Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 97 65
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +43
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 93 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.86% 1.72% 2.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.08% 7.64% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 30 39
Surrey median daily rate £475 £463 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +20.13% -6.10%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £323
90th Percentile £575 £589 £506
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Surrey median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -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 711 628 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 21.86% 22.49% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 501 274
Surrey median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £338 £336 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 21
Surrey median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.76% -8.89%
10th Percentile £40.75 £14.95 £37.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.53 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -3.53%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +15 34 £525 -12.50% 5
Leatherhead +12 7 £400 -3.03% 3
Camberley +2 5 £473 -9.13%
Guildford -14 5 £366 -
Sunbury-on-Thames -5 3 £640 -
Staines -10 3 £513 +28.13% 1
Caterham - 3 £500 -
Lightwater - 3 £525 -
Woking +7 2 £400 +8.11%
Egham +2 2 £400 -
Redhill -4 1 - - 1
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Chertsey - 1 £425 -
Dorking - 1 £313 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 75 (80.65%) C#
2 60 (64.52%) .NET
3 56 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (52.69%) SQL
5 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
6 37 (39.78%) MVC
7 36 (38.71%) .NET Framework
7 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
8 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (35.48%) Finance
9 31 (33.33%) Entity Framework
10 30 (32.26%) AngularJS
11 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
12 27 (29.03%) JavaScript
13 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
14 24 (25.81%) OO
14 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
15 23 (24.73%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (22.58%) Scrum
17 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET
18 18 (19.35%) CSS
18 18 (19.35%) Windows
18 18 (19.35%) TDD
18 18 (19.35%) SOLID
19 17 (18.28%) SDLC
19 17 (18.28%) Extreme Programming
19 17 (18.28%) OOD
19 17 (18.28%) HTML
20 16 (17.20%) Selenium

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 3 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.08%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.60%) NuGet
3 7 (7.53%) GitHub
3 7 (7.53%) Google Play
4 5 (5.38%) Azure Functions
4 5 (5.38%) Serverless
5 2 (2.15%) PaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (3.23%) GIS
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.15%) Redis
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.08%) OLAP
6 1 (1.08%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
2 23 (24.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 16 (17.20%) Selenium
4 15 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.68%) MSTest
5 9 (9.68%) Ranorex
5 9 (9.68%) Subversion
6 7 (7.53%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.53%) Trac
6 7 (7.53%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.38%) git-flow
8 4 (4.30%) PyCharm
9 3 (3.23%) JIRA
10 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (69.89%) Developer
2 23 (24.73%) .NET Developer
2 23 (24.73%) C# Developer
3 13 (13.98%) Developer in Test
4 12 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Test Automation Developer
7 9 (9.68%) C# Software Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Principal Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Principal Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (64.52%) .NET
2 36 (38.71%) .NET Framework
3 31 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 30 (32.26%) AngularJS
5 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET
6 18 (19.35%) CSS
7 17 (18.28%) HTML
8 16 (17.20%) WCF
9 13 (13.98%) .NET Core
9 13 (13.98%) jQuery
9 13 (13.98%) WPF
10 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (12.90%) WinForms
11 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (8.60%) XML
13 5 (5.38%) Ajax
13 5 (5.38%) RESTful
13 5 (5.38%) SOAP
14 4 (4.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Algorithms
1 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Android
2 7 (7.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 2 (2.15%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.78%) MVC
3 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 24 (25.81%) OO
4 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (22.58%) Scrum
6 18 (19.35%) SOLID
6 18 (19.35%) TDD
7 17 (18.28%) Extreme Programming
7 17 (18.28%) OOD
7 17 (18.28%) SDLC
8 12 (12.90%) SDET
8 12 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.68%) Mathematics
9 9 (9.68%) Statistics
10 8 (8.60%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (8.60%) DevOps
11 7 (7.53%) Cross-Platform Development
11 7 (7.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 75 (80.65%) C#
2 49 (52.69%) SQL
3 27 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.60%) C++
4 8 (8.60%) Java
5 7 (7.53%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.38%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.08%) Pascal
9 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Google
2 7 (7.53%) Xamarin
3 6 (6.45%) Apple
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) Telerik
6 1 (1.08%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) Sitecore