The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 60 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.04% 2.04% 2.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.42% 11.45% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
Median daily rate £386 £435 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.26% +33.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £355 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £465 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 113 131 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 23.49% 17.80% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 34
Median daily rate £488 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.08% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £310 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Grinstead -2 4 £399 +12.46%
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) MVC
3 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 13 (86.67%) AngularJS
4 12 (80.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (80.00%) TeamCity
4 12 (80.00%) Redis
5 11 (73.33%) NoSQL
6 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (60.00%) SOAP
7 9 (60.00%) REST
8 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (53.33%) jQuery
8 8 (53.33%) CSS
9 7 (46.67%) HTML
9 7 (46.67%) CMS
9 7 (46.67%) Back Office
9 7 (46.67%) ReSharper
9 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (46.67%) HTML5
9 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
9 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (46.67%) Sass
10 6 (40.00%) DevOps
11 5 (33.33%) Web Services
11 5 (33.33%) Google
11 5 (33.33%) Google Maps API

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (46.67%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) Redis
2 11 (73.33%) NoSQL
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 12 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) ReSharper
3 4 (26.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (46.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) AngularJS
3 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (60.00%) REST
3 9 (60.00%) SOAP
4 8 (53.33%) CSS
4 8 (53.33%) jQuery
5 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (46.67%) HTML
5 7 (46.67%) HTML5
5 7 (46.67%) Sass
6 5 (33.33%) Google Maps API
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (6.67%) CSS3
9 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) MVC
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) API Development
5 4 (26.67%) CRM
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) Microservices
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum-ban
7 2 (13.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Google
2 4 (26.67%) New Relic
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Mercator
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle