Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 181 170
Rank change year-on-year +52 -11 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 314 227 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.99% 1.39% 1.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.04% 7.94% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 129 113
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £326 £308 £300
90th Percentile £600 £562 £495
England median daily rate £450 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +11.73% +7.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22.30 £42.04 £32.88
90th Percentile £39.50 £53.50 £49.88
England median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.95%

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 3,127 2,859 2,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.86% 17.48% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,912 1,746 1,378
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.36% +7.67%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £584 £538
England median daily rate £488 £470 £434
% change year-on-year +3.72% +8.33% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -6.82%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.00 £32.25
90th Percentile £59.13 £63.25 £53.70
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.29% +6.71% +2.50%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +46 103 £500 +25.00% 48
Hampshire +17 93 £400 +6.67% 30
Surrey +25 83 £475 - 26
Berkshire +19 59 £500 +25.00% 16
Buckinghamshire +27 36 £538 +22.86% 22
West Sussex -5 18 £538 +56.93% 5
East Sussex -5 10 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire +29 8 £325 +91.18% 10
Kent 0 7 £403 +17.52% 12
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 197 (62.74%) C#
2 176 (56.05%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (53.50%) .NET
4 147 (46.82%) Microsoft
5 131 (41.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 120 (38.22%) SQL
7 115 (36.62%) SQL Server
8 111 (35.35%) JavaScript
9 92 (29.30%) DevOps
10 87 (27.71%) Scrum
11 84 (26.75%) Windows
12 81 (25.80%) Test Automation
13 80 (25.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 77 (24.52%) MVC
15 76 (24.20%) ASP.NET
16 71 (22.61%) CSS
17 68 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (20.70%) HTML
19 60 (19.11%) .NET Framework
19 60 (19.11%) AngularJS
20 58 (18.47%) Git (software)
21 56 (17.83%) OO
22 52 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
23 49 (15.61%) ASP.NET Web API
24 48 (15.29%) PowerShell
24 48 (15.29%) Software Engineering
25 42 (13.38%) Entity Framework
26 41 (13.06%) WCF
27 40 (12.74%) jQuery
27 40 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC

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 32 (10.19%) IIS
2 15 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.27%) Apache
4 4 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.27%) CMS
4 4 (1.27%) Confluence
5 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.64%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 131 (41.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (12.74%) PaaS
3 37 (11.78%) IaaS
4 36 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (4.14%) GitHub
6 12 (3.82%) Google Play
6 12 (3.82%) NuGet
7 9 (2.87%) SaaS
8 8 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (2.23%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.23%) Serverless
10 6 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.59%) Office 365
12 3 (0.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 3 (0.96%) Trello
13 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.64%) Slack
13 2 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.46%) Internet
2 12 (3.82%) DNS
3 11 (3.50%) Firewall
4 8 (2.55%) NFC
5 7 (2.23%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.23%) SSL
5 7 (2.23%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.59%) SNMP
7 4 (1.27%) IMAP
7 4 (1.27%) PuTTY
7 4 (1.27%) SMTP
8 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.96%) HTTP
9 2 (0.64%) Broadband
9 2 (0.64%) SMS
10 1 (0.32%) ICMP
10 1 (0.32%) Intranet
10 1 (0.32%) MQTT
10 1 (0.32%) Skype
10 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (10.51%) Data Lake
4 31 (9.87%) Power BI
5 28 (8.92%) HDInsight
6 16 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.55%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.91%) MySQL
11 6 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.91%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.91%) SSDT
12 5 (1.59%) Big Data
12 5 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (25.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 58 (18.47%) Git (software)
3 52 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (9.55%) Selenium
5 29 (9.24%) Subversion
6 28 (8.92%) JIRA
7 20 (6.37%) WebDriver
8 16 (5.10%) Eclipse
9 13 (4.14%) Jenkins
10 12 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (3.82%) PyCharm
10 12 (3.82%) Trac
11 10 (3.18%) MSTest
12 9 (2.87%) Ranorex
13 8 (2.55%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.23%) Fiddler
15 6 (1.91%) NUnit
15 6 (1.91%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (1.91%) webpack
General
1 38 (12.10%) Finance
2 8 (2.55%) Back Office
3 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.59%) Retail
3 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.27%) Marketing
