The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 139 152 135
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 25 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.84% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.24% 6.69% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 53
Median daily rate £416 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
Visual Studio
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
590 717 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.53% 12.49% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 582 586
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the City of London region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 38 (69.09%) C#
2 36 (65.45%) .NET
3 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
4 27 (49.09%) SQL
5 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (30.91%) MVC
7 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
8 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
8 14 (25.45%) HTML
8 14 (25.45%) Finance
9 13 (23.64%) CSS
10 12 (21.82%) Scrum
11 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
11 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (18.18%) jQuery
12 10 (18.18%) Web Services
12 10 (18.18%) TDD
13 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (16.36%) HTML5
13 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
14 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
14 8 (14.55%) Java
14 8 (14.55%) Oracle
14 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
15 7 (12.73%) Windows
15 7 (12.73%) WCF
15 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
15 7 (12.73%) Cucumber

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (7.27%) IIS
4 3 (5.45%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) SAS
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
1 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) AMQP
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.27%) Big Data
4 4 (7.27%) Data Mining
4 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.64%) Base SAS
6 2 (3.64%) GIS
6 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (3.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.82%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.91%) SpecFlow
5 4 (7.27%) NUnit
6 3 (5.45%) Selenium
6 3 (5.45%) Subversion
6 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.64%) JIRA
7 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.82%) Grunt
8 1 (1.82%) gulp
8 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.82%) NSubstitute
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (76.36%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.64%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (65.45%) .NET
2 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.45%) HTML
4 13 (23.64%) CSS
5 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (18.18%) jQuery
6 10 (18.18%) Web Services
7 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
7 9 (16.36%) HTML5
8 7 (12.73%) WCF
9 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
9 5 (9.09%) WPF
9 5 (9.09%) XML
10 4 (7.27%) JSON
10 4 (7.27%) Sass
11 3 (5.45%) Backbone.js
11 3 (5.45%) CSS3
11 3 (5.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) IVR
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.09%) Smartcard
2 2 (3.64%) Clustering
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.64%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) AS400
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) MVC
3 12 (21.82%) Scrum
4 10 (18.18%) TDD
5 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
6 5 (9.09%) ATDD
6 5 (9.09%) BDD
6 5 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Test Management
6 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.27%) CRM
7 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Web Development
8 3 (5.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) C#
2 27 (49.09%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.55%) Java
6 4 (7.27%) VB
7 3 (5.45%) VBA
7 3 (5.45%) VBScript
8 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.64%) SAS Macro
8 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.64%) VB6
8 2 (3.64%) XAML
9 1 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (1.82%) C-shell
9 1 (1.82%) Groovy
9 1 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) ISEB
1 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) WCAG
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
1 1 (1.82%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.82%) HP Fortify
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Mesos
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) RedDot
4 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.64%) i2
4 2 (3.64%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) CA
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.82%) Splunk
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
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