Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 305 284
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 286 64 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.45% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.10% 2.36% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 50 245
10th Percentile £413 £400 £350
25th Percentile £487 £431 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £606 £513 £465
Median % change year-on-year +18.24% +10.22% +3.33%
75th Percentile £709 £763 £550
90th Percentile £750 " £621
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
10th Percentile £64.83 " £26.70
25th Percentile £67.56 " £34.88
Median hourly rate £74.25 - £52.00
75th Percentile £80.06 " £55.25
90th Percentile £82.28 " £55.40
England median hourly rate £57.50 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +36.90% -3.45% +3.57%

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 6,982 2,715 6,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.42% 19.19% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,002 1,957 4,931
10th Percentile £410 £363 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +2.94%
75th Percentile £665 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 17
10th Percentile £27.40 £30.10 £18.32
25th Percentile £44.13 £37.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate £60.00 £46.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% -7.00% +66.67%
75th Percentile £69.88 £54.25 £55.50
90th Percentile £81.40 £54.70 £60.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -3 67 £613 +27.60% 21
South London - 3 £500 - 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 192 (67.13%) C#
2 171 (59.79%) .NET
3 162 (56.64%) SQL
4 127 (44.41%) Azure
5 124 (43.36%) Git (software)
6 118 (41.26%) SQL Server
7 116 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (33.92%) XML
9 92 (32.17%) Banking
10 88 (30.77%) Windows
11 85 (29.72%) DevOps
12 84 (29.37%) Microsoft
13 76 (26.57%) Finance
14 73 (25.52%) C++
15 72 (25.17%) AngularJS
16 70 (24.48%) Python
17 69 (24.13%) Investment Banking
18 63 (22.03%) Subversion
19 62 (21.68%) Test Automation
20 60 (20.98%) Front Office
21 59 (20.63%) Jenkins
22 58 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
23 56 (19.58%) .NET Framework
23 56 (19.58%) JSON
24 55 (19.23%) Unit Testing
24 55 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
25 54 (18.88%) JIRA
26 53 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 51 (17.83%) Social Skills
28 49 (17.13%) 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 17 (5.94%) DataSynapse
2 16 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.15%) Confluence
4 8 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.80%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (2.45%) IIS
6 5 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.05%) nginx
9 2 (0.70%) SAS
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.05%) Mingle
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (12.94%) SunGard Martini
2 9 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Endur
3 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 127 (44.41%) Azure
2 43 (15.03%) AWS
3 33 (11.54%) Power Platform
4 22 (7.69%) GitHub
5 17 (5.94%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (4.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 12 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (3.50%) Azure Service Bus
9 9 (3.15%) Azure Logic Apps
9 9 (3.15%) PaaS
9 9 (3.15%) Power Automate
9 9 (3.15%) Serverless
10 8 (2.80%) NuGet
11 7 (2.45%) Azure Functions
11 7 (2.45%) PowerApps
11 7 (2.45%) Snowflake
12 6 (2.10%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.75%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.44%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.10%) Firewall
3 4 (1.40%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.70%) Multicast
4 2 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (41.26%) SQL Server
2 53 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (16.43%) Oracle Database
4 45 (15.73%) Relational Database
5 42 (14.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 29 (10.14%) Power BI
6 29 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (6.29%) Data Lake
10 15 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (4.55%) Tableau
12 10 (3.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (3.15%) NoSQL
14 8 (2.80%) OLAP
14 8 (2.80%) SSDT
15 7 (2.45%) Data Mining
15 7 (2.45%) DTS
15 7 (2.45%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 124 (43.36%) Git (software)
2 63 (22.03%) Subversion
3 59 (20.63%) Jenkins
4 54 (18.88%) JIRA
5 49 (17.13%) TeamCity
6 44 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (13.64%) Bitbucket
8 35 (12.24%) CppUnit
8 35 (12.24%) Oracle APEX
9 31 (10.84%) Artifactory
10 27 (9.44%) Robot Framework
11 19 (6.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (6.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (5.94%) Visual Studio Code
