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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 145 144 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 46 61 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 1.02% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.24% 7.73% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 70
Average daily rate
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£420 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
635 789 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.76% 13.25% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 625 633
Average daily rate £442 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £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 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 May 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 29 May 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 82 (78.85%) .NET
2 75 (72.12%) C#
3 65 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 56 (53.85%) SQL
5 49 (47.12%) Microsoft
6 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
7 39 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (30.77%) .NET Framework
10 29 (27.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (27.88%) jQuery
10 29 (27.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (26.92%) T-SQL
12 27 (25.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (25.00%) HTML
13 26 (25.00%) MVC
14 24 (23.08%) Windows
15 23 (22.12%) CSS
16 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (18.27%) Banking
18 19 (18.27%) XML
19 18 (17.31%) Web Services
19 18 (17.31%) OO
19 18 (17.31%) SharePoint
19 18 (17.31%) Ajax
20 16 (15.38%) Finance
20 16 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
21 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
21 15 (14.42%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.69%) IIS
3 7 (6.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.88%) SAS
5 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.92%) CMS
6 2 (1.92%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.96%) Kentico
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.96%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.96%) DNN
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.88%) Maya
3 3 (2.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) GitHub
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) HTTP
1 2 (1.92%) Intranet
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.96%) LAN
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
2 1 (0.96%) Firewall
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) SMTP
2 1 (0.96%) DHCP
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (27.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (27.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.73%) SSDT
6 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.81%) QlikView
8 5 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.85%) OLAP
10 3 (2.88%) Spotfire
10 3 (2.88%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.88%) MS Access
11 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.92%) Star Schema
11 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.69%) NUnit
2 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.85%) Subversion
4 4 (3.85%) MSTest
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.88%) JIRA
5 3 (2.88%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.88%) ERwin
6 2 (1.92%) Toad
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.92%) JMeter
6 2 (1.92%) Selenium
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.92%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (18.27%) Banking
2 16 (15.38%) Finance
3 12 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 11 (10.58%) Front Office
5 4 (3.85%) Legal
5 4 (3.85%) Advertising
6 3 (2.88%) Avionics
6 3 (2.88%) Automotive
6 3 (2.88%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Back Office
7 2 (1.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) Marketing
8 1 (0.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (67.31%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) .NET Developer
3 11 (10.58%) C# Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Developer
5 8 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.77%) ETL Developer
7 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (2.88%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (2.88%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (78.85%) .NET
2 39 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 32 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 29 (27.88%) jQuery
5 26 (25.00%) HTML
6 23 (22.12%) CSS
7 19 (18.27%) XML
8 18 (17.31%) Web Services
8 18 (17.31%) Ajax
9 15 (14.42%) WCF
10 14 (13.46%) LINQ
10 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (11.54%) Entity Framework
12 7 (6.73%) Kendo UI
12 7 (6.73%) MDX
12 7 (6.73%) WinForms
13 6 (5.77%) XSLT
13 6 (5.77%) WPF
13 6 (5.77%) HTML5
13 6 (5.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Derivative
2 6 (5.77%) Data Integration
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 5 (4.81%) Equities
4 4 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
6 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.92%) GIS
6 2 (1.92%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) iPhone
7 1 (0.96%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.92%) VMS
4 2 (1.92%) OpenVMS
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.92%) UNIX
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.00%) MVC
3 18 (17.31%) OO
4 16 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (13.46%) TDD
6 13 (12.50%) ETL
7 12 (11.54%) OOD
8 10 (9.62%) Web Development
8 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 9 (8.65%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Scrum
11 7 (6.73%) Workflow
11 7 (6.73%) CRM
12 6 (5.77%) BDD
13 5 (4.81%) Analytics
13 5 (4.81%) Performance Analysis
13 5 (4.81%) Validation
13 5 (4.81%) Change Management
14 4 (3.85%) ITIL
14 4 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 75 (72.12%) C#
2 56 (53.85%) SQL
3 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 28 (26.92%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.58%) C++
6 9 (8.65%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.69%) VBA
7 8 (7.69%) Java
8 6 (5.77%) VB
8 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.81%) XAML
10 4 (3.85%) Python
11 3 (2.88%) Lua
11 3 (2.88%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.92%) C
12 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.92%) SAS Macro
12 2 (1.92%) Scala
12 2 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
4 1 (0.96%) MCSA
4 1 (0.96%) MCAD
4 1 (0.96%) MCSD
4 1 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) DevExpress
3 7 (6.73%) Telerik
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
4 6 (5.77%) SAP
4 6 (5.77%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.85%) Syncfusion
6 3 (2.88%) Perforce
6 3 (2.88%) Adobe
7 2 (1.92%) Sun
7 2 (1.92%) i2
7 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.92%) Nintex
8 1 (0.96%) Twitter
8 1 (0.96%) FactSet
8 1 (0.96%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.96%) Google
8 1 (0.96%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.96%) OpenText
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