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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 145 119 103
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 713 789 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.76% 1.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.63% 14.56% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 488 461
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.35 £22.50 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £42.79 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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
6129 5418 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.25% 12.06% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 3502 3021
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 102 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £20.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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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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 -22 218 £388 -3.36% 105
South East -15 202 £388 +15.24% 86
North West -2 63 £290 -17.14% 54
South West -3 60 £320 -1.53% 35
East of England +6 57 £300 -20.00% 27
Yorkshire -23 53 £328 +9.16% 49
West Midlands -8 29 £353 +8.46% 25
East Midlands -10 15 £360 +15.20% 10
North East +15 12 £300 +33.33% 6
South Coast - - - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1085 (77.33%) .NET
2 989 (70.49%) C#
3 735 (52.39%) SQL Server
4 581 (41.41%) SQL
5 572 (40.77%) ASP.NET
6 569 (40.56%) JavaScript
7 525 (37.42%) Microsoft
8 513 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
9 491 (35.00%) HTML
10 474 (33.78%) CSS
11 417 (29.72%) jQuery
12 377 (26.87%) MVC
13 365 (26.02%) .NET Framework
14 337 (24.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 320 (22.81%) Web Services
16 319 (22.74%) XML
17 290 (20.67%) WCF
18 268 (19.10%) Windows
19 250 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
20 226 (16.11%) Scrum
20 226 (16.11%) ASP.NET MVC
21 210 (14.97%) Oracle
22 206 (14.68%) TDD
23 205 (14.61%) SharePoint
24 200 (14.26%) OO
25 186 (13.26%) MS Excel
26 175 (12.47%) T-SQL
27 163 (11.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
28 161 (11.48%) Finance
29 157 (11.19%) Ajax

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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
1 205 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 129 (9.19%) IIS
3 110 (7.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 93 (6.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 93 (6.63%) CMS
5 47 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (2.21%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.14%) Kentico
8 14 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (0.71%) Apache
9 10 (0.71%) Node.js
10 8 (0.57%) Orchard CMS
10 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.57%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.36%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.36%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 186 (13.26%) MS Excel
2 73 (5.20%) MS Office
3 30 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.86%) MS Project
7 11 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.57%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.21%) Mingle
9 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.071%) Maya
11 1 (0.071%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 84 (5.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.78%) SmartPlant
4 9 (0.64%) assyst
5 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.36%) Tridion
6 5 (0.36%) Summit
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.92%) Office 365
3 15 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.71%) SaaS
5 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.43%) GitHub
7 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.92%) HTTP
2 51 (3.64%) Intranet
3 27 (1.92%) Internet
4 17 (1.21%) FTP
4 17 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.21%) SSL
5 7 (0.50%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.36%) Extranet
7 4 (0.29%) 802.15
7 4 (0.29%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.29%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.29%) VPN
7 4 (0.29%) DNS
8 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.21%) S/MIME
8 3 (0.21%) SMTP
8 3 (0.21%) LDAP
8 3 (0.21%) Modbus
8 3 (0.21%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (52.39%) SQL Server
2 250 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 154 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 115 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 90 (6.41%) Oracle Database
6 90 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (2.42%) MS Access
10 29 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
11 26 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.57%) MySQL
13 20 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.93%) SSDT
15 12 (0.86%) RavenDB
15 12 (0.86%) OLAP
16 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 337 (24.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 97 (6.91%) NUnit
3 91 (6.49%) Subversion
4 61 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 51 (3.64%) SpecFlow
6 49 (3.49%) Selenium
7 41 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 36 (2.57%) Jenkins
8 36 (2.57%) MSTest
9 29 (2.07%) JIRA
9 29 (2.07%) ReSharper
10 26 (1.85%) StyleCop
11 24 (1.71%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 20 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 20 (1.43%) Moq
14 19 (1.35%) Axure RP
14 19 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.21%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 161 (11.48%) Finance
2 68 (4.85%) Banking
3 36 (2.57%) Front Office
4 35 (2.49%) Publishing
5 29 (2.07%) Retail
