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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 August 2022 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
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 384 320 244
Rank change year-on-year -64 -76 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 580 592 362
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.82% 4.38% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 395 256
10th Percentile £380 £341 £325
25th Percentile £440 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -1.04% +6.67%
75th Percentile £700 £625 £550
90th Percentile £825 £745 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +14.20% -4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 11
10th Percentile £47.50 £33.40 £21.50
25th Percentile £63.60 £40.62 £35.50
Median hourly rate £65.00 £46.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +41.30% +4.55% -2.22%
75th Percentile £65.75 £58.75 £45.46
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +36.84% +5.56% -1.10%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15,179 13,508 6,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.36% 18.10% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,564 9,216 4,219
10th Percentile £400 £358 £329
25th Percentile £463 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £663 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 206 90
10th Percentile £37.39 £25.03 £21.48
25th Percentile £48.95 £41.06 £41.06
Median hourly rate £57.95 £50.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.90% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £60.38 £54.92
90th Percentile £75.00 £68.88 £61.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% +6.95% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -51 491 £548 +10.61% 162
Work from Home +32 378 £550 +29.41% 94
London -47 273 £625 +2.04% 48
UK excluding London -7 240 £463 +14.20% 123
South East +10 66 £428 +10.32% 30
South West +24 47 £488 +14.71% 14
East of England -5 38 £450 +30.43% 16
North of England -60 33 £463 +14.20% 30
Scotland +22 29 £490 +10.73% 9
North West -31 26 £475 +17.28% 16
Midlands -41 20 £375 -6.25% 23
West Midlands -47 11 £428 +6.88% 12
East Midlands +2 8 £350 - 11
Yorkshire -25 6 £438 +9.38% 11
Wales -5 5 £613 +69.90% 1
Northern Ireland +2 3 - -
North East -17 1 £500 +53.85% 3

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 382 (65.86%) C#
2 323 (55.69%) Agile
3 272 (46.90%) SQL
4 252 (43.45%) SQL Server
5 243 (41.90%) .NET
6 240 (41.38%) Azure
6 240 (41.38%) DevOps
7 218 (37.59%) Microsoft
8 208 (35.86%) JavaScript
9 180 (31.03%) Git (software)
10 174 (30.00%) C++
11 164 (28.28%) Test Automation
12 163 (28.10%) Windows
13 158 (27.24%) Social Skills
14 151 (26.03%) HTML
15 143 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
16 139 (23.97%) Scrum
17 131 (22.59%) CSS
18 125 (21.55%) Software Engineering
19 123 (21.21%) CI/CD
20 119 (20.52%) Azure DevOps
21 113 (19.48%) JIRA
22 112 (19.31%) Finance
23 106 (18.28%) .NET Framework
24 103 (17.76%) Oracle
25 98 (16.90%) Unit Testing
26 90 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
26 90 (15.52%) TCP/IP
27 89 (15.34%) XML
27 89 (15.34%) TDD

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 35 (6.03%) Confluence
3 18 (3.10%) DataSynapse
3 18 (3.10%) Oracle Coherence
4 17 (2.93%) IIS
5 16 (2.76%) CMS
6 11 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.21%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.52%) DNN
10 3 (0.52%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.34%) Kentico
12 1 (0.17%) Apache
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) RMDS
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 240 (41.38%) Azure
2 119 (20.52%) Azure DevOps
3 76 (13.10%) Power Platform
4 48 (8.28%) AWS
5 38 (6.55%) GitHub
6 35 (6.03%) Pulumi
7 34 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
8 33 (5.69%) Trello
9 27 (4.66%) PowerApps
10 23 (3.97%) Power Automate
11 21 (3.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 20 (3.45%) PaaS
13 18 (3.10%) GCP
14 17 (2.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 17 (2.93%) Google Analytics
14 17 (2.93%) Google Data Studio
14 17 (2.93%) Google Sheets
14 17 (2.93%) Google Tag Manager
15 14 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.52%) TCP/IP
2 56 (9.66%) Ethernet
3 35 (6.03%) Network Security
4 5 (0.86%) ATM
5 4 (0.69%) Internet
6 3 (0.52%) Multicast
6 3 (0.52%) Wireless
7 2 (0.34%) Broadband
7 2 (0.34%) Firewall
7 2 (0.34%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) 5G
8 1 (0.17%) DWDM
8 1 (0.17%) GPON
8 1 (0.17%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) Modbus
8 1 (0.17%) MPLS
8 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.17%) RS-232
8 1 (0.17%) SONET
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (43.45%) SQL Server
2 88 (15.17%) Relational Database
3 73 (12.59%) Power BI
4 63 (10.86%) Oracle Database
5 59 (10.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 54 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (4.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (3.62%) Data Lake
11 17 (2.93%) Power Query
12 16 (2.76%) MongoDB
13 14 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 12 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.72%) Tableau
16 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (1.21%) Parquet
18 6 (1.03%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 180 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 113 (19.48%) JIRA
3 90 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (13.28%) TeamCity
5 74 (12.76%) NUnit
6 65 (11.21%) Eclipse
6 65 (11.21%) Selenium
7 56 (9.66%) Jenkins
8 51 (8.79%) Bitbucket
9 45 (7.76%) Subversion
10 40 (6.90%) Jasmine
11 29 (5.00%) SpecFlow
12 24 (4.14%) CppUnit
13 22 (3.79%) Artifactory
