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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 121 143 130
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 76 84 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.16% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.51% 9.66% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 73
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £327 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £495 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
799 870 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.99% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 641 537
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.46 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 115 (74.68%) C#
2 108 (70.13%) .NET
3 89 (57.79%) SQL Server
4 76 (49.35%) ASP.NET
5 63 (40.91%) HTML
6 60 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (38.31%) CSS
7 59 (38.31%) MVC
8 58 (37.66%) JavaScript
9 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
10 53 (34.42%) SQL
11 49 (31.82%) jQuery
12 48 (31.17%) XML
13 47 (30.52%) .NET Framework
14 42 (27.27%) Finance
15 41 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
16 39 (25.32%) Web Services
16 39 (25.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (22.08%) TDD
18 32 (20.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 31 (20.13%) SharePoint
19 31 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 29 (18.83%) HTML5
20 29 (18.83%) WCF
21 27 (17.53%) T-SQL
22 26 (16.88%) QA
22 26 (16.88%) CSS3
23 25 (16.23%) Windows
24 24 (15.58%) Ajax
25 23 (14.94%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 31 (20.13%) SharePoint
2 22 (14.29%) CMS
3 14 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 14 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (8.44%) IIS
5 9 (5.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.60%) Joomla!
6 4 (2.60%) DNN
7 3 (1.95%) Sitefinity
8 2 (1.30%) Kentico
8 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.30%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) HTTP
1 2 (1.30%) Intranet
1 2 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) SSH
2 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (57.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.95%) RavenDB
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.30%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.30%) DTS
12 2 (1.30%) OLAP
12 2 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (14.94%) NUnit
3 18 (11.69%) Selenium
4 12 (7.79%) FitNesse
5 8 (5.19%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.55%) MSTest
7 6 (3.90%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.90%) JIRA
8 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.25%) Subversion
9 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.95%) NSubstitute
10 3 (1.95%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.30%) Moq
11 2 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (1.30%) Axure RP
11 2 (1.30%) Hudson
11 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.30%) Selenium IDE
General
1 42 (27.27%) Finance
2 19 (12.34%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Retail
3 8 (5.19%) Front Office
4 7 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.25%) Marketing
5 5 (3.25%) Advertising
6 4 (2.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 104 (67.53%) Developer
2 40 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 22 (14.29%) Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Test Analyst
5 17 (11.04%) C# Developer
6 16 (10.39%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 12 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (7.79%) Web Developer
9 11 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.19%) Tester
11 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.90%) Consultant
12 6 (3.90%) Architect
13 5 (3.25%) SQL Developer
13 5 (3.25%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.25%) Performance Tester
14 4 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (70.13%) .NET
2 76 (49.35%) ASP.NET
3 63 (40.91%) HTML
4 59 (38.31%) CSS
5 49 (31.82%) jQuery
6 48 (31.17%) XML
7 47 (30.52%) .NET Framework
8 39 (25.32%) Web Services
8 39 (25.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (18.83%) HTML5
9 29 (18.83%) WCF
10 26 (16.88%) CSS3
11 24 (15.58%) Ajax
12 16 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 12 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 12 (7.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (7.79%) XSLT
14 11 (7.14%) LINQ
14 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (6.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 6 (3.90%) Derivative
4 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.60%) Equities
6 3 (1.95%) W3C
6 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.30%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.30%) NHS
7 2 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Windows
2 5 (3.25%) Linux
3 4 (2.60%) VMS
4 3 (1.95%) Android
4 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.95%) UNIX
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.31%) MVC
3 34 (22.08%) TDD
4 18 (11.69%) Content Management
5 15 (9.74%) Scrum
5 15 (9.74%) E-Commerce
6 13 (8.44%) OO
7 11 (7.14%) Web Development
7 11 (7.14%) BDD
7 11 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.49%) Test Automation
9 9 (5.84%) Unit Testing
9 9 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.55%) OOD
10 7 (4.55%) ETL
10 7 (4.55%) Workflow
10 7 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (74.68%) C#
2 58 (37.66%) JavaScript
3 53 (34.42%) SQL
4 27 (17.53%) T-SQL
5 14 (9.09%) Java
6 8 (5.19%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.95%) Ruby
8 3 (1.95%) PHP
8 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.95%) VB
9 2 (1.30%) VBScript
9 2 (1.30%) C
9 2 (1.30%) C++
9 2 (1.30%) XPath
9 2 (1.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) XAML
10 1 (0.65%) VB6
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.95%) MCTS
4 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) MCSD
5 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.65%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.88%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) WCAG
2 1 (0.65%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) SCOM
2 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.39%) Oracle
2 16 (10.39%) EPiServer
3 14 (9.09%) Sitecore
4 11 (7.14%) Ektron
5 9 (5.84%) RedDot
6 4 (2.60%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.95%) Open Text
7 3 (1.95%) Telerik
8 2 (1.30%) IBM
8 2 (1.30%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.65%) Sybase
9 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Cognos
9 1 (0.65%) VMware
9 1 (0.65%) Trayport
9 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
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