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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 206 155 123
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 227 339 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.42% 1.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.70% 11.38% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 249 262
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
3387 2978 2790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.88% 12.51% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2628 2182 2011
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 -17 50 £400 +4.91% 16
Hammersmith - 2 - - 1
Croydon -9 1 £360 -1.36% 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £398 -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Brentford - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 376 (71.76%) C#
2 369 (70.42%) .NET
3 304 (58.02%) SQL Server
4 234 (44.66%) SQL
5 231 (44.08%) Microsoft
6 223 (42.56%) ASP.NET
7 212 (40.46%) JavaScript
8 206 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
9 203 (38.74%) HTML
10 182 (34.73%) CSS
11 156 (29.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 149 (28.44%) MVC
13 144 (27.48%) .NET Framework
14 142 (27.10%) jQuery
15 135 (25.76%) XML
16 116 (22.14%) Web Services
17 108 (20.61%) SQL Server 2008
18 106 (20.23%) SharePoint
19 103 (19.66%) Finance
20 100 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
21 95 (18.13%) WCF
21 95 (18.13%) TDD
22 93 (17.75%) Windows
23 92 (17.56%) OO
24 84 (16.03%) Scrum
25 83 (15.84%) T-SQL
26 78 (14.89%) Oracle
27 77 (14.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 75 (14.31%) HTML5
29 69 (13.17%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 106 (20.23%) SharePoint
2 63 (12.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 53 (10.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 53 (10.11%) IIS
4 36 (6.87%) CMS
5 25 (4.77%) Umbraco
6 14 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.53%) JBoss
8 8 (1.53%) Node.js
9 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.95%) Apache
10 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.76%) DNN
10 4 (0.76%) SharePoint Foundation
11 3 (0.57%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.57%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.25%) MS Office
3 17 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (3.24%) Photoshop
4 16 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (1.72%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.95%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.57%) MS Project
9 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (4.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.95%) Summit
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Tridion
5 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.19%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.86%) Office 365
3 7 (1.34%) PaaS
4 3 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.01%) HTTP
2 13 (2.48%) Intranet
2 13 (2.48%) Internet
3 5 (0.95%) SSL
4 3 (0.57%) DNS
4 3 (0.57%) Extranet
5 2 (0.38%) Firewall
5 2 (0.38%) Wireless
5 2 (0.38%) NAS
5 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.38%) SAN
5 2 (0.38%) LDAP
5 2 (0.38%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (58.02%) SQL Server
2 108 (20.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (14.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (4.20%) Oracle Database
10 19 (3.63%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.91%) MySQL
12 10 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (1.72%) DTS
13 9 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
14 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.34%) SSDT
16 5 (0.95%) RavenDB
16 5 (0.95%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 156 (29.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (9.92%) NUnit
3 40 (7.63%) SpecFlow
4 38 (7.25%) Selenium
5 30 (5.73%) MSTest
6 25 (4.77%) Git (software)
7 24 (4.58%) Subversion
8 23 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (3.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (2.67%) FitNesse
12 13 (2.48%) JIRA
12 13 (2.48%) Moq
13 12 (2.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 12 (2.29%) ReSharper
14 10 (1.91%) Maven
14 10 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (1.72%) Mercurial
15 9 (1.72%) WebDriver
15 9 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (19.66%) Finance
2 54 (10.31%) Banking
3 36 (6.87%) Front Office
4 23 (4.39%) Retail
5 20 (3.82%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.53%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Back Office
7 6 (1.15%) Advertising
8 5 (0.95%) Publishing
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
9 4 (0.76%) Automotive
10 3 (0.57%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.38%) Avionics
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 349 (66.60%) Developer
2 109 (20.80%) .NET Developer
3 65 (12.40%) C# Developer
4 58 (11.07%) SharePoint Developer
5 51 (9.73%) Analyst
6 34 (6.49%) Tester
6 34 (6.49%) Senior Developer
7 32 (6.11%) Web Developer
8 31 (5.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (4.58%) SQL Developer
10 23 (4.39%) Test Analyst
10 23 (4.39%) Architect
11 21 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (3.63%) Consultant
12 19 (3.63%) Front-End Developer
13 16 (3.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (2.67%) .NET Architect
14 14 (2.67%) Applications Developer
14 14 (2.67%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (70.42%) .NET
2 223 (42.56%) ASP.NET
3 203 (38.74%) HTML
4 182 (34.73%) CSS
5 144 (27.48%) .NET Framework
6 142 (27.10%) jQuery
7 135 (25.76%) XML
8 116 (22.14%) Web Services
9 100 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 95 (18.13%) WCF
11 75 (14.31%) HTML5
12 64 (12.21%) Ajax
13 57 (10.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 52 (9.92%) REST
15 46 (8.78%) WPF
16 45 (8.59%) XSLT
17 43 (8.21%) JSON
18 42 (8.02%) CSS3
19 33 (6.30%) LINQ
20 32 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.87%) Computer Science
3 33 (6.30%) User Experience
4 21 (4.01%) Equities
5 20 (3.82%) Derivative
6 16 (3.05%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.91%) Clustering
10 9 (1.72%) NHS
10 9 (1.72%) Data Extraction
10 9 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (1.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 8 (1.53%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.15%) iPad
13 5 (0.95%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.75%) Windows
2 16 (3.05%) UNIX
3 14 (2.67%) Linux
4 13 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.34%) Android
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.57%) AIX
9 3 (0.57%) VMS
9 3 (0.57%) OpenVMS
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (28.44%) MVC
3 95 (18.13%) TDD
4 92 (17.56%) OO
5 84 (16.03%) Scrum
6 48 (9.16%) Web Development
7 41 (7.82%) BDD
8 37 (7.06%) Unit Testing
9 35 (6.68%) Workflow
10 33 (6.30%) CRM
10 33 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (6.11%) Software Engineering
12 30 (5.73%) Content Management
12 30 (5.73%) E-Commerce
13 29 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (5.34%) OOP
14 28 (5.34%) Migration
15 27 (5.15%) Data Modelling
15 27 (5.15%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.15%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 376 (71.76%) C#
2 234 (44.66%) SQL
3 212 (40.46%) JavaScript
4 83 (15.84%) T-SQL
5 49 (9.35%) Java
6 35 (6.68%) PowerShell
7 31 (5.92%) VB.NET
8 26 (4.96%) VB
9 22 (4.20%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.05%) C++
11 14 (2.67%) VBScript
12 13 (2.48%) VBA
12 13 (2.48%) XAML
13 12 (2.29%) PHP
14 9 (1.72%) Perl
15 7 (1.34%) C
15 7 (1.34%) VC++
15 7 (1.34%) Ruby
16 6 (1.15%) Python
17 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (12.98%) Degree
2 21 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.72%) ISEB
5 7 (1.34%) MCSD
6 6 (1.15%) MCTS
7 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) CCNA
8 2 (0.38%) MCPD
8 2 (0.38%) MCSE
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.38%) MCP
8 2 (0.38%) MCAD
8 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCT
9 1 (0.19%) PhD
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.78%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) WAI
3 3 (0.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) WCAG
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.38%) vSphere
3 2 (0.38%) IAG
3 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (2.29%) SCOM
2 5 (0.95%) Control-M
2 5 (0.95%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.38%) SCCM
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 231 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 78 (14.89%) Oracle
3 19 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (3.05%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.48%) IBM
6 12 (2.29%) RedDot
6 12 (2.29%) EPiServer
7 7 (1.34%) DevExpress
7 7 (1.34%) Open Text
7 7 (1.34%) Ektron
7 7 (1.34%) Adobe
7 7 (1.34%) HP
8 6 (1.15%) Typemock
8 6 (1.15%) Telerik
9 5 (0.95%) Twitter
9 5 (0.95%) Sybase
9 5 (0.95%) Informatica
9 5 (0.95%) VMware
9 5 (0.95%) MKS
10 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
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