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 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 172 132 100
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 655 790 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.65% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.64% 13.95% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 511 546
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.07 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.70 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.13% -2.14%
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
6795 5664 5681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 3776 3253
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -33 254 £400 +3.22% 99
South East -38 135 £375 +5.63% 62
South West -5 51 £355 +11.37% 39
West Midlands -10 47 £350 +16.66% 23
North West -36 43 £313 - 46
Yorkshire -31 42 £315 +5.00% 45
East of England -17 35 £286 +4.09% 45
East Midlands -7 28 £285 +3.63% 13
Midlands +6 10 - -
North East -37 9 £300 -7.69% 7
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1096 (75.22%) .NET
2 1013 (69.53%) C#
3 721 (49.49%) SQL Server
4 642 (44.06%) ASP.NET
5 606 (41.59%) Microsoft
6 587 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
7 574 (39.40%) SQL
8 531 (36.44%) HTML
9 521 (35.76%) JavaScript
10 465 (31.91%) CSS
11 431 (29.58%) MVC
12 427 (29.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 406 (27.87%) .NET Framework
14 351 (24.09%) jQuery
15 321 (22.03%) Windows
16 315 (21.62%) Web Services
17 312 (21.41%) WCF
18 307 (21.07%) XML
19 290 (19.90%) SharePoint
20 255 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
21 245 (16.82%) TDD
22 244 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
23 230 (15.79%) Scrum
24 197 (13.52%) Finance
25 192 (13.18%) HTML5
26 172 (11.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 168 (11.53%) Oracle
28 166 (11.39%) T-SQL
29 159 (10.91%) Ajax
30 156 (10.71%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 290 (19.90%) SharePoint
2 149 (10.23%) IIS
3 118 (8.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 110 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 96 (6.59%) CMS
6 70 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
7 51 (3.50%) Umbraco
8 34 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 31 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (1.17%) Node.js
11 11 (0.75%) JBoss
12 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.69%) DNN
13 9 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.62%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.55%) Kentico
15 6 (0.41%) Documentum
15 6 (0.41%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 134 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.64%) MS Office
3 32 (2.20%) InfoPath
4 26 (1.78%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.96%) PowerPivot
6 12 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.41%) MS Project
9 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.069%) Mingle
10 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 86 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.41%) Summit
4 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.34%) Tridion
5 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.14%) Endur
6 2 (0.14%) Agresso
6 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.069%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.069%) Documaker
7 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.40%) Office 365
3 8 (0.55%) PaaS
4 4 (0.27%) SaaS
4 4 (0.27%) GitHub
5 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.26%) Internet
2 31 (2.13%) Intranet
3 22 (1.51%) SSL
4 14 (0.96%) DNS
5 13 (0.89%) HTTP
6 10 (0.69%) LDAP
7 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.62%) FTP
8 4 (0.27%) Extranet
8 4 (0.27%) Firewall
9 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.21%) DHCP
9 3 (0.21%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.14%) LAN
10 2 (0.14%) WAN
10 2 (0.14%) NAS
10 2 (0.14%) Modbus
10 2 (0.14%) Wireless
10 2 (0.14%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (49.49%) SQL Server
2 255 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 132 (9.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 70 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (4.53%) Oracle Database
8 53 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 47 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (2.13%) SSDT
12 29 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (1.72%) MySQL
14 24 (1.65%) DTS
15 20 (1.37%) RavenDB
16 19 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
17 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 427 (29.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 107 (7.34%) NUnit
3 87 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 83 (5.70%) Selenium
5 71 (4.87%) SpecFlow
6 69 (4.74%) Subversion
7 59 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 55 (3.77%) MSTest
9 46 (3.16%) MSBuild
10 43 (2.95%) Maven
10 43 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
11 33 (2.26%) JIRA
11 33 (2.26%) Artifactory
12 30 (2.06%) NuGet
13 29 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 26 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
14 26 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
15 24 (1.65%) Gradle
16 20 (1.37%) FitNesse
17 17 (1.17%) ReSharper
General
1 197 (13.52%) Finance
2 52 (3.57%) Banking
3 45 (3.09%) Retail
4 35 (2.40%) Front Office
