The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 199 176 136
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -40
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 643 680 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.30% 1.36% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.28% 10.07% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 445 509
Median daily rate £375 £335 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £12.90 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £58.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
Visual Studio
UK

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
7765 6754 6234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 13.49% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5412 4513 4044
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 102 140
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.45 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.81% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in England

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 205 £420 +5.00% 61
South East +5 153 £356 +9.61% 64
West Midlands -14 74 £350 +115.38% 27
South West +21 67 £350 - 27
North West -18 37 £363 +11.62% 33
Yorkshire -29 31 £369 +13.46% 25
East of England +15 30 £350 - 21
North East -48 29 £325 +13.04% 9
East Midlands -13 14 £325 +1.56% 16
Midlands -4 4 £300 - 2
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 802 (66.50%) .NET
2 777 (64.43%) C#
3 642 (53.23%) SQL Server
4 548 (45.44%) Microsoft
5 512 (42.45%) SQL
6 456 (37.81%) JavaScript
7 386 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
8 381 (31.59%) ASP.NET
9 364 (30.18%) HTML
10 319 (26.45%) MVC
11 318 (26.37%) CSS
12 289 (23.96%) .NET Framework
13 285 (23.63%) jQuery
14 263 (21.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 229 (18.99%) Windows
16 206 (17.08%) XML
17 203 (16.83%) Oracle
18 201 (16.67%) T-SQL
19 193 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
20 183 (15.17%) SharePoint
21 179 (14.84%) Web Services
22 165 (13.68%) Scrum
23 158 (13.10%) IIS
24 150 (12.44%) HTML5
24 150 (12.44%) AngularJS
25 149 (12.35%) WCF
26 148 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 144 (11.94%) MS Excel
28 137 (11.36%) Finance
29 134 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 183 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 158 (13.10%) IIS
3 61 (5.06%) CMS
4 46 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
5 41 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 37 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.00%) Confluence
8 11 (0.91%) EPiServer CMS
8 11 (0.91%) Tuxedo
9 10 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.50%) Drupal
12 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.50%) TPMS
12 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.50%) WordPress
13 5 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 144 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.81%) MS Office
3 24 (1.99%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.41%) MS Project
8 4 (0.33%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.33%) Mingle
9 2 (0.17%) GIMP
9 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.083%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.083%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 91 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.16%) RMDS
3 16 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.75%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.083%) BASE24
8 1 (0.083%) Endur
8 1 (0.083%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.083%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.083%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.083%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.083%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.24%) PaaS
4 13 (1.08%) IaaS
5 9 (0.75%) Office 365
6 6 (0.50%) SaaS
7 5 (0.41%) GitHub
8 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.083%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.083%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.65%) HTTP
2 29 (2.40%) Internet
2 29 (2.40%) SSL
3 25 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.91%) DNS
5 10 (0.83%) SMTP
6 9 (0.75%) Firewall
7 8 (0.66%) Intranet
8 7 (0.58%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.50%) RS-232
10 3 (0.25%) Modbus
10 3 (0.25%) RS-422
10 3 (0.25%) WAAS
11 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.17%) SMS
12 1 (0.083%) ATM
12 1 (0.083%) FTP
12 1 (0.083%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (53.23%) SQL Server
2 148 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 131 (10.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (9.78%) Relational Database
5 91 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 77 (6.38%) Oracle Database
8 62 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (3.15%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.16%) MS Access
12 25 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 24 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (1.49%) MongoDB
15 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 17 (1.41%) NoSQL
15 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (1.08%) Big Data
16 13 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 263 (21.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 92 (7.63%) NUnit
3 82 (6.80%) Git (software)
4 75 (6.22%) Subversion
5 61 (5.06%) Selenium
6 47 (3.90%) SpecFlow
7 40 (3.32%) JIRA
8 37 (3.07%) Eclipse
9 32 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 27 (2.24%) LoadRunner
11 25 (2.07%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (1.82%) Moq
13 22 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 21 (1.74%) Jenkins
14 21 (1.74%) MSBuild
15 19 (1.58%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
17 14 (1.16%) Grunt
17 14 (1.16%) ReSharper
General
1 137 (11.36%) Finance
2 44 (3.65%) Marketing
3 34 (2.82%) Banking
4 32 (2.65%) Front Office
4 32 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.58%) Retail
7 18 (1.49%) Electronics
8 16 (1.33%) Legal
9 13 (1.08%) Back Office
