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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 126 129
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 100 154 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 1.71% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.81% 11.58% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 89 89
Median daily rate £400 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.41 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1280 1330 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.51% 14.79% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 811 735
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 40 £366 +9.17% 19
Surrey +7 31 £419 -5.89% 8
Berkshire +20 19 £405 +8.00% 5
West Sussex +3 4 £399 -6.05% 6
Buckinghamshire -22 2 £325 -3.70% 15
Middlesex +7 1 - -
Kent -3 1 £368 -10.90% 5
Oxfordshire -21 1 - - 9
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 132 (69.11%) C#
2 128 (67.02%) .NET
3 95 (49.74%) SQL Server
4 94 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (48.69%) Microsoft
6 85 (44.50%) SQL
7 84 (43.98%) JavaScript
8 74 (38.74%) MVC
9 73 (38.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (30.37%) CSS
11 54 (28.27%) HTML
12 53 (27.75%) ASP.NET
13 49 (25.65%) Windows
14 48 (25.13%) .NET Framework
15 43 (22.51%) WCF
16 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
17 37 (19.37%) jQuery
17 37 (19.37%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (18.85%) Scrum
19 35 (18.32%) CRM
19 35 (18.32%) XML
20 34 (17.80%) Web Services
21 32 (16.75%) SC Cleared
21 32 (16.75%) Git (software)
21 32 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (14.66%) SDLC
22 28 (14.66%) REST
22 28 (14.66%) AngularJS
23 26 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
24 25 (13.09%) Test Automation

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 23 (12.04%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.95%) IIS
3 13 (6.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (4.19%) CMS
6 5 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.57%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.05%) Apache
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.05%) Jetty
9 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.24%) Office 365
3 5 (2.62%) PaaS
4 4 (2.09%) SaaS
5 3 (1.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) Internet
2 4 (2.09%) DNS
2 4 (2.09%) LAN
3 2 (1.05%) 4G
3 2 (1.05%) HTTP
3 2 (1.05%) IMAP
3 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.05%) LDAP
3 2 (1.05%) SMTP
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (49.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (10.47%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (8.90%) NoSQL
6 13 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (6.28%) Redis
8 11 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (5.24%) MySQL
9 10 (5.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (4.71%) Power BI
11 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (2.09%) MongoDB
13 4 (2.09%) MS Access
13 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.57%) GIS
14 3 (1.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (38.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (16.75%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (8.90%) TeamCity
5 15 (7.85%) Selenium
6 13 (6.81%) Eclipse
7 12 (6.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (5.24%) JIRA
8 10 (5.24%) Subversion
9 9 (4.71%) Gatling
10 8 (4.19%) ReSharper
10 8 (4.19%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (3.66%) NUnit
12 5 (2.62%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.62%) GDB
12 5 (2.62%) MSTest
12 5 (2.62%) NeoLoad
13 4 (2.09%) Moq
13 4 (2.09%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (7.33%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Back Office
3 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.09%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) Automotive
5 2 (1.05%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 117 (61.26%) Developer
2 45 (23.56%) .NET Developer
3 28 (14.66%) C# Developer
4 23 (12.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (10.99%) Analyst
6 18 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 18 (9.42%) Software Developer
7 16 (8.38%) CRM Developer
8 14 (7.33%) Consultant
8 14 (7.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 12 (6.28%) SQL Developer
9 12 (6.28%) Test Analyst
10 11 (5.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (5.76%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Developer
11 10 (5.24%) C++ Developer
11 10 (5.24%) C++/Java Developer
11 10 (5.24%) Software Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Web Developer
12 9 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (67.02%) .NET
2 58 (30.37%) CSS
3 54 (28.27%) HTML
4 53 (27.75%) ASP.NET
5 48 (25.13%) .NET Framework
6 43 (22.51%) WCF
7 37 (19.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (19.37%) jQuery
8 35 (18.32%) XML
9 34 (17.80%) Web Services
10 32 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (14.66%) AngularJS
11 28 (14.66%) REST
12 21 (10.99%) Ajax
13 19 (9.95%) Entity Framework
13 19 (9.95%) SOAP
14 15 (7.85%) HTML5
15 14 (7.33%) LINQ
16 11 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 11 (5.76%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.90%) User Experience
2 14 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.76%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.14%) W3C
6 5 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.09%) Replication
8 2 (1.05%) Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.52%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.52%) New Media
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.65%) Windows
2 20 (10.47%) Linux
3 13 (6.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.24%) Android
5 6 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) CentOS
8 2 (1.05%) Unix
8 2 (1.05%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.74%) MVC
3 36 (18.85%) Scrum
4 35 (18.32%) CRM
5 28 (14.66%) SDLC
6 25 (13.09%) Test Automation
7 22 (11.52%) Web Development
8 21 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.99%) TDD
9 18 (9.42%) Software Engineering
10 16 (8.38%) Performance Testing
10 16 (8.38%) Test Strategy
11 15 (7.85%) Project Management
12 14 (7.33%) OO
12 14 (7.33%) OWASP
13 13 (6.81%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (6.28%) Dependency Injection
14 12 (6.28%) DevOps
15 11 (5.76%) BDD
15 11 (5.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 132 (69.11%) C#
2 85 (44.50%) SQL
3 84 (43.98%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.57%) C++
5 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
6 19 (9.95%) Java
7 15 (7.85%) C
8 14 (7.33%) TypeScript
9 11 (5.76%) VB.NET
10 10 (5.24%) Python
11 8 (4.19%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.66%) VB
13 4 (2.09%) PHP
14 3 (1.57%) F#
14 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.05%) C++/CLI
15 2 (1.05%) ES6
15 2 (1.05%) Perl
15 2 (1.05%) R
15 2 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.81%) Degree
4 11 (5.76%) ISTQB
5 9 (4.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.09%) HNC
8 3 (1.57%) MCSE
9 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.05%) CISA
9 2 (1.05%) ISEB
9 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.09%) Puppet
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (48.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.95%) HP
3 14 (7.33%) Oracle
4 12 (6.28%) Telerik
5 6 (3.14%) Google
5 6 (3.14%) SAP
5 6 (3.14%) Serena
6 5 (2.62%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.09%) New Relic
7 4 (2.09%) Nintex
7 4 (2.09%) VMware
7 4 (2.09%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.57%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.05%) Citrix
9 2 (1.05%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.05%) Infoflex
9 2 (1.05%) Minitab
9 2 (1.05%) Sitecore
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago