Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 231 265
Rank change year-on-year -53 +34 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 152 257 427
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.70% 1.05% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.79% 5.27% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 190 306
10th Percentile £400 £356 £356
25th Percentile £450 £407 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £454
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +4.63% +0.89%
75th Percentile £663 £575 £538
90th Percentile £713 £657 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year - -61.61% +42.53%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £51.25
% change year-on-year +0.56% -12.68% +24.24%

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 4,007 4,880 9,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.49% 20.02% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,823 3,544 6,858
10th Percentile £363 £380 £370
25th Percentile £427 £440 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -0.95% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £613 £600
90th Percentile £675 £679 £675
England median daily rate £482 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -3.70% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 40 36
10th Percentile £39.30 £30.78 £21.75
25th Percentile £52.75 £44.48 £31.31
Median hourly rate £65.00 £54.50 £36.67
Median % change year-on-year +19.27% +48.62% -18.51%
75th Percentile £68.00 £66.53 £49.69
90th Percentile £68.36 £78.75 £55.13
England median hourly rate £45.50 £47.00 £44.92
% change year-on-year -3.19% +4.64% +3.25%

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 11 April 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
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 11 April 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 9 £563 +18.42% 12
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 101 (66.45%) C#
2 91 (59.87%) .NET
3 76 (50.00%) SQL
4 63 (41.45%) Azure
5 60 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 56 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 55 (36.18%) Git (software)
8 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
10 48 (31.58%) Banking
11 43 (28.29%) DevOps
12 37 (24.34%) Investment Banking
13 36 (23.68%) Windows
14 35 (23.03%) ASP.NET
15 34 (22.37%) .NET Framework
15 34 (22.37%) .NET Core
16 33 (21.71%) C++
17 32 (21.05%) Python
18 31 (20.39%) HTML
18 31 (20.39%) Java
18 31 (20.39%) XML
19 30 (19.74%) TDD
20 29 (19.08%) Finance
20 29 (19.08%) REST
21 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (17.76%) Oracle
21 27 (17.76%) CSS
22 24 (15.79%) JSON
22 24 (15.79%) Linux
22 24 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server

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 13 (8.55%) IIS
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.63%) Confluence
4 4 (2.63%) NServiceBus
4 4 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.97%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.95%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (1.97%) Elite 3E
4 2 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (41.45%) Azure
2 17 (11.18%) AWS
3 14 (9.21%) PaaS
4 12 (7.89%) NuGet
5 11 (7.24%) GitHub
5 11 (7.24%) Logic Apps
5 11 (7.24%) Power Platform
6 9 (5.92%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.95%) IaaS
8 5 (3.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (2.63%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.63%) Serverless
10 3 (1.97%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (1.97%) npm
11 2 (1.32%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.32%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (1.32%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.66%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.66%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Firewall
1 5 (3.29%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
3 1 (0.66%) VPN
3 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.24%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.58%) NonStop SQL
6 9 (5.92%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (4.61%) Power BI
9 6 (3.95%) DTS
9 6 (3.95%) OLTP
9 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (3.29%) MySQL
10 5 (3.29%) SimpleDB
10 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (36.18%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (13.82%) Subversion
4 16 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 16 (10.53%) Visual Studio Code
5 14 (9.21%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 8 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 8 (5.26%) JIRA
8 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (3.95%) Artifactory
9 6 (3.95%) CppUnit
9 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.95%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (3.95%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.29%) Postman
11 4 (2.63%) git-flow
11 4 (2.63%) JUnit
12 3 (1.97%) Selenium
General
1 48 (31.58%) Banking
2 37 (24.34%) Investment Banking
3 29 (19.08%) Finance
4 5 (3.29%) Front Office
5 4 (2.63%) Advertising
6 3 (1.97%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.32%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Games
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Police
8 1 (0.66%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (69.74%) Developer
2 40 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 26 (17.11%) C++ Developer
4 21 (13.82%) .NET Developer
4 21 (13.82%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 20 (13.16%) C++/C# Developer
6 18 (11.84%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
7 13 (8.55%) Architect
7 13 (8.55%) SQL Developer
8 12 (7.89%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 12 (7.89%) Quantitative Developer
9 11 (7.24%) C# Quant Developer
9 11 (7.24%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Azure Architect
12 6 (3.95%) Consultant
12 6 (3.95%) ServiceNow Developer
12 6 (3.95%) WinForms Developer
13 5 (3.29%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (59.87%) .NET
2 35 (23.03%) ASP.NET
3 34 (22.37%) .NET Core
3 34 (22.37%) .NET Framework
4 31 (20.39%) HTML
4 31 (20.39%) XML
5 29 (19.08%) REST
6 27 (17.76%) CSS
7 24 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 24 (15.79%) JSON
8 19 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (12.50%) HTML5
8 19 (12.50%) Web Services
9 14 (9.21%) XSLT
10 13 (8.55%) CSS3
10 13 (8.55%) SOAP
11 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET Core
12 11 (7.24%) Angular 2
12 11 (7.24%) jQuery
13 10 (6.58%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (5.92%) Data Structures
2 9 (5.92%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) Derivative
3 7 (4.61%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.61%) User Experience
4 6 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.29%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.29%) W3C
6 4 (2.63%) CUDA
7 3 (1.97%) NHS
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.32%) SCORM
8 2 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.68%) Windows
2 24 (15.79%) Linux
3 11 (7.24%) Unix
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.66%) CentOS
5 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.66%) VMS
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.29%) DevOps
3 30 (19.74%) TDD
4 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (15.13%) SDLC
5 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
6 22 (14.47%) Analytics
7 20 (13.16%) Risk Management
8 19 (12.50%) MVC
8 19 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 18 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (11.84%) Scrum
10 15 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.87%) Web Development
11 14 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (8.55%) OWASP
13 11 (7.24%) Functional Programming
13 11 (7.24%) Microservices
14 10 (6.58%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.58%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 101 (66.45%) C#
2 76 (50.00%) SQL
3 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
4 33 (21.71%) C++
5 32 (21.05%) Python
6 31 (20.39%) Java
7 23 (15.13%) PowerShell
8 19 (12.50%) TypeScript
9 15 (9.87%) T-SQL
10 12 (7.89%) Bash Shell
10 12 (7.89%) PL/SQL
11 11 (7.24%) VB.NET
12 10 (6.58%) COBOL
13 6 (3.95%) Ruby
13 6 (3.95%) XPath
14 3 (1.97%) C
14 3 (1.97%) Go
14 3 (1.97%) Perl
14 3 (1.97%) PHP
15 2 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.61%) Degree
4 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.97%) PhD
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) GDPR
2 2 (1.32%) WCAG
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) IFRS
3 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) Docker
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) Terraform
2 12 (7.89%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.58%) Ansible
4 6 (3.95%) HP Fortify
5 5 (3.29%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.97%) Consul
6 3 (1.97%) Puppet
7 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.66%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.66%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.66%) Kibana
8 1 (0.66%) logstash
8 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.76%) Oracle
3 15 (9.87%) HP
4 11 (7.24%) DevExpress
5 6 (3.95%) FIS
5 6 (3.95%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.95%) SunGard
6 5 (3.29%) CA
6 5 (3.29%) New Relic
6 5 (3.29%) Splunk
6 5 (3.29%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.63%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.97%) Databricks
8 3 (1.97%) VMware
8 3 (1.97%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.32%) Adobe
9 2 (1.32%) Nintex
10 1 (0.66%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.66%) IFS
10 1 (0.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud