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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 142 114 90
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 714 783 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.55% 1.76% 2.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.48% 14.83% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 490 527
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 62
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £20.25 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -5.71%
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
6220 5281 4956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.47% 11.87% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4267 3431 3142
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 123 201
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -45 208 £399 -0.31% 93
South East -9 186 £390 +20.00% 85
South West +2 75 £350 +8.52% 37
East of England +4 68 £350 - 39
North West +25 67 £300 -7.69% 52
Yorkshire -24 44 £328 +3.14% 46
West Midlands -25 25 £350 +7.69% 22
East Midlands -3 20 £325 +8.33% 16
North East 0 18 £300 - 8
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1062 (77.57%) .NET
2 959 (70.05%) C#
3 694 (50.69%) SQL Server
4 572 (41.78%) ASP.NET
5 569 (41.56%) SQL
6 538 (39.30%) JavaScript
7 524 (38.28%) Microsoft
8 511 (37.33%) HTML
9 509 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
10 474 (34.62%) CSS
11 388 (28.34%) jQuery
12 372 (27.17%) MVC
13 337 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 335 (24.47%) .NET Framework
15 304 (22.21%) XML
16 302 (22.06%) Web Services
17 299 (21.84%) WCF
18 255 (18.63%) Windows
19 238 (17.38%) SQL Server 2008
20 232 (16.95%) SharePoint
21 221 (16.14%) Scrum
22 219 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
23 200 (14.61%) TDD
24 198 (14.46%) Oracle
25 189 (13.81%) OO
26 171 (12.49%) Ajax
27 166 (12.13%) HTML5
28 164 (11.98%) T-SQL
29 163 (11.91%) Finance
30 162 (11.83%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 232 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 141 (10.30%) IIS
3 111 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 101 (7.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 95 (6.94%) CMS
6 59 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (2.12%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
9 18 (1.31%) Kentico
9 18 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.73%) Apache
11 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.58%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.58%) Orchard CMS
12 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.37%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.37%) Node.js
13 5 (0.37%) LiveCycle
13 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 162 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 71 (5.19%) MS Office
3 24 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (1.75%) InfoPath
3 24 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (1.24%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.73%) MS Project
7 7 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) Mingle
8 3 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.073%) Maya
9 1 (0.073%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.073%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 89 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.80%) SmartPlant
4 9 (0.66%) assyst
5 7 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.37%) Summit
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.073%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.073%) Tridion
9 1 (0.073%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.56%) Office 365
3 15 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.73%) SaaS
5 9 (0.66%) GitHub
5 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.87%) Intranet
2 45 (3.29%) HTTP
3 30 (2.19%) Internet
4 24 (1.75%) SSL
5 14 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.88%) FTP
7 8 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.51%) LDAP
9 6 (0.44%) DNS
10 4 (0.29%) Extranet
11 3 (0.22%) Firewall
11 3 (0.22%) Wireless
11 3 (0.22%) Modbus
11 3 (0.22%) MQTT
11 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.22%) VPN
11 3 (0.22%) S/MIME
11 3 (0.22%) SAN
11 3 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (50.69%) SQL Server
2 238 (17.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 138 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 94 (6.87%) Oracle Database
7 90 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 41 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (2.92%) Relational Database
10 35 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 27 (1.97%) MS Access
12 26 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 26 (1.90%) MySQL
13 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.88%) OLAP
16 11 (0.80%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
17 10 (0.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 337 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 91 (6.65%) NUnit
3 76 (5.55%) Subversion
4 67 (4.89%) Selenium
5 61 (4.46%) SpecFlow
6 49 (3.58%) Git (software)
7 48 (3.51%) MSTest
8 39 (2.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 33 (2.41%) Jenkins
10 32 (2.34%) JIRA
11 27 (1.97%) Axure RP
12 26 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
13 23 (1.68%) ReSharper
14 20 (1.46%) StyleCop
15 19 (1.39%) Moq
15 19 (1.39%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 18 (1.31%) Eclipse
