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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 178 161 135
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 294 346 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.38% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.26% 10.32% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 271 272
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+375.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
3559 3353 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.78% 13.38% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2635 2396 1939
Average daily rate £420 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +20 85 £425 +9.67% 22
Croydon - 10 £450 -
Canary Wharf +20 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
Teddington - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 419 (71.87%) C#
2 405 (69.47%) .NET
3 326 (55.92%) SQL Server
4 261 (44.77%) ASP.NET
5 245 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (40.82%) HTML
7 228 (39.11%) JavaScript
8 221 (37.91%) SQL
9 218 (37.39%) CSS
10 217 (37.22%) Microsoft
11 192 (32.93%) MVC
12 165 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 156 (26.76%) jQuery
14 154 (26.42%) XML
15 152 (26.07%) .NET Framework
16 149 (25.56%) Web Services
17 142 (24.36%) SharePoint
18 131 (22.47%) Windows
19 130 (22.30%) SQL Server 2008
20 123 (21.10%) TDD
21 116 (19.90%) WCF
22 115 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC
23 111 (19.04%) Finance
24 87 (14.92%) Ajax
25 84 (14.41%) OO
25 84 (14.41%) HTML5
26 80 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 73 (12.52%) T-SQL
27 73 (12.52%) Oracle
28 72 (12.35%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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
1 142 (24.36%) SharePoint
2 65 (11.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 64 (10.98%) IIS
4 62 (10.63%) CMS
5 58 (9.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 53 (9.09%) Umbraco
7 33 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (4.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (3.26%) Node.js
10 11 (1.89%) DNN
10 11 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.37%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.37%) NServiceBus
11 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.20%) JCAPS
13 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.86%) SAS
15 4 (0.69%) Joomla!
16 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.51%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 61 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.77%) Photoshop
3 12 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (1.89%) MS Office
5 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.20%) PowerPivot
7 6 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 6 (1.03%) MS Project
8 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 20 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) Endur
3 2 (0.34%) Aligne
3 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.34%) ZaiNet
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.17%) Tridion
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.92%) Office 365
3 11 (1.89%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.74%) Internet
2 11 (1.89%) HTTP
2 11 (1.89%) Intranet
3 7 (1.20%) DNS
4 5 (0.86%) SAN
4 5 (0.86%) SSL
5 3 (0.51%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) NAS
6 2 (0.34%) LDAP
6 2 (0.34%) DHCP
6 2 (0.34%) Extranet
6 2 (0.34%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (55.92%) SQL Server
2 130 (22.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (12.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.46%) Oracle Database
9 25 (4.29%) RavenDB
10 22 (3.77%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (2.23%) PerformancePoint
13 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.37%) DTS
17 6 (1.03%) MySQL
17 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
18 4 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 165 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (12.35%) NUnit
3 41 (7.03%) Selenium
4 35 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 33 (5.66%) MSTest
5 33 (5.66%) SpecFlow
6 32 (5.49%) TeamCity
7 27 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 25 (4.29%) Subversion
9 24 (4.12%) FitNesse
10 23 (3.95%) Rhino Mocks
11 21 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (2.92%) Maven
12 17 (2.92%) Mercurial
13 13 (2.23%) MSBuild
14 12 (2.06%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.72%) JIRA
15 10 (1.72%) ReSharper
16 9 (1.54%) JUnit
16 9 (1.54%) NSubstitute
General
1 111 (19.04%) Finance
2 44 (7.55%) Banking
3 34 (5.83%) Front Office
4 24 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.60%) Retail
6 16 (2.74%) Marketing
7 11 (1.89%) Back Office
7 11 (1.89%) Advertising
8 8 (1.37%) Publishing
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 379 (65.01%) Developer
2 136 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 72 (12.35%) SharePoint Developer
4 71 (12.18%) Analyst
5 60 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 36 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 35 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 32 (5.49%) Web Developer
9 31 (5.32%) Architect
10 29 (4.97%) Tester
11 26 (4.46%) Front-End Developer
12 24 (4.12%) SQL Developer
13 21 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (3.26%) Consultant
14 19 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (2.74%) Designer
16 15 (2.57%) QA Analyst
16 15 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
16 15 (2.57%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (69.47%) .NET
2 261 (44.77%) ASP.NET
3 238 (40.82%) HTML
4 218 (37.39%) CSS
5 156 (26.76%) jQuery
6 154 (26.42%) XML
7 152 (26.07%) .NET Framework
8 149 (25.56%) Web Services
9 116 (19.90%) WCF
10 115 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 87 (14.92%) Ajax
12 84 (14.41%) HTML5
13 58 (9.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 57 (9.78%) CSS3
15 55 (9.43%) JSON
16 51 (8.75%) XSLT
17 48 (8.23%) REST
18 43 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 41 (7.03%) WPF
20 35 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.32%) User Experience
3 20 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.09%) Derivative
5 13 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.54%) W3C
7 9 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.54%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.20%) Equities
9 7 (1.20%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.03%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.03%) NHS
11 5 (0.86%) Clustering
11 5 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 131 (22.47%) Windows
2 28 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (2.40%) Linux
4 14 (2.40%) UNIX
5 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.54%) Android
6 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.69%) VMS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.51%) AIX
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (32.93%) MVC
3 123 (21.10%) TDD
4 84 (14.41%) OO
5 72 (12.35%) Scrum
6 58 (9.95%) Unit Testing
7 57 (9.78%) Web Development
8 51 (8.75%) E-Commerce
9 44 (7.55%) Workflow
9 44 (7.55%) BDD
10 41 (7.03%) Content Management
11 39 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (5.66%) CRM
13 32 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (5.32%) UML
14 31 (5.32%) OOP
15 30 (5.15%) MVVM
16 29 (4.97%) SOA
16 29 (4.97%) Software Engineering
17 28 (4.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (71.87%) C#
2 228 (39.11%) JavaScript
3 221 (37.91%) SQL
4 73 (12.52%) T-SQL
5 47 (8.06%) Java
6 38 (6.52%) VB.NET
6 38 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.12%) VB
8 18 (3.09%) VBScript
9 17 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.57%) C++
10 15 (2.57%) XAML
11 12 (2.06%) VBA
12 8 (1.37%) VB6
13 7 (1.20%) VC++
13 7 (1.20%) C
14 6 (1.03%) PHP
15 5 (0.86%) Perl
15 5 (0.86%) Ruby
16 4 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (9.78%) Degree
2 31 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.06%) MCSD
4 11 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.20%) MCTS
6 5 (0.86%) ISEB
6 5 (0.86%) MCSE
6 5 (0.86%) MCP
6 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.69%) MCPD
8 3 (0.51%) MCSA
8 3 (0.51%) MCT
8 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) MCSM
9 2 (0.34%) MCAD
9 2 (0.34%) CCNA
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.63%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) SLA
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) WAI
4 2 (0.34%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.34%) IAG
4 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (1.89%) SCOM
2 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.17%) WMI
4 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 217 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.52%) Oracle
3 29 (4.97%) Sitecore
4 26 (4.46%) EPiServer
5 16 (2.74%) RedDot
5 16 (2.74%) IBM
6 13 (2.23%) Ektron
7 12 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.89%) JBoss
9 8 (1.37%) Open Text
9 8 (1.37%) Adobe
10 6 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.03%) HP
11 5 (0.86%) VMware
11 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.86%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.69%) DevExpress
12 4 (0.69%) Red Gate
12 4 (0.69%) Sybase
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