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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 286 253 223
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 143 175 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.78% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.67% 4.93% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 127 182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +25.98%
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
3896 3547 3513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.11% 15.72% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2658 2744
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £60.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -4 27 £425 -13.92% 9
Westminster -4 2 £300 -27.79%
Lewisham - 2 £325 -
Croydon -22 1 £300 +1.69%
Bromley - 1 £275 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 238 (64.15%) .NET
2 233 (62.80%) C#
3 220 (59.30%) Microsoft
4 187 (50.40%) SQL Server
5 146 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (36.93%) SQL
7 134 (36.12%) JavaScript
8 116 (31.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 111 (29.92%) HTML
10 98 (26.42%) MVC
11 92 (24.80%) CSS
12 88 (23.72%) ASP.NET
13 73 (19.68%) T-SQL
14 71 (19.14%) .NET Framework
15 68 (18.33%) TDD
16 65 (17.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 65 (17.52%) jQuery
17 63 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 62 (16.71%) MS Excel
18 62 (16.71%) SharePoint
19 61 (16.44%) Finance
20 58 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
21 54 (14.56%) WCF
22 53 (14.29%) XML
22 53 (14.29%) Windows
23 51 (13.75%) Scrum
24 50 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
25 49 (13.21%) HTML5
26 48 (12.94%) Git (software)
27 46 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC

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 62 (16.71%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (5.12%) IIS
4 16 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.04%) CMS
6 11 (2.96%) Confluence
7 7 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.08%) Documentum
9 3 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.81%) EPiServer CMS
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (16.71%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.85%) MS Office
3 9 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.16%) InfoPath
5 7 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.81%) MS Project
6 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.54%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 35 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.27%) Investran
4 1 (0.27%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.27%) RMDS
4 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.43%) PaaS
3 8 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.89%) Office 365
5 6 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (1.08%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.81%) GitHub
7 3 (0.81%) IaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.23%) HTTP
2 7 (1.89%) Internet
3 6 (1.62%) Firewall
4 5 (1.35%) SSL
5 4 (1.08%) SMTP
6 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.54%) DMZ
7 2 (0.54%) Intranet
7 2 (0.54%) SMS
8 1 (0.27%) AMQP
8 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.27%) DHCP
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) FTP
8 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) Network Security
8 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (50.40%) SQL Server
2 65 (17.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 45 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (11.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (7.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (5.66%) NoSQL
9 21 (5.66%) Relational Database
10 17 (4.58%) MongoDB
10 17 (4.58%) Oracle Database
11 14 (3.77%) Power BI
11 14 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (2.70%) Couchbase
13 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.89%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.62%) DTS
15 6 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 116 (31.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (12.94%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 33 (8.89%) JIRA
5 25 (6.74%) NUnit
6 24 (6.47%) Jenkins
7 19 (5.12%) SpecFlow
7 19 (5.12%) TeamCity
8 15 (4.04%) Subversion
9 13 (3.50%) Bower
9 13 (3.50%) gulp
10 11 (2.96%) Mocha
10 11 (2.96%) Selenium
10 11 (2.96%) Sinon.JS
11 10 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.70%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.43%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (2.43%) Protractor
13 8 (2.16%) MSTest
14 7 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (16.44%) Finance
2 22 (5.93%) Banking
3 18 (4.85%) Retail
4 14 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.50%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.96%) Marketing
7 10 (2.70%) Legal
8 9 (2.43%) Front Office
8 9 (2.43%) Publishing
9 6 (1.62%) Advertising
10 4 (1.08%) Back Office
10 4 (1.08%) Billing
10 4 (1.08%) Law
11 3 (0.81%) Games
12 2 (0.54%) Local Government
13 1 (0.27%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 241 (64.96%) Developer
2 71 (19.14%) .NET Developer
3 64 (17.25%) C# Developer
4 37 (9.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (7.82%) SQL Developer
6 28 (7.55%) Architect
7 23 (6.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 21 (5.66%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.39%) SharePoint Developer
10 19 (5.12%) CRM Developer
11 18 (4.85%) Analyst
11 18 (4.85%) Angular Developer
11 18 (4.85%) Applications Developer
12 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 17 (4.58%) Microsoft Developer
12 17 (4.58%) Tester
13 16 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 13 (3.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (64.15%) .NET
2 111 (29.92%) HTML
3 92 (24.80%) CSS
4 88 (23.72%) ASP.NET
5 71 (19.14%) .NET Framework
6 65 (17.52%) jQuery
7 54 (14.56%) WCF
8 53 (14.29%) XML
9 49 (13.21%) HTML5
10 46 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (11.59%) Web Services
12 41 (11.05%) AngularJS
13 32 (8.63%) RESTful
14 30 (8.09%) WPF
15 28 (7.55%) CSS3
15 28 (7.55%) JSON
15 28 (7.55%) LINQ
16 25 (6.74%) Entity Framework
16 25 (6.74%) SOAP
17 24 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.55%) User Experience
3 20 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.50%) Fixed Income
6 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.96%) Equities
8 9 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.43%) NHS
9 8 (2.16%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.16%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.16%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.62%) Derivative
11 6 (1.62%) Wiki
12 5 (1.35%) Data Integration
13 4 (1.08%) Informatics
13 4 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.29%) Windows
2 19 (5.12%) Android
3 18 (4.85%) Linux
4 17 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.16%) Windows Phone
6 8 (2.16%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (1.62%) Unix
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.42%) MVC
3 68 (18.33%) TDD
4 51 (13.75%) Scrum
5 50 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (12.40%) OO
7 39 (10.51%) Unit Testing
8 38 (10.24%) CRM
9 37 (9.97%) BDD
10 33 (8.89%) DevOps
11 28 (7.55%) ETL
11 28 (7.55%) Workflow
12 25 (6.74%) Regression Testing
12 25 (6.74%) Web Development
13 24 (6.47%) MVVM
14 23 (6.20%) Migration
15 22 (5.93%) Multithreading
16 21 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (5.66%) Data Management
17 20 (5.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 233 (62.80%) C#
2 137 (36.93%) SQL
3 134 (36.12%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.68%) T-SQL
5 30 (8.09%) Java
6 22 (5.93%) PowerShell
7 17 (4.58%) VB.NET
8 16 (4.31%) VBA
9 14 (3.77%) C++
10 8 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.16%) XAML
11 7 (1.89%) Python
11 7 (1.89%) Scala
12 6 (1.62%) VB
13 5 (1.35%) VBScript
14 4 (1.08%) PHP
15 3 (0.81%) ES6
16 2 (0.54%) R
16 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (7.82%) Degree
2 17 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.35%) ISEB
4 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.54%) MCITP
7 2 (0.54%) MCTS
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) MBA
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.63%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.31%) Docker
3 13 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.62%) KVM
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.16%) Puppet
3 6 (1.62%) Terraform
4 5 (1.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.81%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.81%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) Control-M
7 1 (0.27%) SCCM
7 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 220 (59.30%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.05%) Oracle
3 14 (3.77%) IBM
4 13 (3.50%) Tableau
5 11 (2.96%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.96%) Xamarin
6 8 (2.16%) Apigee
6 8 (2.16%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.89%) EPiServer
7 7 (1.89%) VMware
8 6 (1.62%) Adobe
8 6 (1.62%) HP
9 4 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.08%) Greenplum
9 4 (1.08%) Nintex
10 3 (0.81%) CA
10 3 (0.81%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.81%) RedGate
11 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
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