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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
London / City of London
Rank 127 122 136
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 25 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.48% 5.81% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 53
Median daily rate £445 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £365 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £570 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £327 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
511 430 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.43% 14.08% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 337 581
Median daily rate £475 £474 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £327 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 44 (64.71%) .NET
2 43 (63.24%) C#
3 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
4 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
6 27 (39.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (35.29%) HTML
7 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 23 (33.82%) TDD
9 22 (32.35%) MVC
9 22 (32.35%) SQL
9 22 (32.35%) CSS
10 17 (25.00%) Finance
10 17 (25.00%) BDD
11 16 (23.53%) Scrum
12 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
13 13 (19.12%) Workflow
13 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
13 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (17.65%) LINQ
14 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (17.65%) T-SQL
15 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
15 11 (16.18%) XML
15 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (16.18%) RESTful
15 11 (16.18%) HTML5
15 11 (16.18%) CSS3
15 11 (16.18%) Gherkin
15 11 (16.18%) User Experience

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.94%) SAS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.94%) Temenos T24
4 1 (1.47%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) SSL
2 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (14.71%) MongoDB
4 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (13.24%) Couchbase
6 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (7.35%) Power BI
8 4 (5.88%) Data Mining
8 4 (5.88%) DTS
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.94%) SAS EBI
10 2 (2.94%) SQLite
11 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (39.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (14.71%) Protractor
5 9 (13.24%) Bower
5 9 (13.24%) gulp
5 9 (13.24%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (13.24%) Mocha
5 9 (13.24%) Sinon.JS
6 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.82%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.35%) NUnit
7 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.88%) Selenium
8 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.41%) MSTest
10 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.94%) JIRA
11 1 (1.47%) NuGet
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 7 (10.29%) Retail
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Games
5 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (66.18%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (14.71%) Angular Developer
4 9 (13.24%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 7 (10.29%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Scrum Master
7 5 (7.35%) Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Business Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Azure Developer
8 4 (5.88%) CRM Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.88%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.41%) SSAS Developer
9 3 (4.41%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (64.71%) .NET
2 24 (35.29%) HTML
3 22 (32.35%) CSS
4 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
5 12 (17.65%) LINQ
6 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
6 11 (16.18%) CSS3
6 11 (16.18%) Gherkin
6 11 (16.18%) HTML5
6 11 (16.18%) RESTful
6 11 (16.18%) XML
7 10 (14.71%) jQuery
7 10 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (13.24%) Chai
9 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (11.76%) JSON
10 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (7.35%) Web Services
11 4 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) User Experience
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.29%) Equities
2 7 (10.29%) Fixed Income
2 7 (10.29%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.94%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.94%) IVR
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.47%) New Media
5 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) TDD
3 22 (32.35%) MVC
4 17 (25.00%) BDD
5 16 (23.53%) Scrum
6 13 (19.12%) Workflow
7 11 (16.18%) Front End Development
8 10 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (13.24%) OOP
9 9 (13.24%) Service Design
10 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.76%) DevOps
10 8 (11.76%) Multithreading
10 8 (11.76%) SOLID
11 7 (10.29%) Asset Management
11 7 (10.29%) Coaching
11 7 (10.29%) CRM
11 7 (10.29%) Kanban
11 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
12 5 (7.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) C#
2 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.35%) SQL
4 12 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.29%) Java
6 4 (5.88%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.47%) Go
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) Python
9 1 (1.47%) Ruby
9 1 (1.47%) Scala
9 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
2 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) MBA
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
4 1 (1.47%) F5
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.47%) Nintex
4 1 (1.47%) OpenText
4 1 (1.47%) RedDot
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) Telerik
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
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