Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 279 267
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 -56
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 426 384 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.85% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.47% 4.69% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 281 314
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -29.41% -8.11%
10th Percentile £35.50 £29.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £31.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 9540 8181 7137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 18.09% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7209 5929 5252
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 19
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +16 96 £425 +1.19% 15
West London +7 29 £400 -5.88% 6
South London -27 8 £438 +43.44% 1
East London -3 7 £575 +58.62% 6
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 262 (61.50%) .NET
2 252 (59.15%) C#
3 223 (52.35%) SQL Server
4 177 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (39.67%) Microsoft
6 148 (34.74%) SQL
7 137 (32.16%) MVC
8 131 (30.75%) JavaScript
9 121 (28.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 111 (26.06%) Microsoft Azure
11 110 (25.82%) ASP.NET
12 103 (24.18%) HTML
13 88 (20.66%) CSS
14 81 (19.01%) TDD
15 77 (18.08%) Finance
16 76 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 75 (17.61%) Windows
18 72 (16.90%) jQuery
19 68 (15.96%) WCF
19 68 (15.96%) Test Automation
20 66 (15.49%) AngularJS
21 64 (15.02%) .NET Framework
22 63 (14.79%) Git (software)
23 60 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 59 (13.85%) T-SQL
25 58 (13.62%) Java
26 56 (13.15%) SQL Server 2008
27 53 (12.44%) XML
28 52 (12.21%) Web Services
28 52 (12.21%) PowerShell

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 34 (7.98%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.63%) IIS
3 23 (5.40%) CMS
4 12 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.41%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.17%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.94%) Apache
8 4 (0.94%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.94%) Confluence
8 4 (0.94%) JBoss
8 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.70%) Drupal
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.94%) Mingle
4 2 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.11%) ION MarketView
3 7 (1.64%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (1.17%) RMDS
5 4 (0.94%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.70%) Endur
6 3 (0.70%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.47%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.23%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 111 (26.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.23%) GitHub
4 14 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (2.82%) PaaS
6 9 (2.11%) Office 365
7 6 (1.41%) npm
8 5 (1.17%) IaaS
9 4 (0.94%) SaaS
10 3 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.70%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.47%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.47%) Serverless
11 2 (0.47%) SurveyMonkey
12 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.82%) Firewall
2 9 (2.11%) LDAP
2 9 (2.11%) VPN
3 8 (1.88%) NetScaler
3 8 (1.88%) VLAN
4 7 (1.64%) Intranet
5 6 (1.41%) Internet
5 6 (1.41%) SSL
6 4 (0.94%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.94%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) HTTP
7 1 (0.23%) LAN
7 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (52.35%) SQL Server
2 60 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (13.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (10.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 36 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (6.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (4.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 20 (4.69%) Relational Database
11 17 (3.99%) OLAP
12 13 (3.05%) MongoDB
12 13 (3.05%) Power BI
12 13 (3.05%) QlikView
13 11 (2.58%) Big Data
13 11 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (2.58%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.58%) RDBMS
14 10 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 121 (28.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (14.79%) Git (software)
3 51 (11.97%) Visual Studio Team System
4 34 (7.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 32 (7.51%) JIRA
6 29 (6.81%) TeamCity
7 25 (5.87%) NUnit
8 23 (5.40%) Subversion
9 21 (4.93%) MSTest
10 20 (4.69%) SpecFlow
11 18 (4.23%) Selenium
12 17 (3.99%) Eclipse
13 15 (3.52%) Moq
14 13 (3.05%) Jenkins
15 11 (2.58%) Cucumber
15 11 (2.58%) Protractor
16 9 (2.11%) MSBuild
17 8 (1.88%) JUnit
17 8 (1.88%) NDepend
18 7 (1.64%) ReSharper
General
1 77 (18.08%) Finance
2 51 (11.97%) Banking
3 31 (7.28%) Front Office
4 25 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.23%) Law
