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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 204 157 118
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -39
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 241 343 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.38% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.78% 11.04% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 267 270
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 £275 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.98% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -5.71%
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
3554 3106 2830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 12.54% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2278 1991
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 19
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.65 £18.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £81.12 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +2 55 £400 +1.58% 32
Croydon -13 8 £444 +22.41% 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £398 -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 385 (70.13%) C#
2 376 (68.49%) .NET
3 297 (54.10%) SQL Server
4 230 (41.89%) ASP.NET
5 229 (41.71%) SQL
6 225 (40.98%) Microsoft
7 219 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (39.34%) HTML
8 216 (39.34%) JavaScript
9 193 (35.15%) CSS
10 166 (30.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 160 (29.14%) MVC
12 149 (27.14%) .NET Framework
13 147 (26.78%) jQuery
14 141 (25.68%) XML
15 131 (23.86%) Web Services
16 115 (20.95%) Finance
17 112 (20.40%) SQL Server 2008
18 111 (20.22%) SharePoint
19 105 (19.13%) Windows
20 103 (18.76%) TDD
21 100 (18.21%) WCF
22 98 (17.85%) ASP.NET MVC
23 92 (16.76%) Scrum
24 86 (15.66%) HTML5
25 85 (15.48%) T-SQL
26 83 (15.12%) OO
27 79 (14.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 69 (12.57%) Oracle
29 63 (11.48%) Ajax

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 111 (20.22%) SharePoint
2 60 (10.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 59 (10.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 54 (9.84%) IIS
5 50 (9.11%) CMS
6 34 (6.19%) Umbraco
7 21 (3.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (2.00%) JBoss
10 10 (1.82%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.46%) Node.js
12 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.09%) DNN
14 4 (0.73%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.55%) Apache
15 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Foundation
15 3 (0.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 62 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.64%) MS Office
3 19 (3.46%) Photoshop
4 12 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.28%) InfoPath
7 6 (1.09%) PowerPivot
7 6 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.18%) MS Project
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.91%) Summit
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.18%) Tridion
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.73%) Office 365
3 7 (1.28%) PaaS
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.91%) Intranet
2 14 (2.55%) HTTP
3 12 (2.19%) Internet
4 5 (0.91%) SSL
4 5 (0.91%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) Extranet
5 3 (0.55%) Firewall
6 2 (0.36%) NAS
6 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.36%) DHCP
6 2 (0.36%) LDAP
6 2 (0.36%) Wireless
6 2 (0.36%) SAN
7 1 (0.18%) FTP
7 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (54.10%) SQL Server
2 112 (20.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (14.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.28%) Oracle Database
10 17 (3.10%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.64%) DTS
12 9 (1.64%) PerformancePoint
13 7 (1.28%) MySQL
13 7 (1.28%) SSDT
13 7 (1.28%) RavenDB
14 5 (0.91%) PowerMart
15 4 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 166 (30.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (10.56%) NUnit
3 44 (8.01%) Selenium
4 43 (7.83%) SpecFlow
5 32 (5.83%) MSTest
6 28 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (4.37%) Git (software)
8 22 (4.01%) Subversion
9 19 (3.46%) FitNesse
10 18 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (2.37%) TeamCity
13 12 (2.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 12 (2.19%) JIRA
14 11 (2.00%) Maven
15 10 (1.82%) Moq
15 10 (1.82%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.82%) NSubstitute
15 10 (1.82%) ReSharper
16 8 (1.46%) Mercurial
General
1 115 (20.95%) Finance
2 51 (9.29%) Banking
3 34 (6.19%) Front Office
4 25 (4.55%) Retail
5 17 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.00%) Marketing
7 9 (1.64%) Publishing
8 8 (1.46%) Back Office
9 6 (1.09%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Automotive
11 3 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 363 (66.12%) Developer
2 118 (21.49%) .NET Developer
3 61 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 60 (10.93%) SharePoint Developer
5 57 (10.38%) Analyst
6 38 (6.92%) Tester
7 35 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 28 (5.10%) Front-End Developer
9 28 (5.10%) Test Analyst
10 27 (4.92%) Architect
11 26 (4.74%) Web Developer
12 24 (4.37%) SQL Developer
13 20 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (3.64%) Consultant
14 18 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
15 15 (2.73%) Performance Tester
16 14 (2.55%) .NET Architect
17 13 (2.37%) Microsoft Developer
17 13 (2.37%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (68.49%) .NET
2 230 (41.89%) ASP.NET
3 216 (39.34%) HTML
4 193 (35.15%) CSS
5 149 (27.14%) .NET Framework
6 147 (26.78%) jQuery
7 141 (25.68%) XML
8 131 (23.86%) Web Services
9 100 (18.21%) WCF
10 98 (17.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 86 (15.66%) HTML5
12 63 (11.48%) Ajax
13 59 (10.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 52 (9.47%) XSLT
14 52 (9.47%) CSS3
15 49 (8.93%) REST
16 45 (8.20%) WPF
17 39 (7.10%) JSON
18 37 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 33 (6.01%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.56%) User Experience
3 29 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.01%) Equities
5 17 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.91%) Derivative
6 16 (2.91%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.19%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.82%) Clustering
9 9 (1.64%) Data Extraction
10 8 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (1.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 8 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.46%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.28%) NHS
11 7 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.09%) iPad
13 5 (0.91%) Replication
13 5 (0.91%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 105 (19.13%) Windows
2 15 (2.73%) Linux
3 14 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (2.55%) UNIX
4 12 (2.19%) Android
5 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.09%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.14%) MVC
3 103 (18.76%) TDD
4 92 (16.76%) Scrum
5 83 (15.12%) OO
6 45 (8.20%) Web Development
7 44 (8.01%) BDD
8 43 (7.83%) Unit Testing
9 39 (7.10%) Workflow
10 37 (6.74%) E-Commerce
10 37 (6.74%) Content Management
11 36 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (6.56%) CRM
12 33 (6.01%) MVVM
13 30 (5.46%) Migration
14 29 (5.28%) OOP
15 28 (5.10%) Test Automation
16 25 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (4.37%) ETL
17 24 (4.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 385 (70.13%) C#
2 229 (41.71%) SQL
3 216 (39.34%) JavaScript
4 85 (15.48%) T-SQL
5 47 (8.56%) Java
6 35 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 35 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 25 (4.55%) VB
8 20 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.10%) C++
10 14 (2.55%) VBA
10 14 (2.55%) VBScript
11 12 (2.19%) XAML
12 9 (1.64%) Perl
12 9 (1.64%) PHP
13 7 (1.28%) VC++
13 7 (1.28%) Ruby
14 5 (0.91%) C
15 4 (0.73%) VB6
15 4 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (10.38%) Degree
2 23 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.64%) ISEB
4 9 (1.64%) MCSD
5 6 (1.09%) MCTS
6 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.73%) MCPD
6 4 (0.73%) MCP
7 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) CCNA
8 2 (0.36%) MCSE
8 2 (0.36%) MCAD
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (10.20%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) WAI
3 3 (0.55%) SLA
3 3 (0.55%) WCAG
3 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.36%) IAG
3 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.37%) SCOM
2 5 (0.91%) Control-M
2 5 (0.91%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 225 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.57%) Oracle
3 22 (4.01%) Sitecore
4 18 (3.28%) RedDot
5 17 (3.10%) EPiServer
6 14 (2.55%) IBM
7 13 (2.37%) Ektron
8 11 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.00%) Open Text
9 7 (1.28%) HP
10 6 (1.09%) Typemock
10 6 (1.09%) Adobe
10 6 (1.09%) Sybase
11 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.91%) Informatica
11 5 (0.91%) MKS
11 5 (0.91%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.91%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.73%) Red Gate
12 4 (0.73%) DevExpress
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Queen Mary Barts Cancer Institute
Rate: £31,735 - £37,275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Sothebys Institute
Rate: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago