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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 258 210 162
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -48
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 155 217 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 1.03% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.95% 6.91% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 160 209
Average daily rate £440 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £289 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
3134 3142 2942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.02% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2312 2376 2118
Average daily rate £475 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -31.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 30 £416 -2.23% 24
Croydon -6 8 £300 -18.36% 1
Westminster - 4 £403 - 1
Harrow - 1 £325 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 253 (72.91%) .NET
2 250 (72.05%) C#
3 203 (58.50%) SQL Server
4 181 (52.16%) Microsoft
5 169 (48.70%) SQL
6 156 (44.96%) JavaScript
7 146 (42.07%) ASP.NET
8 137 (39.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 135 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
10 125 (36.02%) MVC
11 115 (33.14%) HTML
12 113 (32.56%) .NET Framework
13 100 (28.82%) CSS
14 84 (24.21%) jQuery
15 78 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 76 (21.90%) TDD
17 75 (21.61%) Finance
18 71 (20.46%) Entity Framework
19 68 (19.60%) Web Services
20 67 (19.31%) AngularJS
21 66 (19.02%) T-SQL
22 62 (17.87%) Scrum
23 60 (17.29%) Windows
24 57 (16.43%) WCF
25 56 (16.14%) SharePoint
26 54 (15.56%) XML
26 54 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
27 51 (14.70%) Unit Testing
27 51 (14.70%) BDD
28 49 (14.12%) WPF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 56 (16.14%) SharePoint
2 48 (13.83%) IIS
3 30 (8.65%) CMS
4 28 (8.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (7.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (6.92%) Node.js
6 24 (6.92%) Umbraco
7 11 (3.17%) WordPress
8 9 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.44%) DNN
10 5 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.15%) Apache
12 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.86%) Confluence
12 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.58%) Kentico
13 2 (0.58%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 47 (13.54%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.63%) Photoshop
3 14 (4.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (4.03%) MS Office
4 8 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.02%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.15%) MS Project
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.44%) RMDS
3 3 (0.86%) Endur
3 3 (0.86%) HFM
3 3 (0.86%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.88%) Office 365
3 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.44%) IaaS
4 5 (1.44%) PaaS
5 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.58%) Trello
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) SSL
2 8 (2.31%) Internet
3 7 (2.02%) HTTP
3 7 (2.02%) Intranet
4 4 (1.15%) Extranet
4 4 (1.15%) Firewall
4 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.15%) SMTP
4 4 (1.15%) VPN
5 3 (0.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.86%) LAN
5 3 (0.86%) WAN
5 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.58%) DNS
6 2 (0.58%) FTP
6 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (58.50%) SQL Server
2 54 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (13.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (11.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (6.34%) Relational Database
8 20 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (4.32%) RDBMS
10 14 (4.03%) NoSQL
11 13 (3.75%) Oracle Database
12 12 (3.46%) MongoDB
13 11 (3.17%) Big Data
14 8 (2.31%) HBase
15 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (2.02%) RavenDB
16 6 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (1.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 137 (39.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (12.68%) NUnit
3 31 (8.93%) SpecFlow
4 30 (8.65%) Selenium
5 25 (7.20%) Git (software)
6 23 (6.63%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.48%) MSTest
8 16 (4.61%) WebDriver
9 14 (4.03%) JIRA
9 14 (4.03%) Subversion
10 12 (3.46%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.46%) Moq
11 11 (3.17%) WebStorm
12 10 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (2.59%) FogBugz
13 9 (2.59%) Jasmine
13 9 (2.59%) NSubstitute
13 9 (2.59%) ReSharper
14 8 (2.31%) MSBuild
15 7 (2.02%) SoapUI
General
1 75 (21.61%) Finance
2 44 (12.68%) Banking
