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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 193 156 125
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 216 302 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.38% 1.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.98% 10.43% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 231 233
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +0.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
3093 2896 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.95% 13.25% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2093 1929
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Average hourly rate £24.75 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 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 January 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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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 +5 57 £409 +2.18% 35
Sidcup - 4 £270 -
Hammersmith - 4 - - 2
Croydon -10 2 £343 -13.01% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 £398 +13.57% 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 354 (75.48%) .NET
2 330 (70.36%) C#
3 281 (59.91%) SQL Server
4 228 (48.61%) SQL
5 210 (44.78%) Microsoft
6 205 (43.71%) ASP.NET
7 186 (39.66%) JavaScript
8 174 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
9 166 (35.39%) HTML
10 158 (33.69%) CSS
11 137 (29.21%) jQuery
11 137 (29.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 136 (29.00%) .NET Framework
13 132 (28.14%) MVC
14 122 (26.01%) XML
15 104 (22.17%) Web Services
16 98 (20.90%) WCF
17 97 (20.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 91 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
19 88 (18.76%) OO
20 87 (18.55%) SharePoint
21 86 (18.34%) Finance
22 85 (18.12%) Windows
23 83 (17.70%) MS Excel
23 83 (17.70%) Scrum
24 81 (17.27%) TDD
25 79 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 79 (16.84%) T-SQL
26 73 (15.57%) Oracle
27 70 (14.93%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 87 (18.55%) SharePoint
2 51 (10.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 44 (9.38%) IIS
4 43 (9.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 25 (5.33%) CMS
6 14 (2.99%) Umbraco
7 11 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.07%) Apache
11 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Foundation
12 3 (0.64%) JBoss
12 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.64%) DNN
13 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.43%) Kentico
Applications
1 83 (17.70%) MS Excel
2 48 (10.23%) MS Office
3 23 (4.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.92%) InfoPath
6 7 (1.49%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.85%) MS Project
9 3 (0.64%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (5.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.07%) Summit
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) assyst
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.56%) Office 365
3 6 (1.28%) PaaS
4 4 (0.85%) GitHub
5 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.64%) SaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.97%) HTTP
2 15 (3.20%) Internet
3 14 (2.99%) Intranet
4 5 (1.07%) SSL
5 4 (0.85%) FTP
5 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.64%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.64%) Extranet
6 3 (0.64%) 802.15
6 3 (0.64%) SAN
6 3 (0.64%) VPN
6 3 (0.64%) DNS
6 3 (0.64%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.43%) NAS
7 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.43%) DHCP
7 2 (0.43%) Wireless
7 2 (0.43%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) LDAP
8 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (59.91%) SQL Server
2 97 (20.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (12.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (11.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 29 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (6.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 15 (3.20%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.92%) SSDT
12 9 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 9 (1.92%) MySQL
13 8 (1.71%) PerformancePoint
14 7 (1.49%) MS Access
15 5 (1.07%) PowerMart
15 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 137 (29.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (10.45%) NUnit
3 39 (8.32%) SpecFlow
4 31 (6.61%) Selenium
5 29 (6.18%) MSTest
6 25 (5.33%) Subversion
7 23 (4.90%) Git (software)
8 18 (3.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (2.99%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 14 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (2.99%) Moq
11 12 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (2.56%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.92%) JIRA
12 9 (1.92%) ReSharper
12 9 (1.92%) Maven
13 8 (1.71%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.71%) Ant
13 8 (1.71%) Cucumber
General
1 86 (18.34%) Finance
