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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 214 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 566 759 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.47% 11.39% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 501 557
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £341
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 13
Median hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £21.43 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
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 6661 6317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.82% 12.94% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5192 4316 4120
Median daily rate £430 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 134 125
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -5.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.66 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -3.79%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -75 192 £425 +13.33% 66
South East -56 121 £375 +15.38% 50
South West -10 56 £413 +16.19% 25
North West +7 54 £317 -2.61% 31
East of England -6 38 £325 +8.33% 26
West Midlands -14 37 £356 -0.69% 19
Yorkshire -25 28 £375 +15.38% 29
North East -37 23 £323 +7.50% 8
East Midlands -6 16 £315 -1.56% 11
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 813 (69.55%) .NET
2 803 (68.69%) C#
3 656 (56.12%) SQL Server
4 482 (41.23%) Microsoft
5 471 (40.29%) SQL
6 411 (35.16%) JavaScript
7 375 (32.08%) ASP.NET
8 357 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
9 335 (28.66%) HTML
10 319 (27.29%) MVC
11 293 (25.06%) .NET Framework
12 292 (24.98%) CSS
13 287 (24.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 244 (20.87%) jQuery
15 243 (20.79%) Windows
16 195 (16.68%) XML
17 184 (15.74%) Oracle
18 183 (15.65%) Web Services
19 179 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
20 152 (13.00%) Finance
21 150 (12.83%) T-SQL
22 147 (12.57%) WCF
23 146 (12.49%) Scrum
24 143 (12.23%) HTML5
25 141 (12.06%) TDD
26 140 (11.98%) SharePoint
27 137 (11.72%) IIS
28 132 (11.29%) AngularJS
29 130 (11.12%) Security Cleared
30 128 (10.95%) MS Excel

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
1 140 (11.98%) SharePoint
2 137 (11.72%) IIS
3 45 (3.85%) CMS
4 38 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 34 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 26 (2.22%) Node.js
8 21 (1.80%) Apache
9 11 (0.94%) JBoss
10 9 (0.77%) Confluence
10 9 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.77%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.68%) Tuxedo
12 7 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.51%) CICS
13 6 (0.51%) Drupal
13 6 (0.51%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.51%) TPMS
13 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 128 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.82%) MS Office
3 25 (2.14%) InfoPath
4 20 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.43%) MS Project
8 4 (0.34%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.26%) Mingle
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.17%) GIMP
11 1 (0.086%) CATIA
11 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.086%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.54%) RMDS
3 13 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.77%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.086%) AWD
8 1 (0.086%) BASE24
8 1 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.086%) Endur
8 1 (0.086%) Maximo
8 1 (0.086%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.54%) IaaS
3 17 (1.45%) PaaS
4 14 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.94%) Office 365
6 7 (0.60%) SaaS
7 6 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.51%) GitHub
8 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.086%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 40 (3.42%) HTTP
3 23 (1.97%) Modbus
4 20 (1.71%) DNS
5 19 (1.63%) Internet
6 18 (1.54%) SSL
7 13 (1.11%) Firewall
8 11 (0.94%) SMTP
9 9 (0.77%) FTP
9 9 (0.77%) Intranet
10 6 (0.51%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.51%) WinSCP
10 6 (0.51%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.26%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.26%) Network Security
12 3 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.26%) RS-232
12 3 (0.26%) VPN
12 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (56.12%) SQL Server
2 114 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (9.41%) Relational Database
4 104 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 99 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 93 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (5.47%) Oracle Database
8 49 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 29 (2.48%) MS Access
11 26 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (1.11%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.03%) Big Data
16 11 (0.94%) GIS
16 11 (0.94%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.86%) SSDT
18 9 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 287 (24.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 95 (8.13%) Subversion
3 86 (7.36%) NUnit
4 83 (7.10%) Git (software)
5 75 (6.42%) Selenium
6 49 (4.19%) SpecFlow
7 42 (3.59%) Eclipse
8 39 (3.34%) JIRA
9 30 (2.57%) Moq
10 27 (2.31%) LoadRunner
11 26 (2.22%) Cucumber
12 25 (2.14%) TeamCity
13 22 (1.88%) Jenkins
14 21 (1.80%) Maven
14 21 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
14 21 (1.80%) ReSharper
15 20 (1.71%) MSTest
16 19 (1.63%) WebDriver
17 17 (1.45%) MSBuild
18 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 152 (13.00%) Finance
2 48 (4.11%) Banking
3 36 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.40%) Front Office
5 26 (2.22%) Marketing
6 17 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.28%) Retail
8 12 (1.03%) Back Office
8 12 (1.03%) Military
9 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.68%) Electronics
10 8 (0.68%) Law
10 8 (0.68%) Legal
11 6 (0.51%) German Language
