The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 197 174 138
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -36
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 226 277 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 1.25% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.19% 9.34% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 205 217
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3143 2967 2505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.80% 13.42% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2322 2134 1851
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 13
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the London region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in London

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in London

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the London region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in London

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
City of London -3 57 £425 +9.67% 27
Sidcup - 5 £270 -
Hammersmith +5 4 - - 1
Croydon -5 3 £375 -14.28%
Chiswick - 1 - - 3
Docklands, London - 1 £225 -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 339 (72.75%) .NET
2 332 (71.24%) C#
3 279 (59.87%) SQL Server
4 227 (48.71%) SQL
5 202 (43.35%) ASP.NET
6 200 (42.92%) Microsoft
7 192 (41.20%) JavaScript
8 167 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
9 150 (32.19%) HTML
10 143 (30.69%) CSS
11 136 (29.18%) .NET Framework
11 136 (29.18%) jQuery
12 126 (27.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 122 (26.18%) XML
14 118 (25.32%) MVC
15 104 (22.32%) Web Services
16 97 (20.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 97 (20.82%) WCF
17 92 (19.74%) Finance
18 90 (19.31%) OO
19 87 (18.67%) Windows
20 82 (17.60%) MS Excel
21 79 (16.95%) T-SQL
21 79 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 78 (16.74%) Scrum
23 76 (16.31%) SharePoint
24 75 (16.09%) Oracle
24 75 (16.09%) TDD
25 73 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
26 70 (15.02%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 76 (16.31%) SharePoint
2 47 (10.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 43 (9.23%) IIS
4 36 (7.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (4.94%) CMS
6 8 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.50%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.07%) Apache
10 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Foundation
11 3 (0.64%) Node.js
12 2 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
13 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 82 (17.60%) MS Excel
2 49 (10.52%) MS Office
3 23 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.51%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.50%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.29%) InfoPath
7 5 (1.07%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.64%) MS Project
9 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.07%) Summit
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Tridion
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.36%) Office 365
3 4 (0.86%) GitHub
3 4 (0.86%) SaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.22%) HTTP
2 13 (2.79%) Internet
3 12 (2.58%) Intranet
4 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.86%) FTP
6 3 (0.64%) SSL
6 3 (0.64%) VPN
6 3 (0.64%) DNS
6 3 (0.64%) Extranet
6 3 (0.64%) 802.15
6 3 (0.64%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.64%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (59.87%) SQL Server
2 97 (20.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (12.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (6.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (6.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (5.15%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.15%) MySQL
14 9 (1.93%) SSDT
14 9 (1.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 8 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
15 8 (1.72%) MS Access
15 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
17 5 (1.07%) PowerMart
Development Applications
1 126 (27.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (10.09%) NUnit
3 31 (6.65%) Subversion
3 31 (6.65%) SpecFlow
4 27 (5.79%) Selenium
5 22 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 22 (4.72%) MSTest
6 16 (3.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (3.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 14 (3.00%) Moq
8 14 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 11 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.36%) JIRA
10 11 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (2.15%) Maven
11 10 (2.15%) Ant
11 10 (2.15%) JMeter
12 8 (1.72%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.72%) ReSharper
General
1 92 (19.74%) Finance
2 60 (12.88%) Banking
3 35 (7.51%) Front Office
4 26 (5.58%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.58%) Retail
