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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 178 177 146
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 264 285 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.18% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.43% 8.89% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 202 225
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £544 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.06% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £30.00 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £30.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -15.62%
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
3130 3206 2687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.00% 13.28% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2195 2357 1999
Average daily rate £425 £412 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.28% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.99 £30.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £107.50 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 56 £425 +9.67% 33
Croydon +9 13 £350 -20.00% 1
Sidcup - 3 £350 -
Chiswick - 2 - - 1
Hammersmith -7 1 £390 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £225 -
Harrow - 1 - - 3
Bromley - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Enfield - - - -
Barking - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 346 (73.62%) .NET
2 328 (69.79%) C#
3 281 (59.79%) SQL Server
4 229 (48.72%) SQL
5 212 (45.11%) Microsoft
6 202 (42.98%) ASP.NET
7 186 (39.57%) JavaScript
8 174 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
9 151 (32.13%) HTML
10 148 (31.49%) CSS
11 137 (29.15%) .NET Framework
12 132 (28.09%) jQuery
13 123 (26.17%) MVC
14 119 (25.32%) XML
15 111 (23.62%) Web Services
16 108 (22.98%) Team Foundation Server
17 102 (21.70%) SQL Server 2008
18 101 (21.49%) Windows
19 100 (21.28%) WCF
20 83 (17.66%) OO
20 83 (17.66%) MS Excel
21 82 (17.45%) SharePoint
22 81 (17.23%) ASP.NET MVC
23 77 (16.38%) Finance
24 76 (16.17%) Scrum
25 75 (15.96%) T-SQL
26 73 (15.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 71 (15.11%) Oracle
28 64 (13.62%) TDD
28 64 (13.62%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 82 (17.45%) SharePoint
2 47 (10.00%) IIS
3 43 (9.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 36 (7.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (4.47%) CMS
6 15 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.49%) Immediacy CMS
9 6 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.85%) Apache
11 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 3 (0.64%) SAS
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Foundation
11 3 (0.64%) Node.js
12 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.21%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 83 (17.66%) MS Excel
2 49 (10.43%) MS Office
3 24 (5.11%) MS Visio
4 23 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.34%) PowerPivot
6 7 (1.49%) MS Project
7 6 (1.28%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.28%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.64%) Maya
9 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.19%) Office 365
3 4 (0.85%) GitHub
3 4 (0.85%) SaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.60%) HTTP
2 9 (1.91%) Internet
3 8 (1.70%) DNS
4 7 (1.49%) SAN
5 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.85%) DHCP
6 4 (0.85%) FTP
6 4 (0.85%) SSL
7 3 (0.64%) OpenVPN
7 3 (0.64%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.64%) 802.15
7 3 (0.64%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.43%) Intranet
9 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.21%) LAN
9 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (59.79%) SQL Server
2 102 (21.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (15.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 58 (12.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (5.74%) Relational Database
9 22 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (4.04%) Oracle Database
11 18 (3.83%) SSDT
11 18 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.91%) MySQL
13 9 (1.91%) QlikView
13 9 (1.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 6 (1.28%) Spotfire
14 6 (1.28%) MS Access
14 6 (1.28%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 108 (22.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (8.72%) NUnit
3 38 (8.09%) Subversion
4 22 (4.68%) SpecFlow
5 20 (4.26%) Selenium
6 19 (4.04%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (2.77%) ReSharper
8 12 (2.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 12 (2.55%) MSTest
9 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.34%) JIRA
9 11 (2.34%) JMeter
10 10 (2.13%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.70%) Moq
11 8 (1.70%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 77 (16.38%) Finance
2 50 (10.64%) Banking
3 33 (7.02%) Front Office
