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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 153 115 139
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 95 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.61% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.50% 11.82% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 78 59
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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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
785 804 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.21% 13.63% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 632 622
Average daily rate £450 £450 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 July 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 July 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 88 (80.73%) .NET
2 78 (71.56%) C#
3 74 (67.89%) SQL Server
4 60 (55.05%) Microsoft
5 53 (48.62%) SQL
6 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
7 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (33.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (33.03%) ASP.NET
9 32 (29.36%) jQuery
10 31 (28.44%) .NET Framework
10 31 (28.44%) T-SQL
11 30 (27.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (26.61%) HTML
13 28 (25.69%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (24.77%) MVC
15 25 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (22.02%) CSS
16 24 (22.02%) Finance
17 23 (21.10%) Windows
17 23 (21.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (20.18%) SharePoint
19 21 (19.27%) Banking
20 20 (18.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 19 (17.43%) Data Warehouse
21 19 (17.43%) ETL
21 19 (17.43%) OO
22 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
22 18 (16.51%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (20.18%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (10.09%) IIS
4 10 (9.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.50%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.75%) SAS
6 3 (2.75%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.75%) Node.js
7 2 (1.83%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.92%) DNN
8 1 (0.92%) CMS
8 1 (0.92%) Immediacy CMS
8 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.92%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) Maya
4 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Office 365
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) Firewall
2 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.92%) LAN
2 1 (0.92%) WAN
2 1 (0.92%) SMTP
2 1 (0.92%) DHCP
2 1 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (67.89%) SQL Server
2 36 (33.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (27.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (25.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (21.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (18.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (17.43%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (8.26%) SSDT
9 8 (7.34%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (6.42%) QlikView
11 6 (5.50%) OLAP
12 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
13 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
13 3 (2.75%) Data Mining
14 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 2 (1.83%) Star Schema
14 2 (1.83%) Data Mart
14 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (11.01%) NUnit
3 10 (9.17%) SpecFlow
4 8 (7.34%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.50%) Subversion
5 6 (5.50%) ERwin
6 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.59%) ReSharper
6 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.59%) Moq
7 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (3.67%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.75%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.75%) Log4Net
8 3 (2.75%) JIRA
8 3 (2.75%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.83%) JMeter
9 2 (1.83%) Selenium
9 2 (1.83%) Grunt
9 2 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Banking
3 9 (8.26%) Front Office
4 8 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Advertising
6 3 (2.75%) Legal
6 3 (2.75%) Games
7 2 (1.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.92%) Automotive
8 1 (0.92%) Law
8 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 74 (67.89%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.93%) SQL Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (9.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (7.34%) ETL Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.42%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.75%) Programmer
10 3 (2.75%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (80.73%) .NET
2 36 (33.03%) ASP.NET
3 32 (29.36%) jQuery
4 31 (28.44%) .NET Framework
5 29 (26.61%) HTML
6 24 (22.02%) CSS
7 18 (16.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (15.60%) Web Services
9 15 (13.76%) XML
9 15 (13.76%) WCF
10 14 (12.84%) HTML5
11 13 (11.93%) LINQ
12 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
12 12 (11.01%) Ajax
13 11 (10.09%) MDX
14 10 (9.17%) Entity Framework
15 8 (7.34%) WinForms
15 8 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (5.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Clustering
2 8 (7.34%) Derivative
3 7 (6.42%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) Data Integration
5 5 (4.59%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (4.59%) Equities
5 5 (4.59%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.75%) NHS
8 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.83%) GIS
8 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.83%) User Experience
8 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) MVC
3 25 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (17.43%) OO
4 19 (17.43%) ETL
5 16 (14.68%) Unit Testing
6 14 (12.84%) Scrum
7 13 (11.93%) TDD
8 12 (11.01%) Test Automation
9 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.09%) OOD
10 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.34%) SOA
11 8 (7.34%) Change Management
12 7 (6.42%) Web Development
12 7 (6.42%) BDD
13 6 (5.50%) Dimensional Modelling
13 6 (5.50%) Workflow
13 6 (5.50%) CRM
13 6 (5.50%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 78 (71.56%) C#
2 53 (48.62%) SQL
3 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.44%) T-SQL
5 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
6 13 (11.93%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.42%) C++
7 7 (6.42%) Java
8 6 (5.50%) VBA
8 6 (5.50%) Python
9 4 (3.67%) VB
9 4 (3.67%) XAML
10 3 (2.75%) Lua
11 2 (1.83%) SAS Macro
11 2 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.92%) Scala
12 1 (0.92%) XPath
12 1 (0.92%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) MCAD
4 1 (0.92%) MCSD
4 1 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.92%) StatsD
1 1 (0.92%) logstash
1 1 (0.92%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 60 (55.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) SAP
4 5 (4.59%) Telerik
4 5 (4.59%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.75%) Perforce
5 3 (2.75%) Twitter
5 3 (2.75%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.83%) Nintex
6 2 (1.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.83%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.83%) Adobe
6 2 (1.83%) Sun
6 2 (1.83%) i2
7 1 (0.92%) CODA
7 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.92%) Reuters
7 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
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