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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 235 222 185
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 197 238 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 1.02% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.33% 7.22% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 165 192
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £17.34 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
3695 3296 3276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.31% 14.15% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2772 2373 2360
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £22.18 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.35 £45.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 25 £416 -2.05% 13
Bromley -7 3 £388 -
Docklands, London +7 1 - -
Hammersmith +4 1 - -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £350 -
Harrow -8 1 £360 -
Croydon -17 1 £310 -11.42%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 277 (71.21%) .NET
2 265 (68.12%) C#
3 226 (58.10%) SQL Server
4 224 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 162 (41.65%) SQL
6 144 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (36.25%) JavaScript
8 110 (28.28%) HTML
9 108 (27.76%) MVC
10 105 (26.99%) ASP.NET
11 101 (25.96%) .NET Framework
12 93 (23.91%) CSS
12 93 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 88 (22.62%) jQuery
14 71 (18.25%) TDD
14 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 69 (17.74%) NUnit
15 69 (17.74%) Oracle
16 67 (17.22%) HTML5
17 66 (16.97%) Finance
18 63 (16.20%) T-SQL
18 63 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 61 (15.68%) Web Services
20 60 (15.42%) AngularJS
21 59 (15.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 56 (14.40%) Scrum
23 54 (13.88%) MS Excel
24 53 (13.62%) XML
24 53 (13.62%) Windows
24 53 (13.62%) Analytical Skills

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 40 (10.28%) IIS
3 24 (6.17%) CMS
3 24 (6.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (5.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.31%) Confluence
6 7 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.54%) EPiServer CMS
7 6 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.03%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.03%) SAS
8 4 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.77%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.51%) Apache
10 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 54 (13.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.57%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.03%) Mingle
4 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (6.68%) RMDS
2 21 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.31%) ION MarketView
4 8 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.51%) Maximo
5 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.26%) Endur
6 1 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.29%) PaaS
4 4 (1.03%) IaaS
4 4 (1.03%) Office 365
5 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.63%) HTTP
2 8 (2.06%) Internet
3 7 (1.80%) Firewall
4 5 (1.29%) SMTP
5 3 (0.77%) WAAS
6 2 (0.51%) Intranet
6 2 (0.51%) SMS
7 1 (0.26%) AMQP
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) FTP
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (58.10%) SQL Server
2 63 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (15.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (10.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (6.68%) Relational Database
6 26 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 14 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (3.34%) Oracle Database
10 12 (3.08%) Big Data
10 12 (3.08%) MongoDB
11 10 (2.57%) Data Mining
11 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (1.54%) HBase
14 6 (1.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 93 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (17.74%) NUnit
3 31 (7.97%) SpecFlow
4 26 (6.68%) Git (software)
4 26 (6.68%) Selenium
5 21 (5.40%) JIRA
6 16 (4.11%) Moq
7 15 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (3.60%) TeamCity
9 13 (3.34%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.08%) Jasmine
10 12 (3.08%) WebDriver
11 11 (2.83%) MSBuild
12 10 (2.57%) MSTest
13 9 (2.31%) Jenkins
13 9 (2.31%) Subversion
14 8 (2.06%) Grunt
14 8 (2.06%) ReSharper
15 7 (1.80%) JMeter
16 6 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 66 (16.97%) Finance
2 32 (8.23%) Front Office
3 27 (6.94%) Banking
4 17 (4.37%) Marketing
5 16 (4.11%) Legal
6 11 (2.83%) Back Office
6 11 (2.83%) Retail
7 9 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.80%) Publishing
9 5 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.03%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.03%) Law
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
11 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 266 (68.38%) Developer
2 128 (32.90%) .NET Developer
3 96 (24.68%) C# Developer
4 68 (17.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (13.37%) SQL Developer
6 36 (9.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (7.97%) Analyst
8 28 (7.20%) Senior Developer
9 26 (6.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 25 (6.43%) WPF Developer
11 24 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (5.91%) SQL Server Developer
12 23 (5.91%) UX Developer
13 22 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
14 20 (5.14%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
14 20 (5.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 19 (4.88%) C# WPF Developer
16 18 (4.63%) Software Developer
16 18 (4.63%) Test Analyst
17 16 (4.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (71.21%) .NET
2 110 (28.28%) HTML
3 105 (26.99%) ASP.NET
4 101 (25.96%) .NET Framework
5 93 (23.91%) CSS
6 88 (22.62%) jQuery
7 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 67 (17.22%) HTML5
9 61 (15.68%) Web Services
10 60 (15.42%) AngularJS
11 53 (13.62%) XML
12 39 (10.03%) WCF
13 38 (9.77%) Entity Framework
13 38 (9.77%) WPF
14 33 (8.48%) CSS3
15 28 (7.20%) LINQ
16 26 (6.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (6.68%) Rendezvous
17 23 (5.91%) JSON
18 22 (5.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (12.08%) User Experience
3 34 (8.74%) Fixed Income
4 25 (6.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.06%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.80%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.80%) Derivative
6 7 (1.80%) IVR
7 6 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.54%) Clustering
8 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.29%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.03%) Equities
10 3 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.62%) Windows
2 17 (4.37%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.11%) Linux
4 6 (1.54%) Android
4 6 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (27.76%) MVC
3 71 (18.25%) TDD
4 56 (14.40%) Scrum
5 46 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (11.57%) Unit Testing
7 43 (11.05%) OO
8 41 (10.54%) MVVM
9 39 (10.03%) BDD
10 37 (9.51%) Web Development
11 34 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (7.20%) Electronic Trading
12 28 (7.20%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.43%) ETL
14 24 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
15 23 (5.91%) CRM
16 21 (5.40%) SOA
17 20 (5.14%) Front End Development
17 20 (5.14%) Workflow
18 18 (4.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 265 (68.12%) C#
2 162 (41.65%) SQL
3 141 (36.25%) JavaScript
4 63 (16.20%) T-SQL
5 42 (10.80%) Java
6 32 (8.23%) PowerShell
7 30 (7.71%) XAML
8 29 (7.46%) VB.NET
9 25 (6.43%) C++
10 22 (5.66%) VBA
11 11 (2.83%) C
12 10 (2.57%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.31%) Python
13 9 (2.31%) VB
14 8 (2.06%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.80%) Ruby
16 6 (1.54%) VBScript
17 4 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (10.28%) Degree
2 24 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.57%) ISEB
5 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) MCSE
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
10 1 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.25%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) WCAG
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) MiFID
3 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Docker
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.26%) HDFS
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Ansible
1 5 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.29%) Puppet
2 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.77%) SCCM
2 3 (0.77%) SCOM
3 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.51%) Mesos
3 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.26%) Kibana
4 1 (0.26%) logstash
4 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 224 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 69 (17.74%) Oracle
3 27 (6.94%) Reuters
4 26 (6.68%) ION Trading
4 26 (6.68%) TIBCO
5 11 (2.83%) Tableau
6 10 (2.57%) EPiServer
7 9 (2.31%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.54%) IBM
9 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.29%) RedDot
9 5 (1.29%) SAP
9 5 (1.29%) Splunk
10 4 (1.03%) Adobe
10 4 (1.03%) Apigee
10 4 (1.03%) Apple
10 4 (1.03%) HP
10 4 (1.03%) Rally
10 4 (1.03%) VMware
11 3 (0.77%) i2
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