6 27 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.50%) Back Office
9 16 (1.14%) Marketing
10 15 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.71%) Automotive
12 8 (0.57%) Advertising
13 7 (0.50%) Law
13 7 (0.50%) Electronics
14 6 (0.43%) Legal
15 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.29%) Avionics
17 3 (0.21%) French Language
17 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 987 (70.35%) Developer
2 373 (26.59%) .NET Developer
3 246 (17.53%) C# Developer
4 142 (10.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (9.05%) Analyst
6 112 (7.98%) SharePoint Developer
7 82 (5.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 80 (5.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 76 (5.42%) Senior Developer
10 72 (5.13%) Web Developer
11 59 (4.21%) Test Analyst
12 54 (3.85%) Tester
13 52 (3.71%) Software Developer
14 44 (3.14%) Programmer
15 42 (2.99%) SQL Developer
16 37 (2.64%) Consultant
17 35 (2.49%) Software Engineer
17 35 (2.49%) CRM Developer
18 32 (2.28%) Microsoft Developer
19 29 (2.07%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1085 (77.33%) .NET
2 572 (40.77%) ASP.NET
3 491 (35.00%) HTML
4 474 (33.78%) CSS
5 417 (29.72%) jQuery
6 365 (26.02%) .NET Framework
7 320 (22.81%) Web Services
8 319 (22.74%) XML
9 290 (20.67%) WCF
10 226 (16.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 163 (11.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 157 (11.19%) Ajax
13 150 (10.69%) HTML5
14 129 (9.19%) LINQ
15 96 (6.84%) REST
15 96 (6.84%) CSS3
16 92 (6.56%) XSLT
17 89 (6.34%) WPF
18 87 (6.20%) XHTML
19 72 (5.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 67 (4.78%) User Experience
4 40 (2.85%) Open Source
5 35 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 34 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.78%) W3C
8 23 (1.64%) Equities
9 20 (1.43%) NHS
9 20 (1.43%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.28%) Visualisation
10 18 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.28%) Web 2.0
11 17 (1.21%) Clustering
12 16 (1.14%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.07%) Mathematics
14 14 (1.00%) Derivative
15 13 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
16 12 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 268 (19.10%) Windows
2 46 (3.28%) Linux
3 31 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (1.35%) Android
5 18 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.28%) UNIX
5 18 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 16 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.78%) Windows CE
8 9 (0.64%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.36%) OpenVMS
12 4 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
13 3 (0.21%) VME
13 3 (0.21%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (26.87%) MVC
3 226 (16.11%) Scrum
4 206 (14.68%) TDD
5 200 (14.26%) OO
6 121 (8.62%) Web Development
7 103 (7.34%) CRM
8 85 (6.06%) OOP
9 84 (5.99%) OOD
10 83 (5.92%) Unit Testing
11 81 (5.77%) SOA
11 81 (5.77%) Software Engineering
12 80 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 79 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 77 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (4.63%) Workflow
15 65 (4.63%) Manual Testing
16 64 (4.56%) UML
17 63 (4.49%) Multithreading
18 62 (4.42%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 989 (70.49%) C#
2 581 (41.41%) SQL
3 569 (40.56%) JavaScript
4 175 (12.47%) T-SQL
5 137 (9.76%) Java
6 124 (8.84%) VB.NET
7 88 (6.27%) C++
8 82 (5.84%) PowerShell
9 62 (4.42%) VB
10 49 (3.49%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.92%) C
12 32 (2.28%) VBA
13 25 (1.78%) XAML
14 24 (1.71%) XPath
14 24 (1.71%) PHP
15 22 (1.57%) VB6
16 19 (1.35%) Ruby
17 17 (1.21%) Python
18 13 (0.93%) VBScript
19 11 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 127 (9.05%) Degree
2 110 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 71 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.21%) VCP4
5 28 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.92%) ISEB
7 18 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.07%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.71%) MCP
10 8 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.36%) MCSD
11 5 (0.36%) MCSE
11 5 (0.36%) MCSA
11 5 (0.36%) MCTS
11 5 (0.36%) MCITP
12 4 (0.29%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.21%) MCAD
14 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.071%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.28%) QA
2 5 (0.36%) WCAG
2 5 (0.36%) SLA
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.29%) WAI
4 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.14%) COBIT
5 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.071%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.29%) Firmware
5 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.29%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.50%) SCOM
2 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.36%) Control-M
3 4 (0.29%) SCCM
4 3 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.071%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 525 (37.42%) Microsoft
2 210 (14.97%) Oracle
3 30 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
3 30 (2.14%) Sitecore
4 28 (2.00%) Adobe
5 25 (1.78%) Open Text
6 22 (1.57%) Google
7 20 (1.43%) RedDot
7 20 (1.43%) Telerik
8 18 (1.28%) IBM
9 15 (1.07%) VMware
10 13 (0.93%) DevExpress
11 12 (0.86%) HP
12 11 (0.78%) Sybase
12 11 (0.78%) Apple
12 11 (0.78%) Akamai
12 11 (0.78%) ForgeRock
13 10 (0.71%) SAP
14 9 (0.64%) Remedy
14 9 (0.64%) Intergraph
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.36 - £21.26 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Platform People
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Platform People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago