The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 138 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 782 808 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 1.74% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.49% 14.76% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 500 476
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £272 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 42
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6261 5475 5604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.88% 11.78% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4091 3511 3374
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 134 200
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
UK

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +1 315 £400 +1.91% 113
South East -24 128 £361 +1.40% 88
East of England +31 100 £338 +3.84% 49
South West -17 62 £338 -6.25% 30
Yorkshire 0 46 £320 +6.66% 47
West Midlands -34 41 £300 -4.76% 26
North West -31 40 £320 +6.66% 41
East Midlands +3 24 £325 +30.00% 25
North East -8 15 £300 -17.24% 7
Midlands +8 7 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1260 (76.69%) .NET
2 1175 (71.52%) C#
3 876 (53.32%) SQL Server
4 720 (43.82%) ASP.NET
5 656 (39.93%) Microsoft
6 618 (37.61%) SQL
7 572 (34.81%) HTML
8 556 (33.84%) JavaScript
9 512 (31.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 474 (28.85%) CSS
11 455 (27.69%) MVC
12 411 (25.02%) .NET Framework
13 404 (24.59%) Windows
14 401 (24.41%) XML
15 400 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
16 378 (23.01%) jQuery
17 366 (22.28%) WCF
18 322 (19.60%) Web Services
19 320 (19.48%) SharePoint
20 314 (19.11%) SQL Server 2008
21 279 (16.98%) Scrum
22 271 (16.49%) TDD
23 244 (14.85%) Finance
24 236 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC
25 201 (12.23%) HTML5
26 198 (12.05%) Oracle
27 178 (10.83%) OO
28 177 (10.77%) Ajax
29 174 (10.59%) T-SQL
30 172 (10.47%) WPF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 320 (19.48%) SharePoint
2 127 (7.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 124 (7.55%) IIS
4 105 (6.39%) CMS
5 95 (5.78%) BizTalk Server
6 78 (4.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 63 (3.83%) Umbraco
8 42 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
9 32 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 25 (1.52%) Node.js
11 16 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.91%) DNN
13 11 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.49%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.49%) ArcGIS
16 7 (0.43%) ArcSDE
16 7 (0.43%) JCAPS
17 6 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 168 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 101 (6.15%) MS Office
3 35 (2.13%) InfoPath
4 22 (1.34%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.91%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.37%) MS Project
7 6 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.061%) Mingle
11 1 (0.061%) FastStats
11 1 (0.061%) Simulink
11 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Endur
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.37%) Aligne
4 6 (0.37%) ZaiNet
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.24%) Tridion
6 2 (0.12%) Exstream
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.061%) Documaker
7 1 (0.061%) Agresso
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.061%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.31%) Office 365
3 13 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.30%) SaaS
6 4 (0.24%) PaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 2 (0.12%) Trello
9 1 (0.061%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.89%) HTTP
2 29 (1.77%) Intranet
3 28 (1.70%) Internet
4 16 (0.97%) LDAP
5 13 (0.79%) FTP
6 11 (0.67%) DNS
7 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.24%) SSL
7 4 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.18%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 2 (0.12%) LAN
9 2 (0.12%) WAN
9 2 (0.12%) VPN
9 2 (0.12%) ASN.1
10 1 (0.061%) Modbus
10 1 (0.061%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.061%) GSM
10 1 (0.061%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 876 (53.32%) SQL Server
2 314 (19.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 132 (8.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 130 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (3.65%) Oracle Database
8 58 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 55 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (2.43%) SSDT
12 38 (2.31%) RavenDB
13 29 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.64%) DTS
15 22 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
15 22 (1.34%) PerformancePoint
16 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.03%) OLAP
16 17 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 512 (31.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 125 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 116 (7.06%) NUnit
4 92 (5.60%) Selenium
5 91 (5.54%) TeamCity
6 70 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 65 (3.96%) Subversion
8 51 (3.10%) MSBuild
9 50 (3.04%) Maven
10 43 (2.62%) MSTest
11 42 (2.56%) Artifactory
12 39 (2.37%) FitNesse
13 36 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
14 34 (2.07%) NuGet
14 34 (2.07%) Gradle
15 28 (1.70%) JIRA
15 28 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
16 27 (1.64%) Jenkins
16 27 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 25 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 244 (14.85%) Finance
2 51 (3.10%) Banking
3 46 (2.80%) Retail
