Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 325 293 252
Rank change year-on-year -32 -41 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 276 188 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.67% 4.09% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 143 136
10th Percentile £413 £410 £356
25th Percentile £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £763 £681 £575
90th Percentile £825 £750 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £82.75 - -
Median hourly rate £83.50 - £21.50
75th Percentile £84.25 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £63.60 £45.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +39.78% +4.60% -20.91%

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 7,515 4,598 4,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.63% 18.94% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,435 3,251 3,018
10th Percentile £413 £375 £381
25th Percentile £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £700 £625 £625
90th Percentile £788 £700 £695
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 14 26
10th Percentile £26.25 £36.98 £32.63
25th Percentile £39.75 £54.25 £44.75
Median hourly rate £44.50 £62.00 £49.64
Median % change year-on-year -28.23% +24.91% +32.37%
75th Percentile £55.00 £68.00 £63.56
90th Percentile £78.75 £68.36 £64.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £49.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.60% +3.68% +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -35 28 £563 -8.16% 17
North London - 2 £475 -
East London -6 1 £425 +41.67% 6
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 198 (71.74%) C#
2 150 (54.35%) SQL
3 143 (51.81%) DevOps
4 141 (51.09%) SQL Server
5 138 (50.00%) .NET
6 125 (45.29%) Agile
7 123 (44.57%) Azure
8 108 (39.13%) Microsoft
9 79 (28.62%) Finance
10 76 (27.54%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (26.81%) C++
12 69 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 67 (24.28%) Oracle
13 67 (24.28%) .NET Framework
14 62 (22.46%) JavaScript
15 61 (22.10%) PowerShell
16 60 (21.74%) Social Skills
17 59 (21.38%) Banking
18 57 (20.65%) T-SQL
18 57 (20.65%) CSS
18 57 (20.65%) Relational Database
19 56 (20.29%) XML
20 55 (19.93%) Scrum
20 55 (19.93%) CI/CD
21 52 (18.84%) ASP.NET
21 52 (18.84%) HTML
21 52 (18.84%) Jenkins
22 50 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
22 50 (18.12%) Software Engineering
23 46 (16.67%) Windows

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 35 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 29 (10.51%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.90%) DataSynapse
4 8 (2.90%) IIS
5 7 (2.54%) Confluence
6 5 (1.81%) CMS
7 3 (1.09%) DNN
7 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.72%) Kentico
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.99%) SunGard Martini
2 9 (3.26%) RMDS
3 4 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 123 (44.57%) Azure
2 42 (15.22%) Power Platform
3 34 (12.32%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (7.61%) PowerApps
5 20 (7.25%) Power Automate
6 18 (6.52%) GitHub
7 12 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (3.99%) AWS
8 11 (3.99%) Serverless
9 8 (2.90%) NuGet
10 7 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (2.17%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
11 6 (2.17%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.81%) Azure Service Bus
12 5 (1.81%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 4 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (1.09%) Azure Logic Apps
15 2 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.61%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.54%) Multicast
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (51.09%) SQL Server
2 57 (20.65%) Relational Database
3 42 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 42 (15.22%) Power BI
4 41 (14.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 38 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (9.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (9.06%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (6.16%) Data Lake
9 17 (6.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (3.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 10 (3.62%) SSDT
12 9 (3.26%) OLTP
13 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (2.54%) DTS
14 7 (2.54%) NoSQL
15 5 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 52 (18.84%) Jenkins
3 41 (14.86%) Bitbucket
4 40 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (14.13%) Subversion
6 33 (11.96%) JIRA
7 27 (9.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 24 (8.70%) SonarQube
9 23 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 22 (7.97%) Artifactory
11 21 (7.61%) IntelliJ
12 20 (7.25%) MSTest
13 15 (5.43%) NUnit
14 13 (4.71%) CppUnit
15 12 (4.35%) Robot Framework
16 11 (3.99%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (3.99%) SpecFlow
16 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 9 (3.26%) GitLab