6 9 (1.93%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.07%) Automotive
7 5 (1.07%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Legal
7 5 (1.07%) Advertising
7 5 (1.07%) Publishing
8 4 (0.86%) Marketing
8 4 (0.86%) Avionics
9 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 320 (68.67%) Developer
2 100 (21.46%) .NET Developer
3 83 (17.81%) C# Developer
4 42 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (8.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 38 (8.15%) Analyst
7 31 (6.65%) Tester
8 29 (6.22%) Senior Developer
8 29 (6.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 28 (6.01%) Web Developer
10 24 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (4.29%) SQL Developer
12 19 (4.08%) Author
12 19 (4.08%) Technical Author
13 17 (3.65%) Test Analyst
14 15 (3.22%) CRM Developer
15 14 (3.00%) Applications Developer
16 13 (2.79%) Microsoft Developer
17 12 (2.58%) Senior .NET Developer
17 12 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (72.75%) .NET
2 202 (43.35%) ASP.NET
3 150 (32.19%) HTML
4 143 (30.69%) CSS
5 136 (29.18%) .NET Framework
5 136 (29.18%) jQuery
6 122 (26.18%) XML
7 104 (22.32%) Web Services
8 97 (20.82%) WCF
9 73 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (12.23%) HTML5
11 54 (11.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 52 (11.16%) Ajax
13 50 (10.73%) WPF
14 44 (9.44%) REST
15 41 (8.80%) JSON
16 39 (8.37%) LINQ
17 35 (7.51%) CSS3
18 33 (7.08%) XSLT
19 24 (5.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.15%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.94%) Equities
4 22 (4.72%) User Experience
5 20 (4.29%) Fixed Income
6 14 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.79%) Derivative
8 12 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.36%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.29%) NHS
11 6 (1.29%) Clustering
11 6 (1.29%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.29%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.07%) iPad
12 5 (1.07%) Replication
12 5 (1.07%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.67%) Windows
2 24 (5.15%) Linux
3 10 (2.15%) Android
4 9 (1.93%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.72%) UNIX
6 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.64%) VMS
8 3 (0.64%) OpenVMS
8 3 (0.64%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.32%) MVC
3 90 (19.31%) OO
4 78 (16.74%) Scrum
5 75 (16.09%) TDD
6 41 (8.80%) Unit Testing
7 39 (8.37%) Web Development
8 37 (7.94%) CRM
9 34 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 33 (7.08%) BDD
11 30 (6.44%) Test Automation
11 30 (6.44%) ITIL
11 30 (6.44%) OOD
12 29 (6.22%) UML
12 29 (6.22%) OOP
13 28 (6.01%) ETL
14 27 (5.79%) Workflow
14 27 (5.79%) Service Delivery
14 27 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 332 (71.24%) C#
2 227 (48.71%) SQL
3 192 (41.20%) JavaScript
4 79 (16.95%) T-SQL
5 60 (12.88%) Java
6 29 (6.22%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.58%) VB
7 26 (5.58%) VB.NET
8 23 (4.94%) C++
9 18 (3.86%) VBA
10 13 (2.79%) C
10 13 (2.79%) PHP
11 12 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.72%) XAML
13 7 (1.50%) Perl
13 7 (1.50%) Ruby
13 7 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.29%) VBScript
15 5 (1.07%) Python
16 4 (0.86%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 70 (15.02%) Degree
2 15 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.15%) ISEB
4 8 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.29%) VCP4
5 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.64%) MCP
6 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) PhD
8 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.94%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) WCAG
2 2 (0.43%) WAI
2 2 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.21%) GxP
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
2 4 (0.86%) vSphere
3 3 (0.64%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.07%) Control-M
2 4 (0.86%) SCCM
2 4 (0.86%) SCOM
3 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 200 (42.92%) Microsoft
2 75 (16.09%) Oracle
3 22 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.58%) DevExpress
5 11 (2.36%) Sybase
6 9 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.93%) Telerik
7 6 (1.29%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.29%) IBM
7 6 (1.29%) Typemock
8 5 (1.07%) Apple
8 5 (1.07%) Citrix
8 5 (1.07%) Informatica
8 5 (1.07%) Reuters
8 5 (1.07%) MKS
8 5 (1.07%) Open Text
8 5 (1.07%) Syncfusion
9 4 (0.86%) Polycom
9 4 (0.86%) RedDot
9 4 (0.86%) VMware
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £330 - £365 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 Daily
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Total Gas & Power Limited
Rate: £18,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Annual Leave Entitlement
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago