Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 90 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 72 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.18% 1.86% 2.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.82% 9.11% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 31 38
Surrey median daily rate £450 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £328 £358 £314
90th Percentile £553 £530 £506
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Surrey median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +2.40%

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 733 538 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 22.21% 20.41% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 422 336
Surrey median daily rate £495 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £354 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £538 £543
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Surrey median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -2.44% -8.89%
10th Percentile £38.75 £14.40 £35.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.50 £47.20
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 31 £525 - 2
Staines -15 6 £506 +26.56%
Guildford - 4 £333 - 1
Leatherhead +2 3 £338 -18.18% 5
Egham +2 3 £425 +6.25% 3
Camberley -8 2 £555 +6.73% 1
Caterham - 1 £425 -
Dorking - 1 £313 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 61 (84.72%) C#
2 46 (63.89%) .NET
2 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (51.39%) MVC
4 33 (45.83%) SQL
5 30 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 30 (41.67%) Finance
5 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 30 (41.67%) Entity Framework
6 29 (40.28%) Test Automation
6 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
7 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (34.72%) AngularJS
8 24 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
10 21 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (25.00%) SpecFlow
12 18 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 17 (23.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (23.61%) Selenium
14 16 (22.22%) WCF
14 16 (22.22%) jQuery
15 15 (20.83%) Degree
15 15 (20.83%) TDD
15 15 (20.83%) Scrum
15 15 (20.83%) SOLID
16 14 (19.44%) XML
16 14 (19.44%) Windows

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 (9.72%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Mule
4 1 (1.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.33%) Azure Functions
2 6 (8.33%) Serverless
3 4 (5.56%) NuGet
4 2 (2.78%) Google Play
4 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Big Data
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.78%) Redis
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) OLTP
5 1 (1.39%) Power BI
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 17 (23.61%) Selenium
4 13 (18.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (12.50%) MSTest
5 9 (12.50%) Ranorex
6 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
7 6 (8.33%) JIRA
8 4 (5.56%) Protractor
8 4 (5.56%) Subversion
8 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.17%) NUnit
10 2 (2.78%) FxCop
10 2 (2.78%) JSHint
10 2 (2.78%) Moq
10 2 (2.78%) NDepend
10 2 (2.78%) ReSharper
10 2 (2.78%) StyleCop
General
1 30 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Developer
2 23 (31.94%) C# Developer
3 20 (27.78%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 8 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 8 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Principal Software Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Azure Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (63.89%) .NET
2 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 30 (41.67%) Entity Framework
3 25 (34.72%) AngularJS
4 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 17 (23.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 16 (22.22%) jQuery
6 16 (22.22%) WCF
7 14 (19.44%) WPF
7 14 (19.44%) XML
8 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (18.06%) HTML
9 12 (16.67%) SOAP
9 12 (16.67%) WinForms
10 10 (13.89%) CSS
10 10 (13.89%) RESTful
11 8 (11.11%) .NET Core
12 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Algorithms
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Android
2 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (51.39%) MVC
3 29 (40.28%) Test Automation
4 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
5 21 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.83%) Scrum
6 15 (20.83%) SOLID
6 15 (20.83%) TDD
7 13 (18.06%) OO
8 12 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
8 12 (16.67%) OOD
9 11 (15.28%) SDLC
10 10 (13.89%) SOA
10 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Mathematics
11 9 (12.50%) Statistics
12 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.11%) SDET
12 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (84.72%) C#
2 33 (45.83%) SQL
3 24 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) C++
4 3 (4.17%) Java
4 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.17%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) Apple
4 2 (2.78%) Google
4 2 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.39%) SAP