Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 151 148
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 246 258 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 1.56% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.23% 10.32% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 155 154
South East median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £272 £282
90th Percentile £555 £475 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.50% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £39.75 £35.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £50.50 £48.76
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 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 2990 2501 2586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.88% 15.16% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1531 1576
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £572 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 68
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.99
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.38
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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Hampshire +8 82 £388 +10.71% 11
Thames Valley 0 74 £400 +6.67% 20
Surrey -31 48 £475 +22.58% 10
Berkshire +3 35 £415 +1.22% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 32 £438 +29.63% 6
Kent +3 19 £343 +24.55% 3
East Sussex -8 10 £413 +26.92% 4
West Sussex -11 10 £343 -14.38% 4
Oxfordshire -3 7 £170 -58.79% 5
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 175 (71.14%) C#
2 145 (58.94%) .NET
3 132 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (52.44%) Microsoft
5 114 (46.34%) SQL Server
6 107 (43.50%) JavaScript
7 92 (37.40%) MVC
8 89 (36.18%) SQL
9 86 (34.96%) CSS
10 74 (30.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 73 (29.67%) HTML
12 65 (26.42%) ASP.NET
13 62 (25.20%) Windows
14 56 (22.76%) .NET Framework
15 55 (22.36%) XML
16 51 (20.73%) jQuery
17 46 (18.70%) Web Services
18 45 (18.29%) WCF
19 44 (17.89%) Scrum
19 44 (17.89%) SDLC
20 43 (17.48%) Web Development
21 41 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
22 40 (16.26%) Microsoft Azure
23 38 (15.45%) Git (software)
24 37 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC
25 36 (14.63%) REST
26 35 (14.23%) Security Cleared
27 34 (13.82%) Test Automation
27 34 (13.82%) AngularJS
28 33 (13.41%) Visual Studio Team System

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 13 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.88%) CMS
3 10 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.07%) IIS
4 9 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.85%) EPiServer
7 6 (2.44%) Confluence
8 4 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.63%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.81%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.66%) PaaS
2 9 (3.66%) SaaS
3 8 (3.25%) IaaS
4 7 (2.85%) Office 365
5 5 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.03%) Firebase
6 3 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.81%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.28%) Internet
3 10 (4.07%) Network Security
4 8 (3.25%) CTI
5 5 (2.03%) DNS
5 5 (2.03%) SMS
6 4 (1.63%) SMTP
6 4 (1.63%) SNMP
6 4 (1.63%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.22%) IMAP
8 2 (0.81%) 4G
8 2 (0.81%) Broadband
8 2 (0.81%) Intranet
8 2 (0.81%) VoIP
9 1 (0.41%) AMQP
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) Firewall
9 1 (0.41%) HTTP
9 1 (0.41%) LAN
9 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (4.88%) Power BI
7 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.44%) MySQL
10 6 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (2.03%) Big Data
11 5 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 74 (30.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (15.45%) Git (software)
3 33 (13.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (10.16%) Selenium
5 17 (6.91%) Eclipse
5 17 (6.91%) Subversion
6 12 (4.88%) JIRA
6 12 (4.88%) SpecFlow
7 11 (4.47%) NUnit
7 11 (4.47%) WebDriver
8 10 (4.07%) WiX
9 8 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (2.44%) GDB
10 6 (2.44%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.44%) Moq
10 6 (2.44%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (2.03%) Bitbucket
11 5 (2.03%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.03%) MSTest
General
1 28 (11.38%) Finance
2 10 (4.07%) Marketing
3 9 (3.66%) Banking
4 7 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.44%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.63%) Publishing
6 4 (1.63%) Retail
7 3 (1.22%) Automotive
7 3 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.22%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 161 (65.45%) Developer
2 72 (29.27%) .NET Developer
3 42 (17.07%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 22 (8.94%) Architect
7 18 (7.32%) Web Developer
8 17 (6.91%) Software Engineer
9 16 (6.50%) .NET Web Developer
9 16 (6.50%) Consultant
10 14 (5.69%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.28%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.88%) Analyst
12 12 (4.88%) Tester
13 11 (4.47%) CRM Architect
14 10 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
15 9 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (58.94%) .NET
2 86 (34.96%) CSS
3 73 (29.67%) HTML
4 65 (26.42%) ASP.NET
5 56 (22.76%) .NET Framework
6 55 (22.36%) XML
7 51 (20.73%) jQuery
8 46 (18.70%) Web Services
9 45 (18.29%) WCF
10 41 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (14.63%) REST
13 34 (13.82%) AngularJS
14 30 (12.20%) Ajax
15 29 (11.79%) JSON
16 24 (9.76%) Entity Framework
17 22 (8.94%) HTML5
18 20 (8.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 19 (7.72%) CSS3
20 17 (6.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.94%) User Experience
3 11 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.44%) W3C
7 5 (2.03%) PDA
8 4 (1.63%) Animation
8 4 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.22%) Clustering
9 3 (1.22%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.22%) Equities
9 3 (1.22%) iPad
9 3 (1.22%) iPhone
10 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.20%) Windows
2 26 (10.57%) Linux
3 11 (4.47%) Android
3 11 (4.47%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.85%) Unix
4 7 (2.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.03%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.81%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.40%) MVC
3 44 (17.89%) Scrum
3 44 (17.89%) SDLC
4 43 (17.48%) Web Development
5 34 (13.82%) Test Automation
6 33 (13.41%) OO
7 26 (10.57%) CRM
7 26 (10.57%) OOP
7 26 (10.57%) Software Engineering
7 26 (10.57%) TDD
8 20 (8.13%) OOD
9 18 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.50%) Front End Development
11 15 (6.10%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (6.10%) ETL
11 15 (6.10%) OWASP
12 14 (5.69%) Unit Testing
13 13 (5.28%) Multithreading
14 12 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 175 (71.14%) C#
2 107 (43.50%) JavaScript
3 89 (36.18%) SQL
4 33 (13.41%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.16%) C++
6 22 (8.94%) TypeScript
7 20 (8.13%) Java
8 17 (6.91%) Python
9 16 (6.50%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.66%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.85%) C
11 7 (2.85%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.44%) Ruby
13 4 (1.63%) ES6
13 4 (1.63%) F#
13 4 (1.63%) Lua
14 3 (1.22%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.22%) VB
15 2 (0.81%) PHP
15 2 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.13%) Degree
4 10 (4.07%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.22%) ISEB
6 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) HNC
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) IEC 62304
2 2 (0.81%) WAI
3 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.41%) MISRA
3 1 (0.41%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.47%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.44%) Puppet
2 5 (2.03%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 129 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.50%) Telerik
3 11 (4.47%) Google
3 11 (4.47%) Oracle
3 11 (4.47%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.25%) Apple
5 6 (2.44%) HP
6 4 (1.63%) ESRI
7 3 (1.22%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.22%) Motorola
7 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.81%) Citrix
8 2 (0.81%) Nintex
8 2 (0.81%) Remedy
8 2 (0.81%) SendGrid
9 1 (0.41%) Green Hills
9 1 (0.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) Serena
9 1 (0.41%) Sybase
9 1 (0.41%) Tableau