Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 186 177
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -59
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 241 183 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.98% 7.91% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 95 150
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.73% +3.21%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £275
90th Percentile £529 £506 £488
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 16
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +16.13%
10th Percentile £38.25 £37.50 £36.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.60 £63.92
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +21.21%

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 3,019 2,314 2,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.05% 15.13% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,847 1,361 1,617
South East median daily rate £450 £401 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +2.69% +9.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 92
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -3.91% +19.33%
10th Percentile £36.75 £18.45 £31.26
90th Percentile £67.25 £74.91 £59.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%

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 23 May 2018.

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
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 23 May 2018. 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 -7 73 £400 - 49
Hampshire +2 66 £400 +6.67% 17
Surrey -17 57 £400 +6.67% 22
Berkshire -12 38 £400 -0.62% 25
Buckinghamshire -3 32 £471 +42.19% 5
Kent +26 18 £400 -11.85% 12
West Sussex -5 16 £494 +23.44% 10
Middlesex 0 6 £375 -31.82% 1
Oxfordshire 0 3 £375 - 19
East Sussex +2 2 £330 +55.29% 7
Sussex - 1 £500 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 169 (70.12%) C#
2 140 (58.09%) .NET
3 111 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (45.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 108 (44.81%) Microsoft
6 105 (43.57%) SQL Server
7 90 (37.34%) JavaScript
8 76 (31.54%) SQL
9 71 (29.46%) HTML
10 64 (26.56%) CSS
11 63 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (26.14%) .NET Framework
12 59 (24.48%) ASP.NET
13 56 (23.24%) jQuery
14 54 (22.41%) Windows
15 52 (21.58%) MVC
15 52 (21.58%) Test Automation
16 48 (19.92%) Git (software)
17 46 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (18.26%) DevOps
18 44 (18.26%) IIS
19 43 (17.84%) XML
20 40 (16.60%) C++
21 39 (16.18%) Scrum
22 37 (15.35%) Selenium
23 36 (14.94%) HTML5
23 36 (14.94%) SDLC
24 35 (14.52%) Software Engineering
25 34 (14.11%) TDD
25 34 (14.11%) AngularJS

