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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / London
Rank 241 272 223
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -49
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 175 149 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.08% 4.65% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 110 161
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
3442 3203 3176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.70% 15.25% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2393 2456
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £582 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £24.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 0 28 £445 -6.31% 21
Lewisham - 4 £300 -
Westminster -5 2 £300 -25.04%
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 215 (64.37%) .NET
2 208 (62.28%) C#
3 189 (56.59%) Microsoft
4 165 (49.40%) SQL Server
5 134 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (33.23%) SQL
7 107 (32.04%) JavaScript
8 102 (30.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 91 (27.25%) MVC
10 84 (25.15%) HTML
11 79 (23.65%) ASP.NET
12 67 (20.06%) CSS
12 67 (20.06%) MS Excel
13 66 (19.76%) TDD
14 60 (17.96%) Finance
15 59 (17.66%) T-SQL
16 55 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 55 (16.47%) .NET Framework
16 55 (16.47%) WCF
17 54 (16.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 54 (16.17%) Windows
18 48 (14.37%) Scrum
19 46 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 46 (13.77%) jQuery
19 46 (13.77%) SQL Server 2012
20 45 (13.47%) Git (software)
21 42 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
21 42 (12.57%) CRM
21 42 (12.57%) HTML5
22 41 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM

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 (11.68%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (5.99%) IIS
3 16 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (3.89%) CMS
5 7 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.50%) SAS
6 5 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.20%) Confluence
7 4 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.20%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.90%) EPiServer CMS
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.60%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.30%) WebORB
Applications
1 67 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.19%) MS Office
3 11 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.90%) MS Project
6 2 (0.60%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 41 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.50%) RMDS
3 4 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.20%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.60%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.99%) PaaS
3 7 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.10%) Office 365
4 6 (1.80%) GitHub
5 4 (1.20%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.99%) Internet
2 9 (2.69%) Firewall
2 9 (2.69%) HTTP
3 8 (2.40%) SSL
4 6 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.20%) Intranet
6 3 (0.90%) SMTP
7 2 (0.60%) DMZ
7 2 (0.60%) FTP
7 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.30%) 802.15
8 1 (0.30%) DHCP
8 1 (0.30%) DNS
8 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.30%) LDAP
8 1 (0.30%) PBX
8 1 (0.30%) SAN
8 1 (0.30%) VoIP
8 1 (0.30%) VPN
8 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (49.40%) SQL Server
2 55 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (16.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (13.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (5.09%) NoSQL
8 17 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (4.79%) Oracle Database
9 16 (4.79%) Power BI
10 15 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (3.29%) MongoDB
12 8 (2.40%) Big Data
12 8 (2.40%) Couchbase
13 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
14 6 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (1.80%) DTS
14 6 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 102 (30.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (13.47%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.28%) NUnit
4 26 (7.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (7.19%) JIRA
6 18 (5.39%) SpecFlow
7 16 (4.79%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.49%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.29%) Selenium
9 11 (3.29%) Subversion
10 10 (2.99%) Bower
10 10 (2.99%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.99%) gulp
10 10 (2.99%) Protractor
11 8 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (2.40%) Mocha
11 8 (2.40%) Sinon.JS
12 7 (2.10%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (2.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 60 (17.96%) Finance
2 23 (6.89%) Banking
3 15 (4.49%) Retail
4 14 (4.19%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.89%) Front Office
6 9 (2.69%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.80%) Marketing
8 4 (1.20%) Games
8 4 (1.20%) Legal
9 3 (0.90%) Advertising
9 3 (0.90%) Back Office
9 3 (0.90%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (62.28%) Developer
2 71 (21.26%) .NET Developer
3 58 (17.37%) C# Developer
4 40 (11.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (7.49%) Architect
6 23 (6.89%) Analyst
7 22 (6.59%) SQL Developer
8 21 (6.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 20 (5.99%) CRM Developer
9 20 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (5.69%) Tester
11 18 (5.39%) Applications Developer
11 18 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 17 (5.09%) WPF Developer
13 16 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 16 (4.79%) Senior Developer
14 14 (4.19%) C# WPF Developer
14 14 (4.19%) HTML Developer
14 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Developer
14 14 (4.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (64.37%) .NET
2 84 (25.15%) HTML
3 79 (23.65%) ASP.NET
4 67 (20.06%) CSS
5 55 (16.47%) .NET Framework
5 55 (16.47%) WCF
6 46 (13.77%) jQuery
7 42 (12.57%) HTML5
8 37 (11.08%) XML
9 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (10.18%) Web Services
11 31 (9.28%) AngularJS
12 30 (8.98%) RESTful
13 29 (8.68%) WPF
14 26 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (7.49%) JSON
16 23 (6.89%) CSS3
17 22 (6.59%) REST
18 19 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 18 (5.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.98%) User Experience
3 18 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.19%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.40%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.40%) Equities
9 8 (2.40%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.80%) Derivative
11 5 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.50%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.50%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.20%) Reinsurance
12 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.17%) Windows
2 22 (6.59%) Android
2 22 (6.59%) Linux
3 20 (5.99%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.40%) Windows Phone
4 8 (2.40%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (1.80%) Unix
5 6 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.60%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (27.25%) MVC
3 66 (19.76%) TDD
4 48 (14.37%) Scrum
5 42 (12.57%) CRM
6 37 (11.08%) Unit Testing
7 36 (10.78%) OO
8 33 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (9.58%) BDD
10 31 (9.28%) DevOps
11 27 (8.08%) MVVM
12 21 (6.29%) Dependency Injection
12 21 (6.29%) Software Engineering
13 20 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (5.99%) Front End Development
13 20 (5.99%) Workflow
14 19 (5.69%) Analytics
14 19 (5.69%) Multithreading
14 19 (5.69%) Regression Testing
15 16 (4.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 208 (62.28%) C#
2 111 (33.23%) SQL
3 107 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 59 (17.66%) T-SQL
5 25 (7.49%) Java
6 23 (6.89%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.49%) C++
8 11 (3.29%) XAML
9 10 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.99%) VBA
10 7 (2.10%) Python
10 7 (2.10%) VB
11 5 (1.50%) C
11 5 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.20%) VBScript
13 3 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.90%) PHP
13 3 (0.90%) Scala
13 3 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (8.38%) Degree
2 12 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.40%) ISEB
4 7 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) MCITP
7 1 (0.30%) MCTS
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.19%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.59%) Docker
3 8 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.30%) Control-M
4 1 (0.30%) Terraform
4 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 189 (56.59%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.48%) Oracle
3 13 (3.89%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.10%) Tableau
5 6 (1.80%) EPiServer
5 6 (1.80%) Reuters
5 6 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.50%) Adobe
6 5 (1.50%) Apigee
6 5 (1.50%) ION Trading
6 5 (1.50%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.20%) HP
8 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.90%) IBM
8 3 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.90%) RedGate
8 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Google
9 2 (0.60%) Telerik
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