The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 160 158 146
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 315 341 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.33% 1.41% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.10% 10.94% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 246 252
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £38.79 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.45% -13.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3117 2994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.67% 12.86% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2499 2245 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +22 95 £438 +16.66% 58
Docklands, London +8 2 £450 -2.70%
Croydon - 2 £475 - 6
Bromley - 2 £320 - 1
Twickenham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 413 (70.12%) C#
2 382 (64.86%) .NET
3 314 (53.31%) SQL Server
4 246 (41.77%) ASP.NET
5 228 (38.71%) HTML
6 225 (38.20%) JavaScript
7 215 (36.50%) Microsoft
8 211 (35.82%) SQL
9 209 (35.48%) CSS
10 175 (29.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 169 (28.69%) MVC
12 156 (26.49%) XML
13 154 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
13 154 (26.15%) .NET Framework
14 153 (25.98%) jQuery
15 141 (23.94%) Web Services
16 140 (23.77%) Windows
17 132 (22.41%) TDD
17 132 (22.41%) SharePoint
18 122 (20.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 121 (20.54%) Finance
20 94 (15.96%) WCF
20 94 (15.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 87 (14.77%) Ajax
22 80 (13.58%) OO
23 79 (13.41%) HTML5
24 77 (13.07%) QA
25 76 (12.90%) Oracle
26 74 (12.56%) T-SQL
27 73 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 132 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 65 (11.04%) IIS
2 65 (11.04%) CMS
3 52 (8.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 50 (8.49%) Umbraco
5 40 (6.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 38 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (4.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (3.57%) Node.js
9 11 (1.87%) DNN
10 9 (1.53%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.53%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.36%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.19%) JCAPS
12 7 (1.19%) ArcGIS
12 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.19%) ArcSDE
12 7 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.85%) SAS
13 5 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.89%) MS Office
3 16 (2.72%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.02%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.85%) MS Project
7 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.17%) FastStats
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.36%) Endur
3 6 (1.02%) ZaiNet
3 6 (1.02%) Aligne
4 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Documaker
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Tridion
5 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.21%) Office 365
3 4 (0.68%) PaaS
4 3 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.21%) Internet
2 11 (1.87%) HTTP
3 8 (1.36%) Intranet
4 6 (1.02%) FTP
5 5 (0.85%) DNS
6 4 (0.68%) SSL
7 3 (0.51%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) LDAP
8 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (53.31%) SQL Server
2 122 (20.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (4.92%) Oracle Database
8 28 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (4.58%) RavenDB
10 26 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (4.41%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (2.21%) PerformancePoint
13 13 (2.21%) MySQL
14 11 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (1.53%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (1.02%) DTS
18 4 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 175 (29.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (11.38%) NUnit
3 50 (8.49%) Selenium
4 39 (6.62%) Git (software)
5 38 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 36 (6.11%) FitNesse
7 29 (4.92%) Subversion
8 25 (4.24%) SpecFlow
9 22 (3.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 22 (3.74%) MSTest
10 21 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (3.40%) Jenkins
12 19 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
13 18 (3.06%) Ant
14 17 (2.89%) Maven
15 15 (2.55%) Mercurial
16 13 (2.21%) CruiseControl
16 13 (2.21%) MSBuild
17 11 (1.87%) ReSharper
18 10 (1.70%) JIRA
General
1 121 (20.54%) Finance
2 49 (8.32%) Banking
3 40 (6.79%) Front Office
4 26 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.23%) Retail
6 16 (2.72%) Marketing
7 14 (2.38%) Advertising
8 11 (1.87%) Back Office
9 9 (1.53%) Publishing
10 4 (0.68%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 359 (60.95%) Developer
2 136 (23.09%) .NET Developer
3 84 (14.26%) Analyst
4 57 (9.68%) SharePoint Developer
5 56 (9.51%) C# Developer
6 38 (6.45%) Tester
6 38 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (5.94%) Test Analyst
7 35 (5.94%) Senior Developer
8 32 (5.43%) Architect
9 31 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 28 (4.75%) Front-End Developer
11 26 (4.41%) QA Analyst
12 20 (3.40%) SQL Developer
13 18 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (2.89%) Consultant
14 17 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (2.55%) Performance Tester
16 14 (2.38%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (64.86%) .NET
2 246 (41.77%) ASP.NET
3 228 (38.71%) HTML
4 209 (35.48%) CSS
5 156 (26.49%) XML
6 154 (26.15%) .NET Framework
7 153 (25.98%) jQuery
8 141 (23.94%) Web Services
9 94 (15.96%) WCF
9 94 (15.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 87 (14.77%) Ajax
11 79 (13.41%) HTML5
12 58 (9.85%) JSON
13 54 (9.17%) CSS3
14 53 (9.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 49 (8.32%) XSLT
16 46 (7.81%) WPF
17 44 (7.47%) REST
18 41 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 35 (5.94%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.26%) Derivative
2 23 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.87%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.70%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.19%) W3C
9 6 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.02%) GIS
9 6 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.85%) Equities
10 5 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 140 (23.77%) Windows
2 27 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (3.90%) Linux
4 16 (2.72%) UNIX
5 15 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.21%) Windows XP
6 13 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.36%) Android
8 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.68%) VMS
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.51%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (28.69%) MVC
2 154 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (22.41%) TDD
4 80 (13.58%) OO
5 65 (11.04%) Scrum
6 64 (10.87%) Web Development
7 60 (10.19%) Unit Testing
8 52 (8.83%) E-Commerce
9 49 (8.32%) BDD
10 47 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (6.79%) Content Management
11 40 (6.79%) Software Engineering
12 36 (6.11%) UML
13 35 (5.94%) Workflow
13 35 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (5.77%) Analytics
14 34 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (5.60%) SOA
16 32 (5.43%) CRM
16 32 (5.43%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 413 (70.12%) C#
2 225 (38.20%) JavaScript
3 211 (35.82%) SQL
4 74 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 65 (11.04%) Java
6 31 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 27 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.41%) VB
8 26 (4.41%) C++
9 23 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 21 (3.57%) Python
11 17 (2.89%) Perl
12 16 (2.72%) VBScript
12 16 (2.72%) XAML
13 13 (2.21%) Scala
14 12 (2.04%) PHP
15 10 (1.70%) VBA
16 7 (1.19%) VB6
17 6 (1.02%) C
18 4 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (9.85%) Degree
2 28 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.87%) MCSD
5 9 (1.53%) MCP
6 8 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.02%) MCTS
8 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.85%) MCPD
9 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) ISEB
11 3 (0.51%) MCAD
11 3 (0.51%) MCSE
11 3 (0.51%) MCSA
12 2 (0.34%) MCT
12 2 (0.34%) MBA
12 2 (0.34%) MCITP
12 2 (0.34%) CFA
12 2 (0.34%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (13.07%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.02%) SCOM
2 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) WMI
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 215 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 76 (12.90%) Oracle
3 30 (5.09%) Sitecore
4 28 (4.75%) EPiServer
5 16 (2.72%) RedDot
6 15 (2.55%) Adobe
7 14 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 14 (2.38%) Perforce
7 14 (2.38%) Ektron
8 12 (2.04%) IBM
9 11 (1.87%) JBoss
10 9 (1.53%) Open Text
11 7 (1.19%) HP
12 6 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.85%) DataSynapse
13 5 (0.85%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.68%) DevExpress
15 3 (0.51%) Red Gate
15 3 (0.51%) Tableau
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