Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 161 141
Rank change year-on-year +29 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 311 236 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.46% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.16% 8.58% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 129 174
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +7.35%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £275
90th Percentile £550 £502 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 7
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +7.78%
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.91%

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 3,062 2,750 2,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.69% 17.01% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,908 1,656 1,632
South East median daily rate £444 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 83 77
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31.90 £29.90 £34.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £77.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +1 106 £375 -3.23% 15
Thames Valley +10 78 £425 -5.56% 57
Surrey +1 69 £450 - 19
West Sussex +24 42 £400 +16.79% 11
Berkshire -1 37 £374 -13.53% 21
Buckinghamshire +21 32 £500 -8.26% 24
Oxfordshire +12 9 £388 +49.04% 12
East Sussex -3 9 £330 -20.00% 9
Kent +6 6 £400 +15.94% 15
Sussex - 1 £500 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 206 (66.24%) C#
2 175 (56.27%) .NET
3 152 (48.87%) SQL Server
3 152 (48.87%) Microsoft
4 137 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (37.62%) SQL
6 113 (36.33%) JavaScript
7 104 (33.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 96 (30.87%) MVC
9 83 (26.69%) ASP.NET
9 83 (26.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 80 (25.72%) .NET Framework
11 76 (24.44%) HTML
12 75 (24.12%) CSS
12 75 (24.12%) Windows
13 67 (21.54%) jQuery
14 61 (19.61%) XML
15 58 (18.65%) IIS
16 57 (18.33%) Finance
17 56 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (17.36%) Entity Framework
19 53 (17.04%) WCF
20 52 (16.72%) Test Automation
21 50 (16.08%) Software Engineering
22 49 (15.76%) Git (software)
23 48 (15.43%) Scrum
24 47 (15.11%) Visual Studio Team System
24 47 (15.11%) ASP.NET Web API
25 43 (13.83%) AngularJS
26 41 (13.18%) Continuous Integration

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 58 (18.65%) IIS
2 30 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.79%) CMS
4 17 (5.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.54%) Umbraco
7 10 (3.22%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.57%) Confluence
9 7 (2.25%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.61%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.96%) Apache
12 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.75%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.93%) Simulink
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 83 (26.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.18%) PaaS
4 10 (3.22%) Azure Functions
4 10 (3.22%) Serverless
5 9 (2.89%) IaaS
6 6 (1.93%) NuGet
6 6 (1.93%) Office 365
6 6 (1.93%) SaaS
7 5 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.32%) GitHub
11 1 (0.32%) Trello
11 1 (0.32%) Twilio
11 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.40%) Internet
2 14 (4.50%) DNS
3 10 (3.22%) IMAP
3 10 (3.22%) SMTP
4 9 (2.89%) PuTTY
5 8 (2.57%) Firewall
5 8 (2.57%) SNMP
6 6 (1.93%) HTTP
6 6 (1.93%) RS-232
7 5 (1.61%) NFC
8 4 (1.29%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.96%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.96%) SSL
9 3 (0.96%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.64%) 4G
10 2 (0.64%) AMQP
10 2 (0.64%) Intranet
10 2 (0.64%) PPP
10 2 (0.64%) SMS
10 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (48.87%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.68%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.50%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.86%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.22%) MySQL
6 10 (3.22%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.89%) Big Data
8 8 (2.57%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.57%) SSDT
9 7 (2.25%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.93%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.93%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 104 (33.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (15.76%) Git (software)
3 47 (15.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 33 (10.61%) Selenium
5 25 (8.04%) JIRA
6 19 (6.11%) Subversion
7 18 (5.79%) SpecFlow
8 15 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (4.18%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.86%) Jenkins
11 10 (3.22%) NUnit
12 9 (2.89%) InstallShield
12 9 (2.89%) MSTest
12 9 (2.89%) Ranorex
13 7 (2.25%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (2.25%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (2.25%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.93%) ReSharper
15 5 (1.61%) Moq
General
1 57 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (2.57%) Banking
3 7 (2.25%) Automotive
3 7 (2.25%) Back Office
4 6 (1.93%) Advertising
