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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 132 135 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 57 70 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 1.15% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.23% 8.55% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 80
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
693 819 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.50% 13.50% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 624 553
Average daily rate £425 £425 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £58.75 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 March 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 March 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 78 (72.22%) .NET
2 74 (68.52%) C#
3 66 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 59 (54.63%) SQL
5 48 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (34.26%) ASP.NET
8 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
9 31 (28.70%) .NET Framework
10 30 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (25.93%) HTML
12 27 (25.00%) jQuery
13 26 (24.07%) Windows
14 25 (23.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (22.22%) T-SQL
15 24 (22.22%) MVC
16 23 (21.30%) CSS
16 23 (21.30%) XML
16 23 (21.30%) OO
17 22 (20.37%) Finance
17 22 (20.37%) TDD
18 20 (18.52%) Banking
19 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2012
20 16 (14.81%) Web Services
21 15 (13.89%) WCF
22 14 (12.96%) Ajax
22 14 (12.96%) Scrum
22 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 14 (12.96%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.41%) IIS
3 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.78%) CMS
4 3 (2.78%) SAS
4 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 3 (2.78%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.85%) Summit
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) Intranet
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (23.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (8.33%) SSDT
9 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.78%) QlikView
12 3 (2.78%) Spotfire
12 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.78%) MS Access
12 3 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.78%) Data Mining
12 3 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.96%) SpecFlow
3 7 (6.48%) NUnit
4 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (3.70%) Subversion
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.78%) Selenium
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.78%) Toad
6 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.78%) Calabash
6 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.78%) MSTest
6 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.85%) WiX
7 2 (1.85%) ERwin
7 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 20 (18.52%) Banking
3 12 (11.11%) Front Office
4 10 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.63%) Advertising
6 3 (2.78%) Automotive
6 3 (2.78%) Avionics
7 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Back Office
7 2 (1.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.93%) Retail
8 1 (0.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (70.37%) Developer
2 19 (17.59%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.89%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.48%) ETL Developer
7 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (4.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.63%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Tester
9 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.78%) GUI Developer
10 3 (2.78%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Systems Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (72.22%) .NET
2 37 (34.26%) ASP.NET
3 31 (28.70%) .NET Framework
4 28 (25.93%) HTML
5 27 (25.00%) jQuery
6 23 (21.30%) CSS
6 23 (21.30%) XML
7 16 (14.81%) Web Services
8 15 (13.89%) WCF
9 14 (12.96%) Ajax
9 14 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (12.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (11.11%) LINQ
12 8 (7.41%) WPF
12 8 (7.41%) WinForms
13 6 (5.56%) REST
13 6 (5.56%) JSON
14 5 (4.63%) XSLT
14 5 (4.63%) Kendo UI
14 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Derivative
2 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) Equities
4 5 (4.63%) Data Integration
4 5 (4.63%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) User Experience
5 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) iPad
6 2 (1.85%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.85%) GIS
6 2 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.85%) NHS
6 2 (1.85%) W3C
6 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.85%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.07%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Linux
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) UNIX
4 3 (2.78%) VMS
4 3 (2.78%) OpenVMS
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.22%) MVC
3 23 (21.30%) OO
4 22 (20.37%) TDD
5 14 (12.96%) Scrum
5 14 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.11%) ETL
6 12 (11.11%) OOD
6 12 (11.11%) Web Development
7 9 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.33%) BDD
8 8 (7.41%) ATDD
9 7 (6.48%) CRM
10 6 (5.56%) OOP
10 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.63%) ITIL
11 5 (4.63%) Analytics
11 5 (4.63%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (4.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 74 (68.52%) C#
2 59 (54.63%) SQL
3 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 24 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.19%) Java
6 9 (8.33%) C++
7 8 (7.41%) VBA
8 7 (6.48%) VB
9 6 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 5 (4.63%) XAML
10 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.70%) PHP
12 3 (2.78%) Ruby
12 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.78%) C
12 3 (2.78%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.85%) Python
13 2 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) PhD
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) WCAG
2 1 (0.93%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) SCOrch
1 2 (1.85%) Control-M
1 2 (1.85%) SCOM
2 1 (0.93%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 48 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) Oracle
2 9 (8.33%) DevExpress
3 5 (4.63%) Telerik
4 4 (3.70%) SAP
4 4 (3.70%) Syncfusion
5 3 (2.78%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.85%) Nintex
6 2 (1.85%) MKS
6 2 (1.85%) i2
6 2 (1.85%) Informatica
6 2 (1.85%) Adobe
6 2 (1.85%) Sun
6 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.85%) OpenText
6 2 (1.85%) RedDot
7 1 (0.93%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase
7 1 (0.93%) Reuters
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