Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 140 170
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 261 308 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 1.86% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.41% 10.04% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 192 131
South East median daily rate £460 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £630 £549 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 24
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.80% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £51.25 £32.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £45.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% +5.26%

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 2,508 3,069 2,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.23% 18.51% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,908 1,677
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £315 £305
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 60 88
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £23.65 £26.18 £21.62
90th Percentile £61.70 £53.75 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +24 72 £505 +18.82% 53
Berkshire +23 65 £510 +36.73% 24
Surrey +21 53 £485 +7.78% 13
Hampshire -36 53 £406 +8.33% 14
East Sussex +26 29 £518 +52.21% 13
Kent +24 25 £433 +8.13% 17
West Sussex -9 20 £460 +15.00% 9
Sussex +5 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £538 +7.50% 22
Middlesex - 5 £400 -
Oxfordshire +20 2 £249 -35.81% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 161 (61.69%) C#
2 147 (56.32%) Microsoft
3 139 (53.26%) Azure
4 138 (52.87%) .NET
5 125 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (45.21%) SQL
7 117 (44.83%) SQL Server
8 104 (39.85%) DevOps
9 78 (29.89%) PowerShell
10 76 (29.12%) Test Automation
11 75 (28.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 72 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 59 (22.61%) Windows
14 51 (19.54%) CSS
15 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
16 49 (18.77%) Scrum
17 46 (17.62%) Business Intelligence
17 46 (17.62%) .NET Framework
18 43 (16.48%) Selenium
18 43 (16.48%) Analytics
18 43 (16.48%) Power BI
18 43 (16.48%) Power Platform
19 41 (15.71%) Git (software)
19 41 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
20 39 (14.94%) HTML
21 37 (14.18%) Data Lake
22 34 (13.03%) AngularJS
22 34 (13.03%) MVC
22 34 (13.03%) JIRA
22 34 (13.03%) Infrastructure as Code

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 18 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.75%) Confluence
3 10 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (3.07%) CMS
4 8 (3.07%) IIS
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.15%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 139 (53.26%) Azure
2 43 (16.48%) Power Platform
3 29 (11.11%) AWS
4 27 (10.34%) IaaS
5 26 (9.96%) PaaS
6 22 (8.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (6.90%) SaaS
7 18 (6.90%) Serverless
8 14 (5.36%) Data Lake Analytics
8 14 (5.36%) OpenShift
9 13 (4.98%) Azure Functions
10 9 (3.45%) NuGet
11 7 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (2.30%) Office 365
13 5 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.92%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.53%) GCP
14 4 (1.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.60%) DNS
2 5 (1.92%) DHCP
2 5 (1.92%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.77%) Firewall
4 2 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.77%) Skype
4 2 (0.77%) VLAN
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 72 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (16.48%) Power BI
4 37 (14.18%) Data Lake
5 23 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (8.05%) HDInsight
7 19 (7.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (6.13%) Big Data
9 12 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (4.60%) SSDT
10 11 (4.21%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (3.07%) Relational Database
11 8 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.68%) MySQL
13 6 (2.30%) DB2
13 6 (2.30%) GIS
14 5 (1.92%) Amazon Athena
14 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 75 (28.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 43 (16.48%) Selenium
3 41 (15.71%) Git (software)
3 41 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (13.03%) JIRA
5 33 (12.64%) SpecFlow
6 30 (11.49%) WebDriver
7 28 (10.73%) Cucumber
8 18 (6.90%) MSTest
9 16 (6.13%) Subversion
10 13 (4.98%) Visual Studio Code
11 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (3.45%) Jenkins
13 8 (3.07%) ReSharper
13 8 (3.07%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.68%) MSBuild
14 7 (2.68%) Ranorex
15 6 (2.30%) JMeter
15 6 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (2.30%) tSQLt
General
1 31 (11.88%) Finance
2 8 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.92%) Billing
4 4 (1.53%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.53%) Games
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Military
6 2 (0.77%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Avionics
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (44.44%) Developer
2 45 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 37 (14.18%) Analyst
4 35 (13.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 34 (13.03%) C# Developer
6 29 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 28 (10.73%) Azure Engineer
8 27 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
8 27 (10.34%) Azure DevOps
8 27 (10.34%) Test Analyst
9 22 (8.43%) Azure Developer
10 21 (8.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 19 (7.28%) SQL Developer
12 16 (6.13%) Angular Developer
13 12 (4.60%) Software Developer
13 12 (4.60%) Software Engineer
14 10 (3.83%) Lead DevOps
15 9 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
15 9 (3.45%) Integration Developer
15 9 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (52.87%) .NET
2 51 (19.54%) CSS
3 46 (17.62%) .NET Framework
4 39 (14.94%) HTML
5 34 (13.03%) AngularJS
6 28 (10.73%) XML
7 27 (10.34%) Web Services
8 25 (9.58%) jQuery
8 25 (9.58%) JSON
9 23 (8.81%) REST
10 21 (8.05%) ASP.NET
11 15 (5.75%) .NET Core
11 15 (5.75%) HTML5
11 15 (5.75%) Kendo UI
11 15 (5.75%) SOAP
11 15 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.36%) Entity Framework
13 12 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (4.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.53%) User Experience
5 3 (1.15%) Social Media
6 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Derivative
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.61%) Windows
2 25 (9.58%) Linux
3 20 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.36%) Windows 8
5 9 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.53%) Android
8 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.77%) Unix
10 1 (0.38%) CentOS
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.38%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (39.85%) DevOps
3 76 (29.12%) Test Automation
4 49 (18.77%) Scrum
5 46 (17.62%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (16.48%) Analytics
7 34 (13.03%) Infrastructure as Code
7 34 (13.03%) MVC
8 26 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (8.05%) Security Testing
10 21 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.28%) Unit Testing
12 18 (6.90%) CRM
12 18 (6.90%) Data Science
13 17 (6.51%) BDD
13 17 (6.51%) TDD
13 17 (6.51%) Web Development
14 16 (6.13%) ETL
15 15 (5.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (61.69%) C#
2 118 (45.21%) SQL
3 78 (29.89%) PowerShell
4 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 23 (8.81%) C++
7 18 (6.90%) C
8 16 (6.13%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.75%) Python
10 14 (5.36%) Java
11 13 (4.98%) VB.NET
12 9 (3.45%) VB
13 6 (2.30%) VB6
13 6 (2.30%) VC++
14 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.92%) Ruby
15 3 (1.15%) VBA
16 2 (0.77%) ES6
16 2 (0.77%) Java 8
17 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.45%) Degree
4 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.53%) MCITP
7 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.98%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (6.13%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.83%) Docker
3 10 (3.83%) LXC
4 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.45%) Ansible
1 9 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.07%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.68%) MIIS
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.77%) Puppet
4 2 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 147 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.73%) Oracle
3 15 (5.75%) Telerik
4 9 (3.45%) Citrix
5 8 (3.07%) VMware
6 7 (2.68%) AppDynamics
6 7 (2.68%) Google
6 7 (2.68%) Splunk
7 5 (1.92%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.15%) Cisco
8 3 (1.15%) Tableau
9 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.77%) Databricks
9 2 (0.77%) Dell
9 2 (0.77%) HP
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.38%) Meraki
10 1 (0.38%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.38%) Solace