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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 577 567 511
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -56
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 6 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.092% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate
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£316 £320 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -39.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £336 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate - £320 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
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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 6 £316 +0.23% 1
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Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 34 (97.14%) C#
2 26 (74.29%) .NET
3 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 19 (54.29%) VBA
5 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (42.86%) XML
7 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
7 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
8 12 (34.29%) XSLT
8 12 (34.29%) TDD
9 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
9 11 (31.43%) Finance
10 10 (28.57%) Scrum
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) HTML
10 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
10 10 (28.57%) RESTful
11 9 (25.71%) Banking
11 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
11 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
11 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (22.86%) MS Office
12 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
12 8 (22.86%) jQuery
13 7 (20.00%) WCF
13 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
13 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 7 (20.00%) CSS
13 7 (20.00%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.86%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) OLAP
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.71%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Front Office
5 3 (8.57%) Law
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (5.71%) Retail
7 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Software Developer
2 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) VBA Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) RAD Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) .NET
2 15 (42.86%) XML
3 12 (34.29%) XSLT
4 10 (28.57%) HTML
4 10 (28.57%) RESTful
5 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
6 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
6 8 (22.86%) jQuery
7 7 (20.00%) WCF
7 7 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (17.14%) Entity Framework
9 5 (14.29%) HTML5
9 5 (14.29%) JSON
10 4 (11.43%) WPF
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (8.57%) REST
11 3 (8.57%) SOAP
11 3 (8.57%) WinForms
12 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Equities
3 3 (8.57%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.71%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) TDD
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 7 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) Web Development
6 4 (11.43%) OO
6 4 (11.43%) Document Management
7 3 (8.57%) Line Management
7 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (8.57%) Practice Management
8 2 (5.71%) CRM
8 2 (5.71%) Change Management
8 2 (5.71%) RAD
8 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.71%) MVVM
8 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) C#
2 19 (54.29%) VBA
3 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
4 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (28.57%) SQL
6 6 (17.14%) Java
7 5 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 4 (11.43%) C++
8 4 (11.43%) VB
8 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Interwoven
2 3 (8.57%) OpenText
3 2 (5.71%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle