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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 214 167 162
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 223 315 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 1.33% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.49% 9.10% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 224 246
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £38.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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
3438 3461 3108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.60% 14.65% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2467 2496 2234
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 14
Average hourly rate £26.39 £45.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.35% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £37.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.25 £86.80 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -38 51 £450 +2.85% 20
Ealing - 3 - -
Docklands, London -6 1 - -
Bromley -7 1 - -
Croydon -19 1 - - 1
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 377 (76.01%) .NET
2 359 (72.38%) C#
3 293 (59.07%) SQL Server
4 217 (43.75%) SQL
5 214 (43.15%) ASP.NET
6 212 (42.74%) Microsoft
7 196 (39.52%) JavaScript
8 183 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (31.85%) HTML
10 151 (30.44%) jQuery
11 144 (29.03%) CSS
11 144 (29.03%) MVC
12 136 (27.42%) .NET Framework
13 119 (23.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 114 (22.98%) Windows
15 102 (20.56%) T-SQL
16 98 (19.76%) SQL Server 2008
17 95 (19.15%) Web Services
18 94 (18.95%) Finance
19 92 (18.55%) ASP.NET MVC
20 90 (18.15%) SharePoint
21 87 (17.54%) WCF
22 86 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 85 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 83 (16.73%) XML
25 79 (15.93%) Scrum
25 79 (15.93%) Unit Testing
26 74 (14.92%) HTML5
27 71 (14.31%) MS Excel
28 68 (13.71%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 90 (18.15%) SharePoint
2 59 (11.90%) IIS
3 44 (8.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 35 (7.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (5.24%) CMS
6 15 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.02%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.41%) Immediacy CMS
9 7 (1.41%) Node.js
10 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.01%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.81%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.81%) WordPress
11 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.60%) SAS
12 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.40%) DNN
13 2 (0.40%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 71 (14.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.02%) MS Office
3 12 (2.42%) PowerPivot
4 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.21%) InfoPath
5 6 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.01%) MS Project
6 5 (1.01%) Maya
7 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.81%) Endur
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Tridion
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.64%) Office 365
2 20 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.61%) Kerberos
1 8 (1.61%) DNS
1 8 (1.61%) Intranet
1 8 (1.61%) Firewall
2 6 (1.21%) HTTP
2 6 (1.21%) DHCP
2 6 (1.21%) SAN
3 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.81%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) SSL
5 3 (0.60%) Internet
6 2 (0.40%) 802.15
6 2 (0.40%) VPN
6 2 (0.40%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (59.07%) SQL Server
2 98 (19.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (5.85%) Oracle Database
9 28 (5.65%) Relational Database
10 27 (5.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (4.03%) SSDT
13 14 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (2.82%) QlikView
14 10 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (1.81%) MySQL
16 7 (1.41%) OLAP
16 7 (1.41%) DTS
16 7 (1.41%) Big Data
17 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 119 (23.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (12.30%) NUnit
2 61 (12.30%) Subversion
3 35 (7.06%) TeamCity
4 31 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 23 (4.64%) Selenium
6 19 (3.83%) ReSharper
7 17 (3.43%) MSTest
8 16 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 16 (3.23%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.62%) Moq
10 12 (2.42%) JIRA
11 10 (2.02%) CruiseControl
12 9 (1.81%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.81%) MSBuild
13 8 (1.61%) JMeter
13 8 (1.61%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.41%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (18.95%) Finance
2 52 (10.48%) Banking
3 31 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.05%) Front Office
5 12 (2.42%) Back Office
5 12 (2.42%) Law
6 8 (1.61%) Retail
7 7 (1.41%) Advertising