3 25 (7.20%) Front Office
4 15 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.46%) Back Office
6 9 (2.59%) Retail
7 8 (2.31%) Advertising
8 6 (1.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) Local Government
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 240 (69.16%) Developer
2 110 (31.70%) .NET Developer
3 89 (25.65%) C# Developer
4 65 (18.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (15.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 48 (13.83%) SQL Developer
7 41 (11.82%) Analyst
8 38 (10.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 37 (10.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 30 (8.65%) JavaScript Developer
11 29 (8.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 27 (7.78%) Test Analyst
13 23 (6.63%) Senior Developer
14 22 (6.34%) Web Developer
15 19 (5.48%) HTML Developer
15 19 (5.48%) SharePoint Developer
16 18 (5.19%) SQL Server Developer
17 17 (4.90%) Software Developer
17 17 (4.90%) WPF Developer
18 16 (4.61%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (72.91%) .NET
2 146 (42.07%) ASP.NET
3 115 (33.14%) HTML
4 113 (32.56%) .NET Framework
5 100 (28.82%) CSS
6 84 (24.21%) jQuery
7 78 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 71 (20.46%) Entity Framework
9 68 (19.60%) Web Services
10 67 (19.31%) AngularJS
11 57 (16.43%) WCF
12 54 (15.56%) XML
13 49 (14.12%) WPF
14 46 (13.26%) HTML5
15 39 (11.24%) SOAP
16 29 (8.36%) LINQ
17 28 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (6.63%) ADO.NET
18 23 (6.63%) JSON
19 21 (6.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.20%) User Experience
2 23 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.46%) Clustering
4 10 (2.88%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.31%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.73%) Equities
6 6 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (1.73%) IVR
6 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.44%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.44%) Derivative
7 5 (1.44%) NHS
7 5 (1.44%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.86%) BYOD
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.86%) Fintech
9 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.29%) Windows
2 15 (4.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.17%) Android
4 8 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.31%) Windows Phone
4 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.86%) VMS
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.58%) Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (36.02%) MVC
3 76 (21.90%) TDD
4 62 (17.87%) Scrum
5 51 (14.70%) BDD
5 51 (14.70%) Unit Testing
6 37 (10.66%) Web Development
7 36 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (10.37%) OO
8 31 (8.93%) Front End Development
9 27 (7.78%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.20%) Test Automation
11 24 (6.92%) CRM
11 24 (6.92%) Test Scripting
11 24 (6.92%) Workflow
12 20 (5.76%) Dependency Injection
12 20 (5.76%) SOA
13 19 (5.48%) MVVM
13 19 (5.48%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 250 (72.05%) C#
2 169 (48.70%) SQL
3 156 (44.96%) JavaScript
4 66 (19.02%) T-SQL
5 28 (8.07%) XAML
6 22 (6.34%) Java
7 20 (5.76%) VB.NET
8 19 (5.48%) VB
9 18 (5.19%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.61%) VBA
11 11 (3.17%) PHP
12 9 (2.59%) VBScript
13 5 (1.44%) C
13 5 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.58%) Python
14 2 (0.58%) Ruby
14 2 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (9.22%) Degree
2 24 (6.92%) ISEB
3 14 (4.03%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.58%) MCSA
7 2 (0.58%) MCT
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) WCAG
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
4 1 (0.29%) MISRA
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SDET
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.44%) Control-M
3 3 (0.86%) SCOM
3 3 (0.86%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.29%) Kibana
4 1 (0.29%) logstash
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 181 (52.16%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.37%) Oracle
3 13 (3.75%) Adobe
4 10 (2.88%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.59%) DevExpress
6 8 (2.31%) Red Gate
7 6 (1.73%) IBM
7 6 (1.73%) Telerik
7 6 (1.73%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.44%) ION Trading
8 5 (1.44%) RedDot
8 5 (1.44%) Reuters
8 5 (1.44%) SAP
9 4 (1.15%) Apple
9 4 (1.15%) Tableau
9 4 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.86%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.86%) F5
10 3 (0.86%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.86%) JD Edwards
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