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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 134 132 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 56 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 1.22% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.95% 9.10% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 83
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
704 868 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.95% 13.40% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 666 604
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 83 (74.77%) .NET
2 77 (69.37%) C#
3 64 (57.66%) SQL Server
4 63 (56.76%) SQL
5 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
6 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (34.23%) JavaScript
7 38 (34.23%) ASP.NET
8 31 (27.93%) .NET Framework
8 31 (27.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (26.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (26.13%) jQuery
9 29 (26.13%) Windows
10 28 (25.23%) HTML
11 25 (22.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (21.62%) T-SQL
13 23 (20.72%) CSS
13 23 (20.72%) MVC
14 22 (19.82%) OO
15 21 (18.92%) Finance
16 20 (18.02%) XML
17 19 (17.12%) TDD
18 18 (16.22%) Banking
18 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
20 16 (14.41%) Web Services
21 15 (13.51%) Ajax
21 15 (13.51%) WCF
22 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.21%) IIS
3 7 (6.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.70%) SAS
5 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) CMS
6 2 (1.80%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.90%) DNN
7 1 (0.90%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Kentico
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) Maya
3 3 (2.70%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) GitHub
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) HTTP
1 2 (1.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.90%) DNS
2 1 (0.90%) Intranet
2 1 (0.90%) LAN
2 1 (0.90%) WAN
2 1 (0.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (57.66%) SQL Server
2 31 (27.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (22.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (11.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (9.01%) SSDT
7 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.60%) QlikView
11 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.70%) Spotfire
11 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (2.70%) Data Mining
11 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.70%) MS Access
11 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (26.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.61%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.41%) NUnit
4 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (3.60%) Subversion
6 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.70%) Selenium
6 3 (2.70%) CruiseControl
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.70%) Toad
6 3 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.70%) MSTest
6 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.70%) Calabash
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.80%) WiX
7 2 (1.80%) ERwin
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 12 (10.81%) Front Office
4 10 (9.01%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.41%) Advertising
6 3 (2.70%) Games
6 3 (2.70%) Automotive
6 3 (2.70%) Avionics
7 2 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.90%) Publishing
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (69.37%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.61%) C# Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) ETL Developer
5 8 (7.21%) SharePoint Developer
5 8 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.50%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Tester
8 4 (3.60%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (2.70%) Programmer
9 3 (2.70%) C++ Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (74.77%) .NET
2 38 (34.23%) ASP.NET
3 31 (27.93%) .NET Framework
4 29 (26.13%) jQuery
5 28 (25.23%) HTML
6 23 (20.72%) CSS
7 20 (18.02%) XML
8 16 (14.41%) Web Services
9 15 (13.51%) Ajax
9 15 (13.51%) WCF
10 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (10.81%) LINQ
11 12 (10.81%) Entity Framework
12 8 (7.21%) WPF
12 8 (7.21%) WinForms
13 7 (6.31%) HTML5
14 6 (5.41%) REST
14 6 (5.41%) XSLT
14 6 (5.41%) JSON
15 5 (4.50%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Derivative
2 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) User Experience
3 5 (4.50%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.50%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (4.50%) Clustering
3 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.60%) Equities
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.80%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.80%) iPad
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.80%) GIS
6 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) W3C
7 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.60%) Linux
3 4 (3.60%) UNIX
4 3 (2.70%) VMS
4 3 (2.70%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.72%) MVC
3 22 (19.82%) OO
4 19 (17.12%) TDD
5 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (11.71%) Scrum
7 12 (10.81%) Web Development
7 12 (10.81%) ETL
7 12 (10.81%) OOD
8 9 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.11%) BDD
9 8 (7.21%) ATDD
9 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.31%) CRM
11 6 (5.41%) Workflow
11 6 (5.41%) Validation
11 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.50%) Analytics
12 5 (4.50%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (4.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (69.37%) C#
2 63 (56.76%) SQL
3 38 (34.23%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.62%) T-SQL
5 12 (10.81%) C++
6 11 (9.91%) Java
7 9 (8.11%) VBA
8 8 (7.21%) VB
9 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.41%) XAML
10 5 (4.50%) Python
11 4 (3.60%) PHP
11 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.70%) C
12 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.70%) Ruby
12 3 (2.70%) Lua
13 2 (1.80%) SAS Macro
13 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.90%) MCSE
3 1 (0.90%) MCSA
3 1 (0.90%) PhD
3 1 (0.90%) ISEB
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Unicenter
1 1 (0.90%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.11%) DevExpress
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 5 (4.50%) SAP
4 5 (4.50%) Telerik
5 4 (3.60%) Syncfusion
5 4 (3.60%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.70%) Adobe
6 3 (2.70%) Perforce
7 2 (1.80%) i2
7 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.80%) Sun
7 2 (1.80%) Nintex
7 2 (1.80%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.90%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.90%) Twitter
8 1 (0.90%) CA
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco
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