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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 149 106 141
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +35
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 49 103 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.91% 1.77% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.58% 12.83% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 83 62
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £573 £471
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 £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
745 803 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.86% 13.81% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 613 636
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -36.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 77 (80.21%) .NET
2 70 (72.92%) C#
3 67 (69.79%) SQL Server
4 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 48 (50.00%) SQL
6 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
6 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (32.29%) T-SQL
8 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
9 28 (29.17%) HTML
9 28 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (28.13%) jQuery
11 25 (26.04%) .NET Framework
12 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (23.96%) MVC
13 23 (23.96%) Finance
14 22 (22.92%) CSS
15 21 (21.88%) Banking
15 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (20.83%) ETL
17 19 (19.79%) SharePoint
17 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (18.75%) Scrum
18 18 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
19 17 (17.71%) Windows
20 16 (16.67%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (19.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (9.38%) IIS
4 8 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.13%) Node.js
7 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
7 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.08%) SAS
7 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.04%) DNN
8 1 (1.04%) CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Immediacy CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Kentico
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) Maya
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) PowerPivot
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Office 365
2 4 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Intranet
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.04%) LAN
2 1 (1.04%) WAN
2 1 (1.04%) SMTP
2 1 (1.04%) DHCP
2 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (69.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (9.38%) SSDT
9 8 (8.33%) QlikView
9 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (7.29%) OLAP
11 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
12 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
13 2 (2.08%) Big Data
13 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
14 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.42%) NUnit
3 8 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 8 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.29%) Subversion
4 7 (7.29%) ERwin
5 5 (5.21%) ReSharper
5 5 (5.21%) Moq
5 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.13%) Log4Net
7 3 (3.13%) CruiseControl
7 3 (3.13%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.08%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.08%) NDepend
8 2 (2.08%) Grunt
8 2 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.08%) JSHint
8 2 (2.08%) Bower
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 21 (21.88%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Front Office
4 4 (4.17%) Advertising
5 3 (3.13%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Back Office
5 3 (3.13%) Games
6 2 (2.08%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (67.71%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) .NET Developer
3 16 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.38%) ETL Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Technical Leader
10 5 (5.21%) Web Developer
11 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 3 (3.13%) Build Engineer
13 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Developer
13 2 (2.08%) Agile C# Developer
13 2 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
13 2 (2.08%) Senior SQL Developer
13 2 (2.08%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (80.21%) .NET
2 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
3 28 (29.17%) HTML
4 27 (28.13%) jQuery
5 25 (26.04%) .NET Framework
6 22 (22.92%) CSS
7 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (16.67%) HTML5
8 14 (14.58%) Web Services
9 12 (12.50%) WCF
9 12 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 10 (10.42%) LINQ
10 10 (10.42%) MDX
10 10 (10.42%) XML
10 10 (10.42%) Ajax
11 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (7.29%) WinForms
12 7 (7.29%) Entity Framework
13 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (5.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Clustering
2 8 (8.33%) Derivative
3 6 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (5.21%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (5.21%) Equities
5 4 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.13%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.13%) NHS
7 2 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.04%) iPhone
8 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) MVC
2 23 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (20.83%) ETL
4 18 (18.75%) Scrum
5 16 (16.67%) OO
6 15 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 13 (13.54%) TDD
8 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
9 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.38%) Change Management
10 9 (9.38%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.38%) OOD
10 9 (9.38%) SOA
11 8 (8.33%) BDD
12 7 (7.29%) Dimensional Modelling
12 7 (7.29%) Pair Programming
12 7 (7.29%) Kimball Methodology
13 6 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.92%) C#
2 48 (50.00%) SQL
3 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
4 31 (32.29%) T-SQL
5 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
6 13 (13.54%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.29%) Java
8 6 (6.25%) Python
9 4 (4.17%) C++
10 3 (3.13%) VBA
10 3 (3.13%) XAML
10 3 (3.13%) Lua
10 3 (3.13%) Scala
11 2 (2.08%) VB
11 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (1.04%) SAS Macro
12 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) MCAD
4 1 (1.04%) MCSD
4 1 (1.04%) MCSE
4 1 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.04%) StatsD
1 1 (1.04%) logstash
1 1 (1.04%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) Oracle
3 8 (8.33%) SAP
4 6 (6.25%) Perforce
5 5 (5.21%) Red Gate
6 3 (3.13%) Twitter
6 3 (3.13%) DevExpress
6 3 (3.13%) Telerik
7 2 (2.08%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.04%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.04%) FactSet
8 1 (1.04%) Nintex
8 1 (1.04%) Actian
8 1 (1.04%) Sun
8 1 (1.04%) i2
8 1 (1.04%) CODA
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.04%) DataSynapse
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