4 29 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.19%) Retail
6 13 (2.77%) Back Office
7 8 (1.70%) Advertising
8 6 (1.28%) Law
9 5 (1.06%) Legal
9 5 (1.06%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.85%) Automotive
10 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.85%) Avionics
11 3 (0.64%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
11 3 (0.64%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 338 (71.91%) Developer
2 121 (25.74%) .NET Developer
3 88 (18.72%) C# Developer
4 52 (11.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (7.87%) ASP.NET Developer
5 37 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (7.45%) Analyst
7 34 (7.23%) Web Developer
8 30 (6.38%) SharePoint Developer
9 29 (6.17%) Senior Developer
10 26 (5.53%) Tester
10 26 (5.53%) SQL Developer
11 19 (4.04%) Author
11 19 (4.04%) Technical Author
12 15 (3.19%) Applications Developer
12 15 (3.19%) C++ Developer
13 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Developer
13 12 (2.55%) .NET Web Developer
13 12 (2.55%) CRM Developer
14 11 (2.34%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (73.62%) .NET
2 202 (42.98%) ASP.NET
3 151 (32.13%) HTML
4 148 (31.49%) CSS
5 137 (29.15%) .NET Framework
6 132 (28.09%) jQuery
7 119 (25.32%) XML
8 111 (23.62%) Web Services
9 100 (21.28%) WCF
10 81 (17.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 58 (12.34%) HTML5
12 54 (11.49%) Ajax
13 48 (10.21%) LINQ
14 47 (10.00%) Entity Framework
15 45 (9.57%) REST
16 40 (8.51%) JSON
17 36 (7.66%) CSS3
18 34 (7.23%) WPF
19 31 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 30 (6.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.66%) Computer Science
3 29 (6.17%) User Experience
4 20 (4.26%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.40%) Derivative
7 13 (2.77%) N-Tier
8 11 (2.34%) Equities
9 9 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.70%) Clustering
11 7 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.49%) NHS
11 7 (1.49%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.28%) Data Integration
13 5 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.06%) iPad
13 5 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.06%) Taxonomies
13 5 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.49%) Windows
2 22 (4.68%) Linux
3 17 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.70%) UNIX
6 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.06%) Android
6 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.64%) VMS
8 3 (0.64%) OpenVMS
8 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.64%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.17%) MVC
3 83 (17.66%) OO
4 76 (16.17%) Scrum
5 64 (13.62%) TDD
6 48 (10.21%) Unit Testing
7 43 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (8.94%) CRM
8 42 (8.94%) Web Development
9 36 (7.66%) Software Engineering
10 35 (7.45%) ITIL
11 33 (7.02%) OOD
12 29 (6.17%) ETL
13 28 (5.96%) Data Modelling
13 28 (5.96%) UML
14 26 (5.53%) Service Delivery
15 24 (5.11%) Workflow
15 24 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (5.11%) BDD
16 23 (4.89%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 328 (69.79%) C#
2 229 (48.72%) SQL
3 186 (39.57%) JavaScript
4 75 (15.96%) T-SQL
5 60 (12.77%) Java
6 33 (7.02%) C++
7 30 (6.38%) VB.NET
8 28 (5.96%) VB
9 21 (4.47%) VBA
10 18 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.34%) C
11 11 (2.34%) PHP
12 10 (2.13%) Python
12 10 (2.13%) XAML
13 8 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.49%) Ruby
14 7 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.85%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (13.62%) Degree
2 14 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.49%) ISEB
5 7 (1.49%) MCSE
5 7 (1.49%) MCSA
6 5 (1.06%) HND
7 4 (0.85%) MCSM
8 3 (0.64%) MCP
9 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.32%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) GxP
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.49%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.85%) vSphere
4 4 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Casper Suite
2 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 212 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.11%) Oracle
3 20 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.19%) DevExpress
5 11 (2.34%) VMware
6 10 (2.13%) Sybase
7 9 (1.91%) Telerik
8 8 (1.70%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.70%) Adobe
9 7 (1.49%) IBM
10 6 (1.28%) SAP
10 6 (1.28%) Syncfusion
10 6 (1.28%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.06%) Reuters
11 5 (1.06%) Apple
11 5 (1.06%) Citrix
11 5 (1.06%) Nintex
12 4 (0.85%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.85%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.85%) Sun
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £10 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Up to £38 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.36 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago