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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 213 180 158
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 241 276 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 1.20% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.23% 8.64% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 194 233
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.34 £47.50 £38.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.49% +23.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £45.00 £23.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £51.80 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
3335 3196 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.30% 13.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 2296 2103
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 £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £25.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £48.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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 3 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.

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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 -28 54 £445 +4.70% 33
Croydon -8 4 £350 -20.00% 3
Ealing - 3 - -
Bromley -2 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 £375 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 372 (75.46%) .NET
2 352 (71.40%) C#
3 293 (59.43%) SQL Server
4 217 (44.02%) SQL
5 208 (42.19%) ASP.NET
6 199 (40.37%) Microsoft
7 195 (39.55%) JavaScript
8 182 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
9 153 (31.03%) HTML
10 143 (29.01%) CSS
11 142 (28.80%) MVC
11 142 (28.80%) .NET Framework
12 141 (28.60%) jQuery
13 119 (24.14%) Windows
14 112 (22.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 107 (21.70%) Web Services
16 98 (19.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 94 (19.07%) WCF
18 89 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 89 (18.05%) XML
18 89 (18.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 88 (17.85%) T-SQL
20 84 (17.04%) Finance
21 81 (16.43%) Scrum
21 81 (16.43%) SharePoint
22 80 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 76 (15.42%) MS Excel
24 71 (14.40%) TDD
25 69 (14.00%) Unit Testing
25 69 (14.00%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 81 (16.43%) SharePoint
2 55 (11.16%) IIS
3 32 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 27 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (5.27%) CMS
6 16 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (2.23%) Umbraco
8 10 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.42%) Immediacy CMS
9 7 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.22%) Node.js
11 4 (0.81%) WordPress
12 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.61%) SAS
13 2 (0.41%) JBoss
13 2 (0.41%) DNN
13 2 (0.41%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.41%) Kentico
Applications
1 76 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.67%) MS Office
3 12 (2.43%) PowerPivot
4 10 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.22%) InfoPath
6 6 (1.22%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.22%) MS Project
7 5 (1.01%) Maya
8 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.61%) Endur
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Tridion
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.25%) Office 365
2 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.81%) GitHub
4 2 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.25%) HTTP
2 8 (1.62%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.62%) DNS
2 8 (1.62%) Intranet
2 8 (1.62%) Firewall
3 7 (1.42%) SAN
3 7 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.22%) Internet
4 6 (1.22%) DHCP
4 6 (1.22%) FTP
5 5 (1.01%) SSL
6 4 (0.81%) 802.15
6 4 (0.81%) VPN
6 4 (0.81%) ZigBee
6 4 (0.81%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (59.43%) SQL Server
2 98 (19.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (8.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (6.29%) Relational Database
8 29 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (5.07%) Oracle Database
10 18 (3.65%) SSDT
11 15 (3.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (2.64%) QlikView
13 11 (2.23%) MySQL
14 8 (1.62%) MS Access
15 7 (1.42%) DTS
15 7 (1.42%) Spotfire
15 7 (1.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 6 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 112 (22.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (12.17%) Subversion
3 56 (11.36%) NUnit
4 30 (6.09%) TeamCity
5 28 (5.68%) SpecFlow
6 24 (4.87%) Selenium
7 20 (4.06%) Git (software)
8 17 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 16 (3.25%) MSTest
10 15 (3.04%) ReSharper
11 11 (2.23%) JIRA
12 10 (2.03%) Moq
12 10 (2.03%) Cucumber
12 10 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (1.83%) CruiseControl
13 9 (1.83%) JMeter
14 8 (1.62%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.42%) FitNesse
15 7 (1.42%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.42%) HP UFT
