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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 178 177 154
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 712 738 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.39% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.72% 9.95% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 455 461
Median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 26
Median hourly rate £34.00 £39.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £28.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £46.15 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
8165 7415 6667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.50% 14.02% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5554 4928 4322
Median daily rate £438 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 130 121
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.89 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +2.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £50.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +3 232 £425 +3.03% 44
South East +13 159 £360 +2.85% 54
West Midlands +12 98 £340 +109.23% 17
Yorkshire -19 60 £400 +25.98% 26
South West +14 53 £350 -6.66% 29
North West -13 52 £350 -9.67% 31
East of England +11 27 £275 -19.41% 29
East Midlands -1 21 £333 -5.00% 9
North East -42 6 £315 +5.00% 6
Midlands -6 3 £300 - 3
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 865 (67.11%) .NET
2 787 (61.06%) C#
3 662 (51.36%) SQL Server
4 650 (50.43%) Microsoft
5 553 (42.90%) SQL
6 508 (39.41%) JavaScript
7 454 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
8 404 (31.34%) HTML
9 390 (30.26%) ASP.NET
10 344 (26.69%) CSS
11 324 (25.14%) MVC
12 320 (24.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 303 (23.51%) jQuery
14 298 (23.12%) .NET Framework
15 246 (19.08%) Windows
16 227 (17.61%) XML
17 220 (17.07%) SharePoint
18 214 (16.60%) T-SQL
19 209 (16.21%) Oracle
20 199 (15.44%) Web Services
21 193 (14.97%) ASP.NET MVC
22 190 (14.74%) Scrum
23 185 (14.35%) MS Excel
24 179 (13.89%) AngularJS
25 172 (13.34%) HTML5
26 162 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 161 (12.49%) WCF
28 158 (12.26%) IIS
28 158 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 153 (11.87%) TDD

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
1 220 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 158 (12.26%) IIS
3 74 (5.74%) BizTalk Server
4 64 (4.97%) CMS
5 44 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 37 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.16%) Confluence
8 13 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.93%) EPiServer CMS
10 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.54%) Tuxedo
11 7 (0.54%) WordPress
12 6 (0.47%) Drupal
12 6 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.39%) Documentum
13 5 (0.39%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.39%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 185 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.11%) MS Office
3 21 (1.63%) InfoPath
4 19 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.24%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.39%) Mingle
8 4 (0.31%) MS Project
9 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.078%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 114 (8.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.47%) RMDS
4 15 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.39%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.16%) Maximo
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.078%) Endur
9 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.078%) Investran
9 1 (0.078%) nopCommerce
9 1 (0.078%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.078%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 131 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.71%) PaaS
4 18 (1.40%) IaaS
5 14 (1.09%) Office 365
6 7 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.54%) SaaS
7 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.078%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.078%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.41%) HTTP
2 33 (2.56%) Internet
3 31 (2.40%) DNS
4 25 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.78%) SSL
6 16 (1.24%) Firewall
7 13 (1.01%) Kerberos
8 11 (0.85%) VPN
9 9 (0.70%) Intranet
10 6 (0.47%) RS-232
11 4 (0.31%) SMS
12 3 (0.23%) RS-422
12 3 (0.23%) SMTP
12 3 (0.23%) WAAS
12 3 (0.23%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.16%) AMQP
13 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.16%) LAN
13 2 (0.16%) Network Security
14 1 (0.078%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (51.36%) SQL Server
2 162 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 158 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (8.46%) Relational Database
5 103 (7.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 102 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 81 (6.28%) Oracle Database
8 71 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (2.72%) MS Access
10 35 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 30 (2.33%) NoSQL
12 28 (2.17%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 23 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (1.63%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (1.40%) Power BI
17 17 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 16 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 320 (24.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 78 (6.05%) NUnit
4 77 (5.97%) Subversion
5 64 (4.97%) Selenium
6 63 (4.89%) SpecFlow
7 56 (4.34%) JIRA
8 46 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 43 (3.34%) TeamCity
9 43 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 36 (2.79%) Eclipse
11 31 (2.40%) Jenkins
12 22 (1.71%) MSBuild
12 22 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.63%) WiX
14 19 (1.47%) Moq
15 18 (1.40%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 17 (1.32%) Maven
17 16 (1.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 128 (9.93%) Finance
2 55 (4.27%) Marketing
3 34 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 31 (2.40%) Banking
5 27 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.94%) Retail
7 21 (1.63%) Publishing
8 20 (1.55%) Front Office
8 20 (1.55%) Legal
9 19 (1.47%) Electronics
10 17 (1.32%) Advertising
11 15 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.78%) Law
14 9 (0.70%) Back Office
14 9 (0.70%) Billing
15 6 (0.47%) Local Government
16 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.39%) German Language
16 5 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 872 (67.65%) Developer
2 375 (29.09%) .NET Developer
3 235 (18.23%) C# Developer
4 174 (13.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 130 (10.09%) SQL Developer
6 102 (7.91%) ASP.NET Developer
7 78 (6.05%) Software Developer
8 77 (5.97%) Senior Developer
9 65 (5.04%) CRM Developer
10 62 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 61 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 57 (4.42%) Analyst
13 56 (4.34%) Software Engineer
14 50 (3.88%) Microsoft Developer
15 49 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 45 (3.49%) Consultant
16 45 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 45 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
17 44 (3.41%) Applications Developer
18 42 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (67.11%) .NET
2 404 (31.34%) HTML
3 390 (30.26%) ASP.NET
4 344 (26.69%) CSS
5 303 (23.51%) jQuery
6 298 (23.12%) .NET Framework
7 227 (17.61%) XML
8 199 (15.44%) Web Services
9 193 (14.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 179 (13.89%) AngularJS
11 172 (13.34%) HTML5
12 161 (12.49%) WCF
13 138 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 92 (7.14%) JSON
15 86 (6.67%) CSS3
16 83 (6.44%) Entity Framework
17 82 (6.36%) REST
18 76 (5.90%) WPF
19 75 (5.82%) SOAP
20 63 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 66 (5.12%) User Experience
4 28 (2.17%) Fixed Income
4 28 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 24 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.40%) NHS
9 17 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.24%) Social Network
11 15 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (1.09%) Replication
13 12 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
16 8 (0.62%) Data Integration
17 7 (0.54%) e-Learning
17 7 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 246 (19.08%) Windows
2 69 (5.35%) Linux
3 68 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 25 (1.94%) Unix
5 21 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.32%) Android
7 15 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.54%) VME
12 6 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.39%) Windows CE
13 5 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.31%) AIX
15 3 (0.23%) CentOS
15 3 (0.23%) SUSE
15 3 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (25.14%) MVC
3 190 (14.74%) Scrum
4 153 (11.87%) TDD
5 142 (11.02%) Web Development
6 130 (10.09%) CRM
7 114 (8.84%) Software Engineering
8 111 (8.61%) OO
9 110 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (8.53%) Unit Testing
10 99 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (6.13%) Waterfall
12 76 (5.90%) DevOps
12 76 (5.90%) UML
13 71 (5.51%) Migration
14 69 (5.35%) BDD
15 68 (5.28%) SDLC
16 65 (5.04%) Configuration Management
17 63 (4.89%) Workflow
18 61 (4.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 787 (61.06%) C#
2 553 (42.90%) SQL
3 508 (39.41%) JavaScript
4 214 (16.60%) T-SQL
5 122 (9.46%) C++
6 117 (9.08%) PowerShell
7 111 (8.61%) Java
8 96 (7.45%) VB
9 79 (6.13%) VB.NET
10 64 (4.97%) PL/SQL
11 54 (4.19%) C
12 41 (3.18%) VB6
13 39 (3.03%) VBA
13 39 (3.03%) XAML
14 37 (2.87%) PHP
15 35 (2.72%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.94%) Python
17 19 (1.47%) VBScript
18 17 (1.32%) Ruby
19 15 (1.16%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 124 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 116 (9.00%) Degree
3 69 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (2.79%) ISEB
6 31 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 30 (2.33%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (1.09%) MCSD
11 11 (0.85%) MCSE
12 7 (0.54%) MCP
12 7 (0.54%) MCTS
13 6 (0.47%) MCITP
14 4 (0.31%) MCAD
15 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.16%) MBA
16 1 (0.078%) CLAS
16 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.52%) QA
2 13 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.54%) SLA
5 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) HL7
6 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.16%) SDET
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.078%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.078%) TickIT
7 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.16%) Docker
6 6 (0.47%) KVM
7 3 (0.23%) Firmware
7 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.078%) HDFS
9 1 (0.078%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (2.72%) Puppet
2 32 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.40%) Ansible
4 10 (0.78%) SCCM
5 9 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (0.54%) SCOM
8 6 (0.47%) Terraform
9 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.23%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.16%) Mesos
10 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.078%) Control-M
11 1 (0.078%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 650 (50.43%) Microsoft
2 209 (16.21%) Oracle
3 33 (2.56%) VMware
4 31 (2.40%) IBM
5 26 (2.02%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.78%) AppDynamics
6 23 (1.78%) EPiServer
7 22 (1.71%) SAP
8 20 (1.55%) Reuters
9 19 (1.47%) Dynatrace
9 19 (1.47%) ION Trading
9 19 (1.47%) New Relic
9 19 (1.47%) Tableau
9 19 (1.47%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.40%) DevExpress
10 18 (1.40%) HP
11 15 (1.16%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.01%) Informatica
12 13 (1.01%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.93%) Red Hat
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum £25,000 per annum Fixed-Term salary
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day + long term contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Difrent
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day 24 months contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £434.99 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West Of England
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £28 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago