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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 148 150 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -43
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 80 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 1.13% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.89% 9.96% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 64 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.98% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -5.71%
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
798 803 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.60% 11.36% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 603 540
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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.

1 113 (71.52%) C#
2 109 (68.99%) .NET
3 89 (56.33%) SQL Server
4 67 (42.41%) ASP.NET
5 64 (40.51%) Microsoft
6 62 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (38.61%) SQL
8 58 (36.71%) HTML
9 54 (34.18%) MVC
10 51 (32.28%) CSS
11 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
12 46 (29.11%) .NET Framework
13 45 (28.48%) Finance
14 43 (27.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (26.58%) jQuery
16 40 (25.32%) XML
17 39 (24.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 37 (23.42%) Web Services
19 36 (22.78%) TDD
19 36 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
20 32 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 30 (18.99%) Windows
21 30 (18.99%) T-SQL
22 28 (17.72%) WCF
23 25 (15.82%) HTML5
24 22 (13.92%) Banking
24 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
25 21 (13.29%) NUnit
25 21 (13.29%) Scrum
26 20 (12.66%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.39%) CMS
3 13 (8.23%) Umbraco
4 12 (7.59%) IIS
5 11 (6.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (6.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (5.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.53%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.90%) Sitefinity
9 3 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.27%) DNN
11 1 (0.63%) Kentico
11 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.63%) JBoss
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.63%) Apache
11 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.90%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Intranet
1 3 (1.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) SSL
2 1 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (56.33%) SQL Server
2 39 (24.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (10.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.80%) SSDT
9 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.90%) QlikView
10 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.27%) PowerMart
11 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.27%) DTS
11 2 (1.27%) OLAP
11 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (27.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (13.29%) NUnit
3 16 (10.13%) Selenium
4 15 (9.49%) SpecFlow
5 10 (6.33%) FitNesse
6 9 (5.70%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.80%) JIRA
7 6 (3.80%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.80%) MSTest
8 5 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.16%) Subversion
9 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.90%) NSubstitute
9 3 (1.90%) ERwin
9 3 (1.90%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.27%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.27%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 45 (28.48%) Finance
2 22 (13.92%) Banking
3 8 (5.06%) Retail
3 8 (5.06%) Front Office
4 6 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.16%) Advertising
5 5 (3.16%) Marketing
6 4 (2.53%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (70.25%) Developer
2 37 (23.42%) .NET Developer
3 19 (12.03%) C# Developer
4 17 (10.76%) Front-End Developer
5 16 (10.13%) Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (7.59%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.33%) SharePoint Developer
10 9 (5.70%) Tester
11 8 (5.06%) Web Developer
12 7 (4.43%) Architect
12 7 (4.43%) Consultant
12 7 (4.43%) ETL Developer
12 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.80%) SQL Developer
13 6 (3.80%) Lead Developer
14 5 (3.16%) Front-End Web Developer
14 5 (3.16%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (68.99%) .NET
2 67 (42.41%) ASP.NET
3 58 (36.71%) HTML
4 51 (32.28%) CSS
5 46 (29.11%) .NET Framework
6 42 (26.58%) jQuery
7 40 (25.32%) XML
8 37 (23.42%) Web Services
9 36 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (17.72%) WCF
11 25 (15.82%) HTML5
12 20 (12.66%) Ajax
12 20 (12.66%) CSS3
13 16 (10.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (6.96%) LINQ
16 10 (6.33%) REST
16 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (5.70%) WinForms
17 9 (5.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) Derivative
2 8 (5.06%) User Experience
3 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.43%) Equities
4 5 (3.16%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.90%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.90%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.90%) W3C
5 3 (1.90%) Clustering
5 3 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.99%) Windows
2 6 (3.80%) Linux
3 4 (2.53%) UNIX
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) VMS
5 1 (0.63%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.18%) MVC
3 36 (22.78%) TDD
4 21 (13.29%) Scrum
5 19 (12.03%) OO
6 13 (8.23%) BDD
6 13 (8.23%) E-Commerce
6 13 (8.23%) ETL
6 13 (8.23%) Content Management
7 11 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.33%) Web Development
8 10 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.33%) Automation Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Migration
9 8 (5.06%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.43%) ATDD
10 7 (4.43%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.43%) OOD
10 7 (4.43%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 113 (71.52%) C#
2 61 (38.61%) SQL
3 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 30 (18.99%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.59%) Java
6 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.80%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.16%) VB
9 4 (2.53%) Ruby
9 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.53%) VBA
10 3 (1.90%) C++
10 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 2 (1.27%) XAML
11 2 (1.27%) Perl
11 2 (1.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.63%) R
12 1 (0.63%) Scala
12 1 (0.63%) C
12 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Degree
2 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.90%) MCTS
4 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) PhD
5 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.03%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) WCAG
2 2 (1.27%) WAI
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) SCOM
2 4 (2.53%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.27%) Control-M
3 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 64 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.23%) Oracle
3 11 (6.96%) EPiServer
3 11 (6.96%) Sitecore
4 10 (6.33%) RedDot
4 10 (6.33%) Ektron
5 4 (2.53%) Open Text
5 4 (2.53%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.90%) IBM
6 3 (1.90%) Telerik
7 2 (1.27%) Informatica
7 2 (1.27%) MKS
7 2 (1.27%) Sybase
7 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 1 (0.63%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.63%) Trayport
8 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.63%) Nintex
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos
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