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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 217 177 171
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 233 315 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.98% 1.30% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.37% 8.79% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 219 246
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £48.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
3657 3582 3335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.44% 14.78% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2640 2558 2387
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 16
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.75 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -44 45 £450 +5.88% 14
Hammersmith - 2 £338 -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 374 (76.95%) .NET
2 359 (73.87%) C#
3 280 (57.61%) SQL Server
4 217 (44.65%) SQL
5 213 (43.83%) ASP.NET
6 201 (41.36%) Microsoft
7 194 (39.92%) JavaScript
8 179 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
9 168 (34.57%) HTML
10 152 (31.28%) jQuery
11 149 (30.66%) CSS
12 148 (30.45%) MVC
13 132 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 130 (26.75%) .NET Framework
15 119 (24.49%) T-SQL
16 105 (21.60%) Windows
17 97 (19.96%) SharePoint
18 96 (19.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 96 (19.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 91 (18.72%) Finance
20 90 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 89 (18.31%) Scrum
22 86 (17.70%) Web Services
23 85 (17.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 74 (15.23%) TDD
25 72 (14.81%) XML
26 71 (14.61%) HTML5
27 70 (14.40%) Unit Testing
27 70 (14.40%) WCF
28 68 (13.99%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 97 (19.96%) SharePoint
2 63 (12.96%) IIS
3 53 (10.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 42 (8.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 34 (7.00%) CMS
6 21 (4.32%) Umbraco
7 11 (2.26%) WordPress
7 11 (2.26%) Node.js
8 8 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.44%) Immediacy CMS
10 6 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.03%) NServiceBus
11 5 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.62%) DNN
14 2 (0.41%) Drupal
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 68 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.70%) MS Office
3 12 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.26%) InfoPath
5 10 (2.06%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.65%) PowerPivot
7 5 (1.03%) MS Project
7 5 (1.03%) Maya
8 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.03%) Endur
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Agresso
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.73%) Office 365
2 17 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.47%) Intranet
2 8 (1.65%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.65%) Firewall
3 6 (1.23%) SAN
3 6 (1.23%) DHCP
3 6 (1.23%) DNS
4 4 (0.82%) HTTP
5 3 (0.62%) FTP
6 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 2 (0.41%) Internet
6 2 (0.41%) Extranet
7 1 (0.21%) 802.15
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) LAN
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
7 1 (0.21%) SMTP
7 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (57.61%) SQL Server
2 96 (19.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 85 (17.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (5.14%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.94%) Oracle Database
9 24 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (4.32%) SSDT
11 20 (4.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (3.09%) QlikView
13 14 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (2.06%) Big Data
16 9 (1.85%) MySQL
16 9 (1.85%) Hadoop
17 8 (1.65%) NoSQL
17 8 (1.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 132 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (12.35%) Subversion
3 56 (11.52%) NUnit
4 42 (8.64%) TeamCity
5 30 (6.17%) SpecFlow
6 28 (5.76%) Selenium
7 21 (4.32%) Git (software)
8 19 (3.91%) MSTest
9 18 (3.70%) ReSharper
10 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
11 14 (2.88%) JIRA
12 12 (2.47%) Moq
12 12 (2.47%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.26%) CruiseControl
14 9 (1.85%) HP UFT
14 9 (1.85%) WebDriver
15 8 (1.65%) MSBuild
16 7 (1.44%) SoapUI
16 7 (1.44%) FitNesse
16 7 (1.44%) ERwin
General
1 91 (18.72%) Finance
2 55 (11.32%) Banking
3 30 (6.17%) Front Office
4 29 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.26%) Back Office
6 10 (2.06%) Law
6 10 (2.06%) Advertising
7 9 (1.85%) Retail
7 9 (1.85%) Marketing
8 7 (1.44%) Legal
9 5 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.03%) Games
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 365 (75.10%) Developer
2 133 (27.37%) .NET Developer
3 84 (17.28%) C# Developer
4 53 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (9.67%) Web Developer
6 44 (9.05%) Analyst
6 44 (9.05%) SQL Developer
7 40 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 37 (7.61%) SharePoint Developer
9 32 (6.58%) Senior Developer
10 29 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (3.50%) .NET Web Developer
13 15 (3.09%) Technical Leader
13 15 (3.09%) Front-End Developer
13 15 (3.09%) ETL Developer
14 14 (2.88%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.47%) Programmer
15 12 (2.47%) C++/C# Developer
16 11 (2.26%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (76.95%) .NET
2 213 (43.83%) ASP.NET
3 168 (34.57%) HTML
4 152 (31.28%) jQuery
5 149 (30.66%) CSS
6 130 (26.75%) .NET Framework
7 96 (19.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 86 (17.70%) Web Services
9 72 (14.81%) XML
10 71 (14.61%) HTML5
11 70 (14.40%) WCF
12 63 (12.96%) Entity Framework
13 47 (9.67%) LINQ
14 46 (9.47%) AngularJS
15 44 (9.05%) Ajax
16 38 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 36 (7.41%) ADO.NET
18 34 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 32 (6.58%) REST
19 32 (6.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.73%) Fixed Income
3 19 (3.91%) Credit Risk
4 18 (3.70%) Derivative
4 18 (3.70%) User Experience
5 16 (3.29%) Clustering
6 14 (2.88%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.88%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.88%) Inversion of Control
7 13 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.06%) Equities
9 8 (1.65%) NHS
9 8 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.23%) Taxonomies
11 6 (1.23%) Social Media
11 6 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.03%) W3C
13 4 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.60%) Windows
2 25 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (2.67%) Linux
4 10 (2.06%) UNIX
5 7 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.82%) Android
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (30.45%) MVC
3 89 (18.31%) Scrum
4 74 (15.23%) TDD
5 70 (14.40%) Unit Testing
6 57 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (10.49%) OO
8 43 (8.85%) Web Development
9 42 (8.64%) ETL
9 42 (8.64%) BDD
10 40 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (7.41%) Workflow
12 32 (6.58%) SDLC
13 31 (6.38%) Test Automation
14 30 (6.17%) CRM
15 28 (5.76%) SOA
16 27 (5.56%) Migration
16 27 (5.56%) Data Modelling
17 25 (5.14%) Software Engineering
18 24 (4.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 359 (73.87%) C#
2 217 (44.65%) SQL
3 194 (39.92%) JavaScript
4 119 (24.49%) T-SQL
5 52 (10.70%) VB.NET
6 40 (8.23%) Java
7 31 (6.38%) PowerShell
8 27 (5.56%) VB
9 26 (5.35%) C++
10 15 (3.09%) Python
11 13 (2.67%) XAML
12 12 (2.47%) PHP
13 11 (2.26%) VBA
14 8 (1.65%) Scala
15 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.03%) VBScript
16 5 (1.03%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.03%) Lua
16 5 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (10.49%) Degree
2 14 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.85%) ISEB
5 9 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.44%) MCSE
6 7 (1.44%) MCSA
7 5 (1.03%) HND
7 5 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.82%) MCSM
8 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCAD
9 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.35%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) WAI
4 1 (0.21%) Basel III
4 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.44%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.23%) HDFS
4 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.65%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.41%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) StatsD
4 1 (0.21%) logstash
4 1 (0.21%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 201 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.32%) Oracle
3 20 (4.12%) Red Gate
4 17 (3.50%) Perforce
5 12 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.06%) Telerik
6 10 (2.06%) Nintex
7 9 (1.85%) SAP
7 9 (1.85%) HP
8 8 (1.65%) CA
8 8 (1.65%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.44%) DevExpress
9 7 (1.44%) Adobe
9 7 (1.44%) Sybase
9 7 (1.44%) VMware
10 6 (1.23%) Twitter
10 6 (1.23%) Actian
11 5 (1.03%) IBM
12 4 (0.82%) OpenLink
12 4 (0.82%) EPiServer
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DEO
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 375-425 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
ICNARC
Rate: £29,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 28 days ago