General
1 84 (17.04%) Finance
2 47 (9.53%) Banking
3 33 (6.69%) Front Office
4 29 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.64%) Back Office
6 11 (2.23%) Law
6 11 (2.23%) Retail
7 8 (1.62%) Legal
8 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.01%) Advertising
8 5 (1.01%) Games
9 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 3 (0.61%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Avionics
10 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 362 (73.43%) Developer
2 139 (28.19%) .NET Developer
3 95 (19.27%) C# Developer
4 58 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (9.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 45 (9.13%) Analyst
6 42 (8.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (7.91%) Web Developer
8 33 (6.69%) SQL Developer
9 32 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 30 (6.09%) SharePoint Developer
11 24 (4.87%) C++ Developer
12 19 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
13 16 (3.25%) Tester
14 15 (3.04%) C++/C# Developer
15 14 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 13 (2.64%) Applications Developer
17 12 (2.43%) C# Web Developer
17 12 (2.43%) ETL Developer
17 12 (2.43%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (75.46%) .NET
2 208 (42.19%) ASP.NET
3 153 (31.03%) HTML
4 143 (29.01%) CSS
5 142 (28.80%) .NET Framework
6 141 (28.60%) jQuery
7 107 (21.70%) Web Services
8 94 (19.07%) WCF
9 89 (18.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 89 (18.05%) XML
10 67 (13.59%) HTML5
11 56 (11.36%) Entity Framework
11 56 (11.36%) LINQ
12 53 (10.75%) Ajax
13 39 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 38 (7.71%) CSS3
15 35 (7.10%) Middleware
16 32 (6.49%) AngularJS
17 28 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 28 (5.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.49%) Fixed Income
3 20 (4.06%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.65%) User Experience
5 17 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.04%) Derivative
7 10 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.03%) Clustering
8 8 (1.62%) Equities
8 8 (1.62%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.22%) W3C
10 6 (1.22%) Social Media
11 5 (1.01%) NHS
11 5 (1.01%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.01%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.01%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.14%) Windows
2 24 (4.87%) Linux
2 24 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.62%) UNIX
5 7 (1.42%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.81%) Windows CE
6 4 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.81%) Android
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (28.80%) MVC
3 81 (16.43%) Scrum
4 71 (14.40%) TDD
5 69 (14.00%) Unit Testing
6 58 (11.76%) OO
7 48 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (8.11%) CRM
9 37 (7.51%) ETL
10 36 (7.30%) Web Development
10 36 (7.30%) Workflow
11 32 (6.49%) OOD
12 30 (6.09%) BDD
13 29 (5.88%) SDLC
14 27 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.48%) Test Automation
15 22 (4.46%) UML
16 21 (4.26%) Software Engineering
17 19 (3.85%) Migration
18 18 (3.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 352 (71.40%) C#
2 217 (44.02%) SQL
3 195 (39.55%) JavaScript
4 88 (17.85%) T-SQL
5 52 (10.55%) VB.NET
6 46 (9.33%) Java
7 39 (7.91%) C++
8 25 (5.07%) VB
9 17 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.04%) VBA
11 14 (2.84%) Python
12 9 (1.83%) C
13 7 (1.42%) PHP
13 7 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.42%) XAML
14 5 (1.01%) Lua
14 5 (1.01%) Scala
15 4 (0.81%) Ruby
15 4 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (9.13%) Degree
2 19 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.04%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.42%) MCSE
5 7 (1.42%) MCSA
6 5 (1.01%) HND
7 4 (0.81%) ISEB
7 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.81%) MCSM
8 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.41%) MCP
9 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.20%) MCAD
10 1 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.07%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) GxP
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) COBIT
3 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.42%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.81%) Firmware
5 2 (0.41%) HDFS
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.41%) 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
1 199 (40.37%) Microsoft
2 69 (14.00%) Oracle
3 14 (2.84%) Sybase
3 14 (2.84%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.64%) Telerik
5 12 (2.43%) DevExpress
6 11 (2.23%) Nintex
7 9 (1.83%) Perforce
7 9 (1.83%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.83%) HP
8 8 (1.62%) Adobe
8 8 (1.62%) SAP
8 8 (1.62%) CA
8 8 (1.62%) IBM
8 8 (1.62%) VMware
9 7 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.22%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.22%) Red Gate
10 6 (1.22%) Syncfusion
11 5 (1.01%) EPiServer
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