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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / England
Rank 188 184 150
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 530 624 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.30% 1.34% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.82% 8.84% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 379 485
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 25
Median hourly rate £40.56 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £21.30 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
6775 7057 6291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 15.17% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4524 4741 4348
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 182 107
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £24.23 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +23 175 £425 -9.54% 53
South East -33 77 £400 +14.28% 59
West Midlands +18 66 £350 +14.75% 17
South West +30 61 £350 -5.08% 19
Yorkshire +13 44 £339 -6.48% 19
North West -29 43 £325 - 31
East of England +9 33 £375 +20.96% 28
East Midlands -29 20 £338 +12.50% 18
North East -23 8 £278 -20.71% 2
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 777 (70.19%) .NET
2 732 (66.12%) C#
3 546 (49.32%) Microsoft
4 504 (45.53%) SQL Server
5 444 (40.11%) SQL
6 440 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
7 399 (36.04%) JavaScript
8 331 (29.90%) MVC
9 316 (28.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 315 (28.46%) HTML
11 309 (27.91%) ASP.NET
12 303 (27.37%) .NET Framework
13 293 (26.47%) CSS
14 217 (19.60%) jQuery
15 207 (18.70%) Windows
16 198 (17.89%) WCF
17 175 (15.81%) XML
18 173 (15.63%) MS Excel
19 167 (15.09%) Web Services
20 158 (14.27%) Scrum
21 156 (14.09%) SharePoint
22 155 (14.00%) T-SQL
23 150 (13.55%) ASP.NET Web API
24 149 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
25 141 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
26 140 (12.65%) AngularJS
27 139 (12.56%) SQL Server 2008
28 135 (12.20%) TDD
29 132 (11.92%) Oracle
30 128 (11.56%) Finance

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
1 156 (14.09%) SharePoint
2 78 (7.05%) IIS
3 66 (5.96%) BizTalk Server
4 49 (4.43%) CMS
5 40 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.63%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.54%) OpenROAD
11 5 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
11 5 (0.45%) SAS
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.27%) Confluence
13 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 173 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.43%) MS Office
3 21 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.54%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) MS Project
6 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.18%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.090%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 116 (10.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.45%) RMDS
6 4 (0.36%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.090%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 141 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.08%) Office 365
4 16 (1.45%) PaaS
5 9 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.72%) GitHub
7 6 (0.54%) SaaS
8 5 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.45%) IaaS
9 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.18%) Boomi
12 1 (0.090%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.090%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.090%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.090%) iTunes
12 1 (0.090%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.34%) Internet
2 20 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.45%) Firewall
4 15 (1.36%) Intranet
5 14 (1.26%) DNS
6 13 (1.17%) HTTP
7 11 (0.99%) Broadband
8 9 (0.81%) SSL
9 8 (0.72%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.63%) LAN
11 6 (0.54%) VPN
12 5 (0.45%) NAS
13 4 (0.36%) Extranet
13 4 (0.36%) SMS
14 3 (0.27%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.27%) LDAP
14 3 (0.27%) SAN
14 3 (0.27%) SMTP
15 2 (0.18%) DMZ
15 2 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (45.53%) SQL Server
2 139 (12.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 124 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (10.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (9.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (4.25%) Oracle Database
8 44 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (3.88%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.16%) MS Access
11 34 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 29 (2.62%) NoSQL
14 24 (2.17%) Power BI
15 15 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (1.36%) MySQL
16 12 (1.08%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (0.81%) PowerPivot
18 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 316 (28.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (8.67%) Git (software)
3 68 (6.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 63 (5.69%) Selenium
5 62 (5.60%) NUnit
6 56 (5.06%) JIRA
7 51 (4.61%) SpecFlow
8 38 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 34 (3.07%) Subversion
10 28 (2.53%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 24 (2.17%) MSTest
13 23 (2.08%) gulp
13 23 (2.08%) Jenkins
14 18 (1.63%) Grunt
14 18 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 17 (1.54%) Jasmine
16 16 (1.45%) Moq
16 16 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 128 (11.56%) Finance
2 35 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.07%) Manufacturing
4 30 (2.71%) Banking
5 26 (2.35%) Retail
6 22 (1.99%) Marketing
7 20 (1.81%) Advertising
