Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 173 136
Rank change year-on-year 0 -37 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 230 199 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.39% 1.28% 1.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.94% 8.71% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 116 149
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £308 £293 £290
90th Percentile £562 £488 £475
England median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.80% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 21
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £42.05 £36.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%

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 2,897 2,285 2,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 14.74% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,768 1,389 1,506
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £576 £538 £513
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 84
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -6.82% +17.33%
10th Percentile £26.00 £33.25 £27.68
90th Percentile £62.25 £54.60 £56.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -8 85 £400 +1.91% 60
Hampshire +3 52 £381 -4.69% 18
Berkshire -13 44 £400 +1.27% 23
Surrey -22 44 £475 +30.58% 33
Buckinghamshire -12 33 £426 +26.30% 20
Kent +12 27 £343 -40.43% 6
West Sussex -6 10 £343 -14.38% 7
Oxfordshire -4 8 £170 -59.40% 17
East Sussex -7 7 - - 3
Middlesex +1 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 168 (73.04%) C#
2 144 (62.61%) .NET
3 119 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (49.13%) Microsoft
5 100 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 97 (42.17%) JavaScript
7 83 (36.09%) SQL
8 80 (34.78%) MVC
9 79 (34.35%) CSS
10 74 (32.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 73 (31.74%) HTML
12 58 (25.22%) Windows
13 57 (24.78%) ASP.NET
14 56 (24.35%) .NET Framework
15 51 (22.17%) jQuery
16 49 (21.30%) XML
17 47 (20.43%) SDLC
18 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
19 45 (19.57%) Git (software)
20 38 (16.52%) Scrum
20 38 (16.52%) Web Development
21 36 (15.65%) WCF
22 35 (15.22%) JSON
22 35 (15.22%) AngularJS
23 34 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API
24 33 (14.35%) REST
24 33 (14.35%) Visual Studio Team System
24 33 (14.35%) Web Services
24 33 (14.35%) Java

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 15 (6.52%) Confluence
1 15 (6.52%) IIS
2 13 (5.65%) CMS
3 10 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.48%) EPiServer
6 5 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.48%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.87%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (7.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.87%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.26%) IaaS
2 19 (8.26%) PaaS
3 7 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.04%) npm
4 5 (2.17%) Firebase
5 4 (1.74%) SaaS
6 3 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.30%) Office 365
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.87%) GitHub
8 1 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.22%) Internet
3 10 (4.35%) Firewall
3 10 (4.35%) Network Security
4 8 (3.48%) CTI
5 6 (2.61%) DNS
6 5 (2.17%) SMS
7 4 (1.74%) SNMP
7 4 (1.74%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.30%) HTTP
8 3 (1.30%) SMTP
8 3 (1.30%) SSL
9 2 (0.87%) AMQP
9 2 (0.87%) Broadband
9 2 (0.87%) DHCP
9 2 (0.87%) Intranet
9 2 (0.87%) VoIP
10 1 (0.43%) IGMP
10 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.78%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.48%) Power BI
6 8 (3.48%) Redis
7 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.61%) Big Data
8 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (32.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (19.57%) Git (software)
3 33 (14.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (11.74%) Eclipse
4 27 (11.74%) Selenium
5 21 (9.13%) JIRA
6 19 (8.26%) SpecFlow
7 16 (6.96%) NuGet
7 16 (6.96%) Subversion
7 16 (6.96%) WebDriver
8 15 (6.52%) NUnit
9 11 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (4.78%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.35%) WiX
11 9 (3.91%) Maven
12 8 (3.48%) MSBuild
13 7 (3.04%) Bower
13 7 (3.04%) PyCharm
13 7 (3.04%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (2.61%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (13.48%) Finance
2 14 (6.09%) Marketing
3 9 (3.91%) Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.74%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.74%) Publishing
6 3 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Automotive
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (69.13%) Developer
2 65 (28.26%) .NET Developer
3 42 (18.26%) C# Developer
4 27 (11.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (10.43%) Senior Developer
6 20 (8.70%) Web Developer
7 17 (7.39%) Architect
7 17 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 16 (6.96%) .NET Web Developer
9 14 (6.09%) Software Engineer
10 13 (5.65%) Java Developer
11 12 (5.22%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (5.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (4.78%) Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Angular Developer
12 11 (4.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.78%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.35%) Consultant
13 10 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (62.61%) .NET
2 79 (34.35%) CSS
3 73 (31.74%) HTML
4 57 (24.78%) ASP.NET
5 56 (24.35%) .NET Framework
6 51 (22.17%) jQuery
7 49 (21.30%) XML
8 36 (15.65%) WCF
9 35 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 35 (15.22%) JSON
10 34 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (14.35%) REST
11 33 (14.35%) Web Services
12 26 (11.30%) HTML5
13 25 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (9.57%) CSS3
15 20 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (8.26%) Ajax
17 17 (7.39%) Entity Framework
18 16 (6.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.52%) User Experience
3 9 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.48%) Clustering
4 8 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.17%) PDA
7 4 (1.74%) Animation
7 4 (1.74%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.30%) iPad
8 3 (1.30%) iPhone
8 3 (1.30%) W3C
9 2 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.87%) Equities
9 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.22%) Windows
2 24 (10.43%) Linux
3 8 (3.48%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.04%) Unix
4 7 (3.04%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.61%) Android
5 6 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.61%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (34.78%) MVC
3 47 (20.43%) SDLC
4 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 38 (16.52%) Scrum
5 38 (16.52%) Web Development
6 30 (13.04%) TDD
7 27 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (11.74%) Multithreading
7 27 (11.74%) OO
8 24 (10.43%) DevOps
9 22 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 21 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (8.70%) CRM
11 20 (8.70%) Microservices
11 20 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 19 (8.26%) OOP
13 18 (7.83%) OOD
14 17 (7.39%) BDD
14 17 (7.39%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 168 (73.04%) C#
2 97 (42.17%) JavaScript
3 83 (36.09%) SQL
4 33 (14.35%) Java
5 29 (12.61%) C++
6 26 (11.30%) T-SQL
7 17 (7.39%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.52%) Python
9 12 (5.22%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.91%) CQL
11 6 (2.61%) C
11 6 (2.61%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.61%) XAML
12 5 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.74%) Lua
13 4 (1.74%) VB
14 3 (1.30%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.30%) Ruby
14 3 (1.30%) VBA
15 2 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.65%) Degree
4 5 (2.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.74%) ISEB
6 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) QA
2 8 (3.48%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.87%) WAI
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.22%) Docker
4 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (4.35%) Puppet
2 9 (3.91%) Opsview
3 6 (2.61%) BladeLogic
4 5 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.87%) Ansible
7 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (49.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.96%) VMware
3 12 (5.22%) Oracle
4 9 (3.91%) Sitecore
4 9 (3.91%) Telerik
5 8 (3.48%) Apple
5 8 (3.48%) Google
6 5 (2.17%) HP
7 2 (0.87%) Omniture
7 2 (0.87%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.43%) Nintex
8 1 (0.43%) QNX
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.43%) SendGrid
8 1 (0.43%) Syncfusion
8 1 (0.43%) Tableau