Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 February 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 111 160
Rank change year-on-year -14 +49 +30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 195 357 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 2.25% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.28% 11.25% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 249 126
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £310
90th Percentile £575 £619 £549
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +20.88% +6.43%
10th Percentile £18.25 £26.80 £42.05
90th Percentile £56.25 £55.00 £52.00
England median hourly rate £44.75 £44.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +0.56% +2.89% +8.13%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,588 3,172 2,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.80% 19.98% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,980 1,809
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £575 £580
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.40% +5.16% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 79
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £48.40 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.52% +7.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £28.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £59.38 £63.25
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.17% -5.00% +9.76%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
Thames Valley +16 109 £475 -9.52% 30
Berkshire +40 104 £475 -5.00% 17
Surrey -10 25 £394 -17.11% 25
West Sussex +34 20 £575 +6.98% 21
Hampshire -24 19 £425 -2.86% 12
Kent +17 16 £438 +8.70% 10
East Sussex +18 14 £575 +25.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £310 -42.33% 6
Oxfordshire +12 2 £350 -33.33% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 126 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 125 (64.10%) Azure
3 124 (63.59%) SQL
4 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (55.90%) DevOps
6 100 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 83 (42.56%) Analytics
7 83 (42.56%) Power BI
7 83 (42.56%) Power Platform
8 81 (41.54%) Data Lake
8 81 (41.54%) Business Intelligence
9 78 (40.00%) .NET
9 78 (40.00%) Test Automation
10 73 (37.44%) C#
11 67 (34.36%) SQL Server
12 65 (33.33%) PowerShell
13 56 (28.72%) Infrastructure as Code
14 52 (26.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 52 (26.67%) Data Management
15 47 (24.10%) Windows
15 47 (24.10%) Security Testing
15 47 (24.10%) HDInsight
16 46 (23.59%) Data-Driven Testing
17 44 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (19.49%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (17.95%) IaaS
20 34 (17.44%) PaaS
21 31 (15.90%) Data Lake Analytics
21 31 (15.90%) Virtual Machines
22 30 (15.38%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.13%) CMS
3 7 (3.59%) Confluence
4 5 (2.56%) Apache
5 4 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.05%) EPiServer
5 4 (2.05%) IIS
5 4 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.56%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 125 (64.10%) Azure
2 83 (42.56%) Power Platform
3 35 (17.95%) IaaS
4 34 (17.44%) PaaS
5 31 (15.90%) Data Lake Analytics
6 9 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (4.10%) Serverless
8 7 (3.59%) Azure Functions
9 5 (2.56%) GitHub
9 5 (2.56%) SaaS
10 4 (2.05%) AWS
11 1 (0.51%) GCP
11 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) SNMP
2 3 (1.54%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 83 (42.56%) Power BI
3 81 (41.54%) Data Lake
4 67 (34.36%) SQL Server
5 47 (24.10%) HDInsight
6 28 (14.36%) Big Data
7 14 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (6.15%) MongoDB
9 12 (6.15%) NoSQL
10 11 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (2.05%) SSDT
13 3 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.51%) GIS
15 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (26.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 26 (13.33%) Selenium
3 25 (12.82%) Cucumber
4 23 (11.79%) WebDriver
5 20 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (8.21%) JIRA
7 11 (5.64%) SpecFlow
8 10 (5.13%) Git (software)
9 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (2.05%) ClearCase
10 4 (2.05%) ClearQuest
11 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.54%) Subversion
11 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (1.03%) JMeter
12 2 (1.03%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.03%) PyCharm
13 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.51%) Xcode
General
1 9 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.51%) Banking
3 1 (0.51%) French Language
3 1 (0.51%) Local Government
3 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 58 (29.74%) Developer
2 53 (27.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (26.15%) Analyst
4 24 (12.31%) Azure Engineer
4 24 (12.31%) Service Analyst
4 24 (12.31%) Service Transition Analyst
4 24 (12.31%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.31%) Transition Analyst
5 23 (11.79%) .NET Developer
5 23 (11.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 22 (11.28%) C# Developer
7 21 (10.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 20 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (8.21%) Data Engineer
10 15 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
10 15 (7.69%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.15%) ITIL Service Analyst
12 11 (5.64%) Azure Developer
13 9 (4.62%) Angular Developer
14 8 (4.10%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.00%) .NET
2 22 (11.28%) AngularJS
2 22 (11.28%) HTML
3 18 (9.23%) CSS
4 16 (8.21%) .NET Framework
5 15 (7.69%) jQuery
6 14 (7.18%) HTML5
7 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.08%) OAuth
8 6 (3.08%) XML
9 5 (2.56%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.56%) LINQ
10 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.05%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.05%) JSON
10 4 (2.05%) Web Services
11 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.54%) React
11 3 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
2 3 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.51%) NHS
4 1 (0.51%) Robotics
4 1 (0.51%) Social Media
4 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.10%) Windows
2 10 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.08%) Linux
4 5 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (55.90%) DevOps
3 83 (42.56%) Analytics
4 81 (41.54%) Business Intelligence
5 78 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 56 (28.72%) Infrastructure as Code
7 52 (26.67%) Data Management
8 47 (24.10%) Security Testing
9 46 (23.59%) Data-Driven Testing
10 44 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (19.49%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (15.38%) Scrum
13 25 (12.82%) ITIL
14 24 (12.31%) ITIL V3
14 24 (12.31%) Release Management
15 23 (11.79%) ETL
16 17 (8.72%) Data Science
16 17 (8.72%) MVC
17 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management
17 14 (7.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (63.59%) SQL
2 73 (37.44%) C#
3 65 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 29 (14.87%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.69%) Python
6 14 (7.18%) Scala
7 12 (6.15%) R
7 12 (6.15%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.62%) Java
8 9 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.08%) C++
10 4 (2.05%) C
11 2 (1.03%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.51%) ES6
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.51%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.54%) Degree
3 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.54%) MCDBA
3 3 (1.54%) MCITP
3 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.23%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 31 (15.90%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Docker
3 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.03%) LXC
3 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Terraform
2 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) MIIS
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 126 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.13%) Informatica
3 9 (4.62%) Oracle
4 5 (2.56%) Citrix
5 2 (1.03%) Databricks
5 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.03%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.51%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.51%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.51%) F5
6 1 (0.51%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) Qualys
6 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.51%) Splunk
6 1 (0.51%) Symantec
6 1 (0.51%) Tableau
6 1 (0.51%) Trend Micro