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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 213 176 173
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 539 716 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.05% 9.41% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 422 433
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
7647 7607 6695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.58% 14.99% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 5136 4687
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 162 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.76 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -27 143 £425 +1.13% 35
West Midlands +15 80 £375 +13.20% 19
South East -33 80 £405 +8.00% 52
North West -38 54 £355 +17.35% 20
South West +8 52 £350 -5.08% 18
Yorkshire -19 41 £318 -8.23% 20
East of England +17 37 £375 +25.00% 23
East Midlands -21 33 £338 +12.50% 13
North East -34 16 £288 -8.00% 2
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 865 (68.49%) .NET
2 801 (63.42%) C#
3 648 (51.31%) Microsoft
4 615 (48.69%) SQL Server
5 544 (43.07%) SQL
6 495 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
7 451 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 364 (28.82%) HTML
9 355 (28.11%) ASP.NET
10 345 (27.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 335 (26.52%) MVC
12 330 (26.13%) .NET Framework
13 329 (26.05%) CSS
14 262 (20.74%) jQuery
15 228 (18.05%) Windows
16 213 (16.86%) SharePoint
17 205 (16.23%) XML
18 203 (16.07%) WCF
19 202 (15.99%) Web Services
20 193 (15.28%) T-SQL
21 180 (14.25%) AngularJS
22 179 (14.17%) Scrum
23 178 (14.09%) MS Excel
24 165 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
25 161 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 157 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 157 (12.43%) Oracle
26 157 (12.43%) ASP.NET Web API
27 153 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
28 150 (11.88%) 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
1 213 (16.86%) SharePoint
2 99 (7.84%) IIS
3 88 (6.97%) BizTalk Server
4 46 (3.64%) CMS
5 45 (3.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (1.19%) NServiceBus
9 11 (0.87%) Confluence
10 8 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.48%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.40%) Documentum
13 5 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
13 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.40%) Tuxedo
14 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 178 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.96%) MS Office
3 22 (1.74%) InfoPath
3 22 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.40%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 120 (9.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.079%) Endur
6 1 (0.079%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.079%) Investran
6 1 (0.079%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.079%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 153 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.14%) Office 365
4 21 (1.66%) PaaS
5 12 (0.95%) IaaS
6 8 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.63%) SaaS
7 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (0.32%) GitHub
8 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.16%) Boomi
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.079%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.079%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.45%) Internet
2 22 (1.74%) DNS
3 19 (1.50%) HTTP
3 19 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.19%) Firewall
5 12 (0.95%) Intranet
5 12 (0.95%) Kerberos
5 12 (0.95%) VPN
6 11 (0.87%) Broadband
7 10 (0.79%) SSL
8 7 (0.55%) SMS
9 5 (0.40%) LAN
10 4 (0.32%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.32%) Extranet
10 4 (0.32%) SMTP
11 3 (0.24%) LDAP
11 3 (0.24%) NAS
12 2 (0.16%) DMZ
12 2 (0.16%) Modbus
12 2 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (48.69%) SQL Server
2 161 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 157 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 136 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 114 (9.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 74 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 67 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 64 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (4.99%) Oracle Database
10 39 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 34 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (2.61%) MS Access
12 33 (2.61%) NoSQL
13 29 (2.30%) Power BI
14 21 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (1.66%) MongoDB
15 17 (1.35%) SSDT
16 16 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (1.11%) MySQL
17 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 345 (27.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 69 (5.46%) Selenium
4 68 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 64 (5.07%) NUnit
6 61 (4.83%) JIRA
7 55 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 55 (4.35%) Subversion
8 41 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 41 (3.25%) TeamCity
9 32 (2.53%) Jenkins
10 30 (2.38%) Eclipse
11 26 (2.06%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.90%) MSTest
13 22 (1.74%) gulp
14 21 (1.66%) Grunt
14 21 (1.66%) Moq
14 21 (1.66%) MSBuild
15 20 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
15 20 (1.58%) WiX
General
1 129 (10.21%) Finance
2 37 (2.93%) Manufacturing
3 36 (2.85%) Marketing
3 36 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.77%) Retail
5 26 (2.06%) Banking
6 23 (1.82%) Advertising
7 20 (1.58%) Electronics
8 14 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.11%) Legal
9 13 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.95%) Publishing
11 9 (0.71%) Back Office
11 9 (0.71%) Front Office
11 9 (0.71%) Local Government
12 6 (0.48%) Billing
13 5 (0.40%) Military
14 4 (0.32%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 828 (65.56%) Developer
2 328 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 226 (17.89%) C# Developer
4 153 (12.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 99 (7.84%) SQL Developer
6 81 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 69 (5.46%) ASP.NET Developer
8 68 (5.38%) CRM Developer
9 66 (5.23%) Software Engineer
10 62 (4.91%) SharePoint Developer
11 57 (4.51%) Senior Developer
12 56 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 56 (4.43%) Microsoft Developer
13 55 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 54 (4.28%) Analyst
14 54 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 47 (3.72%) Tester
16 44 (3.48%) Architect
17 43 (3.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 42 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (68.49%) .NET
2 364 (28.82%) HTML
3 355 (28.11%) ASP.NET
4 330 (26.13%) .NET Framework
5 329 (26.05%) CSS
6 262 (20.74%) jQuery
7 205 (16.23%) XML
8 203 (16.07%) WCF
9 202 (15.99%) Web Services
10 180 (14.25%) AngularJS
11 165 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 157 (12.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 147 (11.64%) HTML5
14 125 (9.90%) Entity Framework
15 95 (7.52%) WPF
16 92 (7.28%) JSON
17 90 (7.13%) SOAP
18 81 (6.41%) REST
19 79 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 69 (5.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.28%) User Experience
3 53 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 20 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.50%) NHS
7 19 (1.50%) N-Tier
8 17 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.35%) Replication
9 16 (1.27%) Social Network
10 13 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.03%) iPad
11 11 (0.87%) Equities
11 11 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.71%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 228 (18.05%) Windows
2 46 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 45 (3.56%) Linux
4 31 (2.45%) Android
5 25 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.27%) Unix
8 14 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
10 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.48%) Windows CE
12 5 (0.40%) VME
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.24%) AIX
15 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (26.52%) MVC
3 179 (14.17%) Scrum
4 150 (11.88%) TDD
5 137 (10.85%) Unit Testing
6 129 (10.21%) CRM
7 125 (9.90%) Software Engineering
8 123 (9.74%) Web Development
9 121 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (9.11%) OO
11 108 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
12 84 (6.65%) DevOps
13 76 (6.02%) SDLC
14 70 (5.54%) BDD
14 70 (5.54%) ETL
14 70 (5.54%) Waterfall
15 64 (5.07%) Workflow
16 57 (4.51%) OOD
16 57 (4.51%) UML
17 55 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 801 (63.42%) C#
2 544 (43.07%) SQL
3 451 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 193 (15.28%) T-SQL
5 107 (8.47%) PowerShell
6 92 (7.28%) C++
7 81 (6.41%) Java
8 73 (5.78%) VB.NET
9 67 (5.30%) VB
10 40 (3.17%) C
10 40 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 40 (3.17%) TypeScript
11 28 (2.22%) VB6
12 27 (2.14%) VBA
13 19 (1.50%) XAML
14 17 (1.35%) VC++
15 15 (1.19%) PHP
16 14 (1.11%) Delphi
17 12 (0.95%) Python
18 10 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 97 (7.68%) Degree
3 68 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.61%) ISEB
5 27 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.24%) MCTS
11 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) MCITP
11 2 (0.16%) PhD
12 1 (0.079%) MCP
12 1 (0.079%) MCSD
12 1 (0.079%) MCSE
12 1 (0.079%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.079%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.46%) QA
2 12 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.63%) SLA
4 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.24%) TickIT
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.079%) HL7
7 1 (0.079%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.079%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.079%) SDET
System Software
1 49 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.27%) Docker
6 8 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.48%) KVM
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.079%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.079%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.079%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.079%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.079%) XenApp
9 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (2.22%) Puppet
3 10 (0.79%) Ansible
4 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.48%) Terraform
6 5 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.32%) SCCM
8 3 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.24%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.24%) SCOM
8 3 (0.24%) WSUS
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.079%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.079%) MOM
10 1 (0.079%) Netcool
10 1 (0.079%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.079%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 648 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 157 (12.43%) Oracle
3 32 (2.53%) VMware
4 31 (2.45%) Sitecore
5 21 (1.66%) Xamarin
6 20 (1.58%) SAP
7 18 (1.43%) AppDynamics
8 16 (1.27%) DevExpress
9 15 (1.19%) IBM
10 14 (1.11%) HP
11 13 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.03%) Tableau
12 12 (0.95%) Informatica
13 11 (0.87%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.87%) Nintex
13 11 (0.87%) Telerik
14 9 (0.71%) Dynatrace
14 9 (0.71%) New Relic
15 8 (0.63%) Apigee
15 8 (0.63%) ServiceNow
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