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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 168 187 141
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 742 665 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.49% 1.29% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.24% 9.55% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 429 491
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.30 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
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
8030 6960 6180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.08% 13.49% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 4664 4045
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 129
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.43 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +14 245 £425 - 65
South East +8 159 £363 +7.40% 51
West Midlands -5 90 £351 +116.15% 22
South West +36 71 £350 - 18
Yorkshire -13 55 £400 +23.07% 26
North West -24 40 £400 -1.53% 34
East of England +14 33 £275 -20.57% 22
East Midlands +11 25 £325 - 14
North East -43 20 £325 +8.33% 7
Midlands -1 5 £300 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 879 (67.46%) .NET
2 813 (62.39%) C#
3 674 (51.73%) SQL Server
4 615 (47.20%) Microsoft
5 556 (42.67%) SQL
6 493 (37.84%) JavaScript
7 424 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
8 398 (30.54%) HTML
9 396 (30.39%) ASP.NET
10 347 (26.63%) CSS
11 323 (24.79%) MVC
12 303 (23.25%) jQuery
13 295 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 294 (22.56%) .NET Framework
15 235 (18.04%) Windows
16 218 (16.73%) SharePoint
17 214 (16.42%) XML
18 209 (16.04%) T-SQL
18 209 (16.04%) Oracle
19 193 (14.81%) Web Services
20 189 (14.50%) ASP.NET MVC
21 181 (13.89%) AngularJS
22 178 (13.66%) Scrum
23 169 (12.97%) HTML5
24 165 (12.66%) MS Excel
25 164 (12.59%) IIS
26 156 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 147 (11.28%) WCF
28 145 (11.13%) Web Development
28 145 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 218 (16.73%) SharePoint
2 164 (12.59%) IIS
3 62 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 61 (4.68%) CMS
5 50 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 40 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (1.30%) Confluence
8 14 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (1.07%) Tuxedo
9 12 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (0.84%) EPiServer CMS
11 9 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.54%) TPMS
13 6 (0.46%) Drupal
13 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.46%) WordPress
14 5 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.38%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 165 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 45 (3.45%) MS Office
3 26 (2.00%) InfoPath
4 18 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) MS Project
6 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.31%) Mingle
8 2 (0.15%) GIMP
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.077%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.077%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 110 (8.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.00%) RMDS
3 23 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.69%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) Maximo
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.077%) BASE24
8 1 (0.077%) Endur
8 1 (0.077%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.077%) Investran
8 1 (0.077%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.077%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.077%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.077%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 101 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.46%) PaaS
4 17 (1.30%) IaaS
5 15 (1.15%) Office 365
6 7 (0.54%) SaaS
7 6 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.31%) GitHub
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.077%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.76%) HTTP
2 30 (2.30%) Internet
3 27 (2.07%) SSL
4 24 (1.84%) DNS
5 21 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.00%) Firewall
7 8 (0.61%) Intranet
7 8 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.61%) SMTP
8 7 (0.54%) VPN
8 7 (0.54%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.46%) RS-232
10 3 (0.23%) RS-422
10 3 (0.23%) SMS
10 3 (0.23%) WAAS
11 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.15%) Network Security
12 1 (0.077%) AMQP
12 1 (0.077%) ATM
12 1 (0.077%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (51.73%) SQL Server
2 156 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 106 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 100 (7.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 86 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 76 (5.83%) Oracle Database
8 67 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (2.69%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 26 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (1.92%) NoSQL
14 23 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 22 (1.69%) MS Access
16 21 (1.61%) MongoDB
17 19 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 15 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
19 15 (1.15%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 295 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 105 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 88 (6.75%) Subversion
4 87 (6.68%) NUnit
5 62 (4.76%) Selenium
6 52 (3.99%) JIRA
6 52 (3.99%) SpecFlow
7 48 (3.68%) Eclipse
8 45 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 33 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 33 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 32 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.84%) LoadRunner
12 22 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 21 (1.61%) Moq
14 20 (1.53%) MSBuild
15 18 (1.38%) Grunt
16 17 (1.30%) Cucumber
16 17 (1.30%) Maven
17 15 (1.15%) Jasmine
General
1 129 (9.90%) Finance
2 54 (4.14%) Marketing
3 36 (2.76%) Banking
4 29 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.15%) Front Office
