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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 150 144 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 80 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 1.10% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.03% 9.54% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 58 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £483 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
782 839 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.30% 11.55% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 625 510
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% -8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

1 111 (74.00%) C#
2 104 (69.33%) .NET
3 88 (58.67%) SQL Server
4 72 (48.00%) ASP.NET
5 61 (40.67%) MVC
6 60 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 59 (39.33%) HTML
8 56 (37.33%) CSS
9 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
9 55 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 48 (32.00%) SQL
12 46 (30.67%) jQuery
13 44 (29.33%) XML
14 41 (27.33%) Finance
15 40 (26.67%) Web Services
16 39 (26.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (25.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 35 (23.33%) TDD
19 33 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 32 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
21 28 (18.67%) HTML5
21 28 (18.67%) WCF
21 28 (18.67%) Windows
21 28 (18.67%) T-SQL
22 26 (17.33%) CSS3
23 25 (16.67%) SharePoint
24 24 (16.00%) NUnit
25 23 (15.33%) CMS
26 22 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 23 (15.33%) CMS
3 14 (9.33%) IIS
4 13 (8.67%) Umbraco
4 13 (8.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.67%) Joomla!
8 3 (2.00%) DNN
8 3 (2.00%) Sitefinity
9 2 (1.33%) Kentico
9 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.67%) JBoss
10 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.33%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) Intranet
2 2 (1.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) SSH
3 1 (0.67%) SSL
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (58.67%) SQL Server
2 33 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.33%) RavenDB
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.33%) OLAP
9 2 (1.33%) DTS
9 2 (1.33%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.67%) QlikView
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (25.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (16.00%) NUnit
3 17 (11.33%) Selenium
4 12 (8.00%) FitNesse
5 7 (4.67%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.00%) MSTest
6 6 (4.00%) JIRA
7 5 (3.33%) Subversion
7 5 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.00%) NSubstitute
9 2 (1.33%) Hudson
9 2 (1.33%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.33%) Moq
9 2 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 41 (27.33%) Finance
2 18 (12.00%) Banking
3 8 (5.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.67%) Front Office
5 5 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.33%) Marketing
6 4 (2.67%) Back Office
7 3 (2.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.33%) Law
8 2 (1.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.67%) Automotive
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (67.33%) Developer
2 41 (27.33%) .NET Developer
3 18 (12.00%) Analyst
4 17 (11.33%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.67%) Front-End Developer
6 13 (8.67%) Test Analyst
6 13 (8.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
10 9 (6.00%) Web Developer
11 8 (5.33%) Tester
11 8 (5.33%) Consultant
12 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Architect
13 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
14 5 (3.33%) SQL Developer
14 5 (3.33%) Performance Tester
15 4 (2.67%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (69.33%) .NET
2 72 (48.00%) ASP.NET
3 59 (39.33%) HTML
4 56 (37.33%) CSS
5 50 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 46 (30.67%) jQuery
7 44 (29.33%) XML
8 40 (26.67%) Web Services
9 39 (26.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (18.67%) HTML5
10 28 (18.67%) WCF
11 26 (17.33%) CSS3
12 22 (14.67%) Ajax
13 15 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 14 (9.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (8.00%) XSLT
16 11 (7.33%) LINQ
16 11 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 8 (5.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) Equities
2 7 (4.67%) Derivative
3 6 (4.00%) User Experience
4 5 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.67%) W3C
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.00%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.00%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.33%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.33%) NHS
7 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.67%) Windows
2 6 (4.00%) Linux
3 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.33%) Android
4 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.33%) UNIX
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.67%) MVC
2 55 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.33%) TDD
4 16 (10.67%) Scrum
4 16 (10.67%) Content Management
5 14 (9.33%) E-Commerce
6 13 (8.67%) OO
7 11 (7.33%) Web Development
7 11 (7.33%) Automation Testing
8 10 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.00%) BDD
10 8 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.67%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.67%) OOD
11 7 (4.67%) ETL
11 7 (4.67%) Workflow
11 7 (4.67%) Migration
12 6 (4.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (74.00%) C#
2 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 48 (32.00%) SQL
4 28 (18.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.00%) Java
6 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.67%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.00%) VBScript
8 3 (2.00%) VB
8 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.33%) Perl
9 2 (1.33%) C++
9 2 (1.33%) VBA
9 2 (1.33%) XPath
9 2 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.67%) VB6
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) XAML
10 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.00%) MCTS
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.33%) ISEB
4 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.67%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) WCAG
2 2 (1.33%) WAI
3 1 (0.67%) HL7
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) SCOM
2 4 (2.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.33%) Control-M
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.00%) EPiServer
3 14 (9.33%) Oracle
4 13 (8.67%) Sitecore
5 11 (7.33%) Ektron
6 10 (6.67%) RedDot
7 4 (2.67%) DevExpress
7 4 (2.67%) Open Text
8 3 (2.00%) Telerik
9 2 (1.33%) IBM
9 2 (1.33%) Informatica
9 2 (1.33%) HP
9 2 (1.33%) MKS
10 1 (0.67%) VMware
10 1 (0.67%) Cognos
10 1 (0.67%) Sybase
10 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.67%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.67%) Trayport
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