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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 189 154 163
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 662 798 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.51% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.01% 10.55% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 496 450
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £491 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 18
Median hourly rate £39.25 £39.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £29.55 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
8267 7565 6730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.82% 14.34% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5589 5051 4503
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 166 108
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.31 £23.10 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -28 201 £425 +8.28% 42
South East +6 139 £373 +6.42% 42
West Midlands +24 94 £338 +38.46% 27
Yorkshire -24 63 £400 +14.28% 19
South West -1 55 £350 -6.66% 30
North West -34 52 £350 -6.66% 30
East Midlands -5 24 £340 -2.85% 24
East of England -13 20 £275 -16.66% 40
North East -29 14 £300 - 3
Midlands -7 1 £300 - 2
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 887 (68.87%) .NET
2 815 (63.28%) C#
3 674 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 652 (50.62%) SQL Server
5 571 (44.33%) SQL
6 499 (38.74%) JavaScript
7 474 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
8 393 (30.51%) HTML
9 385 (29.89%) ASP.NET
10 331 (25.70%) CSS
11 330 (25.62%) MVC
12 329 (25.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 320 (24.84%) .NET Framework
14 277 (21.51%) jQuery
15 259 (20.11%) Windows
16 237 (18.40%) XML
17 225 (17.47%) SharePoint
18 215 (16.69%) Web Services
18 215 (16.69%) T-SQL
19 202 (15.68%) Oracle
20 192 (14.91%) MS Excel
21 187 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
22 185 (14.36%) AngularJS
23 177 (13.74%) Scrum
24 173 (13.43%) WCF
25 164 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 157 (12.19%) HTML5
26 157 (12.19%) TDD
27 155 (12.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 148 (11.49%) IIS

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
1 225 (17.47%) SharePoint
2 148 (11.49%) IIS
3 78 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 64 (4.97%) CMS
5 40 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.01%) Confluence
7 13 (1.01%) EPiServer CMS
7 13 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.54%) Tuxedo
9 7 (0.54%) WordPress
10 6 (0.47%) Drupal
10 6 (0.47%) OpenROAD
11 5 (0.39%) Documentum
11 5 (0.39%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.39%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 192 (14.91%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.35%) MS Office
3 27 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.63%) InfoPath
5 14 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.39%) Mingle
8 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 118 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.09%) RMDS
3 14 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.39%) AWD
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.078%) Endur
8 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.078%) Investran
8 1 (0.078%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.078%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.078%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.078%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 143 (11.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.86%) PaaS
4 18 (1.40%) Office 365
5 17 (1.32%) IaaS
6 10 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.62%) SaaS
8 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.078%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.078%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.078%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.18%) HTTP
2 32 (2.48%) DNS
3 29 (2.25%) Internet
3 29 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.94%) SSL
5 14 (1.09%) Kerberos
6 13 (1.01%) Firewall
7 12 (0.93%) VPN
8 8 (0.62%) Intranet
9 5 (0.39%) RS-232
9 5 (0.39%) SMS
10 3 (0.23%) Network Security
10 3 (0.23%) RS-422
10 3 (0.23%) SMTP
10 3 (0.23%) WAAS
11 2 (0.16%) AMQP
11 2 (0.16%) DMZ
11 2 (0.16%) LAN
11 2 (0.16%) Modbus
11 2 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (50.62%) SQL Server
2 164 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 155 (12.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 115 (8.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 113 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 104 (8.07%) Relational Database
7 91 (7.07%) Oracle Database
8 71 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 44 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 33 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 29 (2.25%) MS Access
12 29 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 27 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
14 25 (1.94%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.79%) Power BI
16 22 (1.71%) MongoDB
17 19 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
19 15 (1.16%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 329 (25.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 112 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.82%) Selenium
4 74 (5.75%) NUnit
5 65 (5.05%) Subversion
6 64 (4.97%) JIRA
7 62 (4.81%) SpecFlow
8 50 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 47 (3.65%) TeamCity
10 44 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 39 (3.03%) Jenkins
12 27 (2.10%) Eclipse
13 23 (1.79%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.79%) MSTest
14 22 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (1.63%) MSBuild
16 20 (1.55%) WiX
17 17 (1.32%) Grunt
17 17 (1.32%) Moq
18 16 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 120 (9.32%) Finance
