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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 122 132 143
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 1.09% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.56% 7.75% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 47
Average daily rate £423 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
410 723 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.03% 14.06% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 578 548
Average daily rate £450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 45 (81.82%) .NET
2 42 (76.36%) C#
3 40 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 32 (58.18%) SQL
5 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
6 25 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (38.18%) .NET Framework
9 20 (36.36%) JavaScript
10 19 (34.55%) HTML
11 18 (32.73%) ASP.NET
11 18 (32.73%) MVC
12 16 (29.09%) Finance
12 16 (29.09%) T-SQL
12 16 (29.09%) AngularJS
13 15 (27.27%) TDD
13 15 (27.27%) Scrum
14 14 (25.45%) SpecFlow
15 13 (23.64%) WCF
16 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (21.82%) HTML5
16 12 (21.82%) CSS
17 11 (20.00%) WPF
18 10 (18.18%) XML
19 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
19 9 (16.36%) BDD
19 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
20 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
20 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
20 8 (14.55%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (14.55%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) CMS
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Node.js
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) DNN
4 1 (1.82%) Immediacy CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Kentico
4 1 (1.82%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.82%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (9.09%) Big Data
4 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
5 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.45%) HBase
6 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (25.45%) SpecFlow
3 8 (14.55%) NUnit
4 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.91%) Jasmine
5 6 (10.91%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (10.91%) Selenium
6 5 (9.09%) NSubstitute
6 5 (9.09%) Subversion
6 5 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.27%) MSBuild
7 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.64%) MSTest
9 2 (3.64%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.82%) Maven
10 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.82%) Moq
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Front Office
3 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 9 (16.36%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) WPF Developer
8 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior WPF Developer
8 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (81.82%) .NET
2 21 (38.18%) .NET Framework
3 19 (34.55%) HTML
4 18 (32.73%) ASP.NET
5 16 (29.09%) AngularJS
6 13 (23.64%) WCF
7 12 (21.82%) CSS
7 12 (21.82%) HTML5
8 11 (20.00%) WPF
9 10 (18.18%) XML
10 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
11 8 (14.55%) jQuery
12 7 (12.73%) LINQ
12 7 (12.73%) Web Services
13 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 5 (9.09%) ADO.NET
14 5 (9.09%) Kendo UI
14 5 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Clustering
1 5 (9.09%) IVR
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.09%) Smartcard
2 4 (7.27%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Derivative
3 2 (3.64%) Equities
3 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (3.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) AS400
4 1 (1.82%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
4 1 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Android
2 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) MVC
3 15 (27.27%) Scrum
3 15 (27.27%) TDD
4 9 (16.36%) BDD
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Front End Development
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) ATDD
7 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 5 (9.09%) OO
7 5 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.09%) Test Management
7 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 42 (76.36%) C#
2 32 (58.18%) SQL
3 20 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 16 (29.09%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Java
6 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.91%) XAML
7 3 (5.45%) VB
7 3 (5.45%) VBScript
8 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.64%) Scala
8 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) C
9 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.82%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
1 6 (10.91%) ISEB
1 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCT
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) WCAG
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) HDFS
1 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.82%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.82%) HP Fortify
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
3 5 (9.09%) Red Gate
4 3 (5.45%) Perforce
4 3 (5.45%) RedDot
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Actian
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe
6 1 (1.82%) CA
6 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.82%) i2
6 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago