The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio 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 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 122 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 877 789 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.80% 1.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.62% 15.57% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 468 476
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 51
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £18.50 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6439 5066 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.30% 11.53% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 3258 3258
Average daily rate £375 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 139 193
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -42 285 £390 - 107
South East +32 251 £375 +7.14% 88
East of England +13 94 £340 +3.81% 50
Yorkshire -3 68 £300 -1.63% 55
North West -6 61 £356 +10.46% 38
South West -45 47 £325 -10.95% 35
West Midlands -7 32 £300 -7.69% 17
East Midlands -34 29 £300 -3.22% 15
North East -25 5 £225 -16.66% 5
Midlands 0 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1307 (79.65%) .NET
2 1221 (74.41%) C#
3 923 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 752 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 653 (39.79%) SQL
6 626 (38.15%) Microsoft
7 535 (32.60%) JavaScript
8 521 (31.75%) HTML
9 472 (28.76%) MVC
10 458 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 433 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
12 420 (25.59%) Windows
13 416 (25.35%) CSS
14 405 (24.68%) jQuery
15 403 (24.56%) XML
16 393 (23.95%) WCF
17 349 (21.27%) .NET Framework
18 334 (20.35%) SQL Server 2008
19 307 (18.71%) SharePoint
20 302 (18.40%) TDD
21 301 (18.34%) Scrum
22 274 (16.70%) Web Services
23 267 (16.27%) ASP.NET MVC
24 253 (15.42%) Finance
25 222 (13.53%) OO
26 212 (12.92%) T-SQL
27 199 (12.13%) Oracle
28 196 (11.94%) Ajax
29 184 (11.21%) HTML5
30 181 (11.03%) SQL Server 2005

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 307 (18.71%) SharePoint
2 123 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 110 (6.70%) IIS
4 91 (5.55%) BizTalk Server
5 83 (5.06%) CMS
6 69 (4.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 48 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
8 43 (2.62%) Umbraco
9 28 (1.71%) Node.js
10 25 (1.52%) MS Project Server
11 19 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.85%) Kentico
13 12 (0.73%) DNN
14 9 (0.55%) ArcGIS
14 9 (0.55%) Apache
14 9 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.43%) ArcSDE
15 7 (0.43%) WordPress
16 6 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 179 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 115 (7.01%) MS Office
3 44 (2.68%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.43%) Mingle
6 6 (0.37%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.30%) MS Project
7 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.061%) SPSS
10 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 66 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) ZaiNet
2 9 (0.55%) Endur
2 9 (0.55%) Aligne
3 4 (0.24%) Exstream
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.12%) Tridion
5 1 (0.061%) Agresso
5 1 (0.061%) Movex
5 1 (0.061%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.04%) SaaS
3 15 (0.91%) Office 365
4 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.30%) Trello
7 4 (0.24%) GitHub
7 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.061%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.86%) Intranet
2 37 (2.25%) Internet
3 36 (2.19%) HTTP
4 17 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.79%) DNS
6 11 (0.67%) FTP
7 10 (0.61%) LDAP
8 8 (0.49%) SSL
8 8 (0.49%) VPN
9 6 (0.37%) Network Security
9 6 (0.37%) Modbus
9 6 (0.37%) CTI
10 4 (0.24%) Firewall
10 4 (0.24%) Extranet
10 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.18%) GSM
11 3 (0.18%) SMTP
11 3 (0.18%) SAN
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.12%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 923 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 334 (20.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (11.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 167 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 133 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 63 (3.84%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 54 (3.29%) Relational Database
10 45 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (2.44%) RavenDB
13 23 (1.40%) OLAP
14 22 (1.34%) MySQL
15 18 (1.10%) PerformancePoint
16 17 (1.04%) DTS
17 16 (0.98%) Neo4j
17 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (0.91%) SQLite
19 14 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 458 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 132 (8.04%) NUnit
3 119 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 107 (6.52%) Subversion
5 87 (5.30%) Selenium
6 76 (4.63%) SpecFlow
7 63 (3.84%) TeamCity
8 45 (2.74%) MSTest
9 40 (2.44%) Jenkins
10 38 (2.32%) FitNesse
11 28 (1.71%) Moq
11 28 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 27 (1.65%) JIRA
12 27 (1.65%) ReSharper
13 26 (1.58%) CruiseControl
14 25 (1.52%) MSBuild
15 23 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 23 (1.40%) Eclipse
15 23 (1.40%) WebDriver
15 23 (1.40%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 253 (15.42%) Finance
2 53 (3.23%) Banking
3 45 (2.74%) Front Office
4 38 (2.32%) Marketing
5 31 (1.89%) Retail
6 28 (1.71%) Back Office
7 22 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.16%) Legal
10 18 (1.10%) Games
11 17 (1.04%) Publishing
12 16 (0.98%) Advertising
13 15 (0.91%) Local Government
14 12 (0.73%) Electronics
15 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.30%) Law
17 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1146 (69.84%) Developer
2 533 (32.48%) .NET Developer
3 283 (17.25%) C# Developer
4 183 (11.15%) Analyst
5 181 (11.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 150 (9.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 121 (7.37%) SharePoint Developer
8 115 (7.01%) Web Developer
9 108 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 99 (6.03%) Test Analyst
11 89 (5.42%) Software Developer
12 75 (4.57%) Senior Developer
13 69 (4.20%) Software Engineer
14 58 (3.53%) VB.NET Developer
15 54 (3.29%) Consultant
16 50 (3.05%) Tester
17 46 (2.80%) QA Analyst
18 41 (2.50%) Architect
19 40 (2.44%) Programmer
20 39 (2.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1307 (79.65%) .NET
2 752 (45.83%) ASP.NET
3 521 (31.75%) HTML
4 416 (25.35%) CSS
5 405 (24.68%) jQuery
6 403 (24.56%) XML
7 393 (23.95%) WCF
8 349 (21.27%) .NET Framework
9 274 (16.70%) Web Services
10 267 (16.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 196 (11.94%) Ajax
12 184 (11.21%) HTML5
13 173 (10.54%) LINQ
14 169 (10.30%) WPF
15 150 (9.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 138 (8.41%) XSLT
17 105 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 103 (6.28%) SOAP
19 100 (6.09%) WF
20 96 (5.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (2.68%) Computer Science
2 39 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 32 (1.95%) Derivative
4 28 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 26 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
5 26 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.28%) NHS
7 16 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 16 (0.98%) W3C
8 15 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 15 (0.91%) Credit Risk
9 14 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 13 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 11 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.67%) Open Source
12 10 (0.61%) iPhone
13 8 (0.49%) Physics
14 7 (0.43%) GIS
14 7 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
14 7 (0.43%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 420 (25.59%) Windows
2 56 (3.41%) Linux
3 52 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.52%) UNIX
7 18 (1.10%) Android
8 17 (1.04%) Windows Phone
9 16 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 14 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.67%) Windows CE
13 11 (0.67%) CentOS
14 7 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
15 6 (0.37%) LynxOS
16 4 (0.24%) VMS
17 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (28.76%) MVC
2 433 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (18.40%) TDD
4 301 (18.34%) Scrum
5 222 (13.53%) OO
6 157 (9.57%) Workflow
7 147 (8.96%) BDD
8 141 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 136 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (6.89%) Unit Testing
11 109 (6.64%) SOA
12 105 (6.40%) Web Development
13 93 (5.67%) Automated Testing
14 73 (4.45%) Test Automation
15 72 (4.39%) CRM
16 65 (3.96%) OOP
17 64 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (3.78%) Release Management
19 61 (3.72%) Software Testing
20 59 (3.60%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1221 (74.41%) C#
2 653 (39.79%) SQL
3 535 (32.60%) JavaScript
4 212 (12.92%) T-SQL
5 173 (10.54%) VB.NET
6 108 (6.58%) C++
7 103 (6.28%) Java
8 92 (5.61%) PowerShell
9 84 (5.12%) VB
10 53 (3.23%) C
11 50 (3.05%) PHP
12 48 (2.93%) PL/SQL
13 46 (2.80%) XAML
14 37 (2.25%) VBA
15 36 (2.19%) Python
16 30 (1.83%) VB6
17 23 (1.40%) Perl
18 16 (0.98%) VBScript
19 15 (0.91%) XPath
20 13 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 110 (6.70%) Degree
2 88 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 56 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (2.38%) ISEB
6 19 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.85%) MCSD
8 11 (0.67%) MCSE
9 10 (0.61%) MCP
10 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.55%) MCTS
11 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.49%) MCITP
12 5 (0.30%) MCSA
13 2 (0.12%) CFA
13 2 (0.12%) MCPD
13 2 (0.12%) MCSM
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.12%) MBA
13 2 (0.12%) OCMJEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.13%) QA
2 12 (0.73%) SLA
3 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.43%) WCAG
3 7 (0.43%) DICOM
4 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.061%) EMIR
7 1 (0.061%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.18%) vSphere
4 3 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (0.61%) SCCM
2 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.24%) SCOM
5 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.061%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.061%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.061%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 626 (38.15%) Microsoft
2 199 (12.13%) Oracle
3 23 (1.40%) Perforce
4 21 (1.28%) Sitecore
5 18 (1.10%) EPiServer
6 16 (0.98%) Business Objects
6 16 (0.98%) Adobe
7 15 (0.91%) IBM
7 15 (0.91%) Telerik
8 13 (0.79%) DevExpress
9 11 (0.67%) VMware
9 11 (0.67%) DataSynapse
10 9 (0.55%) HP
11 8 (0.49%) Twitter
11 8 (0.49%) Red Gate
11 8 (0.49%) Intel
11 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.49%) SAP
12 7 (0.43%) Kofax
13 6 (0.37%) Meridio
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