Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 182 165
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 293 204 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.27% 1.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.22% 7.86% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 99 165
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £275
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 12
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £37.58 £37.50 £36.40
90th Percentile £47.95 £46.69 £62.53
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.62% +15.00%

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 3,179 2,595 2,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.60% 16.19% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,948 1,554 1,658
South East median daily rate £443 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% +1.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £526
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 89 88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £30.13
90th Percentile £60.73 £74.34 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 88 £400 +5.26% 21
Surrey +1 76 £425 - 19
Thames Valley -5 68 £381 -5.86% 53
West Sussex +18 36 £400 -3.03% 4
Berkshire -2 33 £373 -7.90% 26
Buckinghamshire +15 30 £467 +40.98% 10
Kent +21 13 £400 +8.84% 10
Oxfordshire +5 5 £381 - 17
East Sussex +2 5 £330 -20.00% 8
Middlesex +3 4 £375 -31.82%
Sussex - 1 £500 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 202 (68.94%) C#
2 157 (53.58%) .NET
3 147 (50.17%) Microsoft
4 133 (45.39%) SQL Server
5 130 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (42.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 109 (37.20%) JavaScript
8 108 (36.86%) SQL
9 82 (27.99%) HTML
10 78 (26.62%) CSS
11 75 (25.60%) MVC
12 74 (25.26%) jQuery
13 71 (24.23%) ASP.NET
14 69 (23.55%) .NET Framework
15 63 (21.50%) Windows
16 60 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 53 (18.09%) XML
18 52 (17.75%) IIS
19 48 (16.38%) Scrum
20 47 (16.04%) Test Automation
21 44 (15.02%) Selenium
22 43 (14.68%) Software Engineering
23 42 (14.33%) SharePoint
23 42 (14.33%) Visual Studio Team System
23 42 (14.33%) HTML5
24 40 (13.65%) Git (software)
25 39 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (13.31%) Finance
26 37 (12.63%) TDD
27 36 (12.29%) WCF

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 52 (17.75%) IIS
2 42 (14.33%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.17%) CMS
4 15 (5.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (3.75%) Confluence
6 10 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.73%) Umbraco
8 7 (2.39%) EPiServer
9 5 (1.71%) Apache
9 5 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.37%) Mule
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (6.83%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.71%) Simulink
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.05%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.02%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 60 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.75%) NuGet
3 8 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.73%) Office 365
3 8 (2.73%) PaaS
3 8 (2.73%) Serverless
4 5 (1.71%) GitHub
4 5 (1.71%) Google Play
5 4 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.37%) IaaS
5 4 (1.37%) npm
5 4 (1.37%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 3 (1.02%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.83%) Internet
2 10 (3.41%) DNS
3 9 (3.07%) PuTTY
4 8 (2.73%) SMTP
5 7 (2.39%) SNMP
6 6 (2.05%) HTTP
7 5 (1.71%) AMQP
7 5 (1.71%) Firewall
7 5 (1.71%) IMAP
7 5 (1.71%) RS-232
8 3 (1.02%) SSL
8 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.68%) 4G
9 2 (0.68%) IGMP
9 2 (0.68%) NFC
9 2 (0.68%) PPP
9 2 (0.68%) SMS
9 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (45.39%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.92%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.12%) Big Data
3 15 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.44%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.75%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (3.75%) MySQL
6 10 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.07%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.73%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.73%) SSDT
9 7 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 124 (42.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (15.02%) Selenium
3 42 (14.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 40 (13.65%) Git (software)
5 26 (8.87%) JIRA
5 26 (8.87%) SpecFlow
6 25 (8.53%) TeamCity
7 21 (7.17%) Subversion
8 20 (6.83%) NUnit
9 13 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 13 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (4.44%) WebDriver
10 10 (3.41%) Mercurial
10 10 (3.41%) Protractor
11 9 (3.07%) ReSharper
12 7 (2.39%) MSBuild
