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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 196 185 139
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 237 261 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.16% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.79% 8.53% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 188 219
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.41 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.65% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 57 £425 +6.25% 23
Croydon +7 11 £350 -20.00%
Sidcup - 4 £310 -
Hammersmith -1 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £225 -
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 329 (71.68%) .NET
2 312 (67.97%) C#
3 268 (58.39%) SQL Server
4 220 (47.93%) SQL
5 209 (45.53%) Microsoft
6 187 (40.74%) ASP.NET
7 177 (38.56%) JavaScript
8 170 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (30.94%) HTML
10 140 (30.50%) CSS
11 132 (28.76%) .NET Framework
12 131 (28.54%) jQuery
13 122 (26.58%) XML
14 112 (24.40%) MVC
15 111 (24.18%) Web Services
15 111 (24.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 96 (20.92%) SQL Server 2008
17 95 (20.70%) WCF
18 93 (20.26%) Windows
19 84 (18.30%) OO
20 83 (18.08%) Finance
21 80 (17.43%) MS Excel
22 78 (16.99%) SharePoint
23 76 (16.56%) T-SQL
24 74 (16.12%) Oracle
24 74 (16.12%) Scrum
25 73 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 71 (15.47%) ASP.NET MVC
27 68 (14.81%) TDD
28 67 (14.60%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 78 (16.99%) SharePoint
2 46 (10.02%) IIS
3 42 (9.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 34 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (5.23%) CMS
6 14 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.53%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.09%) Apache
9 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.87%) Immediacy CMS
9 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.65%) JBoss
10 3 (0.65%) SAS
10 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Foundation
10 3 (0.65%) Node.js
11 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 80 (17.43%) MS Excel
2 49 (10.68%) MS Office
3 23 (5.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.58%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.40%) PowerPivot
6 5 (1.09%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.87%) MS Project
8 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (6.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.14%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.09%) Summit
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.40%) Office 365
3 4 (0.87%) GitHub
3 4 (0.87%) SaaS
4 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.54%) HTTP
2 11 (2.40%) Internet
3 7 (1.53%) DNS
4 6 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.09%) Intranet
6 4 (0.87%) FTP
6 4 (0.87%) SSL
6 4 (0.87%) SAN
7 3 (0.65%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.65%) DHCP
7 3 (0.65%) VPN
7 3 (0.65%) 802.15
7 3 (0.65%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.65%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (58.39%) SQL Server
2 96 (20.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (13.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (5.23%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.70%) SSDT
9 17 (3.70%) Oracle Database
10 16 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (2.18%) MySQL
13 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.31%) MS Access
15 5 (1.09%) PowerMart
16 4 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 111 (24.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (8.71%) NUnit
3 35 (7.63%) Subversion
4 27 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 25 (5.45%) Selenium
6 22 (4.79%) Git (software)
7 14 (3.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 13 (2.83%) MSTest
8 13 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (2.40%) JIRA
9 11 (2.40%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (2.18%) JMeter
10 10 (2.18%) ReSharper
10 10 (2.18%) Moq
10 10 (2.18%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.96%) Maven
11 9 (1.96%) Ant
12 8 (1.74%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
General
1 83 (18.08%) Finance
2 53 (11.55%) Banking
3 33 (7.19%) Front Office
4 26 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.05%) Retail
5 14 (3.05%) Back Office
6 6 (1.31%) Advertising
7 5 (1.09%) Publishing
7 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.87%) Automotive
8 4 (0.87%) Avionics
9 3 (0.65%) Law
9 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 315 (68.63%) Developer
2 110 (23.97%) .NET Developer
3 83 (18.08%) C# Developer
4 47 (10.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (7.63%) Analyst
6 34 (7.41%) Tester
7 33 (7.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 31 (6.75%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (6.32%) Web Developer
9 29 (6.32%) Senior Developer
10 28 (6.10%) SharePoint Developer
11 20 (4.36%) SQL Developer
12 19 (4.14%) Author
12 19 (4.14%) Technical Author
13 14 (3.05%) Applications Developer
14 13 (2.83%) Consultant
14 13 (2.83%) C++ Developer
14 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Developer
14 13 (2.83%) CRM Developer
15 12 (2.61%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (71.68%) .NET
2 187 (40.74%) ASP.NET
3 142 (30.94%) HTML
4 140 (30.50%) CSS
5 132 (28.76%) .NET Framework
6 131 (28.54%) jQuery
7 122 (26.58%) XML
8 111 (24.18%) Web Services
9 95 (20.70%) WCF
10 71 (15.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 54 (11.76%) HTML5
12 50 (10.89%) LINQ
13 48 (10.46%) Ajax
14 47 (10.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 45 (9.80%) REST
16 42 (9.15%) WPF
17 37 (8.06%) JSON
18 34 (7.41%) CSS3
19 30 (6.54%) XSLT
20 23 (5.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.66%) User Experience
4 20 (4.36%) Fixed Income
5 18 (3.92%) Equities
6 17 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.49%) Derivative
8 13 (2.83%) N-Tier
9 10 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.74%) NHS
11 7 (1.53%) Clustering
11 7 (1.53%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.31%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.31%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.31%) Taxonomies
12 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.09%) iPad
13 5 (1.09%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.09%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 93 (20.26%) Windows
2 24 (5.23%) Linux
3 11 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.74%) Windows 8
4 8 (1.74%) UNIX
5 7 (1.53%) Android
6 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.65%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.65%) VMS
8 3 (0.65%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (24.40%) MVC
3 84 (18.30%) OO
4 74 (16.12%) Scrum
5 68 (14.81%) TDD
6 47 (10.24%) Unit Testing
7 43 (9.37%) CRM
8 41 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (7.84%) OOD
9 36 (7.84%) Web Development
10 33 (7.19%) Software Engineering
11 32 (6.97%) ITIL
12 31 (6.75%) ETL
13 27 (5.88%) Service Delivery
13 27 (5.88%) UML
13 27 (5.88%) Data Modelling
13 27 (5.88%) BDD
14 25 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.45%) OOP
15 24 (5.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 312 (67.97%) C#
2 220 (47.93%) SQL
3 177 (38.56%) JavaScript
4 76 (16.56%) T-SQL
5 63 (13.73%) Java
6 27 (5.88%) C++
7 26 (5.66%) VB.NET
8 21 (4.58%) VB
9 20 (4.36%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.70%) VBA
11 14 (3.05%) PHP
12 10 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.96%) C
14 8 (1.74%) Perl
15 7 (1.53%) Python
15 7 (1.53%) XAML
15 7 (1.53%) Ruby
15 7 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (14.60%) Degree
2 16 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.18%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.18%) ISEB
4 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.65%) MCP
5 3 (0.65%) HND
5 3 (0.65%) MCSE
5 3 (0.65%) MCSA
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) PhD
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.63%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) WCAG
2 2 (0.44%) WAI
2 2 (0.44%) COBIT
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) GxP
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.87%) vSphere
4 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) Control-M
2 4 (0.87%) SCCM
3 2 (0.44%) SCOM
3 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.22%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 209 (45.53%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.12%) Oracle
3 19 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.05%) DevExpress
5 10 (2.18%) Sybase
6 9 (1.96%) Telerik
6 9 (1.96%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.74%) VMware
8 6 (1.31%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.31%) IBM
8 6 (1.31%) Nintex
9 5 (1.09%) Adobe
9 5 (1.09%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.09%) Reuters
9 5 (1.09%) Apple
9 5 (1.09%) Citrix
9 5 (1.09%) Informatica
9 5 (1.09%) MKS
9 5 (1.09%) Syncfusion
10 4 (0.87%) Infragistics
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