The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 104 133 130
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 92 90 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.58% 1.27% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.50% 10.95% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 59 73
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.58 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
800 822 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.74% 11.57% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 618 618
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +24.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
London

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 July 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 29 July 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.

1 119 (69.59%) C#
2 109 (63.74%) .NET
3 96 (56.14%) SQL Server
4 75 (43.86%) ASP.NET
5 64 (37.43%) HTML
5 64 (37.43%) CSS
6 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
7 59 (34.50%) SQL
8 58 (33.92%) Microsoft
9 53 (30.99%) Finance
10 49 (28.65%) MVC
10 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (28.07%) jQuery
12 44 (25.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (25.73%) XML
13 40 (23.39%) TDD
13 40 (23.39%) Web Services
14 39 (22.81%) .NET Framework
15 36 (21.05%) SharePoint
16 32 (18.71%) Windows
16 32 (18.71%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (17.54%) T-SQL
18 29 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 29 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (16.37%) HTML5
19 28 (16.37%) WCF
20 26 (15.20%) CSS3
21 22 (12.87%) QA
21 22 (12.87%) CMS
21 22 (12.87%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 22 (12.87%) CMS
3 18 (10.53%) IIS
4 14 (8.19%) Umbraco
4 14 (8.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (6.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.34%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.75%) DNN
9 3 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.75%) Sitefinity
10 2 (1.17%) ArcSDE
10 2 (1.17%) Kentico
10 2 (1.17%) Node.js
10 2 (1.17%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) SPSS
4 1 (0.58%) FastStats
4 1 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (56.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.92%) PerformancePoint
11 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (2.34%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.34%) RavenDB
13 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.17%) Base SAS
14 2 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 2 (1.17%) DTS
14 2 (1.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (25.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (12.28%) NUnit
3 18 (10.53%) Selenium
4 11 (6.43%) FitNesse
5 10 (5.85%) Subversion
5 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (4.09%) JIRA
7 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.51%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.92%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.92%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.92%) Ant
9 4 (2.34%) MSTest
10 3 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.75%) JMeter
11 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Blend
11 2 (1.17%) ReSharper
General
1 53 (30.99%) Finance
2 20 (11.70%) Banking
3 14 (8.19%) Front Office
4 10 (5.85%) Retail
5 8 (4.68%) Advertising
6 7 (4.09%) Marketing
7 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.34%) Back Office
9 3 (1.75%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (63.74%) Developer
2 42 (24.56%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.70%) Analyst
4 18 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 16 (9.36%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.36%) Front-End Developer
6 15 (8.77%) SharePoint Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Tester
7 12 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) Architect
11 6 (3.51%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Build Manager
12 5 (2.92%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (63.74%) .NET
2 75 (43.86%) ASP.NET
3 64 (37.43%) HTML
3 64 (37.43%) CSS
4 48 (28.07%) jQuery
5 44 (25.73%) XML
6 40 (23.39%) Web Services
7 39 (22.81%) .NET Framework
8 29 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (16.37%) HTML5
9 28 (16.37%) WCF
10 26 (15.20%) CSS3
11 20 (11.70%) Ajax
12 14 (8.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 13 (7.60%) LINQ
14 12 (7.02%) XSLT
14 12 (7.02%) ADO.NET
15 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 9 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.85%) Derivative
2 7 (4.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.92%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.75%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.17%) Equities
7 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.17%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.58%) CESG
8 1 (0.58%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.71%) Windows
2 8 (4.68%) Linux
3 5 (2.92%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.34%) UNIX
4 4 (2.34%) VMS
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.17%) Android
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.65%) MVC
1 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.39%) TDD
3 19 (11.11%) Scrum
3 19 (11.11%) OO
4 17 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (9.94%) Content Management
5 15 (8.77%) Unit Testing
5 15 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
7 13 (7.60%) BDD
7 13 (7.60%) Analytics
8 12 (7.02%) Web Development
9 10 (5.85%) Load Testing
9 10 (5.85%) Test Automation
9 10 (5.85%) Automation Testing
10 9 (5.26%) Workflow
11 8 (4.68%) CRM
11 8 (4.68%) OOD
11 8 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (69.59%) C#
2 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 59 (34.50%) SQL
4 30 (17.54%) T-SQL
5 22 (12.87%) Java
6 8 (4.68%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.68%) Python
7 7 (4.09%) C++
8 5 (2.92%) Perl
8 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.92%) Scala
9 4 (2.34%) PHP
9 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.75%) C
10 3 (1.75%) VBA
11 2 (1.17%) XAML
11 2 (1.17%) Ruby
11 2 (1.17%) XPath
11 2 (1.17%) VB
11 2 (1.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 14 (8.19%) Degree
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.75%) MCTS
6 2 (1.17%) MCP
6 2 (1.17%) MCSD
6 2 (1.17%) ISEB
6 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) MCPD
7 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) GISP
7 1 (0.58%) MCAD
7 1 (0.58%) MCITP
7 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.87%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) HL7
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
2 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.28%) Oracle
3 16 (9.36%) EPiServer
4 14 (8.19%) Sitecore
5 12 (7.02%) Ektron
6 8 (4.68%) RedDot
7 5 (2.92%) Perforce
8 4 (2.34%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.75%) Open Text
9 3 (1.75%) Adobe
10 2 (1.17%) HP
10 2 (1.17%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.17%) IBM
11 1 (0.58%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.58%) Nintex
11 1 (0.58%) JBoss
11 1 (0.58%) Cognos
11 1 (0.58%) Sybase
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.58%) OpenLink
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