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 44 (18.26%) IIS
2 31 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.05%) Confluence
4 12 (4.98%) CMS
5 9 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.07%) Apache
7 5 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.66%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.66%) Mule
9 3 (1.24%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (7.47%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.24%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (10.79%) NuGet
3 20 (8.30%) PaaS
4 19 (7.88%) IaaS
5 11 (4.56%) npm
6 7 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.90%) Office 365
7 5 (2.07%) GitHub
7 5 (2.07%) Google Play
8 4 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.66%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.83%) Serverless
11 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.39%) Firewall
2 12 (4.98%) Internet
2 12 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.73%) PuTTY
4 7 (2.90%) DNS
4 7 (2.90%) HTTP
4 7 (2.90%) SNMP
5 5 (2.07%) AMQP
6 4 (1.66%) SMTP
6 4 (1.66%) SSL
7 3 (1.24%) IGMP
8 2 (0.83%) 4G
8 2 (0.83%) DHCP
8 2 (0.83%) PPP
8 2 (0.83%) SMS
8 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.86%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (5.81%) RDBMS
5 12 (4.98%) Big Data
5 12 (4.98%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.15%) MySQL
7 8 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.49%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.49%) SSDT
10 5 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (2.07%) Power BI
10 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 109 (45.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (19.92%) Git (software)
3 37 (15.35%) Selenium
4 30 (12.45%) TeamCity
5 29 (12.03%) JIRA
5 29 (12.03%) SpecFlow
5 29 (12.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (9.54%) NUnit
7 19 (7.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (6.64%) Subversion
9 15 (6.22%) WebDriver
10 14 (5.81%) Eclipse
11 13 (5.39%) Jenkins
12 12 (4.98%) Maven
12 12 (4.98%) MSBuild
13 10 (4.15%) Protractor
14 9 (3.73%) Bower
15 7 (2.90%) ReSharper
16 6 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 5 (2.07%) Trac
General
1 31 (12.86%) Finance
2 15 (6.22%) Banking
3 9 (3.73%) Marketing
4 4 (1.66%) Advertising
4 4 (1.66%) Electronics
4 4 (1.66%) Retail
5 3 (1.24%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (64.32%) Developer
2 55 (22.82%) C# Developer
3 50 (20.75%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (6.64%) Java Developer
4 16 (6.64%) Senior Developer
5 14 (5.81%) Analyst
5 14 (5.81%) Architect
5 14 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (5.81%) Software Developer
6 13 (5.39%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.98%) Test Automation Developer
8 10 (4.15%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Test Analyst
9 9 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (3.73%) Developer in Test
9 9 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (3.73%) Web Developer
10 7 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (58.09%) .NET
2 71 (29.46%) HTML
3 64 (26.56%) CSS
4 63 (26.14%) .NET Framework
5 59 (24.48%) ASP.NET
6 56 (23.24%) jQuery
7 43 (17.84%) XML
8 36 (14.94%) HTML5
9 34 (14.11%) AngularJS
10 29 (12.03%) REST
11 27 (11.20%) Web Services
12 24 (9.96%) CSS3
12 24 (9.96%) JSON
12 24 (9.96%) SOAP
13 23 (9.54%) .NET Core
13 23 (9.54%) WCF
14 20 (8.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 17 (7.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.56%) Clustering
2 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.90%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.90%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.90%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.66%) User Experience
5 4 (1.66%) W3C
5 4 (1.66%) Wiki
6 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.41%) Windows
2 28 (11.62%) Linux
3 16 (6.64%) Apple iOS
4 15 (6.22%) Android
5 10 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.73%) Unix
7 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.66%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.24%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.41%) VMS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (21.58%) MVC
2 52 (21.58%) Test Automation
3 46 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (18.26%) DevOps
5 39 (16.18%) Scrum
6 36 (14.94%) SDLC
7 35 (14.52%) Software Engineering
8 34 (14.11%) TDD
9 31 (12.86%) Microservices
10 30 (12.45%) Multithreading
11 23 (9.54%) Unit Testing
12 21 (8.71%) BDD
13 18 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (7.05%) Web Development
15 16 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (6.22%) SOA
17 14 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria
17 14 (5.81%) E-Commerce
18 13 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (70.12%) C#
2 90 (37.34%) JavaScript
3 76 (31.54%) SQL
4 40 (16.60%) C++
5 32 (13.28%) Java
5 32 (13.28%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.98%) CQL
8 11 (4.56%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.56%) XAML
9 10 (4.15%) C
10 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.07%) Perl
11 5 (2.07%) VB
12 4 (1.66%) PHP
12 4 (1.66%) Python
12 4 (1.66%) VBScript
13 3 (1.24%) VB6
13 3 (1.24%) VBA
13 3 (1.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.81%) Degree
4 12 (4.98%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.90%) MCP
6 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.41%) ISEB
9 1 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.64%) QA
2 11 (4.56%) ISO 9001
2 11 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) MISRA
4 1 (0.41%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.39%) Docker
3 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.66%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (6.64%) Puppet
2 12 (4.98%) Opsview
3 11 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (3.73%) Ansible
5 6 (2.49%) BladeLogic
5 6 (2.49%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.24%) Terraform
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.41%) SCCM
7 1 (0.41%) SCOM
7 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.88%) Oracle
2 19 (7.88%) VMware
3 17 (7.05%) HP
4 9 (3.73%) SAP
5 6 (2.49%) Micro Focus
5 6 (2.49%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.07%) Apple
6 5 (2.07%) ComArch
6 5 (2.07%) Google
6 5 (2.07%) Remedy
6 5 (2.07%) Serena
6 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.24%) Omniture
8 3 (1.24%) Optimizely
8 3 (1.24%) QNX
8 3 (1.24%) Telerik
9 2 (0.83%) Borland
9 2 (0.83%) Databricks