11 6 (0.51%) Local Government
11 6 (0.51%) Publishing
12 5 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.43%) Games
12 5 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 777 (66.47%) Developer
2 379 (32.42%) .NET Developer
3 278 (23.78%) C# Developer
4 206 (17.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 111 (9.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 102 (8.73%) SQL Developer
7 83 (7.10%) Analyst
8 75 (6.42%) Software Engineer
9 67 (5.73%) Senior Developer
10 64 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 63 (5.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 61 (5.22%) Software Developer
13 56 (4.79%) Test Analyst
14 51 (4.36%) SharePoint Developer
15 48 (4.11%) Applications Developer
16 45 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
17 42 (3.59%) SQL Server Developer
18 41 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
19 39 (3.34%) Web Developer
20 38 (3.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (69.55%) .NET
2 375 (32.08%) ASP.NET
3 335 (28.66%) HTML
4 293 (25.06%) .NET Framework
5 292 (24.98%) CSS
6 244 (20.87%) jQuery
7 195 (16.68%) XML
8 183 (15.65%) Web Services
9 179 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 147 (12.57%) WCF
11 143 (12.23%) HTML5
12 132 (11.29%) AngularJS
13 125 (10.69%) Entity Framework
14 122 (10.44%) WPF
15 70 (5.99%) SOAP
16 69 (5.90%) WinForms
17 67 (5.73%) CSS3
18 66 (5.65%) LINQ
19 63 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
20 62 (5.30%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.22%) User Experience
3 28 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.40%) Visualisation
4 26 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 22 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.63%) NHS
8 16 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.03%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
12 10 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.86%) IVR
12 10 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (0.77%) Clustering
13 9 (0.77%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.77%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.68%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 243 (20.79%) Windows
2 82 (7.01%) Linux
3 74 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 40 (3.42%) Unix
5 23 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 16 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.20%) Android
8 14 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.68%) VME
12 7 (0.60%) SUSE
12 7 (0.60%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.51%) MVS
13 6 (0.51%) VMS
14 5 (0.43%) AIX
15 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (27.29%) MVC
3 146 (12.49%) Scrum
4 141 (12.06%) TDD
5 123 (10.52%) Software Engineering
6 122 (10.44%) Web Development
7 109 (9.32%) Unit Testing
8 99 (8.47%) OO
9 92 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (6.42%) CRM
11 71 (6.07%) BDD
12 69 (5.90%) Test Scripting
13 68 (5.82%) Test Automation
14 60 (5.13%) SDLC
15 58 (4.96%) Workflow
16 55 (4.70%) Migration
17 52 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
18 47 (4.02%) MVVM
19 46 (3.93%) UML
20 45 (3.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 803 (68.69%) C#
2 471 (40.29%) SQL
3 411 (35.16%) JavaScript
4 150 (12.83%) T-SQL
5 106 (9.07%) C++
6 104 (8.90%) Java
7 94 (8.04%) PowerShell
8 78 (6.67%) VB
9 76 (6.50%) XAML
10 75 (6.42%) VB.NET
11 51 (4.36%) C
12 47 (4.02%) Python
13 45 (3.85%) VBScript
14 44 (3.76%) Ruby
15 41 (3.51%) VBA
16 36 (3.08%) PHP
17 32 (2.74%) PL/SQL
18 29 (2.48%) VB6
19 23 (1.97%) Scala
20 21 (1.80%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 130 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.84%) Degree
2 80 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (2.65%) DV Cleared
4 31 (2.65%) ISEB
5 24 (2.05%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.63%) MCSD
7 18 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.54%) MCITP
7 18 (1.54%) MCTS
8 15 (1.28%) MCAD
9 7 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.60%) MCP
10 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.17%) MCSE
12 1 (0.086%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.42%) QA
2 8 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.43%) WCAG
4 3 (0.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.086%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.086%) HL7
6 1 (0.086%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.086%) MiFID
6 1 (0.086%) MISRA
6 1 (0.086%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.086%) SDET
6 1 (0.086%) TickIT
6 1 (0.086%) WAI
System Software
1 48 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Docker
6 2 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.086%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.11%) Puppet
3 10 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (0.68%) SCOM
6 6 (0.51%) SCCM
7 5 (0.43%) Ansible
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.17%) Mesos
10 1 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.086%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.086%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.086%) Kibana
10 1 (0.086%) logstash
10 1 (0.086%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.086%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.086%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.086%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 482 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 184 (15.74%) Oracle
3 32 (2.74%) IBM
4 24 (2.05%) Siemens
5 23 (1.97%) Telerik
6 19 (1.63%) Micro Focus
6 19 (1.63%) TIBCO
7 18 (1.54%) HP
7 18 (1.54%) ION Trading
7 18 (1.54%) Reuters
8 17 (1.45%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.37%) VMware
10 15 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.28%) Xamarin
11 14 (1.20%) Adobe
11 14 (1.20%) SAP
12 13 (1.11%) Tableau
13 11 (0.94%) Apple
14 9 (0.77%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.77%) New Relic
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