The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Tools for Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Tools for Office over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 578 558 519
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 12 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.010% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.088% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 22
Average daily rate
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£500 - £430
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £545
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £344
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.59 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Visual Studio Tools for Office
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6795 5664 5681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 3776 3253
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Jobs Demand Trend in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office across the England region.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Daily Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Daily Rate Histogram in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office across the England region.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Hourly Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 12 £500 - 3
South East - - - -
Visual Studio Tools for Office
UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 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 Tools for Office.

1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 18 (81.82%) C#
2 18 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 15 (68.18%) MVC
5 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (54.55%) jQuery
6 12 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 12 (54.55%) WPF
6 12 (54.55%) Silverlight
7 11 (50.00%) WCF
7 11 (50.00%) TDD
8 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
8 10 (45.45%) Degree
8 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (40.91%) SQL
9 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
9 9 (40.91%) Front Office
10 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
11 7 (31.82%) CRM
11 7 (31.82%) CSS
12 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
12 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (22.73%) HTML5
13 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 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 Tools for Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.09%) Big Data
4 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (4.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (18.18%) MSTest
2 4 (18.18%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) NuGet
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (40.91%) Front Office
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 6 (27.27%) CRM Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Lead Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Web Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 18 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (54.55%) WPF
4 12 (54.55%) Silverlight
4 12 (54.55%) jQuery
4 12 (54.55%) .NET Framework
5 11 (50.00%) WCF
6 7 (31.82%) CSS
7 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) Ajax
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (18.18%) StructureMap
9 4 (18.18%) NEsper
10 3 (13.64%) XML
11 2 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
11 2 (9.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) Statistical Arbitrage
3 2 (9.09%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) MVC
2 11 (50.00%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 4 (18.18%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.64%) MVVM
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) OOD
7 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
8 1 (4.55%) Security Management
8 1 (4.55%) DSDM
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) XAML
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) XPath
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Infragistics
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
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