38%) JIRA
5 51 (9.43%) Selenium
6 49 (9.06%) TeamCity
7 46 (8.50%) Jenkins
8 41 (7.58%) SpecFlow
8 41 (7.58%) Subversion
9 29 (5.36%) NUnit
10 27 (4.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (4.44%) Mercurial
12 23 (4.25%) Sublime Text
13 21 (3.88%) Cucumber
14 17 (3.14%) git-flow
15 14 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (2.40%) MSBuild
17 12 (2.22%) JMeter
18 10 (1.85%) Eclipse
18 10 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 167 (30.87%) Finance
2 61 (11.28%) Banking
3 26 (4.81%) Retail
4 22 (4.07%) Front Office
5 21 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.40%) Marketing
7 11 (2.03%) Publishing
8 10 (1.85%) Law
9 8 (1.48%) Advertising
9 8 (1.48%) Games
10 7 (1.29%) Back Office
10 7 (1.29%) Legal
11 5 (0.92%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.37%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 331 (61.18%) Developer
2 124 (22.92%) .NET Developer
3 79 (14.60%) C# Developer
4 50 (9.24%) Senior Developer
5 49 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (6.65%) Analyst
7 35 (6.47%) Azure DevOps
8 31 (5.73%) Applications Developer
9 30 (5.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 27 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (4.62%) Architect
11 25 (4.62%) SQL Developer
12 24 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 24 (4.44%) C++ Developer
13 23 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (4.07%) Angular Developer
14 22 (4.07%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 22 (4.07%) Tester
15 21 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
15 21 (3.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (53.23%) .NET
2 113 (20.89%) CSS
3 112 (20.70%) ASP.NET
4 104 (19.22%) AngularJS
4 104 (19.22%) REST
5 103 (19.04%) HTML
6 98 (18.11%) .NET Framework
7 75 (13.86%) JSON
8 70 (12.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 65 (12.01%) jQuery
10 62 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (10.54%) WCF
12 56 (10.35%) XML
13 51 (9.43%) CSS3
13 51 (9.43%) Web Services
14 49 (9.06%) React
15 48 (8.87%) Entity Framework
15 48 (8.87%) HTML5
16 36 (6.65%) React Native
17 35 (6.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.06%) User Experience
2 38 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 33 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.88%) Derivative
7 17 (3.14%) Fintech
8 13 (2.40%) Credit Derivative
9 11 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 11 (2.03%) Reinsurance
9 11 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.85%) Clustering
11 8 (1.48%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 107 (19.78%) Windows
2 40 (7.39%) Apple iOS
3 37 (6.84%) Android
4 30 (5.55%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.51%) Linux
6 18 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.37%) VMS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.06%) Scrum
3 126 (23.29%) MVC
4 112 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (19.78%) DevOps
6 79 (14.60%) Microservices
7 77 (14.23%) Test Automation
8 71 (13.12%) TDD
9 58 (10.72%) Unit Testing
10 56 (10.35%) Analytics
11 44 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (7.95%) Software Engineering
13 42 (7.76%) BDD
14 40 (7.39%) OO
15 38 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (6.65%) Web Development
17 32 (5.91%) Release Management
18 31 (5.73%) SOLID
19 29 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
20 27 (4.99%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 315 (58.23%) C#
2 244 (45.10%) SQL
3 178 (32.90%) JavaScript
4 71 (13.12%) PowerShell
5 60 (11.09%) Python
6 50 (9.24%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.55%) C++
8 26 (4.81%) Java
9 23 (4.25%) TypeScript
10 22 (4.07%) JSX
11 20 (3.70%) R
12 17 (3.14%) VBA
13 14 (2.59%) Go
13 14 (2.59%) VB.NET
14 13 (2.40%) C
15 10 (1.85%) Scala
15 10 (1.85%) XPath
16 9 (1.66%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.48%) XAML
18 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (5.36%) Degree
2 16 (2.96%) ISTQB
3 14 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.48%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.74%) MCP
8 3 (0.55%) APMP
8 3 (0.55%) ISEB
8 3 (0.55%) MCPD
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) MCSE
10 1 (0.18%) MCTS
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.95%) QA
2 15 (2.77%) SLA
3 12 (2.22%) GDPR
4 10 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.11%) HL7
6 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.55%) WCAG
7 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) GCP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (7.58%) Docker
2 29 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.29%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (3.88%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.85%) Puppet
3 7 (1.29%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.74%) Ansible
6 4 (0.74%) SCOM
7 3 (0.55%) Control-M
7 3 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.55%) Terraform
8 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Automic
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.18%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 214 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.44%) Oracle
3 15 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (2.77%) SAP
4 12 (2.22%) Alteryx
5 11 (2.03%) Google
6 9 (1.66%) Intapp
7 8 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.48%) Nintex
8 7 (1.29%) Talend
8 7 (1.29%) Telerik
9 6 (1.11%) HP
10 5 (0.92%) Databricks
10 5 (0.92%) Micro Focus
10 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.74%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.74%) Charles River
11 4 (0.74%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.74%) New Relic
11 4 (0.74%) Reuters