Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 137 113
Rank change year-on-year -3 -24 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 86 75 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 1.29% 1.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.91% 6.75% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 64
South West median daily rate £450 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +5.36% -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £308
90th Percentile £575 £496 £448
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -23.16% +15.22%
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,244 1,111 941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.37% 19.07% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 702 567
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 47 35
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +6.01%
10th Percentile £37.15 £35.25 £33.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.30 £56.25
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 West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Bristol +38 45 £425 -5.56% 18
Wiltshire -10 26 £463 +32.14% 2
Gloucestershire -29 10 £450 +28.57% 5
Somerset -15 2 £300 -20.00% 5
Dorset +1 1 - - 5
Devon -9 1 £275 - 4
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 62 (72.09%) C#
2 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
3 49 (56.98%) .NET
4 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (53.49%) Azure
6 41 (47.67%) Windows
7 33 (38.37%) DevOps
8 32 (37.21%) SQL Server
9 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
9 31 (36.05%) Git (software)
10 28 (32.56%) Software Engineering
11 27 (31.40%) Scrum
12 26 (30.23%) C++
13 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
14 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
14 20 (23.26%) Web Services
15 19 (22.09%) Node.js
15 19 (22.09%) Public Sector
16 18 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (20.93%) TCP/IP
17 17 (19.77%) CSS
17 17 (19.77%) HTML
17 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
17 17 (19.77%) Degree
17 17 (19.77%) WPF
17 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (18.60%) XML
19 15 (17.44%) OO
19 15 (17.44%) CRM
19 15 (17.44%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (17.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) JBoss
3 1 (1.16%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) Maya
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (53.49%) Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (8.14%) Azure Functions
4 7 (8.14%) Serverless
5 3 (3.49%) AWS
5 3 (3.49%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.33%) IaaS
6 2 (2.33%) PaaS
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.16%) Firebase
7 1 (1.16%) GCP
7 1 (1.16%) Office 365
7 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 14 (16.28%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.49%) Intranet
3 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.16%) DHCP
4 1 (1.16%) DNS
4 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.16%) Ingres
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Power BI
6 1 (1.16%) SQL CLR
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.16%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (13.95%) Eclipse
4 11 (12.79%) JIRA
4 11 (12.79%) NetBeans
5 9 (10.47%) Selenium
6 8 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (8.14%) Moq
8 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.81%) JMeter
8 5 (5.81%) Zephyr
9 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.33%) NUnit
10 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.33%) TestRail
11 1 (1.16%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.16%) tSQLt
General
1 19 (22.09%) Public Sector
2 13 (15.12%) Manufacturing
3 11 (12.79%) Aerospace
3 11 (12.79%) Finance
3 11 (12.79%) Military
3 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
4 10 (11.63%) Electronics
4 10 (11.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Developer
2 25 (29.07%) C# Developer
3 14 (16.28%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.28%) CRM Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 11 (12.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) C# WPF Developer
6 9 (10.47%) WPF Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Azure Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.98%) .NET
2 20 (23.26%) Web Services
3 19 (22.09%) Node.js
4 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (19.77%) CSS
4 17 (19.77%) HTML
4 17 (19.77%) WPF
5 16 (18.60%) XML
6 14 (16.28%) .NET Framework
7 13 (15.12%) AngularJS
8 12 (13.95%) REST
9 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET
9 11 (12.79%) Qt
10 10 (11.63%) ActiveX
10 10 (11.63%) DirectX
10 10 (11.63%) jQuery
10 10 (11.63%) JSON
10 10 (11.63%) MFC
10 10 (11.63%) OpenGL
10 10 (11.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.49%) Life Science
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Arduino
6 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.67%) Windows
2 12 (13.95%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.16%) CentOS
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.16%) Unix
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.37%) DevOps
3 28 (32.56%) Software Engineering
4 27 (31.40%) Scrum
5 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
6 18 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (17.44%) CRM
7 15 (17.44%) OO
7 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.12%) Mathematics
9 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (12.79%) OOD
11 10 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
11 10 (11.63%) Workflow
12 9 (10.47%) MVVM
12 9 (10.47%) TDD
13 8 (9.30%) B2C
13 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
13 8 (9.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.09%) C#
2 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.23%) C++
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 12 (13.95%) SQL
6 11 (12.79%) Python
7 10 (11.63%) GLSL
7 10 (11.63%) HLSL
8 9 (10.47%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.65%) C
11 2 (2.33%) PHP
11 2 (2.33%) VB
11 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.16%) R
12 1 (1.16%) Scala
12 1 (1.16%) VB6
12 1 (1.16%) VBA
12 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.77%) Degree
2 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) ISEB
3 3 (3.49%) SANS
4 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.16%) CCA
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.16%) MCP
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) NIST
3 1 (1.16%) GDPR
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) SAP
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco
4 2 (2.33%) Citrix
4 2 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Google
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) RedGate
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Zscaler