5 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.96%) Avionics
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 193 (62.06%) Developer
2 73 (23.47%) .NET Developer
3 62 (19.94%) C# Developer
4 35 (11.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 28 (9.00%) Software Engineer
6 25 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.72%) SQL Developer
8 22 (7.07%) Software Developer
9 16 (5.14%) Analyst
10 15 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (4.18%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.86%) Tester
13 11 (3.54%) Architect
13 11 (3.54%) C# Software Engineer
14 10 (3.22%) Azure Developer
14 10 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.22%) C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (3.22%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (3.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (56.27%) .NET
2 83 (26.69%) ASP.NET
3 80 (25.72%) .NET Framework
4 76 (24.44%) HTML
5 75 (24.12%) CSS
6 67 (21.54%) jQuery
7 61 (19.61%) XML
8 56 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (17.36%) Entity Framework
10 53 (17.04%) WCF
11 47 (15.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 43 (13.83%) AngularJS
13 39 (12.54%) Web Services
14 37 (11.90%) .NET Core
15 35 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (9.65%) HTML5
16 30 (9.65%) JSON
17 27 (8.68%) LINQ
18 26 (8.36%) Ajax
19 25 (8.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.50%) Virtual Team
3 13 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.22%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.57%) W3C
9 7 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.25%) User Experience
10 6 (1.93%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.29%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.96%) RIA
13 2 (0.64%) Animation
13 2 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (24.12%) Windows
2 29 (9.32%) Linux
3 18 (5.79%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.89%) Unix
4 9 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.61%) Android
6 5 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.29%) Solaris
7 4 (1.29%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (30.87%) MVC
3 52 (16.72%) Test Automation
4 50 (16.08%) Software Engineering
5 48 (15.43%) Scrum
6 41 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (12.86%) DevOps
8 36 (11.58%) TDD
9 35 (11.25%) OO
10 32 (10.29%) Waterfall
11 26 (8.36%) API Development
12 25 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (7.72%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.40%) SDLC
14 23 (7.40%) SOLID
15 19 (6.11%) Software Delivery
16 18 (5.79%) Migration
17 17 (5.47%) Project Management
17 17 (5.47%) Web Development
18 16 (5.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 206 (66.24%) C#
2 117 (37.62%) SQL
3 113 (36.33%) JavaScript
4 33 (10.61%) PowerShell
5 31 (9.97%) T-SQL
6 29 (9.32%) C++
7 16 (5.14%) Java
8 13 (4.18%) C
8 13 (4.18%) Python
9 9 (2.89%) VB
10 8 (2.57%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.25%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.93%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.93%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.61%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.61%) Perl
14 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.96%) VBScript
15 2 (0.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (8.68%) Degree
2 25 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.57%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.25%) MCSE
6 6 (1.93%) MCP
7 4 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.29%) CCSP
7 4 (1.29%) CISA
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) CISM
7 4 (1.29%) CISSP
7 4 (1.29%) CLAS
7 4 (1.29%) CREST Certified
7 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.29%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.07%) QA
2 7 (2.25%) MISRA
2 7 (2.25%) MISRA C
3 6 (1.93%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.29%) GDPR
4 4 (1.29%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (1.29%) ISO 22301
4 4 (1.29%) ISO 31000
4 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.96%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.64%) SLA
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 15 (4.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) KVM
4 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (3.22%) Terraform
2 9 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.57%) Ansible
4 7 (2.25%) CloudForms
4 7 (2.25%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.29%) Nessus
5 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.29%) Puppet
5 4 (1.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.64%) Opsview
8 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 152 (48.87%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.32%) Oracle
3 9 (2.89%) HP
4 7 (2.25%) IBM
4 7 (2.25%) Trend Micro
5 5 (1.61%) ComArch
5 5 (1.61%) Google
5 5 (1.61%) Remedy
6 4 (1.29%) ArcSight
6 4 (1.29%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (1.29%) Centrify
6 4 (1.29%) Cisco
6 4 (1.29%) Imperva
6 4 (1.29%) McAfee
6 4 (1.29%) Okta
6 4 (1.29%) Perfecto Mobile
6 4 (1.29%) Qualys
6 4 (1.29%) Splunk
6 4 (1.29%) Tripwire
7 3 (0.96%) Nintex