Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 160 157
Rank change year-on-year +36 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 338 249 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.03% 1.48% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.43% 8.35% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 137 155
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £314 £305 £272
90th Percentile £581 £554 £475
England median daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 9
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26.13 £39.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.38 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 3,240 2,983 2,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.47% 17.71% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,995 1,819 1,544
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £293
90th Percentile £575 £575 £530
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 93 77
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £27.10 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 22 November 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
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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 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
Hampshire +1 102 £375 -3.23% 21
Surrey +31 94 £475 - 23
Thames Valley +39 91 £475 +16.56% 43
Berkshire +12 53 £438 +5.42% 13
West Sussex +18 36 £400 +16.79% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 28 £538 +26.10% 13
Oxfordshire +21 10 £363 +113.24% 17
East Sussex -11 8 £340 -17.58% 11
Kent -9 7 £400 +16.36% 14
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 216 (63.91%) C#
2 190 (56.21%) .NET
3 179 (52.96%) Microsoft
4 173 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (43.20%) SQL Server
6 137 (40.53%) SQL
7 120 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 116 (34.32%) JavaScript
9 102 (30.18%) MVC
10 92 (27.22%) Windows
11 88 (26.04%) ASP.NET
12 84 (24.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 84 (24.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 82 (24.26%) CSS
14 80 (23.67%) Scrum
15 79 (23.37%) HTML
16 78 (23.08%) .NET Framework
17 76 (22.49%) DevOps
18 69 (20.41%) Test Automation
19 63 (18.64%) Git (software)
20 59 (17.46%) jQuery
20 59 (17.46%) Entity Framework
21 58 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
22 54 (15.98%) WCF
22 54 (15.98%) Finance
22 54 (15.98%) Software Engineering
23 53 (15.68%) ASP.NET MVC
24 51 (15.09%) AngularJS
25 49 (14.50%) IIS

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 49 (14.50%) IIS
2 24 (7.10%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.55%) CMS
3 12 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.66%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.18%) Confluence
7 4 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.89%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.78%) Simulink
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 120 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (7.99%) PaaS
4 24 (7.10%) IaaS
5 10 (2.96%) Azure Functions
5 10 (2.96%) Serverless
6 9 (2.66%) GitHub
6 9 (2.66%) NuGet
6 9 (2.66%) SaaS
7 8 (2.37%) Google Play
8 7 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.78%) Office 365
10 5 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.89%) Trello
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.59%) Slack
12 2 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.10%) Internet
2 17 (5.03%) DNS
3 11 (3.25%) Firewall
4 10 (2.96%) IMAP
4 10 (2.96%) SMTP
5 8 (2.37%) NFC
6 6 (1.78%) Kerberos
6 6 (1.78%) RS-232
6 6 (1.78%) SSL
6 6 (1.78%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.89%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.89%) HTTP
7 3 (0.89%) SNMP
8 2 (0.59%) Broadband
8 2 (0.59%) Intranet
8 2 (0.59%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.59%) SMS
9 1 (0.30%) ICMP
9 1 (0.30%) MQTT
9 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (7.99%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.21%) Power BI
5 20 (5.92%) Data Lake
6 18 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (5.03%) HDInsight
8 13 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (3.25%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.66%) Cosmos DB
12 8 (2.37%) Big Data
12 8 (2.37%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (2.37%) SSDT
13 7 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.78%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (24.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 84 (24.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 63 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.17%) Selenium
4 27 (7.99%) JIRA
5 25 (7.40%) Subversion
6 15 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (3.55%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.96%) MSTest
9 9 (2.66%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.66%) InstallShield
9 9 (2.66%) Ranorex
10 8 (2.37%) NUnit
10 8 (2.37%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.37%) Trac
10 8 (2.37%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.07%) Mercurial
11 7 (2.07%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.78%) git-flow
12 6 (1.78%) webpack
General
1 54 (15.98%) Finance
2 10 (2.96%) Back Office
3 8 (2.37%) Automotive
