Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 102 85
Rank change year-on-year +30 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 84 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.83% 1.81% 1.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.44% 8.11% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 36 17
Surrey median daily rate £475 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -10.06%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £348
90th Percentile £593 £594 £479
South East median daily rate £478 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +19.38% +1.91% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Surrey median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.88% +7.06% -2.86%

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 675 666 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 22.70% 22.37% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 515 218
Surrey median daily rate £475 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +12.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £342
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 20
Surrey median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.76% -8.89%
10th Percentile £47.50 £41.75 £37.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £56.30 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £48.40 £45.39 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.63% +10.71% -6.82%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +2 20 £488 -2.50% 7
Leatherhead +13 13 £425 - 3
Woking - 8 £478 - 6
Sunbury-on-Thames +8 7 £660 +30.43%
Guildford -8 7 £400 - 1
Camberley -1 5 £473 -10.89%
Egham -2 4 £413 +3.13% 1
Caterham - 3 £500 -
Lightwater - 3 £525 -
Redhill +5 1 - - 1
Chertsey - 1 £425 -
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 69 (82.14%) C#
2 55 (65.48%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (55.95%) .NET
4 40 (47.62%) SQL
5 36 (42.86%) Scrum
6 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 35 (41.67%) CSS
7 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
8 29 (34.52%) AngularJS
9 27 (32.14%) TDD
9 27 (32.14%) jQuery
10 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
12 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
12 23 (27.38%) HTML
12 23 (27.38%) OO
12 23 (27.38%) .NET Framework
13 21 (25.00%) Selenium
13 21 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 19 (22.62%) MVC
15 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
15 18 (21.43%) SDLC
16 17 (20.24%) Java
17 16 (19.05%) Python
17 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
17 16 (19.05%) SDET
18 15 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
18 15 (17.86%) Google
18 15 (17.86%) Eclipse
18 15 (17.86%) OOP

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 9 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.29%) GitHub
2 12 (14.29%) Google Play
2 12 (14.29%) NuGet
3 9 (10.71%) PaaS
4 6 (7.14%) IaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.57%) Serverless
6 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Redis
3 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.57%) GIS
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (25.00%) Selenium
2 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 15 (17.86%) Eclipse
3 15 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (16.67%) PyCharm
4 14 (16.67%) Subversion
4 14 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 12 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (14.29%) Trac
6 6 (7.14%) Bower
6 6 (7.14%) Grunt
6 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.95%) git-flow
8 4 (4.76%) JIRA
9 2 (2.38%) NUnit
10 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.19%) Moq
10 1 (1.19%) MSTest
10 1 (1.19%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 64 (76.19%) Developer
2 24 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 20 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
4 17 (20.24%) .NET Developer
4 17 (20.24%) Developer in Test
5 16 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 16 (19.05%) Senior Test Automation Developer
5 16 (19.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 16 (19.05%) Senior Test Engineer
5 16 (19.05%) Test Automation Developer
6 12 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 12 (14.29%) Xamarin Developer
7 10 (11.90%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (11.90%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Scrum Master
9 5 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.95%) .NET
2 35 (41.67%) CSS
3 29 (34.52%) AngularJS
4 27 (32.14%) jQuery
5 23 (27.38%) .NET Framework
5 23 (27.38%) HTML
6 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 14 (16.67%) .NET Core
7 14 (16.67%) Ajax
8 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (13.10%) Entity Framework
8 11 (13.10%) WCF
9 10 (11.90%) HTML5
10 8 (9.52%) RESTful
11 6 (7.14%) CSS3
11 6 (7.14%) Node.js
11 6 (7.14%) OAuth
11 6 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (7.14%) Sass
11 6 (7.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (4.76%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.57%) Social Media
3 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.19%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Android
2 12 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (65.48%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.86%) Scrum
3 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
4 27 (32.14%) TDD
5 23 (27.38%) OO
6 21 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 19 (22.62%) MVC
8 18 (21.43%) SDLC
9 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 16 (19.05%) SDET
10 15 (17.86%) OOP
11 14 (16.67%) Database Optimisation
11 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 13 (15.48%) Microservices
12 13 (15.48%) Multithreading
13 12 (14.29%) Coaching
13 12 (14.29%) Cross-Platform Development
14 10 (11.90%) DevOps
14 10 (11.90%) Mobile Development
14 10 (11.90%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 69 (82.14%) C#
2 40 (47.62%) SQL
3 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.24%) Java
5 16 (19.05%) Python
6 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
7 12 (14.29%) C++
8 4 (4.76%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) Pascal
10 1 (1.19%) PHP
10 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 6 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Google
3 12 (14.29%) Xamarin
4 11 (13.10%) Apple
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 3 (3.57%) Telerik
7 1 (1.19%) Sitecore