5 3 (0.96%) Avionics
5 3 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.64%) Automotive
6 2 (0.64%) Banking
6 2 (0.64%) Billing
6 2 (0.64%) Electronics
6 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (54.78%) Developer
2 69 (21.97%) .NET Developer
3 45 (14.33%) C# Developer
4 40 (12.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (9.24%) Senior Developer
6 28 (8.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (8.60%) Software Engineer
8 22 (7.01%) Test Engineer
9 20 (6.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (6.37%) Software Developer
10 18 (5.73%) Test Automation Engineer
11 16 (5.10%) Azure DevOps
11 16 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (5.10%) Senior Software Engineer
12 15 (4.78%) Developer in Test
12 15 (4.78%) Senior .NET Developer
12 15 (4.78%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
13 14 (4.46%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (53.50%) .NET
2 76 (24.20%) ASP.NET
3 71 (22.61%) CSS
4 65 (20.70%) HTML
5 60 (19.11%) .NET Framework
5 60 (19.11%) AngularJS
6 49 (15.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 42 (13.38%) Entity Framework
8 41 (13.06%) WCF
9 40 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (12.74%) jQuery
10 39 (12.42%) Web Services
11 35 (11.15%) .NET Core
12 32 (10.19%) JSON
13 28 (8.92%) HTML5
14 27 (8.60%) WPF
14 27 (8.60%) XML
15 22 (7.01%) RESTful
16 21 (6.69%) Ajax
17 19 (6.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.37%) Management Information System
1 20 (6.37%) Public Cloud
2 18 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (3.50%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.18%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.87%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.55%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.23%) User Experience
8 7 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.91%) Social Media
10 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.96%) W3C
13 2 (0.64%) Clustering
13 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.64%) PMI
13 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 84 (26.75%) Windows
2 30 (9.55%) Linux
3 15 (4.78%) Android
4 14 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.55%) Solaris
6 8 (2.55%) Unix
7 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.96%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (56.05%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (29.30%) DevOps
3 87 (27.71%) Scrum
4 81 (25.80%) Test Automation
5 77 (24.52%) MVC
6 68 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (17.83%) OO
8 48 (15.29%) Software Engineering
9 39 (12.42%) Analytics
10 38 (12.10%) Unit Testing
11 36 (11.46%) SDLC
11 36 (11.46%) TDD
12 35 (11.15%) Security Testing
13 33 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (9.87%) Waterfall
15 30 (9.55%) Computer Science
15 30 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 27 (8.60%) SOLID
17 25 (7.96%) Migration
18 24 (7.64%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (62.74%) C#
2 120 (38.22%) SQL
3 111 (35.35%) JavaScript
4 48 (15.29%) PowerShell
5 32 (10.19%) Java
6 29 (9.24%) C++
7 27 (8.60%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.41%) Python
9 10 (3.18%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.59%) XAML
11 4 (1.27%) Perl
11 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.27%) VB
12 2 (0.64%) ES6
12 2 (0.64%) VBScript
13 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.32%) Pascal
13 1 (0.32%) PHP
13 1 (0.32%) VB6
13 1 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (8.92%) Degree
2 9 (2.87%) MCSE
2 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 8 (2.55%) CCSP
3 8 (2.55%) CISA
3 8 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.55%) CISM
3 8 (2.55%) CISSP
3 8 (2.55%) CLAS
3 8 (2.55%) CREST Certified
3 8 (2.55%) IISP
4 6 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.27%) MCP
5 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) PhD
7 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.69%) QA
2 8 (2.55%) GDPR
2 8 (2.55%) ISAE 3402
2 8 (2.55%) ISO 22301
2 8 (2.55%) ISO 31000
2 8 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 8 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 8 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (7.96%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (2.55%) ISA Server
3 6 (1.91%) Docker
4 2 (0.64%) KVM
4 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (5.10%) Terraform
2 13 (4.14%) Ansible
3 12 (3.82%) CloudForms
3 12 (3.82%) SCOrch
4 8 (2.55%) Nessus
4 8 (2.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 6 (1.91%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.27%) Puppet
7 2 (0.64%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Grafana
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (46.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.32%) Oracle
3 22 (7.01%) Google
4 17 (5.41%) Xamarin
5 15 (4.78%) Trend Micro
6 13 (4.14%) Telerik
7 11 (3.50%) Apple
8 8 (2.55%) ArcSight
8 8 (2.55%) Barracuda Networks
8 8 (2.55%) Centrify
8 8 (2.55%) Cisco
8 8 (2.55%) IBM
8 8 (2.55%) Imperva
8 8 (2.55%) McAfee
8 8 (2.55%) Okta
8 8 (2.55%) Qualys
8 8 (2.55%) Splunk
8 8 (2.55%) Tripwire
9 5 (1.59%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.27%) Databricks