13 6 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.71%) SonarQube
14 5 (1.71%) Trac
General
1 39 (13.31%) Finance
2 13 (4.44%) Banking
3 7 (2.39%) Advertising
3 7 (2.39%) Marketing
4 6 (2.05%) Automotive
5 4 (1.37%) Back Office
5 4 (1.37%) Electronics
5 4 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.02%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 185 (63.14%) Developer
2 65 (22.18%) C# Developer
3 63 (21.50%) .NET Developer
4 24 (8.19%) Full Stack Developer
5 22 (7.51%) Analyst
6 20 (6.83%) SQL Developer
7 19 (6.48%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (5.46%) Architect
9 16 (5.46%) Test Analyst
10 15 (5.12%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.10%) Test Automation Developer
12 11 (3.75%) Developer in Test
13 10 (3.41%) Automation Test Analyst
14 9 (3.07%) Azure Developer
15 8 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (2.73%) Embedded Engineer
15 8 (2.73%) Tester
15 8 (2.73%) Web Developer
15 8 (2.73%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (53.58%) .NET
2 82 (27.99%) HTML
3 78 (26.62%) CSS
4 74 (25.26%) jQuery
5 71 (24.23%) ASP.NET
6 69 (23.55%) .NET Framework
7 53 (18.09%) XML
8 42 (14.33%) HTML5
9 36 (12.29%) WCF
10 35 (11.95%) AngularJS
10 35 (11.95%) Entity Framework
11 34 (11.60%) Web Services
12 32 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (9.90%) JSON
13 29 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (9.56%) CSS3
14 28 (9.56%) REST
14 28 (9.56%) SOAP
15 20 (6.83%) .NET Core
15 20 (6.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
1 12 (4.10%) Virtual Team
2 11 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.39%) Clustering
5 7 (2.39%) User Experience
5 7 (2.39%) W3C
6 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.37%) Wiki
7 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.02%) RIA
7 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.50%) Windows
2 18 (6.14%) Linux
3 17 (5.80%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.46%) Android
4 16 (5.46%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.73%) Unix
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.02%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (25.60%) MVC
3 48 (16.38%) Scrum
4 47 (16.04%) Test Automation
5 43 (14.68%) Software Engineering
6 39 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.63%) TDD
8 36 (12.29%) DevOps
9 26 (8.87%) SDLC
10 23 (7.85%) Unit Testing
11 20 (6.83%) Acceptance Criteria
11 20 (6.83%) Web Development
12 19 (6.48%) BDD
12 19 (6.48%) Project Management
12 19 (6.48%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.14%) Microservices
13 18 (6.14%) SOA
14 16 (5.46%) API Development
14 16 (5.46%) E-Commerce
14 16 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 202 (68.94%) C#
2 109 (37.20%) JavaScript
3 108 (36.86%) SQL
4 35 (11.95%) C++
5 31 (10.58%) PowerShell
6 22 (7.51%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.83%) Java
8 15 (5.12%) C
9 13 (4.44%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.07%) Python
11 7 (2.39%) VB
11 7 (2.39%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.05%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.05%) XAML
13 5 (1.71%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.71%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.71%) Perl
13 5 (1.71%) VBScript
14 4 (1.37%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.48%) Degree
4 14 (4.78%) ISTQB
5 13 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.39%) MCP
8 6 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.02%) MCSE
11 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.34%) CCSP
12 1 (0.34%) CISA
12 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.34%) CISM
12 1 (0.34%) CISSP
12 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.19%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) MISRA
2 6 (2.05%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) COBIT
4 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.78%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.07%) Ansible
2 9 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.07%) Puppet
3 7 (2.39%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.02%) Opsview
4 3 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.02%) Terraform
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) Nessus
6 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 147 (50.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.19%) Oracle
3 20 (6.83%) HP
4 9 (3.07%) SAP
5 6 (2.05%) Apple
5 6 (2.05%) Google
5 6 (2.05%) Micro Focus
5 6 (2.05%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.71%) ComArch
6 5 (1.71%) Remedy
6 5 (1.71%) Serena
6 5 (1.71%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.37%) IBM
7 4 (1.37%) Nintex
7 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.02%) Omniture
8 3 (1.02%) Optimizely
8 3 (1.02%) Telerik
8 3 (1.02%) VMware
9 2 (0.68%) Atlassian