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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 159 151 125
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 759 754 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.49% 1.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.14% 11.54% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 454 525
Average daily rate
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£364 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £35.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £48.25 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
7487 6534 5697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.12% 12.93% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4276 3726
Average daily rate £410 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 124
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.04 £50.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -33 233 £400 - 76
South East -2 152 £350 -4.10% 88
North West +14 99 £388 +23.01% 43
Yorkshire +11 92 £318 -0.78% 20
South West -8 50 £375 +7.14% 30
East of England -14 43 £346 +8.62% 17
West Midlands +10 39 £163 -53.57% 29
East Midlands -16 24 £350 +12.90% 12
North East -17 24 £300 -4.00% 5
Midlands -4 5 - -
South Coast 0 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1005 (68.69%) .NET
2 959 (65.55%) C#
3 789 (53.93%) SQL Server
4 591 (40.40%) SQL
5 580 (39.64%) ASP.NET
6 571 (39.03%) Microsoft
7 500 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
8 479 (32.74%) JavaScript
9 452 (30.90%) HTML
10 412 (28.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 381 (26.04%) CSS
12 368 (25.15%) jQuery
13 357 (24.40%) MVC
14 319 (21.80%) Windows
15 272 (18.59%) .NET Framework
16 263 (17.98%) XML
17 260 (17.77%) T-SQL
18 245 (16.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 233 (15.93%) Web Services
20 231 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
21 227 (15.52%) SharePoint
22 225 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 201 (13.74%) SQL Server 2012
24 196 (13.40%) Finance
25 192 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
26 189 (12.92%) Scrum
27 186 (12.71%) WCF
28 182 (12.44%) MS Excel
29 169 (11.55%) TDD
30 162 (11.07%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 227 (15.52%) SharePoint
2 162 (11.07%) IIS
3 105 (7.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 85 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 62 (4.24%) CMS
6 38 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
7 32 (2.19%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.57%) Node.js
9 15 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.96%) SAS
10 14 (0.96%) WordPress
10 14 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.55%) Drupal
11 8 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.55%) Apache
12 7 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
13 6 (0.41%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.34%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 182 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.78%) MS Office
3 29 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 22 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.44%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.75%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.68%) MS Project
9 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.34%) Maya
11 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 48 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.34%) Endur
4 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.27%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.27%) SmartPlant
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Tridion
6 2 (0.14%) Line 500
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.068%) Agresso
7 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.67%) Office 365
2 34 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.55%) SaaS
3 8 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.60%) Internet
2 36 (2.46%) Intranet
3 28 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.64%) FTP
5 13 (0.89%) HTTP
6 12 (0.82%) Firewall
7 11 (0.75%) SSL
8 10 (0.68%) DNS
9 9 (0.62%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.55%) LDAP
11 7 (0.48%) SMTP
12 6 (0.41%) DHCP
12 6 (0.41%) SAN
13 4 (0.27%) VPN
13 4 (0.27%) SNMP
14 3 (0.21%) LAN
14 3 (0.21%) WAN
14 3 (0.21%) Extranet
15 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 789 (53.93%) SQL Server
2 245 (16.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 231 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 225 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 201 (13.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 98 (6.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 90 (6.15%) Relational Database
8 74 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (4.51%) Oracle Database
10 65 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 38 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 34 (2.32%) MySQL
13 33 (2.26%) MS Access
14 30 (2.05%) SSDT
15 26 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 25 (1.71%) OLAP
17 24 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.03%) QlikView
18 15 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
19 13 (0.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 412 (28.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (7.72%) Subversion
3 99 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 79 (5.40%) Selenium
5 72 (4.92%) NUnit
6 58 (3.96%) SpecFlow
7 54 (3.69%) TeamCity
8 49 (3.35%) Eclipse
9 43 (2.94%) ReSharper
10 35 (2.39%) JIRA
11 33 (2.26%) Jenkins
12 32 (2.19%) MSBuild
13 30 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 27 (1.85%) MSTest
15 25 (1.71%) WebDriver
15 25 (1.71%) Cucumber
15 25 (1.71%) HP UFT
16 22 (1.50%) LoadRunner
16 22 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 22 (1.50%) SoapUI
General
1 196 (13.40%) Finance
2 65 (4.44%) Banking
3 63 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 30 (2.05%) Front Office
5 29 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.71%) Marketing
7 24 (1.64%) Retail
8 19 (1.30%) Back Office
9 16 (1.09%) Advertising
10 15 (1.03%) Electronics
11 12 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 12 (0.82%) Automotive
12 11 (0.75%) Law
12 11 (0.75%) Publishing
12 11 (0.75%) Games
13 9 (0.62%) Legal
14 7 (0.48%) German Language
15 5 (0.34%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 991 (67.74%) Developer
2 324 (22.15%) .NET Developer
3 182 (12.44%) C# Developer
4 168 (11.48%) Analyst
5 115 (7.86%) Web Developer
5 115 (7.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 93 (6.36%) Software Engineer
7 86 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 81 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 79 (5.40%) SQL Developer
10 77 (5.26%) Test Analyst
11 61 (4.17%) Senior Developer
12 58 (3.96%) Programmer
13 54 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 53 (3.62%) Software Developer
15 47 (3.21%) Front-End Developer
15 47 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 42 (2.87%) Tester
17 33 (2.26%) Architect
17 33 (2.26%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1005 (68.69%) .NET
2 580 (39.64%) ASP.NET
3 452 (30.90%) HTML
4 381 (26.04%) CSS
5 368 (25.15%) jQuery
6 272 (18.59%) .NET Framework
7 263 (17.98%) XML
8 233 (15.93%) Web Services
9 192 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 186 (12.71%) WCF
11 150 (10.25%) HTML5
12 117 (8.00%) AngularJS
13 113 (7.72%) Entity Framework
14 96 (6.56%) LINQ
15 95 (6.49%) Ajax
16 83 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 80 (5.47%) SOAP
18 76 (5.19%) WPF
19 71 (4.85%) CSS3
20 64 (4.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 43 (2.94%) User Experience
4 39 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 27 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 20 (1.37%) Clustering
9 19 (1.30%) Credit Risk
9 19 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
10 18 (1.23%) Derivative
11 17 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.96%) NHS
12 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
13 13 (0.89%) W3C
14 12 (0.82%) Social Media
15 10 (0.68%) Data Integration
15 10 (0.68%) Equities
16 9 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 319 (21.80%) Windows
2 71 (4.85%) Linux
3 51 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (2.19%) UNIX
5 26 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 14 (0.96%) SUSE
9 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.82%) Windows CE
11 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.62%) Android
12 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (24.40%) MVC
3 189 (12.92%) Scrum
4 169 (11.55%) TDD
5 161 (11.00%) Unit Testing
6 139 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
7 132 (9.02%) Software Engineering
8 128 (8.75%) OO
9 114 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (6.97%) Web Development
11 91 (6.22%) UML
12 89 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 89 (6.08%) SDLC
13 87 (5.95%) CRM
14 83 (5.67%) E-Commerce
15 77 (5.26%) BDD
16 70 (4.78%) OOD
17 67 (4.58%) ETL
18 66 (4.51%) Test Scripting
19 63 (4.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 959 (65.55%) C#
2 591 (40.40%) SQL
3 479 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 260 (17.77%) T-SQL
5 150 (10.25%) VB
6 136 (9.30%) VB.NET
7 132 (9.02%) C++
8 103 (7.04%) Java
9 72 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 50 (3.42%) VB6
11 43 (2.94%) C
12 37 (2.53%) PHP
12 37 (2.53%) VBScript
12 37 (2.53%) VBA
13 31 (2.12%) Python
14 25 (1.71%) COBOL
15 20 (1.37%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.30%) XAML
17 17 (1.16%) X++
18 12 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 137 (9.36%) Degree
2 87 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.32%) ISTQB
4 34 (2.32%) ISEB
5 24 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (0.55%) HND
10 7 (0.48%) MCSE
10 7 (0.48%) MCSA
11 6 (0.41%) MCAD
11 6 (0.41%) MCSD
11 6 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.34%) CISSP
13 4 (0.27%) MCSM
14 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.21%) MCDBA
15 2 (0.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.03%) QA
2 18 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.09%) TickIT
4 3 (0.21%) WCAG
4 3 (0.21%) HL7
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) WAI
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.068%) Basel III
6 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.41%) HDFS
7 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.27%) Firmware
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.21%) XenApp
8 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.68%) SCCM
1 10 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.41%) SCOM
3 6 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.068%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.068%) StatsD
6 1 (0.068%) logstash
6 1 (0.068%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 571 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 162 (11.07%) Oracle
3 36 (2.46%) IBM
4 34 (2.32%) Sitecore
5 28 (1.91%) Telerik
6 25 (1.71%) Micro Focus
7 24 (1.64%) Perforce
7 24 (1.64%) VMware
8 21 (1.44%) Red Gate
9 18 (1.23%) SAP
10 17 (1.16%) Adobe
11 15 (1.03%) Tableau
12 14 (0.96%) Nintex
13 12 (0.82%) HP
13 12 (0.82%) Apple
14 10 (0.68%) Infragistics
14 10 (0.68%) Google
15 8 (0.55%) DevExpress
15 8 (0.55%) Twitter
15 8 (0.55%) Cloudera
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good Rates, Good Team, Interesting Work
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kent
HFG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DEO
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago