Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 123 160
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 117 307 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 2.08% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.02% 10.90% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 216 138
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £362 £349 £319
90th Percentile £575 £588 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £30.50 £55.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.55% +25.71% +1.74%
10th Percentile £18.25 £51.38 £37.58
90th Percentile £53.13 £60.00 £48.68
England median hourly rate £44.50 £52.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.24% +28.05% +2.50%

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 973 2,817 3,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.89% 19.13% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 1,796 1,880
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 71
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £18.25 £36.83 £36.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £67.25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.71 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.20% +2.84% +0.59%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +53 82 £500 -3.85% 12
Berkshire +48 77 £500 - 9
Surrey +11 15 £400 -15.79% 1
Hampshire -4 11 £490 +17.01% 3
West Sussex +4 7 £575 +25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £500 +5.26% 1
East Sussex +17 3 - - 7
Oxfordshire +23 1 £350 -33.33% 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 86 (73.50%) SQL
2 84 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 82 (70.09%) Azure
4 76 (64.96%) DevOps
5 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (52.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (52.14%) Windows
8 59 (50.43%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (50.43%) Analytics
8 59 (50.43%) Power Platform
9 58 (49.57%) Power BI
9 58 (49.57%) Data Lake
10 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
11 47 (40.17%) PowerShell
11 47 (40.17%) PaaS
12 46 (39.32%) IaaS
12 46 (39.32%) Data Management
13 45 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (37.61%) HDInsight
15 43 (36.75%) Security Testing
16 42 (35.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 41 (35.04%) Virtual Machines
18 38 (32.48%) Data-Driven Testing
18 38 (32.48%) Infrastructure as Code
19 36 (30.77%) .NET
20 34 (29.06%) C#
21 31 (26.50%) Scrum
22 30 (25.64%) SQL Server
23 26 (22.22%) Informatica
24 25 (21.37%) Project Delivery

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 13 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.84%) CMS
3 7 (5.98%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.42%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 82 (70.09%) Azure
2 59 (50.43%) Power Platform
3 47 (40.17%) PaaS
4 46 (39.32%) IaaS
5 11 (9.40%) Data Lake Analytics
6 8 (6.84%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.56%) AWS
7 3 (2.56%) SaaS
7 3 (2.56%) Serverless
8 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.85%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.85%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) SNMP
2 3 (2.56%) Bluetooth
2 3 (2.56%) DHCP
2 3 (2.56%) DNS
2 3 (2.56%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.71%) SMTP
3 2 (1.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) FTP
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (52.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 58 (49.57%) Data Lake
2 58 (49.57%) Power BI
3 44 (37.61%) HDInsight
4 30 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 11 (9.40%) Hadoop
6 10 (8.55%) Big Data
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.69%) Selenium
2 9 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (6.84%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.42%) JMeter
6 4 (3.42%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.71%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.71%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
7 2 (1.71%) PyCharm
8 1 (0.85%) GitLab
8 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.71%) Finance
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) French Language
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (43.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (23.93%) Developer
3 22 (18.80%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (17.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 20 (17.09%) Analyst
6 16 (13.68%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (11.11%) Software Developer
8 11 (9.40%) Service Analyst
8 11 (9.40%) Service Transition Analyst
8 11 (9.40%) Technical Engineer
8 11 (9.40%) Transition Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) C# Developer
10 8 (6.84%) Test Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Data Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Data Engineer
12 5 (4.27%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.77%) .NET
2 16 (13.68%) .NET Framework
2 16 (13.68%) HTML
3 12 (10.26%) HTML5
4 9 (7.69%) CSS
4 9 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 9 (7.69%) jQuery
4 9 (7.69%) LINQ
5 6 (5.13%) RESTful
5 6 (5.13%) Web Services
6 5 (4.27%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.42%) CSS3
7 4 (3.42%) XML
8 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.56%) Node.js
8 3 (2.56%) React
8 3 (2.56%) SOAP
8 3 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.42%) PKI
4 3 (2.56%) Clustering
4 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Life Science
6 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (52.14%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Linux
3 9 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.42%) Unix
5 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (64.96%) DevOps
2 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (50.43%) Analytics
3 59 (50.43%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
5 46 (39.32%) Data Management
6 45 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (36.75%) Security Testing
8 42 (35.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 38 (32.48%) Data-Driven Testing
9 38 (32.48%) Infrastructure as Code
10 31 (26.50%) Scrum
11 25 (21.37%) Project Delivery
12 18 (15.38%) Data Modelling
13 14 (11.97%) CRM
13 14 (11.97%) MVC
14 12 (10.26%) ITIL
15 11 (9.40%) ITIL V3
15 11 (9.40%) Release Management
16 10 (8.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 86 (73.50%) SQL
2 47 (40.17%) PowerShell
3 34 (29.06%) C#
4 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.13%) C++
6 6 (5.13%) Java
7 5 (4.27%) Python
8 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.42%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.71%) Scala
9 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.56%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCITP
4 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.85%) MCAD
4 1 (0.85%) MCP
4 1 (0.85%) MCPD
4 1 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 41 (35.04%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) Docker
3 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Terraform
2 3 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.22%) Informatica
3 9 (7.69%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.71%) Databricks
4 2 (1.71%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.85%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (0.85%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (0.85%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.85%) F5
5 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) Qualys
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.85%) Splunk
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec
5 1 (0.85%) Trend Micro