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 1 June 2016 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 213 166 136
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 567 692 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.49% 10.94% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 456 519
Median daily rate £375 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £14.18 £28.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
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
7573 6328 6149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.37% 13.05% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5268 4179 4060
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 113 138
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £21.62 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 1 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -40 189 £425 +8.97% 60
South East -33 123 £375 +15.38% 42
South West -8 63 £361 -3.66% 29
West Midlands -15 51 £336 +12.08% 28
North West -20 37 £333 +3.18% 39
East of England +4 32 £350 +10.23% 22
Yorkshire -20 29 £349 +7.38% 33
North East -42 28 £325 +10.63% 3
East Midlands -11 14 £325 +6.55% 14
Midlands - 2 £375 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, 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.

1 798 (68.73%) .NET
2 787 (67.79%) C#
3 635 (54.69%) SQL Server
4 492 (42.38%) Microsoft
5 477 (41.09%) SQL
6 426 (36.69%) JavaScript
7 369 (31.78%) ASP.NET
8 351 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
9 338 (29.11%) HTML
10 329 (28.34%) MVC
11 295 (25.41%) CSS
12 285 (24.55%) .NET Framework
13 267 (23.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 258 (22.22%) jQuery
15 228 (19.64%) Windows
16 201 (17.31%) XML
17 193 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 192 (16.54%) Oracle
19 179 (15.42%) Web Services
20 171 (14.73%) T-SQL
21 150 (12.92%) Scrum
22 149 (12.83%) IIS
23 148 (12.75%) SharePoint
24 145 (12.49%) WCF
25 138 (11.89%) Finance
26 137 (11.80%) Security Cleared
27 135 (11.63%) HTML5
27 135 (11.63%) AngularJS
28 133 (11.46%) Web Development
29 132 (11.37%) TDD

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
1 149 (12.83%) IIS
2 148 (12.75%) SharePoint
3 53 (4.57%) CMS
4 34 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 33 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (1.38%) Node.js
8 13 (1.12%) Apache
9 11 (0.95%) Confluence
10 9 (0.78%) JBoss
11 8 (0.69%) EPiServer CMS
11 8 (0.69%) Tuxedo
12 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.60%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.60%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.52%) TPMS
13 6 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.62%) MS Office
3 24 (2.07%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.43%) MS Project
7 4 (0.34%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.26%) Mingle
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.17%) GIMP
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.086%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.07%) RMDS
3 13 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.78%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.086%) BASE24
8 1 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.086%) Endur
8 1 (0.086%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.086%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.086%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.086%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.21%) IaaS
4 12 (1.03%) PaaS
5 9 (0.78%) Office 365
6 6 (0.52%) SaaS
7 5 (0.43%) GitHub
8 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.57%) HTTP
2 31 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.50%) SSL
4 26 (2.24%) Internet
5 21 (1.81%) DNS
6 11 (0.95%) SMTP
7 9 (0.78%) Firewall
8 8 (0.69%) Intranet
9 6 (0.52%) Modbus
9 6 (0.52%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.43%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.43%) RS-232
11 3 (0.26%) FTP
11 3 (0.26%) GSM
11 3 (0.26%) RS-422
11 3 (0.26%) WAAS
12 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (54.69%) SQL Server
2 119 (10.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 103 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 79 (6.80%) Oracle Database
8 50 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (3.53%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 26 (2.24%) MS Access
12 22 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (1.12%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.12%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.95%) Big Data
17 10 (0.86%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 267 (23.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 95 (8.18%) NUnit
3 90 (7.75%) Subversion
4 89 (7.67%) Git (software)
5 73 (6.29%) Selenium
6 46 (3.96%) SpecFlow
7 42 (3.62%) Eclipse
8 41 (3.53%) JIRA
9 30 (2.58%) LoadRunner
10 26 (2.24%) Moq
11 25 (2.15%) Jenkins
12 24 (2.07%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.81%) ReSharper
14 20 (1.72%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 19 (1.64%) Maven
15 19 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 17 (1.46%) MSTest
16 17 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
17 16 (1.38%) MSBuild
General
1 138 (11.89%) Finance
2 41 (3.53%) Banking
3 33 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.50%) Front Office
4 29 (2.50%) Marketing
5 17 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.21%) Electronics
6 14 (1.21%) Retail
7 13 (1.12%) Back Office
8 12 (1.03%) Military
9 11 (0.95%) Publishing
10 10 (0.86%) Legal
11 9 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.78%) Law
12 6 (0.52%) Local Government
13 5 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.43%) German Language
14 4 (0.34%) Advertising
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
15 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 804 (69.25%) Developer
2 405 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 270 (23.26%) C# Developer
4 211 (18.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 126 (10.85%) SQL Developer
6 119 (10.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 73 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 72 (6.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 71 (6.12%) Software Developer
10 68 (5.86%) Software Engineer
11 67 (5.77%) Analyst
12 64 (5.51%) Senior Developer
13 48 (4.13%) SQL Server Developer
14 47 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
15 44 (3.79%) SharePoint Developer
16 43 (3.70%) Applications Developer
16 43 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
17 40 (3.45%) Test Analyst
17 40 (3.45%) WPF Developer
18 36 (3.10%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 798 (68.73%) .NET
2 369 (31.78%) ASP.NET
3 338 (29.11%) HTML
4 295 (25.41%) CSS
5 285 (24.55%) .NET Framework
6 258 (22.22%) jQuery
7 201 (17.31%) XML
8 193 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 179 (15.42%) Web Services
10 145 (12.49%) WCF
11 135 (11.63%) AngularJS
11 135 (11.63%) HTML5
12 113 (9.73%) Entity Framework
13 106 (9.13%) WPF
14 81 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 71 (6.12%) SOAP
16 68 (5.86%) WinForms
17 67 (5.77%) CSS3
18 64 (5.51%) LINQ
19 58 (5.00%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.08%) User Experience
3 37 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 27 (2.33%) Visualisation
6 25 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 12 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
11 11 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.86%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.78%) NHS
13 9 (0.78%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.69%) Clustering
14 8 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 228 (19.64%) Windows
2 88 (7.58%) Linux
3 61 (5.25%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.62%) Unix
5 18 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 16 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.21%) Android
7 14 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.69%) VME
11 7 (0.60%) SUSE
11 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.43%) AIX
13 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.34%) VMS
14 4 (0.34%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (28.34%) MVC
3 150 (12.92%) Scrum
4 133 (11.46%) Web Development
5 132 (11.37%) TDD
6 129 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 111 (9.56%) Unit Testing
8 102 (8.79%) OO
9 98 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (7.24%) CRM
11 70 (6.03%) BDD
12 67 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (5.25%) Test Automation
13 61 (5.25%) Test Scripting
14 60 (5.17%) Migration
15 57 (4.91%) SDLC
16 56 (4.82%) MVVM
17 52 (4.48%) UML
18 50 (4.31%) Workflow
19 49 (4.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 787 (67.79%) C#
2 477 (41.09%) SQL
3 426 (36.69%) JavaScript
4 171 (14.73%) T-SQL
5 111 (9.56%) C++
5 111 (9.56%) Java
6 95 (8.18%) PowerShell
7 85 (7.32%) VB
8 73 (6.29%) VB.NET
9 67 (5.77%) XAML
10 55 (4.74%) C
11 46 (3.96%) Python
12 43 (3.70%) Ruby
13 42 (3.62%) VBA
14 40 (3.45%) PHP
15 37 (3.19%) PL/SQL
16 36 (3.10%) VBScript
17 33 (2.84%) VB6
18 24 (2.07%) Scala
19 18 (1.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 137 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 85 (7.32%) Degree
4 42 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.27%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.33%) ISEB
6 27 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 24 (2.07%) MCSD
8 16 (1.38%) MCITP
8 16 (1.38%) MCTS
9 15 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.12%) MCAD
11 11 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.95%) MCSE
12 7 (0.60%) MCP
13 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.34%) PhD
14 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.086%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.086%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.03%) QA
2 9 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.43%) WCAG
4 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.086%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.086%) HL7
5 1 (0.086%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.086%) MiFID
5 1 (0.086%) MISRA
5 1 (0.086%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.086%) SDET
5 1 (0.086%) TickIT
5 1 (0.086%) WAI
System Software
1 47 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.26%) Firmware
4 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.17%) Docker
5 2 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.086%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (1.21%) Puppet
2 10 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (0.78%) SCCM
3 9 (0.78%) SCOM
4 8 (0.69%) Ansible
4 8 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.26%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.17%) Mesos
6 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.086%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.086%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.086%) Kibana
7 1 (0.086%) logstash
7 1 (0.086%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.086%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.086%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.086%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 492 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 192 (16.54%) Oracle
3 27 (2.33%) IBM
4 25 (2.15%) HP
4 25 (2.15%) Reuters
4 25 (2.15%) TIBCO
5 24 (2.07%) ION Trading
6 23 (1.98%) Telerik
7 20 (1.72%) SAP
8 17 (1.46%) EPiServer
9 16 (1.38%) Micro Focus
9 16 (1.38%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.29%) VMware
11 13 (1.12%) Xamarin
12 12 (1.03%) DevExpress
12 12 (1.03%) Tableau
13 11 (0.95%) Dynatrace
13 11 (0.95%) New Relic
14 10 (0.86%) AppDynamics
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