4 7 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Advertising
6 3 (0.89%) Avionics
6 3 (0.89%) Games
6 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.59%) Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Billing
7 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (56.21%) Developer
2 74 (21.89%) .NET Developer
3 54 (15.98%) C# Developer
4 35 (10.36%) Full Stack Developer
5 31 (9.17%) Software Engineer
6 28 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (7.10%) Software Developer
8 21 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.92%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (5.33%) SQL Developer
11 17 (5.03%) Test Engineer
12 14 (4.14%) Analyst
12 14 (4.14%) Architect
12 14 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
12 14 (4.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
13 13 (3.85%) Developer in Test
13 13 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (56.21%) .NET
2 88 (26.04%) ASP.NET
3 82 (24.26%) CSS
4 79 (23.37%) HTML
5 78 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 59 (17.46%) Entity Framework
6 59 (17.46%) jQuery
7 58 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 54 (15.98%) WCF
9 53 (15.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (15.09%) AngularJS
11 45 (13.31%) XML
12 38 (11.24%) Web Services
13 34 (10.06%) .NET Core
14 32 (9.47%) JSON
15 29 (8.58%) HTML5
16 27 (7.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (7.69%) Ajax
18 25 (7.40%) LINQ
19 21 (6.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.40%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.62%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.55%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.37%) W3C
8 7 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.48%) User Experience
11 4 (1.18%) Social Media
12 3 (0.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 92 (27.22%) Windows
2 26 (7.69%) Linux
3 19 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.85%) Android
5 11 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.07%) Solaris
7 7 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.78%) Unix
9 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.89%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.30%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (30.18%) MVC
3 80 (23.67%) Scrum
4 76 (22.49%) DevOps
5 69 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 58 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (15.98%) Software Engineering
8 49 (14.50%) OO
9 39 (11.54%) TDD
10 34 (10.06%) Waterfall
11 32 (9.47%) SDLC
12 31 (9.17%) API Development
13 30 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (8.88%) Unit Testing
14 27 (7.99%) SOLID
15 26 (7.69%) Migration
16 25 (7.40%) Analytics
16 25 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (6.51%) Kanban
18 20 (5.92%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 216 (63.91%) C#
2 137 (40.53%) SQL
3 116 (34.32%) JavaScript
4 39 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 34 (10.06%) T-SQL
6 31 (9.17%) C++
7 24 (7.10%) Java
8 18 (5.33%) Python
9 12 (3.55%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.37%) C
11 7 (2.07%) VB
12 6 (1.78%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.78%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.48%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.48%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.89%) VBScript
16 2 (0.59%) ES6
16 2 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (7.69%) Degree
2 15 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.66%) MCSE
4 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (2.07%) CCSP
5 7 (2.07%) CISA
5 7 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.07%) CISM
5 7 (2.07%) CISSP
5 7 (2.07%) CLAS
5 7 (2.07%) CREST Certified
5 7 (2.07%) IISP
6 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) MCP
7 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.28%) QA
2 7 (2.07%) GDPR
2 7 (2.07%) ISAE 3402
2 7 (2.07%) ISO 22301
2 7 (2.07%) ISO 31000
2 7 (2.07%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 7 (2.07%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.78%) MISRA
3 6 (1.78%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.89%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.59%) COBIT
5 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 11 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (2.66%) Docker
3 7 (2.07%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.59%) KVM
4 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (3.85%) Ansible
1 13 (3.85%) Terraform
2 12 (3.55%) CloudForms
2 12 (3.55%) SCOrch
3 7 (2.07%) Nessus
3 7 (2.07%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 5 (1.48%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.59%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.30%) Grafana
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 179 (52.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.69%) Oracle
3 15 (4.44%) Google
4 13 (3.85%) Trend Micro
4 13 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 10 (2.96%) Telerik
6 9 (2.66%) IBM
7 8 (2.37%) Apple
8 7 (2.07%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
8 7 (2.07%) Centrify
8 7 (2.07%) Cisco
8 7 (2.07%) Imperva
8 7 (2.07%) McAfee
8 7 (2.07%) Okta
8 7 (2.07%) Qualys
8 7 (2.07%) Splunk
8 7 (2.07%) Tripwire
9 5 (1.48%) HP
9 5 (1.48%) Sitecore