2 49 (3.80%) Marketing
3 35 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.25%) Retail
5 26 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.86%) Banking
7 18 (1.40%) Advertising
7 18 (1.40%) Electronics
7 18 (1.40%) Publishing
8 16 (1.24%) Legal
9 15 (1.16%) Front Office
9 15 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.93%) Law
12 11 (0.85%) Local Government
13 8 (0.62%) Billing
14 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 5 (0.39%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Military
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 866 (67.24%) Developer
2 379 (29.43%) .NET Developer
3 236 (18.32%) C# Developer
4 175 (13.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 122 (9.47%) SQL Developer
6 97 (7.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 81 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 73 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 68 (5.28%) CRM Developer
10 63 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 59 (4.58%) Analyst
12 57 (4.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 54 (4.19%) Software Engineer
14 52 (4.04%) Microsoft Developer
15 50 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 48 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 44 (3.42%) SharePoint Developer
18 43 (3.34%) Tester
19 42 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
20 40 (3.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 887 (68.87%) .NET
2 393 (30.51%) HTML
3 385 (29.89%) ASP.NET
4 331 (25.70%) CSS
5 320 (24.84%) .NET Framework
6 277 (21.51%) jQuery
7 237 (18.40%) XML
8 215 (16.69%) Web Services
9 187 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 185 (14.36%) AngularJS
11 173 (13.43%) WCF
12 157 (12.19%) HTML5
13 147 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 111 (8.62%) JSON
15 97 (7.53%) Entity Framework
16 92 (7.14%) SOAP
17 90 (6.99%) REST
18 78 (6.06%) RESTful
19 73 (5.67%) WPF
20 72 (5.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 60 (4.66%) User Experience
4 27 (2.10%) Data Structures
5 26 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 24 (1.86%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.40%) NHS
10 17 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.24%) Social Network
12 15 (1.16%) Replication
13 13 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.78%) e-Learning
16 9 (0.70%) Data Integration
16 9 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
17 8 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 259 (20.11%) Windows
2 70 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 61 (4.74%) Linux
4 26 (2.02%) Unix
5 22 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.63%) Android
7 18 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.54%) VME
10 7 (0.54%) Windows CE
10 7 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.47%) Windows Phone
11 6 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.31%) AIX
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (25.62%) MVC
3 177 (13.74%) Scrum
4 157 (12.19%) TDD
5 132 (10.25%) Web Development
6 130 (10.09%) CRM
6 130 (10.09%) OO
7 120 (9.32%) Unit Testing
8 118 (9.16%) Software Engineering
9 114 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (5.98%) DevOps
12 74 (5.75%) Waterfall
13 73 (5.67%) Migration
14 71 (5.51%) UML
15 70 (5.43%) BDD
16 69 (5.36%) SDLC
17 63 (4.89%) ETL
18 62 (4.81%) Workflow
19 57 (4.43%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 815 (63.28%) C#
2 571 (44.33%) SQL
3 499 (38.74%) JavaScript
4 215 (16.69%) T-SQL
5 114 (8.85%) C++
6 104 (8.07%) PowerShell
7 102 (7.92%) Java
8 94 (7.30%) VB
9 80 (6.21%) VB.NET
10 55 (4.27%) PL/SQL
11 49 (3.80%) C
12 39 (3.03%) VB6
13 38 (2.95%) TypeScript
14 36 (2.80%) PHP
15 34 (2.64%) VBA
16 28 (2.17%) XAML
17 20 (1.55%) Python
18 15 (1.16%) CoffeeScript
19 13 (1.01%) VBScript
20 12 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 107 (8.31%) Degree
3 66 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.80%) ISEB
5 34 (2.64%) ISTQB
5 34 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.85%) MCSD
10 10 (0.78%) MCSE
11 6 (0.47%) MCP
12 4 (0.31%) MCTS
13 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.23%) MCITP
14 2 (0.16%) MBA
15 1 (0.078%) CISSP
15 1 (0.078%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.078%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.29%) QA
2 10 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.47%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
5 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.078%) SDET
6 1 (0.078%) TickIT
6 1 (0.078%) WAI
6 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.16%) Docker
6 6 (0.47%) KVM
7 5 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (2.33%) Puppet
2 27 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.01%) Ansible
4 10 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.70%) SCCM
6 8 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (0.54%) SCOM
8 6 (0.47%) Terraform
9 5 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.23%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.23%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.16%) WSUS
12 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.078%) Control-M
13 1 (0.078%) Netcool
13 1 (0.078%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 674 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 202 (15.68%) Oracle
3 31 (2.41%) VMware
4 25 (1.94%) Sitecore
5 23 (1.79%) AppDynamics
5 23 (1.79%) EPiServer
6 22 (1.71%) IBM
7 21 (1.63%) HP
7 21 (1.63%) SAP
8 18 (1.40%) DevExpress
8 18 (1.40%) Dynatrace
8 18 (1.40%) New Relic
8 18 (1.40%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.16%) Reuters
10 14 (1.09%) ION Trading
10 14 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 13 (1.01%) Informatica
11 13 (1.01%) Tableau
12 11 (0.85%) Red Hat
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