6 17 (3.99%) Back Office
7 15 (3.52%) Marketing
8 12 (2.82%) Retail
9 8 (1.88%) Advertising
10 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.41%) Legal
11 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.94%) Publishing
11 4 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.70%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.70%) Electronics
13 2 (0.47%) Local Government
13 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 299 (70.19%) Developer
2 101 (23.71%) .NET Developer
3 88 (20.66%) C# Developer
4 57 (13.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (8.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (7.75%) Analyst
6 33 (7.75%) SQL Developer
7 30 (7.04%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 26 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 25 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (5.63%) Java Developer
12 22 (5.16%) HTML Developer
13 19 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (4.46%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.46%) Test Analyst
14 17 (3.99%) C++ Developer
15 15 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 14 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (61.50%) .NET
2 110 (25.82%) ASP.NET
3 103 (24.18%) HTML
4 88 (20.66%) CSS
5 76 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 72 (16.90%) jQuery
7 68 (15.96%) WCF
8 66 (15.49%) AngularJS
9 64 (15.02%) .NET Framework
10 53 (12.44%) XML
11 52 (12.21%) Web Services
12 51 (11.97%) HTML5
13 46 (10.80%) RESTful
14 34 (7.98%) Entity Framework
15 33 (7.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (7.28%) Node.js
17 30 (7.04%) LINQ
17 30 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (6.81%) .NET Core
18 29 (6.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.28%) Fintech
2 30 (7.04%) Fixed Income
3 27 (6.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.99%) Data Structures
5 17 (3.99%) User Experience
6 16 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.76%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.29%) Derivative
8 12 (2.82%) Equities
8 12 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.82%) W3C
9 6 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.17%) iPad
10 5 (1.17%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.17%) PKI
10 5 (1.17%) Wiki
11 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.61%) Windows
2 18 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 16 (3.76%) Android
4 9 (2.11%) Linux
5 7 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.94%) Unix
8 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) MVS
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (32.16%) MVC
3 81 (19.01%) TDD
4 68 (15.96%) Test Automation
5 51 (11.97%) Scrum
6 50 (11.74%) DevOps
7 49 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (9.86%) BDD
10 40 (9.39%) ETL
11 34 (7.98%) Front End Development
11 34 (7.98%) Microservices
12 32 (7.51%) Unit Testing
13 30 (7.04%) CRM
14 29 (6.81%) Migration
15 27 (6.34%) Web Development
16 26 (6.10%) Data Modelling
17 25 (5.87%) Analytics
17 25 (5.87%) Test Scripting
18 23 (5.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 252 (59.15%) C#
2 148 (34.74%) SQL
3 131 (30.75%) JavaScript
4 59 (13.85%) T-SQL
5 58 (13.62%) Java
6 52 (12.21%) PowerShell
7 34 (7.98%) Python
8 33 (7.75%) C++
9 19 (4.46%) C
10 15 (3.52%) VBA
11 13 (3.05%) PHP
12 11 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.88%) F#
14 7 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.41%) R
15 6 (1.41%) Ruby
15 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.17%) VBScript
17 4 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (5.40%) Degree
2 16 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.94%) ISEB
8 4 (0.94%) MCITP
8 4 (0.94%) MCTS
8 4 (0.94%) PhD
8 4 (0.94%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.23%) MCP
10 1 (0.23%) MCPD
10 1 (0.23%) MCSD
10 1 (0.23%) MCSE
10 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.56%) QA
2 8 (1.88%) MiFID
3 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.41%) WCAG
5 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.47%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.76%) Docker
3 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.76%) Ansible
2 15 (3.52%) Puppet
3 13 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.35%) Terraform
5 5 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.94%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.70%) MOM
8 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 169 (39.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.40%) Oracle
3 17 (3.99%) Sitecore
3 17 (3.99%) Xamarin
4 11 (2.58%) ION Trading
5 10 (2.35%) SunGard
6 9 (2.11%) SAP
7 8 (1.88%) Cisco
7 8 (1.88%) Citrix
7 8 (1.88%) HP
7 8 (1.88%) SolarWinds
7 8 (1.88%) Tableau
7 8 (1.88%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.64%) Alteryx
8 7 (1.64%) CQG
8 7 (1.64%) Fidessa
8 7 (1.64%) FIS
9 4 (0.94%) CA
9 4 (0.94%) Marketo
9 4 (0.94%) Nintex