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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 98 141 128
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 102 93 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.76% 1.26% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.99% 11.02% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 81
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £463 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
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%
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
785 844 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.57% 11.46% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 639 591
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £59.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +73.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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.

1 126 (72.41%) C#
2 120 (68.97%) .NET
3 99 (56.90%) SQL Server
4 85 (48.85%) ASP.NET
5 72 (41.38%) HTML
6 70 (40.23%) CSS
7 65 (37.36%) JavaScript
8 62 (35.63%) SQL
9 61 (35.06%) Microsoft
10 60 (34.48%) MVC
11 53 (30.46%) jQuery
12 50 (28.74%) Finance
13 49 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (28.16%) XML
14 45 (25.86%) .NET Framework
15 44 (25.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (24.71%) TDD
16 43 (24.71%) Web Services
17 40 (22.99%) SharePoint
17 40 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 36 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
19 31 (17.82%) WCF
20 29 (16.67%) HTML5
20 29 (16.67%) Windows
21 28 (16.09%) T-SQL
21 28 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 27 (15.52%) CSS3
23 26 (14.94%) Ajax
24 25 (14.37%) CMS
25 23 (13.22%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 40 (22.99%) SharePoint
2 25 (14.37%) CMS
3 17 (9.77%) Umbraco
4 16 (9.20%) IIS
4 16 (9.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (5.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.87%) DNN
8 4 (2.30%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.72%) Sitefinity
9 3 (1.72%) Kentico
10 2 (1.15%) Node.js
10 2 (1.15%) SAS
10 2 (1.15%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.15%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.02%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.72%) MS Office
4 2 (1.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.57%) SPSS
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.15%) Intranet
1 2 (1.15%) Internet
1 2 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) SSH
2 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (56.90%) SQL Server
2 36 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.60%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.30%) RavenDB
9 4 (2.30%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.15%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.15%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 44 (25.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (12.64%) NUnit
3 18 (10.34%) Selenium
4 11 (6.32%) FitNesse
5 9 (5.17%) Subversion
6 7 (4.02%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.02%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (3.45%) MSTest
7 6 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (3.45%) JIRA
8 5 (2.87%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.72%) JMeter
9 3 (1.72%) Ant
9 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.15%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.15%) MSBuild
General
1 50 (28.74%) Finance
2 19 (10.92%) Banking
3 10 (5.75%) Front Office
3 10 (5.75%) Retail
4 8 (4.60%) Advertising
5 7 (4.02%) Marketing
5 7 (4.02%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Back Office
7 3 (1.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (66.67%) Developer
2 47 (27.01%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.49%) Analyst
4 18 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 16 (9.20%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.20%) SharePoint Developer
5 16 (9.20%) Front-End Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Web Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Tester
6 11 (6.32%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Consultant
10 6 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Performance Tester
11 5 (2.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (68.97%) .NET
2 85 (48.85%) ASP.NET
3 72 (41.38%) HTML
4 70 (40.23%) CSS
5 53 (30.46%) jQuery
6 49 (28.16%) XML
7 45 (25.86%) .NET Framework
8 43 (24.71%) Web Services
9 40 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (17.82%) WCF
11 29 (16.67%) HTML5
12 27 (15.52%) CSS3
13 26 (14.94%) Ajax
14 17 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 14 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 13 (7.47%) LINQ
17 12 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 12 (6.90%) XSLT
17 12 (6.90%) ADO.NET
18 11 (6.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.60%) Derivative
2 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.87%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.87%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.72%) W3C
5 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.15%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.15%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.15%) NHS
6 2 (1.15%) Equities
6 2 (1.15%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (3.45%) Linux
3 4 (2.30%) UNIX
3 4 (2.30%) VMS
4 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.15%) Android
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (34.48%) MVC
2 49 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (24.71%) TDD
4 20 (11.49%) OO
5 18 (10.34%) Scrum
6 17 (9.77%) Content Management
6 17 (9.77%) E-Commerce
7 15 (8.62%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.47%) BDD
10 12 (6.90%) Web Development
11 10 (5.75%) Analytics
11 10 (5.75%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.75%) Workflow
12 9 (5.17%) Automation Testing
13 8 (4.60%) CRM
13 8 (4.60%) OOD
14 7 (4.02%) Migration
14 7 (4.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 126 (72.41%) C#
2 65 (37.36%) JavaScript
3 62 (35.63%) SQL
4 28 (16.09%) T-SQL
5 21 (12.07%) Java
6 11 (6.32%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.45%) Python
8 5 (2.87%) C++
8 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.30%) PHP
10 3 (1.72%) Perl
10 3 (1.72%) VB
10 3 (1.72%) VBA
10 3 (1.72%) Scala
11 2 (1.15%) SAS Macro
11 2 (1.15%) VBScript
11 2 (1.15%) C
11 2 (1.15%) XAML
11 2 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (8.62%) Degree
2 6 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.72%) MCTS
5 2 (1.15%) MCSD
5 2 (1.15%) ISEB
5 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) MCPD
6 1 (0.57%) MCITP
6 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.57%) MCP
6 1 (0.57%) MCAD
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.22%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) WCAG
2 1 (0.57%) WAI
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) SCOM
2 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.22%) Oracle
3 18 (10.34%) EPiServer
4 16 (9.20%) Sitecore
5 12 (6.90%) Ektron
6 8 (4.60%) RedDot
7 4 (2.30%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.72%) Perforce
8 3 (1.72%) Open Text
8 3 (1.72%) Adobe
9 2 (1.15%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.15%) IBM
9 2 (1.15%) HP
9 2 (1.15%) Telerik
10 1 (0.57%) VMware
10 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.57%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.57%) Cognos
10 1 (0.57%) JBoss
10 1 (0.57%) Sybase
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: Good rates dependant on skills
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago