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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 119 139 122
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 84 89 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 1.24% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.61% 10.30% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 67 76
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £485 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
792 864 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.45% 12.00% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 641 533
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 120 (74.07%) C#
2 114 (70.37%) .NET
3 96 (59.26%) SQL Server
4 79 (48.77%) ASP.NET
5 66 (40.74%) HTML
6 64 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (38.27%) CSS
8 60 (37.04%) JavaScript
9 59 (36.42%) Microsoft
9 59 (36.42%) MVC
10 58 (35.80%) SQL
11 50 (30.86%) jQuery
12 48 (29.63%) XML
13 46 (28.40%) .NET Framework
14 44 (27.16%) Finance
15 41 (25.31%) Web Services
16 40 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 39 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (22.84%) TDD
19 34 (20.99%) SharePoint
20 33 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
21 31 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 30 (18.52%) WCF
23 29 (17.90%) HTML5
24 28 (17.28%) T-SQL
25 26 (16.05%) Windows
25 26 (16.05%) CSS3
26 25 (15.43%) QA
27 24 (14.81%) Ajax
28 23 (14.20%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 23 (14.20%) CMS
3 15 (9.26%) Umbraco
3 15 (9.26%) IIS
4 14 (8.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (6.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.47%) Joomla!
7 4 (2.47%) DNN
8 3 (1.85%) Sitefinity
8 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.23%) SAS
9 2 (1.23%) Kentico
9 2 (1.23%) Node.js
10 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.23%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.62%) FastStats
4 1 (0.62%) SPSS
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Office
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
1 2 (1.23%) Intranet
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
2 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle Database
9 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.47%) RavenDB
12 3 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.23%) DTS
13 2 (1.23%) OLAP
13 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 40 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.58%) NUnit
3 17 (10.49%) Selenium
4 11 (6.79%) FitNesse
5 8 (4.94%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.32%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.32%) MSTest
7 6 (3.70%) JIRA
7 6 (3.70%) Subversion
7 6 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.47%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.85%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Blend
11 2 (1.23%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.23%) NSubstitute
11 2 (1.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 44 (27.16%) Finance
2 21 (12.96%) Banking
3 9 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.94%) Retail
4 8 (4.94%) Front Office
5 7 (4.32%) Marketing
6 6 (3.70%) Advertising
7 4 (2.47%) Back Office
8 2 (1.23%) Law
8 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 108 (66.67%) Developer
2 42 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.96%) Analyst
4 18 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 17 (10.49%) Test Analyst
6 16 (9.88%) Front-End Developer
6 16 (9.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 12 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 12 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (6.79%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Tester
11 7 (4.32%) Consultant
11 7 (4.32%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Architect
12 6 (3.70%) SQL Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Performance Tester
14 4 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (70.37%) .NET
2 79 (48.77%) ASP.NET
3 66 (40.74%) HTML
4 62 (38.27%) CSS
5 50 (30.86%) jQuery
6 48 (29.63%) XML
7 46 (28.40%) .NET Framework
8 41 (25.31%) Web Services
9 39 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (18.52%) WCF
11 29 (17.90%) HTML5
12 26 (16.05%) CSS3
13 24 (14.81%) Ajax
14 17 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (8.02%) XSLT
16 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 12 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (6.79%) REST
17 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 11 (6.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) User Experience
3 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.09%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.09%) Derivative
5 4 (2.47%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.85%) W3C
7 2 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) Equities
7 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.23%) NHS
7 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.05%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) Linux
3 4 (2.47%) VMS
4 3 (1.85%) UNIX
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.23%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (36.42%) MVC
3 37 (22.84%) TDD
4 18 (11.11%) Content Management
5 16 (9.88%) OO
5 16 (9.88%) E-Commerce
6 15 (9.26%) Scrum
7 12 (7.41%) BDD
8 11 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.17%) Unit Testing
9 10 (6.17%) Web Development
9 10 (6.17%) Automation Testing
9 10 (6.17%) Test Automation
10 9 (5.56%) ETL
10 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.56%) Workflow
11 8 (4.94%) OOD
12 7 (4.32%) Migration
12 7 (4.32%) Test Scripting
12 7 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (74.07%) C#
2 60 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 58 (35.80%) SQL
4 28 (17.28%) T-SQL
5 17 (10.49%) Java
6 9 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.85%) VBA
8 3 (1.85%) VB
8 3 (1.85%) PHP
8 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) XPath
9 2 (1.23%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.23%) Ruby
9 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) XAML
10 1 (0.62%) Python
10 1 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (8.64%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.85%) MCTS
6 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.23%) MCSD
6 2 (1.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) GISP
7 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.43%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.62%) HL7
2 1 (0.62%) WCAG
2 1 (0.62%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) SCOM
2 2 (1.23%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.35%) Oracle
3 16 (9.88%) EPiServer
4 14 (8.64%) Sitecore
5 11 (6.79%) Ektron
6 9 (5.56%) RedDot
7 4 (2.47%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.85%) Open Text
8 3 (1.85%) Telerik
9 2 (1.23%) HP
9 2 (1.23%) IBM
10 1 (0.62%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.62%) Trayport
10 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.62%) Nintex
10 1 (0.62%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.62%) Sybase
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