14 13 (4.55%) Selenium
14 13 (4.55%) SpecFlow
15 12 (4.20%) MSBuild
16 11 (3.85%) Postman
17 10 (3.50%) IntelliJ
17 10 (3.50%) SonarQube
General
1 92 (32.17%) Banking
2 76 (26.57%) Finance
3 69 (24.13%) Investment Banking
4 60 (20.98%) Front Office
5 51 (17.83%) Social Skills
6 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.80%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.10%) Back Office
8 6 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.10%) Retail
9 4 (1.40%) Legal
10 3 (1.05%) Games
10 3 (1.05%) Marketing
10 3 (1.05%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.70%) Law
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 204 (71.33%) Developer
2 53 (18.53%) C++ Developer
3 48 (16.78%) C# Developer
4 38 (13.29%) Front Office Developer
5 35 (12.24%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
6 32 (11.19%) .NET Developer
7 27 (9.44%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 21 (7.34%) Python Developer
9 17 (5.94%) Analyst
10 16 (5.59%) SQL Developer
11 14 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (3.50%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (3.50%) Senior Developer
15 9 (3.15%) Data Analyst
15 9 (3.15%) SharePoint Developer
16 8 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
17 7 (2.45%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (59.79%) .NET
2 97 (33.92%) XML
3 72 (25.17%) AngularJS
4 56 (19.58%) .NET Framework
4 56 (19.58%) JSON
5 43 (15.03%) REST
6 39 (13.64%) .NET Core
7 37 (12.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 37 (12.94%) STL
8 34 (11.89%) ASP.NET
9 27 (9.44%) gRPC
9 27 (9.44%) HTML
9 27 (9.44%) XSLT
10 16 (5.59%) CSS
11 14 (4.90%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.55%) Web Services
13 11 (3.85%) RESTful
14 10 (3.50%) MDX
14 10 (3.50%) SOAP
15 9 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.74%) Derivative
2 21 (7.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 19 (6.64%) Wiki
4 11 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.50%) User Experience
6 7 (2.45%) Reinsurance
7 6 (2.10%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) Legacy Code
11 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 88 (30.77%) Windows
2 17 (5.94%) Linux
3 13 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.70%) Android
7 2 (0.70%) VMS
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (29.72%) DevOps
3 62 (21.68%) Test Automation
4 58 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 48 (16.78%) Scrum
7 45 (15.73%) TDD
8 38 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (13.29%) Multithreading
8 38 (13.29%) Regression Testing
9 35 (12.24%) Multithreaded Programming
9 35 (12.24%) OO
10 34 (11.89%) Software Engineering
11 31 (10.84%) Analytics
12 27 (9.44%) Data Modelling
12 27 (9.44%) ETL
12 27 (9.44%) Workflow
13 22 (7.69%) MVC
13 22 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 192 (67.13%) C#
2 162 (56.64%) SQL
3 73 (25.52%) C++
4 70 (24.48%) Python
5 42 (14.69%) T-SQL
6 37 (12.94%) PowerShell
7 35 (12.24%) JavaScript
8 25 (8.74%) Java
9 23 (8.04%) TypeScript
10 16 (5.59%) VB.NET
10 16 (5.59%) VBA
11 10 (3.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (3.50%) VB
12 4 (1.40%) Ruby
13 3 (1.05%) C
13 3 (1.05%) Scala
13 3 (1.05%) VBScript
14 2 (0.70%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.70%) SOQL
14 2 (0.70%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 21 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.90%) Degree
4 9 (3.15%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.34%) QA
2 11 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.75%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) NIST
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (6.29%) Docker
2 6 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 27 (9.44%) BladeLogic
2 9 (3.15%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (3.15%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.80%) Terraform
4 7 (2.45%) Ansible
5 4 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.40%) HP Fortify
5 4 (1.40%) SCOM
5 4 (1.40%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.05%) Core Impact
6 3 (1.05%) logstash
6 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.05%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Icinga
7 1 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 84 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.13%) Oracle
3 37 (12.94%) FIS
3 37 (12.94%) SunGard
4 12 (4.20%) Alteryx
5 8 (2.80%) Databricks
6 6 (2.10%) IBM
6 6 (2.10%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.10%) Splunk
7 5 (1.75%) HP
7 5 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.40%) CA
9 3 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.05%) Google
9 3 (1.05%) Informatica
9 3 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco
10 2 (0.70%) F5
11 1 (0.35%) Aruba
11 1 (0.35%) Atlassian