Period
to 24 June 2018

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 6 months to 24 June 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 86 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 64 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.05% 1.98% 1.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.60% 10.54% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 27
Surrey median daily rate £413 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% -1.47% +11.84%
10th Percentile £319 £356 £348
90th Percentile £525 £517 £564
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Surrey median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +5.88%

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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 744 446 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 23.87% 18.79% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 311 364
Surrey median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £316
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 33
Surrey median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £38.75 £14.35 £32.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -3.37% +11.25%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 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
Reigate -3 27 £400 +6.67% 2
Leatherhead +3 5 £338 -18.18% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £506 - 1
Staines -16 4 £506 +15.71% 1
Egham - 3 £425 -
Camberley -7 2 £555 +17.46% 1
Dorking - 1 £313 -
Esher - 1 £275 -
Virginia Water - 1 £138 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 50 (78.13%) C#
2 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 29 (45.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (42.19%) Test Automation
5 26 (40.63%) Selenium
6 25 (39.06%) SQL
7 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 24 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (35.94%) .NET
8 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
8 23 (35.94%) SpecFlow
9 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
9 17 (26.56%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (25.00%) Finance
10 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 16 (25.00%) TDD
11 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
12 14 (21.88%) jQuery
12 14 (21.88%) SOAP
12 14 (21.88%) MVC
12 14 (21.88%) TeamCity
12 14 (21.88%) BDD
13 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
13 13 (20.31%) Windows
14 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
14 12 (18.75%) E-Commerce
14 12 (18.75%) QA
14 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
14 12 (18.75%) ISTQB

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 6 (9.38%) Confluence
1 6 (9.38%) IIS
2 4 (6.25%) Mule
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) NuGet
3 5 (7.81%) Google Play
4 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 4 (6.25%) npm
4 4 (6.25%) OpenShift
4 4 (6.25%) Serverless
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
6 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) Big Data
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (6.25%) HBase
4 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.13%) Redis
7 1 (1.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (40.63%) Selenium
3 23 (35.94%) SpecFlow
4 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
5 14 (21.88%) TeamCity
6 12 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
7 10 (15.63%) Protractor
8 9 (14.06%) NUnit
8 9 (14.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (10.94%) MSBuild
9 7 (10.94%) Subversion
10 6 (9.38%) JIRA
11 5 (7.81%) Trac
12 4 (6.25%) Artifactory
12 4 (6.25%) Cobertura
12 4 (6.25%) Mercurial
12 4 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (6.25%) SonarQube
12 4 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 24 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Developer in Test
4 10 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) .NET Developer
6 8 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) DevOps Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Tester
9 5 (7.81%) Xamarin Developer
10 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) jQuery
2 14 (21.88%) SOAP
3 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
4 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
5 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
5 10 (15.63%) JSON
5 10 (15.63%) XML
6 8 (12.50%) CSS
6 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 8 (12.50%) HTML
6 8 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (10.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 7 (10.94%) Unity DI Container
7 7 (10.94%) WCF
7 7 (10.94%) WPF
8 6 (9.38%) Middleware
8 6 (9.38%) Node.js
8 6 (9.38%) RESTful
8 6 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Clustering
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Android
2 9 (14.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 27 (42.19%) Test Automation
4 24 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (26.56%) Acceptance Criteria
6 16 (25.00%) TDD
7 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
8 14 (21.88%) BDD
8 14 (21.88%) MVC
9 12 (18.75%) DevOps
9 12 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
9 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
10 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
11 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
11 10 (15.63%) SDET
12 9 (14.06%) SOA
12 9 (14.06%) User Stories
13 8 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 50 (78.13%) C#
2 25 (39.06%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.06%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) XAML
6 6 (9.38%) C++
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (12.50%) Ansible
3 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.25%) Puppet
4 3 (4.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) HP
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Apple
4 5 (7.81%) Google
4 5 (7.81%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.56%) SAP