The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 63 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.49% 2.45% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.89% 11.92% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 5
Median daily rate £419 £445 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +20.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £349 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 216 260 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 17.94% 20.54% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 185 115
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Surrey

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Surrey

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Surrey over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Surrey

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Surrey

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking - 8 £370 -
Staines - 3 £400 - 1
Camberley +6 2 £488 -13.33%
Epsom -1 2 £450 -
Leatherhead +21 1 £413 -2.94%
Cobham -2 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 32 (68.09%) C#
2 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (46.81%) SQL Server
4 20 (42.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
6 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
7 16 (34.04%) .NET
8 14 (29.79%) CSS
8 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
8 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
9 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (25.53%) MVC
10 12 (25.53%) OO
10 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
11 11 (23.40%) TDD
11 11 (23.40%) Scrum
11 11 (23.40%) HTML
12 10 (21.28%) Oracle
12 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
12 10 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
13 9 (19.15%) MVVM
13 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
13 9 (19.15%) Windows
13 9 (19.15%) Finance
13 9 (19.15%) Project Management
13 9 (19.15%) Gatling
14 8 (17.02%) jQuery
14 8 (17.02%) Use Case

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Solr
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.77%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (46.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (12.77%) Power BI
4 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (6.38%) MS Access
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.26%) PowerPivot
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) Big Data
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Gatling
3 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.77%) Selenium
5 5 (10.64%) NeoLoad
5 5 (10.64%) Subversion
6 4 (8.51%) MSBuild
6 4 (8.51%) NUnit
6 4 (8.51%) Protractor
6 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
6 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.38%) JIRA
8 2 (4.26%) Log4Net
8 2 (4.26%) Moq
9 1 (2.13%) Bower
9 1 (2.13%) FxCop
9 1 (2.13%) Grunt
9 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.13%) JSHint
9 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
2 14 (29.79%) CSS
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
4 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
4 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (17.02%) jQuery
6 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.64%) REST
7 5 (10.64%) WCF
8 4 (8.51%) HTML5
8 4 (8.51%) React
9 3 (6.38%) OAuth
10 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.26%) ELMAH
10 2 (4.26%) POCO
10 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.26%) Web Services
11 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (25.53%) MVC
4 12 (25.53%) OO
4 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) TDD
6 10 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
7 9 (19.15%) MVVM
7 9 (19.15%) Project Management
8 8 (17.02%) Analytics
8 8 (17.02%) CRM
8 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
8 8 (17.02%) OWASP
8 8 (17.02%) Use Case
9 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) C#
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.64%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.38%) Java
8 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.26%) R
9 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCSD
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.64%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) HP
4 5 (10.64%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (8.51%) AppDynamics
5 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.26%) Minitab