2 53 (11.30%) Banking
3 32 (6.82%) Front Office
4 20 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.84%) Retail
6 5 (1.07%) Automotive
6 5 (1.07%) Legal
6 5 (1.07%) Advertising
6 5 (1.07%) Publishing
6 5 (1.07%) Marketing
7 3 (0.64%) Law
7 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.64%) Back Office
7 3 (0.64%) Avionics
8 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 319 (68.02%) Developer
2 102 (21.75%) .NET Developer
3 73 (15.57%) C# Developer
4 45 (9.59%) SharePoint Developer
5 37 (7.89%) Analyst
5 37 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (5.97%) Web Developer
6 28 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.97%) Tester
7 26 (5.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (4.26%) SQL Developer
9 19 (4.05%) Author
9 19 (4.05%) Technical Author
10 18 (3.84%) Test Analyst
11 16 (3.41%) Architect
12 15 (3.20%) Consultant
13 14 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (2.77%) Applications Developer
15 12 (2.56%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (75.48%) .NET
2 205 (43.71%) ASP.NET
3 166 (35.39%) HTML
4 158 (33.69%) CSS
5 137 (29.21%) jQuery
6 136 (29.00%) .NET Framework
7 122 (26.01%) XML
8 104 (22.17%) Web Services
9 98 (20.90%) WCF
10 91 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 62 (13.22%) Ajax
12 60 (12.79%) HTML5
13 59 (12.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 48 (10.23%) REST
15 46 (9.81%) WPF
16 42 (8.96%) JSON
17 37 (7.89%) XSLT
18 36 (7.68%) CSS3
19 29 (6.18%) LINQ
20 26 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.10%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.12%) User Experience
4 22 (4.69%) Equities
5 15 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.77%) Derivative
6 13 (2.77%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.56%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.92%) Clustering
9 7 (1.49%) Data Extraction
10 6 (1.28%) NHS
11 5 (1.07%) iPad
11 5 (1.07%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.07%) W3C
11 5 (1.07%) Replication
12 4 (0.85%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.12%) Windows
2 16 (3.41%) Linux
3 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (1.92%) Android
5 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.71%) UNIX
5 8 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.28%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.64%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.64%) VMS
10 3 (0.64%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (28.14%) MVC
3 88 (18.76%) OO
4 83 (17.70%) Scrum
5 81 (17.27%) TDD
6 39 (8.32%) Web Development
7 38 (8.10%) BDD
8 33 (7.04%) Software Engineering
8 33 (7.04%) ITIL
9 32 (6.82%) CRM
10 31 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (6.40%) UML
11 30 (6.40%) Workflow
12 29 (6.18%) Service Delivery
12 29 (6.18%) Test Automation
13 28 (5.97%) Unit Testing
13 28 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (5.97%) OOP
14 27 (5.76%) Migration
15 26 (5.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 330 (70.36%) C#
2 228 (48.61%) SQL
3 186 (39.66%) JavaScript
4 79 (16.84%) T-SQL
5 51 (10.87%) Java
6 34 (7.25%) PowerShell
7 30 (6.40%) VB.NET
8 24 (5.12%) VB
9 19 (4.05%) PL/SQL
10 17 (3.62%) VBA
11 15 (3.20%) C++
12 12 (2.56%) C
12 12 (2.56%) PHP
13 9 (1.92%) Perl
13 9 (1.92%) VBScript
14 8 (1.71%) Ruby
15 7 (1.49%) XAML
16 6 (1.28%) Python
17 4 (0.85%) VB6
17 4 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (14.93%) Degree
2 13 (2.77%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.77%) ISEB
3 12 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.64%) MCP
5 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.43%) MCSD
6 2 (0.43%) MCSE
6 2 (0.43%) CCNA
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PhD
7 1 (0.21%) MCT
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.68%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) WCAG
2 3 (0.64%) WAI
3 2 (0.43%) COBIT
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) GxP
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (0.85%) vSphere
3 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.64%) Firmware
4 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) IAG
5 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.49%) SCOM
2 5 (1.07%) SCOrch
2 5 (1.07%) Control-M
3 4 (0.85%) SCCM
4 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 210 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.57%) Oracle
3 24 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (1.92%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.92%) Telerik
5 8 (1.71%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.49%) IBM
6 7 (1.49%) Sybase
7 6 (1.28%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.28%) Citrix
7 6 (1.28%) VMware
7 6 (1.28%) Twitter
7 6 (1.28%) Typemock
8 5 (1.07%) Apple
8 5 (1.07%) Informatica
8 5 (1.07%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.07%) RedDot
8 5 (1.07%) Open Text
8 5 (1.07%) MKS
8 5 (1.07%) HP
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