7 7 (1.41%) Legal
8 5 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.01%) Games
9 4 (0.81%) Marketing
9 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Avionics
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 370 (74.60%) Developer
2 138 (27.82%) .NET Developer
3 94 (18.95%) C# Developer
4 55 (11.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (9.48%) Analyst
6 44 (8.87%) Web Developer
7 41 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 37 (7.46%) Senior Developer
9 35 (7.06%) SQL Developer
10 33 (6.65%) SharePoint Developer
10 33 (6.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.84%) C++ Developer
12 18 (3.63%) .NET Web Developer
12 18 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.02%) C++/C# Developer
14 14 (2.82%) ETL Developer
15 13 (2.62%) Front-End Developer
16 12 (2.42%) Tester
17 11 (2.22%) C# Web Developer
18 10 (2.02%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (76.01%) .NET
2 214 (43.15%) ASP.NET
3 158 (31.85%) HTML
4 151 (30.44%) jQuery
5 144 (29.03%) CSS
6 136 (27.42%) .NET Framework
7 95 (19.15%) Web Services
8 92 (18.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 87 (17.54%) WCF
10 83 (16.73%) XML
11 74 (14.92%) HTML5
12 60 (12.10%) Entity Framework
13 55 (11.09%) LINQ
14 50 (10.08%) Ajax
15 41 (8.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 38 (7.66%) AngularJS
16 38 (7.66%) CSS3
17 37 (7.46%) Middleware
18 31 (6.25%) ADO.NET
19 30 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.45%) Fixed Income
3 20 (4.03%) User Experience
4 19 (3.83%) N-Tier
5 16 (3.23%) Derivative
6 14 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.82%) Clustering
7 13 (2.62%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.81%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.61%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.61%) Equities
10 8 (1.61%) NHS
10 8 (1.61%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.21%) Social Media
12 6 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.01%) Taxonomies
13 5 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 114 (22.98%) Windows
2 26 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (4.64%) Linux
4 9 (1.81%) UNIX
5 8 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.21%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.81%) Android
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.40%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (29.03%) MVC
3 79 (15.93%) Scrum
3 79 (15.93%) Unit Testing
4 68 (13.71%) TDD
5 57 (11.49%) OO
6 51 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (8.27%) ETL
8 39 (7.86%) Web Development
9 38 (7.66%) CRM
10 36 (7.26%) BDD
11 35 (7.06%) Workflow
12 34 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (6.65%) SDLC
14 30 (6.05%) OOD
15 27 (5.44%) Test Automation
16 26 (5.24%) SOA
17 24 (4.84%) Migration
18 20 (4.03%) UML
19 19 (3.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 359 (72.38%) C#
2 217 (43.75%) SQL
3 196 (39.52%) JavaScript
4 102 (20.56%) T-SQL
5 52 (10.48%) VB.NET
6 44 (8.87%) Java
7 36 (7.26%) C++
8 31 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 25 (5.04%) VB
10 17 (3.43%) Python
11 11 (2.22%) VBA
11 11 (2.22%) XAML
12 7 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.41%) PHP
13 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.01%) Scala
14 5 (1.01%) Lua
14 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.01%) C
15 4 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (7.86%) Degree
2 16 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.42%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.41%) MCSE
5 7 (1.41%) MCSA
6 5 (1.01%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.01%) HND
7 4 (0.81%) MCSM
7 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) ISEB
9 1 (0.20%) MCAD
9 1 (0.20%) MCSD
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.44%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.20%) WAI
4 1 (0.20%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.41%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.81%) HDFS
5 2 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) StatsD
3 1 (0.20%) logstash
3 1 (0.20%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 212 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.71%) Oracle
3 13 (2.62%) Sitecore
4 12 (2.42%) Telerik
4 12 (2.42%) Sybase
5 11 (2.22%) Perforce
6 10 (2.02%) Nintex
7 9 (1.81%) Red Gate
7 9 (1.81%) HP
8 8 (1.61%) SAP
8 8 (1.61%) CA
8 8 (1.61%) DevExpress
8 8 (1.61%) IBM
9 7 (1.41%) VMware
9 7 (1.41%) Adobe
10 5 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.01%) Twitter
11 4 (0.81%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.81%) Actian
11 4 (0.81%) EPiServer
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 150-238 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London Arena
Talent Spa
Rate: £38.90 - 46.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 23 days ago