9 13 (1.08%) Publishing
10 10 (0.83%) Law
11 9 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.75%) Military
12 6 (0.50%) Advertising
12 6 (0.50%) German Language
13 5 (0.41%) Automotive
13 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 852 (70.65%) Developer
2 393 (32.59%) .NET Developer
3 255 (21.14%) C# Developer
4 192 (15.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 138 (11.44%) SQL Developer
6 114 (9.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 71 (5.89%) Senior Developer
8 70 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 67 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 63 (5.22%) Software Developer
11 59 (4.89%) Software Engineer
12 58 (4.81%) Analyst
13 55 (4.56%) CRM Developer
14 48 (3.98%) SharePoint Developer
15 46 (3.81%) Applications Developer
15 46 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
16 43 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
17 42 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 42 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
18 40 (3.32%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 802 (66.50%) .NET
2 381 (31.59%) ASP.NET
3 364 (30.18%) HTML
4 318 (26.37%) CSS
5 289 (23.96%) .NET Framework
6 285 (23.63%) jQuery
7 206 (17.08%) XML
8 193 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 179 (14.84%) Web Services
10 150 (12.44%) AngularJS
10 150 (12.44%) HTML5
11 149 (12.35%) WCF
12 110 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 103 (8.54%) Entity Framework
14 92 (7.63%) WPF
15 83 (6.88%) CSS3
16 70 (5.80%) JSON
16 70 (5.80%) SOAP
17 66 (5.47%) LINQ
18 64 (5.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.39%) User Experience
3 47 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 28 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 20 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.24%) NHS
10 13 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
12 9 (0.75%) Clustering
12 9 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 9 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 229 (18.99%) Windows
2 64 (5.31%) Linux
2 64 (5.31%) Windows Server
3 26 (2.16%) Unix
4 18 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.91%) Android
7 11 (0.91%) VME
7 11 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.50%) AIX
11 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.33%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.25%) SUSE
13 3 (0.25%) VMS
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (26.45%) MVC
3 165 (13.68%) Scrum
4 132 (10.95%) TDD
4 132 (10.95%) Web Development
5 120 (9.95%) Software Engineering
6 107 (8.87%) CRM
7 105 (8.71%) OO
8 101 (8.37%) Unit Testing
9 92 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
10 91 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (5.80%) BDD
12 66 (5.47%) Waterfall
13 63 (5.22%) SDLC
14 62 (5.14%) UML
15 59 (4.89%) Migration
16 56 (4.64%) ETL
17 55 (4.56%) Test Scripting
18 54 (4.48%) MVVM
19 53 (4.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 777 (64.43%) C#
2 512 (42.45%) SQL
3 456 (37.81%) JavaScript
4 201 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 116 (9.62%) C++
6 108 (8.96%) Java
7 96 (7.96%) VB
8 93 (7.71%) PowerShell
9 80 (6.63%) VB.NET
10 63 (5.22%) C
11 56 (4.64%) PL/SQL
12 49 (4.06%) XAML
13 43 (3.57%) VB6
13 43 (3.57%) VBA
14 36 (2.99%) PHP
15 29 (2.40%) VBScript
16 27 (2.24%) Python
17 25 (2.07%) Ruby
18 21 (1.74%) TypeScript
19 15 (1.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 134 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.79%) Degree
3 79 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.24%) ISTQB
7 25 (2.07%) ISEB
8 21 (1.74%) MCSD
9 15 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.08%) MCITP
10 13 (1.08%) MCTS
11 11 (0.91%) MCSE
12 10 (0.83%) MCAD
13 7 (0.58%) MCP
14 4 (0.33%) PhD
15 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
17 1 (0.083%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.083%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.97%) QA
2 10 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.50%) SLA
4 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) WCAG
6 2 (0.17%) HL7
6 2 (0.17%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.17%) SDET
7 1 (0.083%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.083%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.083%) MiFID
7 1 (0.083%) MISRA
7 1 (0.083%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.083%) TickIT
7 1 (0.083%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.25%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Docker
6 2 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.083%) HDFS
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (1.24%) Puppet
2 13 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (0.83%) SCCM
3 10 (0.83%) SCOM
4 9 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.66%) Ansible
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.17%) Mesos
7 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.083%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.083%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.083%) Kibana
8 1 (0.083%) logstash
8 1 (0.083%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 548 (45.44%) Microsoft
2 203 (16.83%) Oracle
3 27 (2.24%) Reuters
4 26 (2.16%) ION Trading
4 26 (2.16%) TIBCO
5 25 (2.07%) HP
6 24 (1.99%) IBM
7 23 (1.91%) Sitecore
8 21 (1.74%) EPiServer
8 21 (1.74%) SAP
9 18 (1.49%) Tableau
10 17 (1.41%) AppDynamics
11 15 (1.24%) DevExpress
11 15 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.24%) VMware
12 14 (1.16%) Dynatrace
12 14 (1.16%) New Relic
13 13 (1.08%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.91%) ICL
14 11 (0.91%) Informatica
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + dependent on suitability
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Adteq Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £650 to £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £290 - £348 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £360 - £420 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago