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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 243 199 190
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 192 264 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.84% 1.18% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.08% 8.59% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 185 195
Median daily rate £430 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +17.03%
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
3782 3074 3104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.59% 13.73% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2145 2294
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 12
Median hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £107.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +13 25 £425 +6.25% 17
Uxbridge +5 3 £328 -12.66%
Westminster - 2 £440 -
Hammersmith +3 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 243 (69.83%) .NET
2 234 (67.24%) C#
3 206 (59.20%) SQL Server
4 185 (53.16%) Microsoft
5 153 (43.97%) SQL
6 131 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
7 123 (35.34%) JavaScript
8 115 (33.05%) MVC
9 105 (30.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 102 (29.31%) ASP.NET
11 97 (27.87%) .NET Framework
12 93 (26.72%) HTML
13 78 (22.41%) CSS
14 75 (21.55%) jQuery
15 70 (20.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (20.11%) TDD
16 69 (19.83%) Finance
17 65 (18.68%) NUnit
18 61 (17.53%) Web Services
19 60 (17.24%) Oracle
20 57 (16.38%) AngularJS
21 56 (16.09%) Entity Framework
22 54 (15.52%) Windows
23 53 (15.23%) WPF
24 52 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 52 (14.94%) T-SQL
24 52 (14.94%) Scrum
25 51 (14.66%) HTML5
26 50 (14.37%) Unit Testing
27 45 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 39 (11.21%) IIS
2 37 (10.63%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.02%) Node.js
5 13 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (3.45%) CMS
7 7 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.72%) Confluence
9 5 (1.44%) Apache
10 4 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.15%) SAS
10 4 (1.15%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.86%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 11 (3.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.59%) MS Office
5 6 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.44%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.86%) Mingle
7 3 (0.86%) MS Project
8 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (5.75%) RMDS
2 18 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.59%) ION MarketView
4 6 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.57%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.29%) Endur
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.72%) Office 365
4 4 (1.15%) IaaS
4 4 (1.15%) PaaS
5 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) HTTP
2 9 (2.59%) Firewall
3 7 (2.01%) Internet
4 6 (1.72%) SMTP
5 4 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.86%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.86%) LAN
6 3 (0.86%) SSL
6 3 (0.86%) VPN
6 3 (0.86%) WAAS
6 3 (0.86%) WAN
6 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.57%) DNS
7 2 (0.57%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) Intranet
7 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (59.20%) SQL Server
2 52 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (9.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (3.16%) Big Data
11 8 (2.30%) Data Mining
11 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 7 (2.01%) HBase
12 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.44%) GIS
14 5 (1.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 105 (30.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (18.68%) NUnit
3 35 (10.06%) SpecFlow
4 31 (8.91%) Selenium
5 28 (8.05%) Git (software)
6 18 (5.17%) Moq
6 18 (5.17%) MSTest
7 15 (4.31%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.02%) JIRA
8 14 (4.02%) TeamCity
8 14 (4.02%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.45%) Jasmine
9 12 (3.45%) ReSharper
10 11 (3.16%) MSBuild
10 11 (3.16%) Subversion
10 11 (3.16%) WebStorm
11 10 (2.87%) Maven
12 9 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (2.30%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 69 (19.83%) Finance
2 32 (9.20%) Banking
3 29 (8.33%) Front Office
4 14 (4.02%) Marketing
5 12 (3.45%) Back Office
6 9 (2.59%) Legal
6 9 (2.59%) Retail
7 8 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.15%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Law
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 236 (67.82%) Developer
2 120 (34.48%) .NET Developer
3 94 (27.01%) C# Developer
4 68 (19.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (13.22%) SQL Developer
6 42 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (11.21%) Analyst
8 28 (8.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.05%) Senior Developer
9 27 (7.76%) WPF Developer
10 26 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 26 (7.47%) JavaScript Developer
10 26 (7.47%) Test Analyst
11 23 (6.61%) SQL Server Developer
12 22 (6.32%) C# WPF Developer
12 22 (6.32%) UX Developer
13 20 (5.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 19 (5.46%) XAML Developer
15 18 (5.17%) Software Developer
16 17 (4.89%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (69.83%) .NET
2 102 (29.31%) ASP.NET
3 97 (27.87%) .NET Framework
4 93 (26.72%) HTML
5 78 (22.41%) CSS
6 75 (21.55%) jQuery
7 70 (20.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (17.53%) Web Services
9 57 (16.38%) AngularJS
10 56 (16.09%) Entity Framework
11 53 (15.23%) WPF
12 51 (14.66%) HTML5
13 41 (11.78%) XML
14 40 (11.49%) WCF
15 28 (8.05%) LINQ
16 25 (7.18%) NHibernate
17 24 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 24 (6.90%) SOAP
18 22 (6.32%) ADO.NET
18 22 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.93%) User Experience
2 43 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.90%) Fixed Income
4 12 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.87%) IVR
6 8 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (2.30%) Smartcard
7 7 (2.01%) Clustering
7 7 (2.01%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.72%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.44%) Derivative
10 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.86%) BYOD
10 3 (0.86%) Equities
10 3 (0.86%) Fintech
10 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.52%) Windows
2 14 (4.02%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.45%) Linux
4 8 (2.30%) Android
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) VMS
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (33.05%) MVC
3 70 (20.11%) TDD
4 52 (14.94%) Scrum
5 50 (14.37%) Unit Testing
6 42 (12.07%) BDD
7 40 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (10.92%) Web Development
9 34 (9.77%) MVVM
10 28 (8.05%) OO
11 27 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (7.76%) Front End Development
11 27 (7.76%) Test Scripting
12 24 (6.90%) SOA
13 21 (6.03%) Electronic Trading
13 21 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 21 (6.03%) Test Automation
14 20 (5.75%) Configuration Management
14 20 (5.75%) Workflow
15 19 (5.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 234 (67.24%) C#
2 153 (43.97%) SQL
3 123 (35.34%) JavaScript
4 52 (14.94%) T-SQL
5 41 (11.78%) XAML
6 31 (8.91%) Java
7 26 (7.47%) PowerShell
8 23 (6.61%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.17%) VBA
10 16 (4.60%) VB
11 15 (4.31%) C++
12 12 (3.45%) C
13 10 (2.87%) VBScript
14 8 (2.30%) TypeScript
15 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.01%) Python
15 7 (2.01%) Ruby
16 6 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.44%) PHP
18 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (6.03%) Degree
1 21 (6.03%) ISEB
2 20 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.05%) QA
2 5 (1.44%) WCAG
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
3 2 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.29%) HDFS
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.44%) Ansible
2 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.44%) Puppet
3 3 (0.86%) SCOM
3 3 (0.86%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.57%) Mesos
5 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 185 (53.16%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.24%) Oracle
3 21 (6.03%) TIBCO
4 20 (5.75%) ION Trading
4 20 (5.75%) Reuters
5 11 (3.16%) Adobe
6 7 (2.01%) Apple
6 7 (2.01%) IBM
7 6 (1.72%) RedDot
7 6 (1.72%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.44%) SAP
8 5 (1.44%) Splunk
8 5 (1.44%) Tableau
8 5 (1.44%) VMware
9 4 (1.15%) HP
9 4 (1.15%) RedGate
9 4 (1.15%) Telerik
10 3 (0.86%) F5
10 3 (0.86%) Rally
10 3 (0.86%) ServiceNow
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