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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 249 198 191
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 187 248 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.12% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.03% 8.24% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 168 198
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
3715 3010 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.15% 13.59% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2753 2116 2344
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 10
Median hourly rate £43.63 £27.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.57% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £44.60
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 24 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 24 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 +12 23 £425 +2.40% 17
Uxbridge +8 3 £328 -12.66% 2
Bromley -15 2 £325 - 1
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £440 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 262 (72.58%) .NET
2 254 (70.36%) C#
3 221 (61.22%) SQL Server
4 198 (54.85%) Microsoft
5 158 (43.77%) SQL
6 129 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (35.18%) JavaScript
8 126 (34.90%) MVC
9 111 (30.75%) ASP.NET
10 107 (29.64%) .NET Framework
11 102 (28.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 90 (24.93%) HTML
13 80 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 79 (21.88%) CSS
15 77 (21.33%) jQuery
16 70 (19.39%) NUnit
17 68 (18.84%) TDD
18 66 (18.28%) Finance
19 65 (18.01%) Oracle
20 62 (17.17%) Web Services
21 60 (16.62%) Windows
22 57 (15.79%) T-SQL
22 57 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 56 (15.51%) AngularJS
24 53 (14.68%) Entity Framework
25 52 (14.40%) Unit Testing
25 52 (14.40%) Scrum
26 51 (14.13%) HTML5
27 50 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 46 (12.74%) 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 42 (11.63%) IIS
2 40 (11.08%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.43%) CMS
3 16 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.22%) Confluence
6 7 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.66%) Node.js
8 4 (1.11%) Apache
8 4 (1.11%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.11%) SAS
8 4 (1.11%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) Drupal
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (11.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.83%) Mingle
5 3 (0.83%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (6.37%) RMDS
2 18 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.49%) ION MarketView
4 6 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.55%) Maximo
5 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.28%) Endur
6 1 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.66%) IaaS
3 6 (1.66%) Office 365
3 6 (1.66%) PaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.16%) HTTP
2 9 (2.49%) Firewall
3 7 (1.94%) Internet
4 6 (1.66%) SMTP
5 4 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.83%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.83%) LAN
6 3 (0.83%) VPN
6 3 (0.83%) WAAS
6 3 (0.83%) WAN
6 3 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.55%) DNS
7 2 (0.55%) Intranet
7 2 (0.55%) SSL
7 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.28%) AMQP
8 1 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (61.22%) SQL Server
2 57 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (9.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (4.16%) RDBMS
9 15 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (3.32%) Big Data
10 12 (3.32%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.49%) MongoDB
12 8 (2.22%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (1.94%) HBase
14 6 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 102 (28.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 70 (19.39%) NUnit
3 33 (9.14%) SpecFlow
4 29 (8.03%) Git (software)
4 29 (8.03%) Selenium
5 16 (4.43%) JIRA
5 16 (4.43%) Moq
5 16 (4.43%) MSTest
6 14 (3.88%) Cucumber
7 13 (3.60%) Jasmine
7 13 (3.60%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.32%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.05%) MSBuild
10 10 (2.77%) ReSharper
11 9 (2.49%) Maven
11 9 (2.49%) Subversion
12 8 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (1.94%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.94%) NSubstitute
13 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (18.28%) Finance
2 31 (8.59%) Banking
3 28 (7.76%) Front Office
4 14 (3.88%) Marketing
5 12 (3.32%) Back Office
6 10 (2.77%) Legal
7 9 (2.49%) Retail
8 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.11%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.11%) Publishing
10 3 (0.83%) Law
10 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 246 (68.14%) Developer
2 130 (36.01%) .NET Developer
3 100 (27.70%) C# Developer
4 74 (20.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 49 (13.57%) SQL Developer
6 44 (12.19%) ASP.NET Developer
7 38 (10.53%) Analyst
8 30 (8.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (8.03%) Senior Developer
10 28 (7.76%) SQL Server Developer
11 27 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 26 (7.20%) WPF Developer
13 25 (6.93%) Test Analyst
14 23 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 23 (6.37%) UX Developer
15 21 (5.82%) C# WPF Developer
16 20 (5.54%) Software Developer
17 17 (4.71%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 17 (4.71%) C# Software Developer
17 17 (4.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (72.58%) .NET
2 111 (30.75%) ASP.NET
3 107 (29.64%) .NET Framework
4 90 (24.93%) HTML
5 80 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 79 (21.88%) CSS
7 77 (21.33%) jQuery
8 62 (17.17%) Web Services
9 56 (15.51%) AngularJS
10 53 (14.68%) Entity Framework
11 51 (14.13%) HTML5
12 45 (12.47%) WCF
12 45 (12.47%) XML
13 44 (12.19%) WPF
14 28 (7.76%) LINQ
15 27 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 24 (6.65%) CSS3
16 24 (6.65%) SOAP
17 23 (6.37%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (11.36%) User Experience
3 28 (7.76%) Fixed Income
4 16 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.49%) IVR
7 8 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.94%) Clustering
8 7 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.94%) Smartcard
8 7 (1.94%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.39%) Derivative
10 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.83%) BYOD
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Equities
10 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 60 (16.62%) Windows
2 15 (4.16%) Linux
2 15 (4.16%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.49%) Android
4 7 (1.94%) Windows Phone
5 6 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.83%) VMS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Unix
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (34.90%) MVC
3 68 (18.84%) TDD
4 52 (14.40%) Scrum
4 52 (14.40%) Unit Testing
5 40 (11.08%) BDD
5 40 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (11.08%) MVVM
6 39 (10.80%) Web Development
7 37 (10.25%) OO
8 30 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (7.48%) Test Scripting
10 26 (7.20%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.65%) Electronic Trading
12 22 (6.09%) SOA
12 22 (6.09%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (5.54%) CRM
15 19 (5.26%) Configuration Management
15 19 (5.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 254 (70.36%) C#
2 158 (43.77%) SQL
3 127 (35.18%) JavaScript
4 57 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 37 (10.25%) Java
6 33 (9.14%) XAML
7 29 (8.03%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.93%) VB.NET
9 20 (5.54%) C++
10 18 (4.99%) VBA
11 16 (4.43%) VB
12 12 (3.32%) C
13 11 (3.05%) VBScript
14 9 (2.49%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.22%) Python
16 7 (1.94%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.94%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.94%) Ruby
17 5 (1.39%) MATLAB
18 4 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (8.03%) Degree
2 23 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.71%) ISEB
5 10 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.55%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.31%) QA
2 5 (1.39%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) Docker
3 2 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.39%) Ansible
2 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.39%) Puppet
3 3 (0.83%) SCCM
3 3 (0.83%) SCOM
3 3 (0.83%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.55%) Mesos
4 2 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.28%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) logstash
5 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 198 (54.85%) Microsoft
2 65 (18.01%) Oracle
3 24 (6.65%) Reuters
3 24 (6.65%) TIBCO
4 23 (6.37%) ION Trading
5 7 (1.94%) Apple
6 6 (1.66%) IBM
6 6 (1.66%) RedDot
6 6 (1.66%) SAP
6 6 (1.66%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.39%) Splunk
7 5 (1.39%) Tableau
8 4 (1.11%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.11%) HP
8 4 (1.11%) Telerik
8 4 (1.11%) VMware
9 3 (0.83%) Adobe
9 3 (0.83%) i2
9 3 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.83%) Sybase
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day TBC
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago