The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 0.88% 0.45% 4.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.00% 2.86% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Average daily rate
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- £484 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Development Applications Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
10 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 8.77% 15.84% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 23
Average daily rate £500 £505 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £365 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £638 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Canary Wharf region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) CSLA
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Navigator

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
1 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Build Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) DHTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) ADO
1 1 (33.33%) COM+
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) ActiveX
1 1 (33.33%) OLE
1 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) CSLA
1 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) MVVM
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) VB6
1 1 (33.33%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce