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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 186 145 120
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 597 739 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.59% 1.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.64% 11.73% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 491 487
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £24.50 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £41.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
6912 6298 5434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.53% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4653 4295 3498
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 113 120
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £47.50 £46.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -48 155 £440 +11.74% 98
South East -45 122 £350 -9.67% 60
North West +13 103 £325 +8.33% 49
Yorkshire -10 46 £350 +6.87% 55
West Midlands +1 45 £305 -12.85% 26
South West -34 43 £375 +7.14% 28
East Midlands +16 37 £308 -5.38% 12
East of England -35 25 £318 +5.83% 25
North East -15 21 £325 +8.33% 5
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 959 (71.04%) .NET
2 957 (70.89%) C#
3 773 (57.26%) SQL Server
4 564 (41.78%) Microsoft
5 537 (39.78%) SQL
6 510 (37.78%) ASP.NET
7 474 (35.11%) JavaScript
8 471 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
9 461 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 408 (30.22%) HTML
11 370 (27.41%) MVC
12 336 (24.89%) .NET Framework
13 334 (24.74%) CSS
14 301 (22.30%) jQuery
15 300 (22.22%) Windows
16 226 (16.74%) XML
17 218 (16.15%) Web Services
18 205 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
19 196 (14.52%) Finance
20 189 (14.00%) WCF
21 188 (13.93%) TDD
22 180 (13.33%) Scrum
23 176 (13.04%) HTML5
24 172 (12.74%) AngularJS
24 172 (12.74%) SharePoint
25 169 (12.52%) T-SQL
26 167 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
27 162 (12.00%) Entity Framework
28 160 (11.85%) Oracle
29 159 (11.78%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 172 (12.74%) SharePoint
2 131 (9.70%) IIS
3 63 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 53 (3.93%) Node.js
5 50 (3.70%) CMS
6 43 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 35 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
8 30 (2.22%) Umbraco
9 22 (1.63%) Apache
10 12 (0.89%) WordPress
11 10 (0.74%) CICS
11 10 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.59%) JBoss
13 8 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.37%) Confluence
15 5 (0.37%) DNN
15 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 155 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.26%) MS Office
3 38 (2.81%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (1.41%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.52%) MS Project
9 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.30%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.15%) CATIA
12 2 (0.15%) GIMP
13 1 (0.074%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.074%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 56 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.52%) HFM
5 5 (0.37%) RMDS
6 3 (0.22%) Endur
6 3 (0.22%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.15%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.074%) AWD
8 1 (0.074%) BASE24
8 1 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.074%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.19%) IaaS
3 16 (1.19%) Office 365
4 15 (1.11%) PaaS
5 7 (0.52%) SaaS
6 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.30%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) Trello
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.074%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.074%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.22%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.44%) HTTP
3 27 (2.00%) Modbus
4 26 (1.93%) SSL
5 21 (1.56%) Intranet
6 18 (1.33%) Internet
7 16 (1.19%) DNS
8 13 (0.96%) SMTP
9 11 (0.81%) FTP
10 10 (0.74%) Network Security
11 7 (0.52%) Firewall
11 7 (0.52%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.44%) CTI
12 6 (0.44%) Extranet
12 6 (0.44%) WinSCP
13 5 (0.37%) LDAP
14 4 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.30%) VPN
15 3 (0.22%) GSM
15 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 773 (57.26%) SQL Server
2 167 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 140 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 139 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 112 (8.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (7.56%) Relational Database
7 65 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 61 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (2.44%) MS Access
12 28 (2.07%) RDBMS
13 27 (2.00%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.11%) Big Data
15 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (1.04%) MySQL
15 14 (1.04%) NoSQL
15 14 (1.04%) OLAP
16 12 (0.89%) SSDT
17 11 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 461 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (7.56%) Selenium
3 98 (7.26%) Git (software)
4 82 (6.07%) Subversion
5 71 (5.26%) NUnit
6 60 (4.44%) SpecFlow
7 47 (3.48%) JIRA
8 42 (3.11%) Eclipse
9 33 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 32 (2.37%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.30%) Moq
12 30 (2.22%) Jenkins
12 30 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 28 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
14 26 (1.93%) MSTest
14 26 (1.93%) ReSharper
14 26 (1.93%) WebDriver
15 24 (1.78%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.70%) SoapUI
17 22 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 196 (14.52%) Finance
2 69 (5.11%) Banking
3 47 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 30 (2.22%) Retail
5 29 (2.15%) Marketing
6 25 (1.85%) Front Office
7 19 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.26%) Back Office
9 15 (1.11%) Electronics
9 15 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.89%) Military
11 11 (0.81%) Advertising
12 10 (0.74%) Publishing
13 6 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.44%) Automotive
13 6 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.37%) Games
14 5 (0.37%) Local Government
15 4 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 887 (65.70%) Developer
2 437 (32.37%) .NET Developer
3 349 (25.85%) C# Developer
4 262 (19.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 140 (10.37%) ASP.NET Developer
6 137 (10.15%) Analyst
7 100 (7.41%) SQL Developer
8 96 (7.11%) Test Analyst
9 94 (6.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 90 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 88 (6.52%) Software Engineer
12 86 (6.37%) Software Developer
13 76 (5.63%) Senior Developer
14 67 (4.96%) Web Developer
15 64 (4.74%) SharePoint Developer
16 59 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 51 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
18 47 (3.48%) SQL Server Developer
19 43 (3.19%) Tester
20 40 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 959 (71.04%) .NET
2 510 (37.78%) ASP.NET
3 408 (30.22%) HTML
4 336 (24.89%) .NET Framework
5 334 (24.74%) CSS
6 301 (22.30%) jQuery
7 226 (16.74%) XML
8 218 (16.15%) Web Services
9 205 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 189 (14.00%) WCF
11 176 (13.04%) HTML5
12 172 (12.74%) AngularJS
13 162 (12.00%) Entity Framework
14 116 (8.59%) WPF
15 103 (7.63%) SOAP
16 75 (5.56%) LINQ
17 68 (5.04%) CSS3
18 66 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
19 63 (4.67%) WinForms
20 62 (4.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.07%) User Experience
3 38 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.93%) Mobile App
4 26 (1.93%) Visualisation
5 23 (1.70%) NHS
6 20 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.19%) Clustering
8 14 (1.04%) Mainframe
9 13 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 12 (0.89%) Social Media
11 11 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.74%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.74%) VSAM
13 9 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.67%) Life Science
13 9 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 300 (22.22%) Windows
2 103 (7.63%) Windows Server
3 58 (4.30%) Linux
4 31 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (2.15%) Unix
6 23 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 20 (1.48%) Android
10 19 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.67%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.59%) Windows CE
14 6 (0.44%) MVS
15 4 (0.30%) SUSE
15 4 (0.30%) VME
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.22%) VMS
16 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (27.41%) MVC
3 188 (13.93%) TDD
4 180 (13.33%) Scrum
5 159 (11.78%) Software Engineering
6 140 (10.37%) Unit Testing
7 119 (8.81%) OO
8 109 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (6.67%) BDD
10 89 (6.59%) CRM
11 86 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (6.37%) Web Development
12 85 (6.30%) Test Scripting
13 82 (6.07%) Test Automation
14 80 (5.93%) UML
15 70 (5.19%) Front End Development
16 66 (4.89%) Automated Testing
17 64 (4.74%) SDLC
18 60 (4.44%) E-Commerce
19 59 (4.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 957 (70.89%) C#
2 537 (39.78%) SQL
3 474 (35.11%) JavaScript
4 169 (12.52%) T-SQL
5 108 (8.00%) C++
6 94 (6.96%) Java
6 94 (6.96%) VB.NET
7 87 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 77 (5.70%) VB
9 54 (4.00%) XAML
10 50 (3.70%) C
11 49 (3.63%) VBA
12 46 (3.41%) Python
13 42 (3.11%) Ruby
13 42 (3.11%) VBScript
14 30 (2.22%) PHP
15 24 (1.78%) Scala
16 23 (1.70%) Perl
17 18 (1.33%) COBOL
17 18 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.74%) Degree
3 90 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.70%) ISEB
5 39 (2.89%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.81%) MCSD
10 8 (0.59%) MCAD
10 8 (0.59%) MCITP
10 8 (0.59%) MCTS
11 5 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.15%) HND
13 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.15%) MCSA
13 2 (0.15%) MCT
14 1 (0.074%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.67%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.59%) TickIT
4 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.22%) SDET
5 3 (0.22%) WCAG
6 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.15%) MISRA
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.074%) MiFID
7 1 (0.074%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 39 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (0.37%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Firmware
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.074%) vSphere
8 1 (0.074%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.81%) Control-M
3 8 (0.59%) SCOM
4 6 (0.44%) Puppet
5 5 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.22%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.15%) SCCM
8 1 (0.074%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.074%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.074%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.074%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.074%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.074%) Kibana
8 1 (0.074%) logstash
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.074%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 564 (41.78%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.85%) Oracle
3 33 (2.44%) IBM
4 28 (2.07%) Siemens
5 27 (2.00%) Telerik
6 20 (1.48%) Adobe
7 19 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 17 (1.26%) DevExpress
9 16 (1.19%) Micro Focus
10 14 (1.04%) HP
11 13 (0.96%) SAP
12 11 (0.81%) CA
12 11 (0.81%) VMware
12 11 (0.81%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.74%) Apple
13 10 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.74%) Tableau
14 9 (0.67%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.59%) Infragistics
15 8 (0.59%) JD Edwards
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Russell King Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 - 380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: £300 per day £300 p/d
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £315 - 385 per day
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City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
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London
Creation Recruitment
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London
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