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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 189 187 156
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 252 282 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.21% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.23% 8.82% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 222
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £24.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 - £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
3061 3196 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.53% 13.68% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2153 2380 2006
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -25.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £33.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 May 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 28 May 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 -4 48 £420 +3.19% 36
Croydon +2 12 £350 -20.00%
Twickenham - 6 £325 -
Bromley +4 3 - - 1
Canary Wharf -10 2 - -
Ealing - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Wembley - 1 £375 - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 362 (75.42%) .NET
2 341 (71.04%) C#
3 288 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 225 (46.88%) SQL
5 208 (43.33%) ASP.NET
6 202 (42.08%) Microsoft
7 185 (38.54%) JavaScript
8 173 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
9 149 (31.04%) HTML
10 144 (30.00%) CSS
11 141 (29.38%) .NET Framework
12 138 (28.75%) jQuery
13 133 (27.71%) MVC
14 113 (23.54%) Web Services
14 113 (23.54%) Windows
15 112 (23.33%) XML
16 104 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 100 (20.83%) WCF
18 96 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 88 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 87 (18.13%) T-SQL
21 84 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 82 (17.08%) MS Excel
23 80 (16.67%) Finance
24 79 (16.46%) SharePoint
24 79 (16.46%) Oracle
25 75 (15.63%) Scrum
26 74 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 73 (15.21%) OO
28 70 (14.58%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 79 (16.46%) SharePoint
2 50 (10.42%) IIS
3 37 (7.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (5.00%) CMS
6 18 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.67%) Immediacy CMS
8 7 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.83%) Node.js
10 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) SAS
11 2 (0.42%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Foundation
11 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.42%) Kentico
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (17.08%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.13%) MS Office
3 20 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.29%) PowerPivot
5 8 (1.67%) MS Project
6 6 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.04%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.83%) Maya
9 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
3 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.71%) Office 365
3 4 (0.83%) GitHub
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.42%) HTTP
2 9 (1.88%) Internet
3 8 (1.67%) DNS
4 7 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.46%) SAN
5 5 (1.04%) SSL
5 5 (1.04%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.04%) Firewall
6 4 (0.83%) OpenVPN
6 4 (0.83%) Intranet
6 4 (0.83%) 802.15
6 4 (0.83%) DHCP
6 4 (0.83%) FTP
6 4 (0.83%) VPN
6 4 (0.83%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) LAN
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 96 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (13.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (6.46%) Relational Database
9 26 (5.42%) Oracle Database
10 25 (5.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (3.33%) SSDT
11 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (2.50%) QlikView
13 10 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 10 (2.08%) MySQL
14 7 (1.46%) Spotfire
14 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (1.25%) MS Access
16 5 (1.04%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 104 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (10.63%) Subversion
3 49 (10.21%) NUnit
4 21 (4.38%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.17%) Selenium
6 17 (3.54%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 15 (3.13%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (2.50%) MSTest
9 12 (2.50%) JIRA
9 12 (2.50%) ReSharper
10 8 (1.67%) Moq
10 8 (1.67%) JMeter
10 8 (1.67%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (1.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 7 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (1.46%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 80 (16.67%) Finance
2 49 (10.21%) Banking
3 36 (7.50%) Front Office
4 31 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.71%) Retail
5 13 (2.71%) Back Office
6 8 (1.67%) Legal
7 7 (1.46%) Advertising
7 7 (1.46%) Law
8 5 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.83%) Games
9 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 4 (0.83%) Avionics
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (72.08%) Developer
2 137 (28.54%) .NET Developer
3 93 (19.38%) C# Developer
4 56 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (8.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 39 (8.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 39 (8.13%) Web Developer
6 38 (7.92%) Analyst
7 35 (7.29%) Senior Developer
8 32 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 28 (5.83%) SharePoint Developer
10 21 (4.38%) C++ Developer
11 18 (3.75%) Tester
11 18 (3.75%) .NET Web Developer
12 16 (3.33%) Applications Developer
13 14 (2.92%) Author
13 14 (2.92%) Technical Author
14 13 (2.71%) C++/C# Developer
15 12 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
16 11 (2.29%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (75.42%) .NET
2 208 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 149 (31.04%) HTML
4 144 (30.00%) CSS
5 141 (29.38%) .NET Framework
6 138 (28.75%) jQuery
7 113 (23.54%) Web Services
8 112 (23.33%) XML
9 100 (20.83%) WCF
10 88 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (12.71%) Ajax
12 54 (11.25%) HTML5
13 52 (10.83%) Entity Framework
13 52 (10.83%) LINQ
14 35 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (6.88%) REST
15 33 (6.88%) CSS3
16 32 (6.67%) Middleware
17 31 (6.46%) JSON
18 28 (5.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.63%) Fixed Income
3 26 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.96%) User Experience
5 18 (3.75%) Derivative
6 15 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.13%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.88%) Clustering
8 8 (1.67%) Equities
8 8 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.46%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.46%) NHS
9 7 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.04%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.04%) W3C
11 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 113 (23.54%) Windows
2 25 (5.21%) Linux
3 21 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 10 (2.08%) UNIX
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.83%) Windows CE
8 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.83%) Android
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.42%) VMS
10 2 (0.42%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (27.71%) MVC
3 75 (15.63%) Scrum
4 73 (15.21%) OO
5 70 (14.58%) TDD
6 54 (11.25%) Unit Testing
7 47 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (8.33%) Web Development
9 39 (8.13%) CRM
10 34 (7.08%) OOD
11 32 (6.67%) ETL
12 31 (6.46%) Workflow
12 31 (6.46%) Software Engineering
13 30 (6.25%) ITIL
14 28 (5.83%) UML
15 27 (5.63%) Data Modelling
16 24 (5.00%) Test Automation
16 24 (5.00%) SDLC
17 22 (4.58%) BDD
17 22 (4.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 341 (71.04%) C#
2 225 (46.88%) SQL
3 185 (38.54%) JavaScript
4 87 (18.13%) T-SQL
5 55 (11.46%) Java
6 42 (8.75%) VB.NET
7 38 (7.92%) C++
8 27 (5.63%) VB
9 16 (3.33%) VBA
9 16 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.50%) Python
11 11 (2.29%) C
11 11 (2.29%) XAML
12 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (1.25%) PHP
13 6 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.83%) Scala
14 4 (0.83%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (11.88%) Degree
2 16 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.71%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.46%) MCSE
5 7 (1.46%) MCSA
6 6 (1.25%) ISEB
7 5 (1.04%) HND
8 4 (0.83%) MCSM
9 3 (0.63%) MCP
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) MCAD
11 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) GxP
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.46%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.83%) vSphere
4 4 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.83%) Firmware
4 4 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.04%) SCCM
1 5 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 202 (42.08%) Microsoft
2 79 (16.46%) Oracle
3 17 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.13%) DevExpress
4 15 (3.13%) Telerik
5 12 (2.50%) Sybase
6 11 (2.29%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.29%) VMware
7 8 (1.67%) Adobe
8 7 (1.46%) SAP
8 7 (1.46%) Perforce
8 7 (1.46%) Nintex
9 6 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.25%) IBM
9 6 (1.25%) HP
9 6 (1.25%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.25%) Syncfusion
10 5 (1.04%) Citrix
10 5 (1.04%) Reuters
10 5 (1.04%) Bloomberg
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City, London
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Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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City of London
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Rate: competitive
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £340 - £360 per day
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