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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 156 126 133
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 52 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 1.30% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.17% 10.05% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 61
Average daily rate
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£433 £415 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%
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
725 766 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.42% 12.95% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 590 616
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 86 (78.90%) .NET
2 76 (69.72%) C#
3 72 (66.06%) SQL Server
4 55 (50.46%) Microsoft
4 55 (50.46%) SQL
5 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
6 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
6 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (32.11%) .NET Framework
8 33 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (27.52%) jQuery
9 30 (27.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
10 28 (25.69%) HTML
11 27 (24.77%) MVC
12 26 (23.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (22.94%) CSS
14 22 (20.18%) Windows
14 22 (20.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (19.27%) OO
15 21 (19.27%) Web Services
15 21 (19.27%) Banking
16 20 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (17.43%) Finance
18 18 (16.51%) SharePoint
18 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
19 17 (15.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (14.68%) XML
20 16 (14.68%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 18 (16.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.26%) IIS
3 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.50%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.75%) SAS
5 3 (2.75%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.83%) Node.js
6 2 (1.83%) CMS
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) DNN
7 1 (0.92%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.75%) Maya
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Intranet
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) DNS
2 1 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Firewall
2 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.92%) LAN
2 1 (0.92%) WAN
2 1 (0.92%) SMTP
2 1 (0.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (66.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (27.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (23.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (20.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (15.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (7.34%) SSDT
9 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (5.50%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.50%) QlikView
11 5 (4.59%) OLAP
12 3 (2.75%) Data Mining
12 3 (2.75%) MS Access
12 3 (2.75%) Spotfire
13 2 (1.83%) Base SAS
13 2 (1.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (1.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.17%) SpecFlow
3 9 (8.26%) NUnit
4 7 (6.42%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.59%) Subversion
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.67%) ERwin
6 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.67%) MSTest
7 3 (2.75%) Moq
7 3 (2.75%) Selenium
7 3 (2.75%) JMeter
7 3 (2.75%) JIRA
7 3 (2.75%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.83%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.83%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (19.27%) Banking
2 19 (17.43%) Finance
3 11 (10.09%) Front Office
3 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 3 (2.75%) Games
6 2 (1.83%) Avionics
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Publishing
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (65.14%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.26%) C# Developer
5 9 (8.26%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (6.42%) ETL Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.75%) Programmer
10 3 (2.75%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (78.90%) .NET
2 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
3 35 (32.11%) .NET Framework
4 30 (27.52%) jQuery
5 28 (25.69%) HTML
6 25 (22.94%) CSS
7 21 (19.27%) Web Services
8 16 (14.68%) XML
8 16 (14.68%) WCF
8 16 (14.68%) LINQ
9 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (13.76%) Ajax
10 10 (9.17%) HTML5
10 10 (9.17%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.26%) WinForms
12 8 (7.34%) MDX
12 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.50%) Kendo UI
13 6 (5.50%) XSLT
14 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Derivative
2 6 (5.50%) Equity Derivative
2 6 (5.50%) Data Integration
2 6 (5.50%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Equities
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.67%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 2 (1.83%) GIS
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.92%) iPhone
7 1 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Windows
2 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) MVC
3 21 (19.27%) OO
4 20 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.76%) TDD
5 15 (13.76%) OOD
5 15 (13.76%) ETL
6 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
7 10 (9.17%) Scrum
8 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.34%) BDD
9 7 (6.42%) Web Development
9 7 (6.42%) CRM
10 6 (5.50%) Change Management
10 6 (5.50%) Workflow
10 6 (5.50%) SDLC
11 5 (4.59%) Analytics
11 5 (4.59%) ITIL
11 5 (4.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (69.72%) C#
2 55 (50.46%) SQL
3 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
4 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.09%) VB.NET
6 9 (8.26%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.34%) C++
8 7 (6.42%) Java
8 7 (6.42%) VBA
9 5 (4.59%) Python
9 5 (4.59%) VB
10 4 (3.67%) XAML
11 3 (2.75%) Lua
12 2 (1.83%) SAS Macro
12 2 (1.83%) Scala
12 2 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) MCAD
4 1 (0.92%) MCSD
4 1 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.92%) MCSA
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) StatsD
1 1 (0.92%) logstash
1 1 (0.92%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 55 (50.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) DevExpress
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 7 (6.42%) Business Objects
4 7 (6.42%) SAP
5 6 (5.50%) Telerik
6 4 (3.67%) Syncfusion
7 3 (2.75%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.75%) Perforce
7 3 (2.75%) Adobe
8 2 (1.83%) Sun
8 2 (1.83%) i2
8 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.83%) Red Gate
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
8 2 (1.83%) Nintex
9 1 (0.92%) FactSet
9 1 (0.92%) Reuters
9 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
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