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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 80 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 -26  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.52% 1.38% 2.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.73% 7.14% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 31
Median daily rate £438 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 233 252 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.61% 19.37% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 184 125
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £347 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 7
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Guildford - 3 - - 1
Camberley +6 2 £499 -7.20%
Reigate - 2 £375 - 1
Staines - 2 £550 -
Chertsey - 1 £425 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 23 (62.16%) C#
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) .NET
4 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
4 17 (45.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (40.54%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
7 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
9 11 (29.73%) Windows
10 10 (27.03%) Oracle
10 10 (27.03%) MVC
10 10 (27.03%) Scrum
10 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
11 9 (24.32%) TDD
11 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
12 8 (21.62%) HP
12 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
12 8 (21.62%) Selenium
13 7 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (18.92%) CSS
13 7 (18.92%) HTML
13 7 (18.92%) IIS
13 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
13 7 (18.92%) SDLC
13 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
14 6 (16.22%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (16.22%) Test Planning

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 7 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) GPRS
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) PowerPivot
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.62%) Selenium
3 6 (16.22%) MSBuild
3 6 (16.22%) NeoLoad
4 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
4 5 (13.51%) Subversion
4 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.81%) Protractor
5 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
6 2 (5.41%) NUnit
6 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.70%) Bower
7 1 (2.70%) FxCop
7 1 (2.70%) Grunt
7 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.70%) JSHint
7 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Angular Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) HTML Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (51.35%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
3 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
4 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
4 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (18.92%) CSS
4 7 (18.92%) HTML
5 6 (16.22%) HTML5
6 5 (13.51%) jQuery
7 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (10.81%) Web Services
8 3 (8.11%) REST
8 3 (8.11%) RESTful
8 3 (8.11%) WCF
9 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.70%) LINQ
9 1 (2.70%) Node.js
9 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
9 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.70%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Clustering
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) MVC
2 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Scrum
3 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
3 9 (24.32%) TDD
4 7 (18.92%) SDLC
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
6 5 (13.51%) BDD
6 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.51%) Service Management
6 5 (13.51%) Web Development
7 4 (10.81%) Analytics
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) Test Management
8 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
5 5 (13.51%) Java
6 4 (10.81%) Python
7 2 (5.41%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) R
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) HP
4 6 (16.22%) AppDynamics
4 6 (16.22%) Nimble Storage
5 5 (13.51%) ServiceNow
6 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 2 (5.41%) Minitab