13 22 (3.79%) GitLab
13 22 (3.79%) SonarQube
14 19 (3.28%) JMeter
14 19 (3.28%) NetBeans
14 19 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 18 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (27.24%) Social Skills
2 112 (19.31%) Finance
3 75 (12.93%) Banking
4 59 (10.17%) Presentation Skills
5 48 (8.28%) Back Office
6 47 (8.10%) Public Sector
7 45 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (7.76%) Investment Banking
8 27 (4.66%) Front Office
9 19 (3.28%) Aerospace
9 19 (3.28%) Marketing
9 19 (3.28%) Military
10 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.38%) Legal
12 6 (1.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) International Banking
13 4 (0.69%) Retail
14 3 (0.52%) Advertising
14 3 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 354 (61.03%) Developer
2 76 (13.10%) C# Developer
3 74 (12.76%) .NET Developer
4 73 (12.59%) C++ Developer
5 64 (11.03%) Software Developer
6 44 (7.59%) C++/C# Developer
6 44 (7.59%) Software Engineer
7 42 (7.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 37 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
9 36 (6.21%) Analyst
9 36 (6.21%) C++ Software Engineer
10 28 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.31%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.97%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 23 (3.97%) Data Engineer
13 22 (3.79%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 21 (3.62%) SharePoint Developer
15 20 (3.45%) Python Developer
16 18 (3.10%) Microsoft 365 Developer
16 18 (3.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (41.90%) .NET
2 151 (26.03%) HTML
3 131 (22.59%) CSS
4 106 (18.28%) .NET Framework
5 89 (15.34%) XML
6 85 (14.66%) JSON
7 78 (13.45%) HTML5
8 76 (13.10%) .NET Core
9 71 (12.24%) ASP.NET
10 70 (12.07%) Entity Framework
11 68 (11.72%) REST
12 64 (11.03%) AngularJS
13 56 (9.66%) RESTful
14 53 (9.14%) Web Services
15 49 (8.45%) jQuery
16 42 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (7.24%) OAuth
16 42 (7.24%) React
17 39 (6.72%) ARM Templates
17 39 (6.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.14%) Virtual Team
2 36 (6.21%) Video Conferencing
3 33 (5.69%) Fixed Income
4 23 (3.97%) Wiki
5 17 (2.93%) Social Media
6 15 (2.59%) User Experience
7 11 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.72%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.38%) Derivative
10 8 (1.38%) NHS
11 6 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.86%) Legacy Code
13 4 (0.69%) Equities
13 4 (0.69%) Grid Computing
13 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.69%) IoT
13 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 163 (28.10%) Windows
2 68 (11.72%) Linux
3 10 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.03%) Android
5 3 (0.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Unix
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (55.69%) Agile
2 240 (41.38%) DevOps
3 164 (28.28%) Test Automation
4 143 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (23.97%) Scrum
6 125 (21.55%) Software Engineering
7 123 (21.21%) CI/CD
8 98 (16.90%) Unit Testing
9 89 (15.34%) TDD
10 83 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (13.10%) Web Development
13 64 (11.03%) Analytics
14 63 (10.86%) SOLID
15 61 (10.52%) Microservices
16 58 (10.00%) Regression Testing
17 57 (9.83%) MVC
17 57 (9.83%) OO
18 54 (9.31%) Synthetic Environment
18 54 (9.31%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 382 (65.86%) C#
2 272 (46.90%) SQL
3 208 (35.86%) JavaScript
4 174 (30.00%) C++
5 82 (14.14%) Java
6 75 (12.93%) Python
7 73 (12.59%) T-SQL
8 66 (11.38%) PowerShell
9 36 (6.21%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.31%) PL/SQL
11 24 (4.14%) VBA
12 22 (3.79%) C
13 19 (3.28%) VB
14 18 (3.10%) GLSL
14 18 (3.10%) HLSL
15 14 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (1.90%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.38%) Bash
18 7 (1.21%) Ruby
19 6 (1.03%) Go
Qualifications
1 89 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 83 (14.31%) SC Cleared
3 78 (13.45%) Degree
4 17 (2.93%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (2.07%) Azure Certification
6 9 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.34%) ISEB
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.34%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.17%) HP APS
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.69%) Accessibility
2 22 (3.79%) QA
3 12 (2.07%) WCAG
4 9 (1.55%) GDPR
5 7 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 53 (9.14%) Docker
2 16 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) GridGain
3 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (11.38%) Terraform
2 44 (7.59%) Kubernetes
3 31 (5.34%) Ansible
4 14 (2.41%) ITRS Geneos
5 13 (2.24%) BladeLogic
6 7 (1.21%) Puppet
7 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.69%) Control-M
8 4 (0.69%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.17%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.17%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) MIIS
9 1 (0.17%) Oozie
9 1 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 218 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 103 (17.76%) Oracle
3 19 (3.28%) Splunk
4 18 (3.10%) Google
5 17 (2.93%) IBM
5 17 (2.93%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.72%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.55%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.38%) Databricks
9 6 (1.03%) HP
9 6 (1.03%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.86%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.86%) Mercator
10 5 (0.86%) Reuters
10 5 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.86%) SAP
11 4 (0.69%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.69%) FIS
11 4 (0.69%) SunGard