Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 121 133
Rank change year-on-year -23 +12 +47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 228 319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 1.98% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.08% 12.78% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 167 222
Median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
90th Percentile £557 £579 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.25 £22.30
90th Percentile £48.41 £56.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -1.15% -0.57% -0.83%

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 625 1,784 3,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.49% 15.50% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,128 1,969
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £320
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 54
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -8.65% +2.78%
10th Percentile £31.13 £16.45 £35.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £76.75 £59.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.92
% change year-on-year - +2.47% +3.33%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 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
Thames Valley +2 16 £473 -0.53% 16
Berkshire -8 14 £475 - 3
West Sussex +16 9 £400 -30.43% 4
Hampshire +35 5 £518 +15.00% 6
Surrey +34 4 £400 -5.88% 10
Oxfordshire +29 1 £275 - 5
Buckinghamshire +27 1 £400 +29.03% 8
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) DevOps
3 16 (42.11%) Azure
4 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) SQL
6 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (21.05%) Python
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) Open Source
9 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
9 7 (18.42%) MVC
9 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
9 7 (18.42%) Migration
10 6 (15.79%) ETL
10 6 (15.79%) CRM
10 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) C++
10 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.79%) Selenium
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
10 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Azure
2 5 (13.16%) GitHub
3 3 (7.89%) BrowserStack
4 2 (5.26%) AWS
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.63%) AWS CodeBuild
5 1 (2.63%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 5 (13.16%) GitLab
4 4 (10.53%) Subversion
4 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.89%) JMeter
5 3 (7.89%) Locust
5 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.63%) CMake
7 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.63%) ProC
7 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Electronics
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Software Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) C# Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) CRM Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Development Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
2 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
2 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
2 5 (13.16%) CSS
2 5 (13.16%) Django
2 5 (13.16%) React
2 5 (13.16%) Vue.js
3 4 (10.53%) .NET Core
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (10.53%) Qt
3 4 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) jQuery
4 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (7.89%) RESTful
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (5.26%) DOM
5 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) MVC
3 7 (18.42%) Open Source
4 6 (15.79%) CRM
4 6 (15.79%) ETL
4 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (15.79%) Project Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
1 5 (13.16%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Terraform
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Google