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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 135 141 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -48
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 68 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 1.14% 1.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.75% 9.15% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £104.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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
710 743 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.03% 12.42% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 557 542
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 85 (75.22%) .NET
2 81 (71.68%) C#
3 66 (58.41%) SQL Server
4 59 (52.21%) SQL
5 48 (42.48%) ASP.NET
6 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
7 39 (34.51%) JavaScript
8 38 (33.63%) HTML
8 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (30.97%) MVC
10 33 (29.20%) jQuery
11 31 (27.43%) CSS
12 30 (26.55%) .NET Framework
13 28 (24.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (24.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (23.89%) TDD
15 26 (23.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (23.01%) XML
16 25 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (20.35%) Finance
18 21 (18.58%) Banking
18 21 (18.58%) T-SQL
19 19 (16.81%) Windows
19 19 (16.81%) Ajax
20 18 (15.93%) OO
20 18 (15.93%) Scrum
21 17 (15.04%) Web Services
22 15 (13.27%) WCF
22 15 (13.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 15 (13.27%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 14 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.08%) IIS
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.31%) CMS
4 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.54%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.77%) DNN
5 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.77%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.88%) Kentico
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Summit
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) Intranet
1 4 (3.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (58.41%) SQL Server
2 28 (24.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (23.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.19%) SSDT
8 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
8 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.77%) QlikView
11 2 (1.77%) Spotfire
11 2 (1.77%) PowerMart
11 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (13.27%) SpecFlow
3 9 (7.96%) NUnit
4 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.08%) Selenium
5 7 (6.19%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.42%) Subversion
6 5 (4.42%) MSTest
7 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.65%) Toad
8 3 (2.65%) ERwin
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (2.65%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.65%) Calabash
8 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.65%) Moq
8 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.77%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.77%) Hudson
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 21 (18.58%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.08%) Front Office
5 5 (4.42%) Advertising
6 4 (3.54%) Retail
7 3 (2.65%) Automotive
8 2 (1.77%) Avionics
8 2 (1.77%) Law
8 2 (1.77%) Legal
8 2 (1.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.88%) Electronics
9 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (71.68%) Developer
2 22 (19.47%) .NET Developer
3 19 (16.81%) C# Developer
4 12 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (7.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) ETL Developer
7 6 (5.31%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Tester
8 5 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.54%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Consultant
10 3 (2.65%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (75.22%) .NET
2 48 (42.48%) ASP.NET
3 38 (33.63%) HTML
4 33 (29.20%) jQuery
5 31 (27.43%) CSS
6 30 (26.55%) .NET Framework
7 26 (23.01%) XML
8 25 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (16.81%) Ajax
10 17 (15.04%) Web Services
11 15 (13.27%) WCF
11 15 (13.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (8.85%) REST
13 9 (7.96%) HTML5
14 8 (7.08%) WPF
15 7 (6.19%) JSON
16 6 (5.31%) CSS3
17 5 (4.42%) XHTML
17 5 (4.42%) XSLT
17 5 (4.42%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) User Experience
2 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.31%) Equities
3 6 (5.31%) Derivative
4 4 (3.54%) W3C
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) iPad
6 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) DTV
7 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Windows
2 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Phone
3 4 (3.54%) UNIX
3 4 (3.54%) Linux
4 3 (2.65%) VMS
4 3 (2.65%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.77%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.97%) MVC
3 27 (23.89%) TDD
4 18 (15.93%) OO
4 18 (15.93%) Scrum
5 14 (12.39%) BDD
6 12 (10.62%) ETL
7 10 (8.85%) Web Development
8 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.19%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.19%) ATDD
11 6 (5.31%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.31%) Migration
11 6 (5.31%) ITIL
11 6 (5.31%) OOD
12 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.42%) CRM
12 5 (4.42%) OOP
12 5 (4.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 81 (71.68%) C#
2 59 (52.21%) SQL
3 39 (34.51%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.58%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.08%) Java
6 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.31%) VB
7 6 (5.31%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.31%) VBA
8 5 (4.42%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.54%) Ruby
9 4 (3.54%) XAML
9 4 (3.54%) PHP
10 3 (2.65%) C
11 2 (1.77%) Scala
11 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.77%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.77%) Perl
11 2 (1.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) PhD
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) WCAG
2 2 (1.77%) WAI
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) SCOrch
1 4 (3.54%) SCOM
2 2 (1.77%) Control-M
3 1 (0.88%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle
3 5 (4.42%) Telerik
3 5 (4.42%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
4 3 (2.65%) Syncfusion
4 3 (2.65%) RedDot
5 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.77%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.77%) Open Text
5 2 (1.77%) MKS
5 2 (1.77%) Adobe
5 2 (1.77%) Informatica
5 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) CA
6 1 (0.88%) Lotus
6 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.88%) Google
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Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 per day
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: £199 - £200 per day
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Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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