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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / England
Rank 190 199 147
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -52
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 549 595 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.25% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.74% 8.50% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 376 515
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.50 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £47.65 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

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
7090 6999 6437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.18% 14.68% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 4676 4331
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 184 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.83 £26.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +53 219 £450 +3.74% 66
South East -9 90 £398 +13.57% 67
South West +21 63 £375 - 22
West Midlands +17 57 £336 +10.24% 16
Yorkshire +21 41 £339 +4.30% 33
North West -30 34 £319 -1.92% 35
East of England -6 24 £350 +9.37% 19
East Midlands -9 10 £273 -23.02% 13
North East -26 7 £265 -21.48% 6
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 779 (70.43%) .NET
2 715 (64.65%) C#
3 522 (47.20%) Microsoft
4 476 (43.04%) SQL Server
5 432 (39.06%) SQL
6 430 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
7 382 (34.54%) JavaScript
8 325 (29.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 317 (28.66%) HTML
10 313 (28.30%) MVC
11 303 (27.40%) CSS
12 300 (27.12%) ASP.NET
13 298 (26.94%) .NET Framework
14 200 (18.08%) WCF
15 194 (17.54%) Windows
16 180 (16.27%) jQuery
17 169 (15.28%) Scrum
18 162 (14.65%) Web Services
19 158 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
20 153 (13.83%) MS Excel
21 139 (12.57%) AngularJS
22 138 (12.48%) SharePoint
22 138 (12.48%) XML
23 136 (12.30%) T-SQL
24 135 (12.21%) CRM
24 135 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
25 131 (11.84%) Finance
26 129 (11.66%) Dynamics CRM
27 127 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
28 126 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 138 (12.48%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.69%) IIS
3 52 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
4 48 (4.34%) CMS
5 41 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.54%) NServiceBus
9 13 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.90%) SAS
11 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.54%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.54%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
15 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 153 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.89%) MS Office
3 15 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.27%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.45%) MS Project
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.090%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 129 (11.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.81%) RMDS
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.36%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.27%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.090%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.090%) Magento
9 1 (0.090%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 126 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.99%) Office 365
4 18 (1.63%) PaaS
5 11 (0.99%) GitHub
6 9 (0.81%) IaaS
7 7 (0.63%) SaaS
8 6 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.45%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.18%) Boomi
11 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.18%) Route 53
12 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.80%) Internet
2 20 (1.81%) Intranet
3 18 (1.63%) HTTP
3 18 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.18%) Firewall
4 13 (1.18%) SSL
5 11 (0.99%) Broadband
6 8 (0.72%) LAN
7 6 (0.54%) LDAP
8 5 (0.45%) NAS
9 4 (0.36%) Extranet
10 3 (0.27%) DNS
10 3 (0.27%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.27%) SAN
10 3 (0.27%) SMS
10 3 (0.27%) SMTP
11 2 (0.18%) DMZ
11 2 (0.18%) FTP
11 2 (0.18%) VPN
11 2 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (43.04%) SQL Server
2 127 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 117 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 98 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (3.16%) Oracle Database
9 34 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 30 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (2.62%) NoSQL
12 28 (2.53%) Power BI
13 26 (2.35%) Relational Database
14 24 (2.17%) MS Access
15 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 16 (1.45%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.45%) MySQL
16 16 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
18 12 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 325 (29.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 99 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 79 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 63 (5.70%) JIRA
5 56 (5.06%) NUnit
6 54 (4.88%) Selenium
7 36 (3.25%) SpecFlow
8 35 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 31 (2.80%) Subversion
10 29 (2.62%) TeamCity
11 28 (2.53%) Jenkins
12 26 (2.35%) Cucumber
12 26 (2.35%) MSTest
13 21 (1.90%) Jasmine
14 20 (1.81%) gulp
15 19 (1.72%) Grunt
15 19 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 16 (1.45%) Moq
17 14 (1.27%) SoapUI
18 13 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 131 (11.84%) Finance
2 33 (2.98%) Banking
3 28 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 21 (1.90%) Advertising
5 21 (1.90%) Marketing
6 18 (1.63%) Electronics
6 18 (1.63%) Front Office
7 17 (1.54%) Retail
8 15 (1.36%) Back Office
9 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.63%) Local Government
11 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Legal
13 3 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Law
14 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 717 (64.83%) Developer
2 288 (26.04%) .NET Developer
3 212 (19.17%) C# Developer
4 148 (13.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 79 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 76 (6.87%) Analyst
7 75 (6.78%) SQL Developer
8 71 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 65 (5.88%) Software Developer
10 64 (5.79%) Software Engineer
11 56 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
12 52 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 50 (4.52%) Tester
14 47 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (4.25%) SharePoint Developer
15 45 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
16 43 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 43 (3.89%) Test Analyst
17 38 (3.44%) Architect
18 37 (3.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 779 (70.43%) .NET
2 317 (28.66%) HTML
3 303 (27.40%) CSS
4 300 (27.12%) ASP.NET
5 298 (26.94%) .NET Framework
6 200 (18.08%) WCF
7 180 (16.27%) jQuery
8 162 (14.65%) Web Services
9 158 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 139 (12.57%) AngularJS
11 138 (12.48%) XML
12 135 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 126 (11.39%) Entity Framework
14 94 (8.50%) HTML5
15 92 (8.32%) WPF
16 75 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 69 (6.24%) REST
18 68 (6.15%) SOAP
19 61 (5.52%) JSON
20 60 (5.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.42%) User Experience
3 32 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 22 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.81%) W3C
6 17 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 17 (1.54%) NHS
7 15 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 11 (0.99%) iPad
10 8 (0.72%) Derivative
11 7 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.63%) Replication
12 5 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.36%) Clustering
13 4 (0.36%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 194 (17.54%) Windows
2 55 (4.97%) Linux
3 32 (2.89%) Android
4 29 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.63%) Unix
9 7 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
9 7 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.27%) CentOS
12 3 (0.27%) SUSE
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (28.30%) MVC
3 169 (15.28%) Scrum
4 135 (12.21%) CRM
5 116 (10.49%) TDD
6 108 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 108 (9.76%) Unit Testing
7 104 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (8.86%) Web Development
9 85 (7.69%) OO
10 67 (6.06%) SDLC
11 58 (5.24%) BDD
12 50 (4.52%) ETL
13 48 (4.34%) Manual Testing
14 47 (4.25%) DevOps
15 46 (4.16%) Front End Development
15 46 (4.16%) Migration
16 44 (3.98%) OOD
17 42 (3.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 715 (64.65%) C#
2 432 (39.06%) SQL
3 382 (34.54%) JavaScript
4 136 (12.30%) T-SQL
5 85 (7.69%) Java
6 80 (7.23%) PowerShell
7 78 (7.05%) C++
8 53 (4.79%) VB.NET
9 38 (3.44%) VB
10 36 (3.25%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.17%) C
12 22 (1.99%) Python
13 20 (1.81%) XAML
14 18 (1.63%) VB6
15 17 (1.54%) VBA
16 15 (1.36%) PHP
17 14 (1.27%) ActionScript
18 13 (1.18%) VC++
19 12 (1.08%) Delphi
20 8 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.24%) Degree
4 31 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.08%) ISEB
6 17 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.36%) HNC
10 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.27%) MCITP
10 3 (0.27%) MCTS
11 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.18%) CISA
11 2 (0.18%) PhD
12 1 (0.090%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.090%) MCP
12 1 (0.090%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.52%) QA
2 6 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) TickIT
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.18%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.18%) SLA
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.090%) MiFID
7 1 (0.090%) SDET
System Software
1 29 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.99%) Docker
3 11 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.36%) Firmware
7 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) VMware GSX
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.090%) LXC
9 1 (0.090%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.090%) vSphere
9 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (0.90%) Puppet
2 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.36%) Ansible
3 4 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.36%) SCCM
3 4 (0.36%) WSUS
4 3 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.18%) MOM
5 2 (0.18%) SCOM
5 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.090%) Control-M
6 1 (0.090%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.090%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.090%) Netcool
6 1 (0.090%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.090%) WMI
6 1 (0.090%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 522 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 117 (10.58%) Oracle
3 30 (2.71%) Sitecore
4 25 (2.26%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.90%) VMware
6 20 (1.81%) SAP
7 18 (1.63%) HP
8 17 (1.54%) Apple
9 16 (1.45%) Telerik
10 14 (1.27%) Google
11 11 (0.99%) Tableau
12 10 (0.90%) Reuters
13 9 (0.81%) Borland
13 9 (0.81%) Embarcadero
13 9 (0.81%) ION Trading
13 9 (0.81%) Nintex
13 9 (0.81%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.63%) Dell
15 6 (0.54%) Cisco
15 6 (0.54%) Red Hat
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