17 17 (1.24%) Cucumber
18 15 (1.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 163 (11.91%) Finance
2 63 (4.60%) Banking
3 33 (2.41%) Front Office
4 29 (2.12%) Retail
4 29 (2.12%) Publishing
5 23 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.53%) Marketing
7 13 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.88%) Back Office
8 12 (0.88%) Automotive
9 8 (0.58%) Advertising
10 7 (0.51%) Electronics
11 6 (0.44%) Legal
12 5 (0.37%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) Avionics
13 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 959 (70.05%) Developer
2 354 (25.86%) .NET Developer
3 218 (15.92%) C# Developer
4 131 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (9.28%) Analyst
6 123 (8.98%) SharePoint Developer
7 86 (6.28%) ASP.NET Developer
8 77 (5.62%) Web Developer
9 74 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 71 (5.19%) Senior Developer
10 71 (5.19%) Test Analyst
11 55 (4.02%) Tester
12 51 (3.73%) Software Developer
13 45 (3.29%) Consultant
14 41 (2.99%) Programmer
15 40 (2.92%) CRM Developer
16 37 (2.70%) SQL Developer
17 33 (2.41%) Microsoft Developer
18 30 (2.19%) Senior .NET Developer
18 30 (2.19%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1062 (77.57%) .NET
2 572 (41.78%) ASP.NET
3 511 (37.33%) HTML
4 474 (34.62%) CSS
5 388 (28.34%) jQuery
6 335 (24.47%) .NET Framework
7 304 (22.21%) XML
8 302 (22.06%) Web Services
9 299 (21.84%) WCF
10 219 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 171 (12.49%) Ajax
12 166 (12.13%) HTML5
13 158 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 106 (7.74%) CSS3
15 99 (7.23%) REST
16 96 (7.01%) LINQ
16 96 (7.01%) XSLT
17 89 (6.50%) XHTML
18 74 (5.41%) WPF
19 67 (4.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.04%) User Experience
3 67 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.78%) Open Source
6 34 (2.48%) W3C
7 30 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.90%) Clustering
9 22 (1.61%) Equities
10 21 (1.53%) NHS
11 18 (1.31%) Web 2.0
12 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.10%) Mathematics
13 15 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.02%) Derivative
14 14 (1.02%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.88%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.80%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.73%) Replication
17 10 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 255 (18.63%) Windows
2 32 (2.34%) Linux
3 30 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 19 (1.39%) UNIX
6 18 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.17%) Android
8 15 (1.10%) Windows Phone
9 14 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.88%) Windows CE
11 10 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.37%) OpenVMS
15 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.22%) VME
15 3 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (27.17%) MVC
3 221 (16.14%) Scrum
4 200 (14.61%) TDD
5 189 (13.81%) OO
6 122 (8.91%) Web Development
7 101 (7.38%) CRM
8 80 (5.84%) SOA
8 80 (5.84%) OOP
8 80 (5.84%) BDD
9 78 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
11 73 (5.33%) OOD
11 73 (5.33%) Workflow
12 72 (5.26%) Unit Testing
13 71 (5.19%) Software Engineering
14 67 (4.89%) Content Management
15 54 (3.94%) Multithreading
16 53 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 51 (3.73%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 959 (70.05%) C#
2 569 (41.56%) SQL
3 538 (39.30%) JavaScript
4 164 (11.98%) T-SQL
5 113 (8.25%) Java
6 112 (8.18%) VB.NET
7 96 (7.01%) PowerShell
8 77 (5.62%) C++
9 57 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 49 (3.58%) VB
11 33 (2.41%) C
12 23 (1.68%) VBA
12 23 (1.68%) XPath
13 22 (1.61%) XAML
13 22 (1.61%) Python
14 21 (1.53%) PHP
15 20 (1.46%) Ruby
16 18 (1.31%) VBScript
17 15 (1.10%) VB6
18 13 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 111 (8.11%) Degree
2 90 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.92%) ISEB
5 28 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.51%) MCSE
9 7 (0.51%) MCP
10 5 (0.37%) MCSA
10 5 (0.37%) MCTS
11 4 (0.29%) MCITP
11 4 (0.29%) HND
11 4 (0.29%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) CCNA
12 2 (0.15%) MCSD
12 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.073%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.75%) QA
2 9 (0.66%) HL7
3 8 (0.58%) WCAG
4 7 (0.51%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) WAI
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.073%) GxP
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
5 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
6 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.15%) IAG
6 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (0.80%) SCOM
2 9 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.58%) SCCM
4 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
4 5 (0.37%) Control-M
5 3 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.073%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 524 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 198 (14.46%) Oracle
3 32 (2.34%) Sitecore
4 31 (2.26%) Adobe
5 27 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (1.83%) Open Text
7 23 (1.68%) Google
8 22 (1.61%) RedDot
9 19 (1.39%) HP
10 18 (1.31%) Telerik
11 14 (1.02%) VMware
12 13 (0.95%) IBM
12 13 (0.95%) SAP
13 11 (0.80%) Akamai
13 11 (0.80%) ForgeRock
14 9 (0.66%) Twitter
14 9 (0.66%) Remedy
14 9 (0.66%) Intergraph
15 8 (0.58%) Apple
15 8 (0.58%) Capita
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