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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 156 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 704 794 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.66% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.06% 12.98% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 532 416
Average daily rate
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£333 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £17.30 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £58.10 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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
6365 6117 4812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.94% 12.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 4033 3087
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 139 146
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £23.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -9 251 £375 -6.25% 117
South East -43 148 £325 -14.47% 66
South West +38 68 £375 +15.38% 42
Yorkshire -9 57 £325 +8.33% 41
West Midlands +3 47 £330 +10.00% 32
East of England -34 43 £300 -14.16% 28
North West -30 39 £310 -11.42% 43
East Midlands -5 29 £305 +5.17% 11
North East +1 20 £300 +20.00% 10
Midlands 0 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1097 (75.19%) .NET
2 1000 (68.54%) C#
3 786 (53.87%) SQL Server
4 590 (40.44%) ASP.NET
5 580 (39.75%) SQL
6 552 (37.83%) JavaScript
7 536 (36.74%) Microsoft
8 501 (34.34%) HTML
9 498 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
10 464 (31.80%) CSS
11 406 (27.83%) jQuery
12 395 (27.07%) MVC
13 336 (23.03%) .NET Framework
14 330 (22.62%) XML
15 314 (21.52%) Web Services
16 296 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 287 (19.67%) Windows
18 271 (18.57%) WCF
19 234 (16.04%) SQL Server 2008
20 222 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
21 211 (14.46%) SharePoint
22 203 (13.91%) Scrum
23 200 (13.71%) T-SQL
24 197 (13.50%) Oracle
25 184 (12.61%) OO
26 181 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 178 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 172 (11.79%) MS Excel
29 158 (10.83%) TDD
30 157 (10.76%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 211 (14.46%) SharePoint
2 142 (9.73%) IIS
3 92 (6.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 92 (6.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 90 (6.17%) CMS
5 49 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
6 36 (2.47%) Umbraco
7 15 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.89%) Kentico
9 11 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.69%) Node.js
11 8 (0.55%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.48%) Apache
12 7 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
13 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.34%) JBoss
14 5 (0.34%) Documentum
14 5 (0.34%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.34%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 172 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 73 (5.00%) MS Office
3 29 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 21 (1.44%) Photoshop
7 17 (1.17%) InfoPath
7 17 (1.17%) MS Project
8 13 (0.89%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.27%) Maya
10 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Mingle
12 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 48 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.75%) SmartPlant
5 9 (0.62%) assyst
6 7 (0.48%) Tridion
7 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.069%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.47%) Office 365
2 24 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.89%) SaaS
5 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.41%) GitHub
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.84%) Intranet
2 51 (3.50%) HTTP
3 43 (2.95%) Internet
4 26 (1.78%) FTP
5 15 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.75%) SSL
7 9 (0.62%) DNS
8 8 (0.55%) LDAP
8 8 (0.55%) Firewall
9 7 (0.48%) SAN
9 7 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.48%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.34%) 802.15
10 5 (0.34%) VPN
10 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.34%) OpenVPN
10 5 (0.34%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.27%) DHCP
12 3 (0.21%) Extranet
12 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (53.87%) SQL Server
2 234 (16.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 157 (10.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 93 (6.37%) Oracle Database
7 69 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 60 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 55 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 48 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 48 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 35 (2.40%) MS Access
13 26 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 25 (1.71%) MySQL
15 20 (1.37%) SSDT
16 14 (0.96%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.96%) OLAP
17 12 (0.82%) QlikView
17 12 (0.82%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 296 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 112 (7.68%) Subversion
3 89 (6.10%) NUnit
4 62 (4.25%) Git (software)
5 43 (2.95%) Selenium
6 38 (2.60%) JIRA
7 37 (2.54%) ReSharper
8 35 (2.40%) Jenkins
9 32 (2.19%) SpecFlow
10 27 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 25 (1.71%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.64%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.30%) Axure RP
13 19 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 18 (1.23%) MSBuild
14 18 (1.23%) StyleCop
15 17 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 17 (1.17%) MSTest