5 34 (2.33%) Marketing
6 21 (1.44%) Back Office
7 18 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.03%) Publishing
10 9 (0.62%) Automotive
11 7 (0.48%) Legal
12 6 (0.41%) Electronics
12 6 (0.41%) Games
12 6 (0.41%) Advertising
13 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.27%) Law
15 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.069%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.069%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 971 (66.64%) Developer
2 409 (28.07%) .NET Developer
3 210 (14.41%) C# Developer
4 150 (10.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 143 (9.81%) Analyst
6 135 (9.27%) SharePoint Developer
7 107 (7.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 79 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 77 (5.28%) Test Analyst
9 77 (5.28%) Web Developer
10 65 (4.46%) Tester
10 65 (4.46%) Senior Developer
11 57 (3.91%) Software Developer
12 56 (3.84%) Consultant
13 40 (2.75%) Architect
13 40 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
14 39 (2.68%) SQL Developer
15 36 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
16 35 (2.40%) Software Engineer
16 35 (2.40%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1096 (75.22%) .NET
2 642 (44.06%) ASP.NET
3 531 (36.44%) HTML
4 465 (31.91%) CSS
5 406 (27.87%) .NET Framework
6 351 (24.09%) jQuery
7 315 (21.62%) Web Services
8 312 (21.41%) WCF
9 307 (21.07%) XML
10 244 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 192 (13.18%) HTML5
12 172 (11.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 159 (10.91%) Ajax
14 117 (8.03%) CSS3
15 101 (6.93%) XSLT
16 97 (6.66%) LINQ
17 96 (6.59%) WPF
18 90 (6.18%) REST
19 87 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 67 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.36%) User Experience
3 41 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 38 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.92%) Open Source
6 20 (1.37%) Clustering
7 19 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 19 (1.30%) W3C
8 18 (1.24%) Equities
9 16 (1.10%) Derivative
9 16 (1.10%) N-Tier
9 16 (1.10%) NHS
9 16 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.69%) Taxonomies
12 10 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.62%) Data Extraction
14 8 (0.55%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 321 (22.03%) Windows
2 55 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (1.72%) Linux
6 21 (1.44%) UNIX
7 19 (1.30%) Android
7 19 (1.30%) Windows 8
8 15 (1.03%) Windows Phone
9 14 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.69%) Windows CE
11 10 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.21%) AIX
15 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (29.58%) MVC
3 245 (16.82%) TDD
4 230 (15.79%) Scrum
5 156 (10.71%) OO
6 129 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (8.37%) Web Development
8 112 (7.69%) CRM
9 106 (7.28%) Workflow
9 106 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 94 (6.45%) BDD
11 93 (6.38%) Automated Testing
12 71 (4.87%) OOP
13 69 (4.74%) Configuration Management
14 67 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (4.60%) E-Commerce
15 62 (4.26%) SOA
16 61 (4.19%) Automation Testing
17 60 (4.12%) Release Management
18 59 (4.05%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1013 (69.53%) C#
2 574 (39.40%) SQL
3 521 (35.76%) JavaScript
4 166 (11.39%) T-SQL
5 119 (8.17%) VB.NET
6 105 (7.21%) PowerShell
7 80 (5.49%) Java
8 63 (4.32%) C++
9 57 (3.91%) VB
10 50 (3.43%) PL/SQL
11 40 (2.75%) VBScript
12 26 (1.78%) XAML
13 21 (1.44%) VB6
13 21 (1.44%) C
14 14 (0.96%) Perl
15 13 (0.89%) PHP
15 13 (0.89%) VBA
16 12 (0.82%) Ruby
17 11 (0.75%) Python
18 8 (0.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 87 (5.97%) Degree
2 80 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.88%) ISEB
5 35 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.62%) MCTS
8 9 (0.62%) MCSD
9 7 (0.48%) MCP
10 4 (0.27%) HND
10 4 (0.27%) MCPD
10 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) MCITP
11 3 (0.21%) MCSE
11 3 (0.21%) MCT
12 2 (0.14%) MCAD
12 2 (0.14%) MCSA
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.34%) QA
2 13 (0.89%) HL7
3 12 (0.82%) SLA
4 10 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.48%) WAI
6 5 (0.34%) WCAG
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.14%) IAG
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.069%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (0.96%) SCOM
2 10 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.41%) SCCM
4 5 (0.34%) Control-M
4 5 (0.34%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.069%) WMI
6 1 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.069%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.069%) Puppet
6 1 (0.069%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 606 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 168 (11.53%) Oracle
3 40 (2.75%) Sitecore
4 29 (1.99%) Red Gate
5 27 (1.85%) EPiServer
6 19 (1.30%) HP
7 18 (1.24%) RedDot
8 15 (1.03%) Ektron
8 15 (1.03%) IBM
9 14 (0.96%) Adobe
10 13 (0.89%) Telerik
11 12 (0.82%) SAP
12 11 (0.75%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.75%) Open Text
13 8 (0.55%) Meridio
13 8 (0.55%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.48%) VMware
14 7 (0.48%) Lotus
14 7 (0.48%) Informatica
15 6 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
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