4 43 (2.62%) Front Office
5 33 (2.01%) Marketing
6 28 (1.70%) Back Office
7 26 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.16%) Publishing
10 18 (1.10%) Advertising
11 12 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.67%) Legal
13 6 (0.37%) Games
14 5 (0.30%) Law
14 5 (0.30%) Electronics
14 5 (0.30%) Local Government
15 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.18%) Automotive
16 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1070 (65.12%) Developer
2 503 (30.61%) .NET Developer
3 251 (15.28%) C# Developer
4 196 (11.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 184 (11.20%) Analyst
6 138 (8.40%) SharePoint Developer
7 137 (8.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 119 (7.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 102 (6.21%) Web Developer
10 100 (6.09%) Test Analyst
11 74 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 71 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 71 (4.32%) Tester
13 67 (4.08%) Consultant
14 61 (3.71%) Software Engineer
15 47 (2.86%) Architect
16 42 (2.56%) SQL Developer
16 42 (2.56%) QA Analyst
17 41 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
18 39 (2.37%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1260 (76.69%) .NET
2 720 (43.82%) ASP.NET
3 572 (34.81%) HTML
4 474 (28.85%) CSS
5 411 (25.02%) .NET Framework
6 401 (24.41%) XML
7 378 (23.01%) jQuery
8 366 (22.28%) WCF
9 322 (19.60%) Web Services
10 236 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 201 (12.23%) HTML5
12 177 (10.77%) Ajax
13 172 (10.47%) WPF
14 161 (9.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 155 (9.43%) LINQ
16 124 (7.55%) XSLT
17 99 (6.03%) REST
18 98 (5.96%) CSS3
19 94 (5.72%) SOAP
20 92 (5.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 32 (1.95%) Derivative
3 25 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 23 (1.40%) N-Tier
5 20 (1.22%) Fixed Income
5 20 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.03%) Data Integration
7 14 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.73%) GIS
8 12 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 11 (0.67%) Taxonomies
9 11 (0.67%) NHS
9 11 (0.67%) Credit Risk
9 11 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (0.67%) Kindle
10 9 (0.55%) Replication
11 8 (0.49%) W3C
11 8 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.49%) Open Source
12 7 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 404 (24.59%) Windows
2 87 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (2.19%) Linux
6 22 (1.34%) UNIX
7 19 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.10%) Android
9 14 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Windows CE
12 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
12 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.24%) VMS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (27.69%) MVC
2 400 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (16.98%) Scrum
4 271 (16.49%) TDD
5 178 (10.83%) OO
6 164 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (8.76%) Web Development
8 139 (8.46%) Workflow
9 137 (8.34%) BDD
10 136 (8.28%) Unit Testing
11 128 (7.79%) Automated Testing
12 126 (7.67%) Software Engineering
13 94 (5.72%) SOA
14 90 (5.48%) CRM
15 88 (5.36%) Release Management
15 88 (5.36%) Automation Testing
16 84 (5.11%) Configuration Management
17 82 (4.99%) OOP
18 81 (4.93%) E-Commerce
19 80 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1175 (71.52%) C#
2 618 (37.61%) SQL
3 556 (33.84%) JavaScript
4 174 (10.59%) T-SQL
5 145 (8.83%) VB.NET
6 98 (5.96%) Java
7 83 (5.05%) PowerShell
8 77 (4.69%) VB
9 69 (4.20%) C++
10 48 (2.92%) XAML
11 37 (2.25%) C
12 34 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.07%) Python
13 31 (1.89%) VB6
13 31 (1.89%) VBScript
14 30 (1.83%) VBA
15 21 (1.28%) PHP
16 18 (1.10%) Perl
17 13 (0.79%) Scala
18 10 (0.61%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 115 (7.00%) Degree
2 80 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 63 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 48 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (2.43%) ISEB
6 23 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.79%) MCSD
8 11 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) MCTS
10 9 (0.55%) MCSE
10 9 (0.55%) MCP
10 9 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.30%) MCPD
13 4 (0.24%) MCSA
14 3 (0.18%) MCAD
14 3 (0.18%) MCITP
15 2 (0.12%) CFA
15 2 (0.12%) MBA
15 2 (0.12%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (8.09%) QA
2 13 (0.79%) SLA
3 12 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.30%) HL7
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.061%) WAI
8 1 (0.061%) EMIR
8 1 (0.061%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.061%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) vSphere
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.061%) XenApp
6 1 (0.061%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.49%) SCCM
3 7 (0.43%) SCOM
4 4 (0.24%) Puppet
5 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.061%) Salt
6 1 (0.061%) WMI
Vendors
1 656 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 198 (12.05%) Oracle
3 36 (2.19%) Sitecore
3 36 (2.19%) Red Gate
4 31 (1.89%) EPiServer
5 18 (1.10%) Adobe
6 17 (1.03%) Perforce
7 16 (0.97%) DevExpress
7 16 (0.97%) RedDot
8 15 (0.91%) Business Objects
9 14 (0.85%) IBM
9 14 (0.85%) Ektron
10 12 (0.73%) Meridio
11 11 (0.67%) JBoss
12 10 (0.61%) SAP
12 10 (0.61%) HP
12 10 (0.61%) Telerik
12 10 (0.61%) VMware
13 9 (0.55%) Open Text
14 7 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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