16 14 (0.96%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 148 (10.14%) Finance
2 56 (3.84%) Banking
3 45 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 35 (2.40%) Front Office
5 33 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.92%) Retail
7 27 (1.85%) Publishing
8 23 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.44%) Back Office
10 13 (0.89%) Automotive
10 13 (0.89%) Marketing
11 12 (0.82%) Advertising
12 10 (0.69%) Legal
13 9 (0.62%) Law
13 9 (0.62%) Electronics
14 7 (0.48%) German Language
15 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.34%) Avionics
17 4 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 1016 (69.64%) Developer
2 381 (26.11%) .NET Developer
3 230 (15.76%) C# Developer
4 140 (9.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (9.32%) Analyst
6 108 (7.40%) Web Developer
7 103 (7.06%) SharePoint Developer
8 91 (6.24%) ASP.NET Developer
9 78 (5.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 73 (5.00%) Senior Developer
11 59 (4.04%) Programmer
11 59 (4.04%) SQL Developer
12 57 (3.91%) Software Engineer
13 54 (3.70%) Software Developer
14 53 (3.63%) Test Analyst
15 44 (3.02%) C++ Developer
16 40 (2.74%) Tester
17 38 (2.60%) Consultant
18 35 (2.40%) Applications Developer
19 33 (2.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1097 (75.19%) .NET
2 590 (40.44%) ASP.NET
3 501 (34.34%) HTML
4 464 (31.80%) CSS
5 406 (27.83%) jQuery
6 336 (23.03%) .NET Framework
7 330 (22.62%) XML
8 314 (21.52%) Web Services
9 271 (18.57%) WCF
10 222 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 151 (10.35%) Ajax
12 143 (9.80%) HTML5
13 126 (8.64%) Entity Framework
14 125 (8.57%) LINQ
15 88 (6.03%) CSS3
16 83 (5.69%) XSLT
17 82 (5.62%) REST
18 81 (5.55%) AngularJS
19 80 (5.48%) XHTML
20 69 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 83 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.07%) User Experience
3 61 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.33%) W3C
4 34 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 32 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 25 (1.71%) Open Source
7 24 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 22 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.44%) NHS
9 21 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 18 (1.23%) Derivative
10 18 (1.23%) Web 2.0
11 15 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.96%) Data Integration
13 11 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.62%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 287 (19.67%) Windows
2 56 (3.84%) Linux
3 33 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (1.44%) Windows 8
6 20 (1.37%) UNIX
7 14 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.96%) Windows CE
8 13 (0.89%) Android
9 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.27%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (27.07%) MVC
3 203 (13.91%) Scrum
4 184 (12.61%) OO
5 158 (10.83%) TDD
6 107 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
7 106 (7.27%) Software Engineering
7 106 (7.27%) Web Development
8 105 (7.20%) Unit Testing
9 85 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 85 (5.83%) OOD
10 80 (5.48%) CRM
11 74 (5.07%) OOP
12 71 (4.87%) UML
13 68 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (4.66%) Content Management
14 65 (4.46%) Workflow
15 64 (4.39%) SOA
16 59 (4.04%) ITIL
17 57 (3.91%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1000 (68.54%) C#
2 580 (39.75%) SQL
3 552 (37.83%) JavaScript
4 200 (13.71%) T-SQL
5 142 (9.73%) VB.NET
6 130 (8.91%) Java
7 114 (7.81%) C++
8 108 (7.40%) VB
9 56 (3.84%) PowerShell
10 52 (3.56%) VB6
11 46 (3.15%) C
12 41 (2.81%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.33%) VBA
14 23 (1.58%) Python
15 22 (1.51%) XAML
16 21 (1.44%) PHP
17 19 (1.30%) XPath
18 18 (1.23%) X++
18 18 (1.23%) VBScript
19 13 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 129 (8.84%) Degree
2 87 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.23%) ISEB
7 11 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.69%) MCP
8 10 (0.69%) MCSD
9 9 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.55%) MCAD
10 8 (0.55%) MCSE
10 8 (0.55%) MCSA
11 7 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.34%) CISSP
12 5 (0.34%) HND
13 4 (0.27%) MCSM
13 4 (0.27%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.21%) MCITP
14 3 (0.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.95%) QA
2 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.21%) TickIT
3 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.21%) WCAG
3 3 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) COBIT
4 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.069%) SLA
5 1 (0.069%) GxP
5 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.48%) Firmware
5 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.27%) vSphere
5 4 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.069%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (0.34%) SCCM
2 5 (0.34%) SCOM
3 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.27%) Puppet
3 4 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.069%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.069%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 536 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 197 (13.50%) Oracle
3 40 (2.74%) Sitecore
4 34 (2.33%) Adobe
4 34 (2.33%) IBM
5 28 (1.92%) Telerik
6 26 (1.78%) Google
6 26 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.64%) VMware
8 21 (1.44%) OpenText
9 18 (1.23%) RedDot
10 16 (1.10%) Apple
11 15 (1.03%) DevExpress
12 14 (0.96%) SAP
13 13 (0.89%) Micro Focus
14 11 (0.75%) Remedy
14 11 (0.75%) Sybase
14 11 (0.75%) Akamai
14 11 (0.75%) ForgeRock
15 10 (0.69%) Nintex
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