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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 148 133 96
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 52 76 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 1.12% 1.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.70% 9.99% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 81
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £104.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
776 761 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.19% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 573 551
Average daily rate £435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 99 (72.79%) C#
2 96 (70.59%) .NET
3 79 (58.09%) SQL Server
4 60 (44.12%) SQL
5 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
6 56 (41.18%) ASP.NET
7 49 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (35.29%) HTML
9 44 (32.35%) JavaScript
9 44 (32.35%) MVC
10 40 (29.41%) CSS
11 38 (27.94%) .NET Framework
12 37 (27.21%) XML
12 37 (27.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (25.74%) jQuery
13 35 (25.74%) Finance
14 34 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (22.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (22.06%) TDD
17 28 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (20.59%) Web Services
18 25 (18.38%) T-SQL
19 23 (16.91%) Windows
20 22 (16.18%) Banking
21 21 (15.44%) WCF
21 21 (15.44%) SharePoint
22 20 (14.71%) OO
23 18 (13.24%) Scrum
24 17 (12.50%) Ajax
25 16 (11.76%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (15.44%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.09%) CMS
3 9 (6.62%) Umbraco
3 9 (6.62%) IIS
4 8 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (5.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.21%) Sitefinity
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.21%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.47%) DNN
7 2 (1.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) Kentico
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.74%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.15%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.21%) MS Office
4 2 (1.47%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Summit
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) Intranet
1 3 (2.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (58.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (10.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (9.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.41%) SSDT
7 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.21%) QlikView
11 2 (1.47%) PowerMart
11 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.47%) DTS
11 2 (1.47%) OLAP
11 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (27.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (11.03%) NUnit
3 14 (10.29%) SpecFlow
4 13 (9.56%) Selenium
5 9 (6.62%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.15%) FitNesse
7 6 (4.41%) JIRA
7 6 (4.41%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.68%) MSTest
8 5 (3.68%) Subversion
9 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.21%) Toad
9 3 (2.21%) ERwin
9 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (2.21%) ReSharper
9 3 (2.21%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.47%) NSubstitute
10 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (25.74%) Finance
2 22 (16.18%) Banking
3 10 (7.35%) Front Office
4 7 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.41%) Advertising
5 6 (4.41%) Retail
6 4 (2.94%) Back Office
7 2 (1.47%) Automotive
7 2 (1.47%) Law
7 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.74%) Avionics
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (69.85%) Developer
2 27 (19.85%) .NET Developer
3 17 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 13 (9.56%) Analyst
5 10 (7.35%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (7.35%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Tester
8 7 (5.15%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Consultant
8 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.15%) ETL Developer
9 6 (4.41%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.68%) Architect
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (70.59%) .NET
2 56 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 48 (35.29%) HTML
4 40 (29.41%) CSS
5 38 (27.94%) .NET Framework
6 37 (27.21%) XML
7 35 (25.74%) jQuery
8 31 (22.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (20.59%) Web Services
10 21 (15.44%) WCF
11 17 (12.50%) Ajax
12 16 (11.76%) HTML5
13 15 (11.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (9.56%) CSS3
15 10 (7.35%) REST
16 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 9 (6.62%) LINQ
16 9 (6.62%) WinForms
17 8 (5.88%) WPF
17 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.35%) Derivative
3 7 (5.15%) User Experience
3 7 (5.15%) Equities
4 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.68%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.21%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.21%) W3C
7 3 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (2.21%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.21%) Clustering
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.47%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.47%) NHS
8 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.47%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.47%) iPad
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.91%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) UNIX
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Phone
5 3 (2.21%) Android
5 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.21%) VMS
5 3 (2.21%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.35%) MVC
3 30 (22.06%) TDD
4 20 (14.71%) OO
5 18 (13.24%) Scrum
6 12 (8.82%) ETL
7 11 (8.09%) BDD
7 11 (8.09%) Web Development
8 10 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.88%) Migration
10 8 (5.88%) Content Management
10 8 (5.88%) OOD
10 8 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.15%) Automation Testing
11 7 (5.15%) ATDD
12 6 (4.41%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.41%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 99 (72.79%) C#
2 60 (44.12%) SQL
3 44 (32.35%) JavaScript
4 25 (18.38%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.35%) Java
6 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.41%) VB
8 5 (3.68%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.94%) Ruby
9 4 (2.94%) C++
9 4 (2.94%) PHP
10 3 (2.21%) C
10 3 (2.21%) VBA
11 2 (1.47%) XAML
11 2 (1.47%) VBScript
11 2 (1.47%) Perl
11 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.21%) MCTS
3 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.74%) ISEB
3 1 (0.74%) PhD
3 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.56%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) WCAG
2 2 (1.47%) WAI
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) SCOM
2 4 (2.94%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.47%) Control-M
3 2 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.74%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.56%) Oracle
3 7 (5.15%) EPiServer
3 7 (5.15%) Sitecore
3 7 (5.15%) RedDot
4 5 (3.68%) Ektron
4 5 (3.68%) DevExpress
5 4 (2.94%) Telerik
6 3 (2.21%) IBM
7 2 (1.47%) Open Text
7 2 (1.47%) SAP
7 2 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.47%) MKS
7 2 (1.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.74%) Trayport
8 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.74%) Twitter
8 1 (0.74%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.74%) CA
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