17 9 (3.26%) Selenium
General
1 79 (28.62%) Finance
2 60 (21.74%) Social Skills
3 59 (21.38%) Banking
4 31 (11.23%) Investment Banking
5 28 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (7.61%) Front Office
7 12 (4.35%) Back Office
8 7 (2.54%) Legal
9 6 (2.17%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.72%) International Banking
11 2 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (68.12%) Developer
2 48 (17.39%) C++ Developer
3 46 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 45 (16.30%) C# Developer
5 25 (9.06%) C++/C# Developer
6 24 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (7.25%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 19 (6.88%) Java Developer
10 18 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
11 16 (5.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.80%) DevOps Developer
11 16 (5.80%) Microsoft 365 Developer
12 15 (5.43%) Azure DevOps
12 15 (5.43%) Senior Developer
13 14 (5.07%) Analyst
13 14 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 11 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
15 10 (3.62%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (50.00%) .NET
2 67 (24.28%) .NET Framework
3 57 (20.65%) CSS
4 56 (20.29%) XML
5 52 (18.84%) ASP.NET
5 52 (18.84%) HTML
6 44 (15.94%) .NET Core
7 38 (13.77%) AngularJS
7 38 (13.77%) REST
8 35 (12.68%) JSON
9 28 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (9.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 26 (9.42%) HTML5
11 25 (9.06%) jQuery
11 25 (9.06%) React
12 21 (7.61%) STL
13 20 (7.25%) Rendezvous
14 18 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (6.16%) XSLT
16 16 (5.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.61%) Fixed Income
2 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
2 8 (2.90%) Wiki
3 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.54%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.54%) User Experience
4 5 (1.81%) Reinsurance
5 4 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.45%) Derivative
5 4 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.45%) Legacy Code
5 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.09%) NHS
7 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (2.54%) Linux
3 4 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.09%) Android
4 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.81%) DevOps
2 125 (45.29%) Agile
3 76 (27.54%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (19.93%) CI/CD
4 55 (19.93%) Scrum
5 50 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (18.12%) Software Engineering
6 46 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 46 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 37 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (13.04%) MVC
9 29 (10.51%) Multithreading
10 28 (10.14%) Regression Testing
11 26 (9.42%) OO
12 25 (9.06%) Analytics
12 25 (9.06%) Infrastructure as Code
12 25 (9.06%) TDD
13 24 (8.70%) Computer Science
14 22 (7.97%) Multithreaded Programming
15 21 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 198 (71.74%) C#
2 150 (54.35%) SQL
3 74 (26.81%) C++
4 62 (22.46%) JavaScript
5 61 (22.10%) PowerShell
6 57 (20.65%) T-SQL
7 36 (13.04%) Python
8 23 (8.33%) Java
9 18 (6.52%) VB
9 18 (6.52%) VBA
10 16 (5.80%) PL/SQL
10 16 (5.80%) TypeScript
11 15 (5.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 13 (4.71%) VB.NET
13 10 (3.62%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.81%) PHP
14 5 (1.81%) REXX
15 4 (1.45%) C
16 3 (1.09%) ES6
16 3 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (13.04%) Degree
2 20 (7.25%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (2.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.71%) Accessibility
2 11 (3.99%) QA
3 5 (1.81%) GDPR
4 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.09%) WCAG
5 2 (0.72%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (3.62%) Docker
2 9 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.26%) GridGain
3 4 (1.45%) LXC
3 4 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (11.96%) Terraform
2 21 (7.61%) ITRS Geneos
3 20 (7.25%) Ansible
4 12 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 7 (2.54%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.81%) Puppet
7 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.72%) Control-M
8 2 (0.72%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.36%) SCCM
9 1 (0.36%) SCOM
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 108 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 67 (24.28%) Oracle
3 20 (7.25%) TIBCO
4 18 (6.52%) IBM
5 12 (4.35%) FIS
6 11 (3.99%) Databricks
6 11 (3.99%) SunGard
7 9 (3.26%) ION Trading
7 9 (3.26%) Reuters
8 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.81%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.81%) Checkmarx
9 5 (1.81%) Splunk
10 4 (1.45%) Citrix
11 3 (1.09%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.72%) Ceridian
12 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.72%) Yardi