Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 72 73
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.95% 1.18% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.42% 7.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
West Sussex median daily rate £343 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +24.03% -35.50%
10th Percentile £285 £302 £181
90th Percentile £399 £464 £394
South East median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 226 210 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 21.46% 16.54% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 111 97
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £250
90th Percentile £623 £525 £453
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 1
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +6.82% +3.53%
10th Percentile £42.50 £41.25 £42.00
90th Percentile £50.70 £52.25 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Gatwick - 6 £343 -
East Grinstead +1 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Worthing -9 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9 (90.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) System Testing
5 4 (40.00%) MVVM
5 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) WinForms
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) C++
7 2 (20.00%) CSS
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) IEC 62304

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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) DOM
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) MVVM
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) SAP