8 18 (1.63%) Electronics
9 14 (1.26%) Back Office
10 13 (1.17%) Front Office
10 13 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.90%) Local Government
12 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.54%) Legal
14 5 (0.45%) Games
15 4 (0.36%) Military
16 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.27%) Billing
16 3 (0.27%) Law
17 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 709 (64.05%) Developer
2 302 (27.28%) .NET Developer
3 211 (19.06%) C# Developer
4 146 (13.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 81 (7.32%) SQL Developer
6 72 (6.50%) Software Developer
7 67 (6.05%) CRM Developer
8 65 (5.87%) Analyst
9 60 (5.42%) Software Engineer
10 56 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 54 (4.88%) Tester
12 52 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 52 (4.70%) Microsoft Developer
13 51 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
14 46 (4.16%) JavaScript Developer
15 45 (4.07%) Architect
16 44 (3.97%) SharePoint Developer
17 42 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 42 (3.79%) Senior Developer
18 41 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 777 (70.19%) .NET
2 315 (28.46%) HTML
3 309 (27.91%) ASP.NET
4 303 (27.37%) .NET Framework
5 293 (26.47%) CSS
6 217 (19.60%) jQuery
7 198 (17.89%) WCF
8 175 (15.81%) XML
9 167 (15.09%) Web Services
10 150 (13.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 149 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 140 (12.65%) AngularJS
13 119 (10.75%) Entity Framework
14 109 (9.85%) HTML5
15 91 (8.22%) WPF
16 82 (7.41%) SOAP
17 74 (6.68%) REST
18 70 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 68 (6.14%) JSON
20 64 (5.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.15%) User Experience
3 36 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 14 (1.26%) Fixed Income
7 14 (1.26%) W3C
8 13 (1.17%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.08%) iPad
10 11 (0.99%) NHS
11 10 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (0.90%) Replication
12 9 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.72%) Derivative
13 8 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 207 (18.70%) Windows
2 47 (4.25%) Linux
3 34 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.89%) Android
5 25 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.08%) Unix
8 8 (0.72%) Windows CE
8 8 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.27%) SUSE
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (29.90%) MVC
3 158 (14.27%) Scrum
4 135 (12.20%) TDD
5 124 (11.20%) CRM
6 117 (10.57%) Unit Testing
7 113 (10.21%) Software Engineering
8 110 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (8.85%) OO
10 92 (8.31%) Web Development
11 80 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (5.96%) BDD
12 66 (5.96%) SDLC
13 65 (5.87%) DevOps
14 58 (5.24%) Workflow
15 56 (5.06%) OOD
16 48 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 47 (4.25%) SOA
18 46 (4.16%) Automated Testing
19 45 (4.07%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 732 (66.12%) C#
2 444 (40.11%) SQL
3 399 (36.04%) JavaScript
4 155 (14.00%) T-SQL
5 83 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 82 (7.41%) Java
7 79 (7.14%) C++
8 56 (5.06%) VB.NET
9 53 (4.79%) VB
10 35 (3.16%) TypeScript
11 28 (2.53%) C
12 20 (1.81%) VB6
12 20 (1.81%) VBA
12 20 (1.81%) XAML
13 18 (1.63%) PHP
14 16 (1.45%) Delphi
15 15 (1.36%) VC++
16 14 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.17%) Python
18 11 (0.99%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 114 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 74 (6.68%) Degree
3 73 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.07%) ISEB
5 33 (2.98%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.18%) HNC
10 2 (0.18%) MCTS
10 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 1 (0.090%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.090%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.090%) MCITP
11 1 (0.090%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.06%) QA
2 11 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) SLA
4 3 (0.27%) TickIT
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.090%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.090%) MiFID
6 1 (0.090%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.99%) Docker
5 10 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.18%) Firmware
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%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.090%) vSphere
9 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.08%) Puppet
3 7 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.54%) SCCM
5 4 (0.36%) Ansible
5 4 (0.36%) SCOM
5 4 (0.36%) WSUS
6 3 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.18%) Control-M
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.18%) MOM
7 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.090%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.090%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.090%) Netcool
8 1 (0.090%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.090%) WMI
8 1 (0.090%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 546 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 132 (11.92%) Oracle
3 29 (2.62%) Sitecore
4 25 (2.26%) Xamarin
5 23 (2.08%) VMware
6 21 (1.90%) SAP
7 15 (1.36%) HP
8 13 (1.17%) Apple
8 13 (1.17%) Google
9 11 (0.99%) Telerik
10 10 (0.90%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.81%) Borland
11 9 (0.81%) DevExpress
11 9 (0.81%) Embarcadero
12 8 (0.72%) Adobe
12 8 (0.72%) Nintex
13 7 (0.63%) BMC
13 7 (0.63%) Dell
13 7 (0.63%) Remedy
14 6 (0.54%) Reuters
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