6 21 (1.61%) Publishing
6 21 (1.61%) Retail
7 20 (1.53%) Legal
7 20 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.46%) Electronics
9 14 (1.07%) Back Office
10 13 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.92%) Advertising
12 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.77%) Law
13 7 (0.54%) Billing
14 6 (0.46%) German Language
14 6 (0.46%) Military
15 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 898 (68.92%) Developer
2 385 (29.55%) .NET Developer
3 251 (19.26%) C# Developer
4 184 (14.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (9.75%) SQL Developer
6 114 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 85 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 67 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 67 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 66 (5.07%) Software Developer
10 60 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 59 (4.53%) SharePoint Developer
12 58 (4.45%) CRM Developer
13 57 (4.37%) Analyst
14 45 (3.45%) Applications Developer
15 43 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 42 (3.22%) Consultant
16 42 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 42 (3.22%) Web Developer
17 41 (3.15%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 879 (67.46%) .NET
2 398 (30.54%) HTML
3 396 (30.39%) ASP.NET
4 347 (26.63%) CSS
5 303 (23.25%) jQuery
6 294 (22.56%) .NET Framework
7 214 (16.42%) XML
8 193 (14.81%) Web Services
9 189 (14.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 181 (13.89%) AngularJS
11 169 (12.97%) HTML5
12 147 (11.28%) WCF
13 123 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 96 (7.37%) Entity Framework
15 95 (7.29%) WPF
16 91 (6.98%) CSS3
17 79 (6.06%) JSON
17 79 (6.06%) REST
18 76 (5.83%) SOAP
19 68 (5.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.45%) User Experience
3 61 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.69%) Fixed Income
5 24 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 22 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.30%) NHS
10 16 (1.23%) Social Network
11 14 (1.07%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 13 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (0.84%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.61%) Replication
15 8 (0.61%) Wiki
16 7 (0.54%) Derivative
16 7 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 235 (18.04%) Windows
2 70 (5.37%) Linux
3 65 (4.99%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.30%) Unix
5 21 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.07%) VME
7 13 (1.00%) Android
7 13 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.61%) AIX
11 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.31%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.23%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (24.79%) MVC
3 178 (13.66%) Scrum
4 145 (11.13%) Web Development
5 141 (10.82%) TDD
6 125 (9.59%) CRM
7 118 (9.06%) Software Engineering
8 113 (8.67%) Unit Testing
9 110 (8.44%) OO
10 105 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
11 104 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (5.60%) Migration
12 73 (5.60%) UML
12 73 (5.60%) Waterfall
13 72 (5.53%) SDLC
14 67 (5.14%) BDD
15 64 (4.91%) ETL
16 54 (4.14%) DevOps
17 53 (4.07%) MVVM
18 51 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 813 (62.39%) C#
2 556 (42.67%) SQL
3 493 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 209 (16.04%) T-SQL
5 121 (9.29%) C++
6 116 (8.90%) PowerShell
7 113 (8.67%) Java
8 92 (7.06%) VB
9 90 (6.91%) VB.NET
10 61 (4.68%) C
11 57 (4.37%) PL/SQL
12 46 (3.53%) XAML
13 43 (3.30%) VB6
14 41 (3.15%) VBA
15 37 (2.84%) PHP
16 28 (2.15%) Python
17 25 (1.92%) TypeScript
17 25 (1.92%) VBScript
18 23 (1.77%) Ruby
19 18 (1.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 141 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.83%) Degree
3 85 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 48 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.92%) ISEB
7 24 (1.84%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.61%) MCSD
9 17 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.00%) MCITP
10 13 (1.00%) MCTS
11 12 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.84%) MCSE
13 9 (0.69%) MCAD
14 7 (0.54%) MCP
15 4 (0.31%) PhD
16 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.15%) MBA
17 1 (0.077%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.06%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) WCAG
5 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.15%) SDET
7 1 (0.077%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.077%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.077%) MISRA
7 1 (0.077%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.077%) TickIT
7 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 50 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.77%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) KVM
7 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.23%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.077%) HDFS
9 1 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (2.30%) Puppet
2 24 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.07%) Ansible
4 12 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.61%) SCCM
6 8 (0.61%) SCOM
7 6 (0.46%) Terraform
8 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.23%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.23%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.15%) Mesos
9 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.077%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 615 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 209 (16.04%) Oracle
3 34 (2.61%) IBM
4 28 (2.15%) Sitecore
5 27 (2.07%) Reuters
5 27 (2.07%) VMware
6 26 (2.00%) HP
6 26 (2.00%) ION Trading
6 26 (2.00%) TIBCO
7 23 (1.77%) AppDynamics
7 23 (1.77%) EPiServer
8 22 (1.69%) SAP
9 19 (1.46%) Dynatrace
9 19 (1.46%) New Relic
9 19 (1.46%) Tableau
10 18 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.07%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.07%) ICL
12 13 (1.00%) Informatica
12 13 (1.00%) Micro Focus
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