The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Tools for Office skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Tools for Office 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 Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 543 549 511
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -38
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 28 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.020% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 11
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the UK.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the UK.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the UK 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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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
England 0 28 £388 -3.12% 4
London +36 27 £388 +10.71% 3
City of London +23 9 £388 +10.71% 1
South East - 1 - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 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 Tools for Office.

1 38 (95.00%) C#
2 31 (77.50%) .NET
3 27 (67.50%) SQL Server
4 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (47.50%) VBA
6 18 (45.00%) SQL
6 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
8 16 (40.00%) XML
8 16 (40.00%) TDD
9 15 (37.50%) Visual Studio
9 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
10 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
11 12 (30.00%) jQuery
11 12 (30.00%) MVC
11 12 (30.00%) Finance
12 11 (27.50%) XSLT
12 11 (27.50%) Degree
13 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
13 10 (25.00%) WCF
13 10 (25.00%) Banking
13 10 (25.00%) HTML
13 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (22.50%) WPF
15 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
15 8 (20.00%) Front Office
15 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (20.00%) Scrum

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 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 Tools for Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (67.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) OLAP
6 2 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.00%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (5.00%) Big Data
6 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
2 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
3 8 (20.00%) Front Office
4 7 (17.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) C# Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (10.00%) CRM Developer
8 3 (7.50%) VBA Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Tester
9 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Web Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Java Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Lead .NET Developer
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (77.50%) .NET
2 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
3 16 (40.00%) XML
4 12 (30.00%) jQuery
5 11 (27.50%) XSLT
6 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 10 (25.00%) WCF
6 10 (25.00%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (22.50%) WPF
8 8 (20.00%) RESTful
9 7 (17.50%) CSS
10 6 (15.00%) Silverlight
10 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (12.50%) HTML5
11 5 (12.50%) Web Services
11 5 (12.50%) JSON
12 4 (10.00%) LINQ
12 4 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Equities
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Fixed Income
5 2 (5.00%) Derivative
5 2 (5.00%) Statistical Arbitrage
5 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) TDD
3 12 (30.00%) MVC
4 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (17.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (12.50%) Web Development
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) MVVM
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.50%) Line Management
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.00%) Change Management
9 2 (5.00%) OOD
9 2 (5.00%) RAD
9 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (95.00%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) VBA
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
4 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
4 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (17.50%) Java
6 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (12.50%) VB
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.00%) C++
9 1 (2.50%) XPath
9 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Infragistics
3 2 (5.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.50%) Interwoven
4 1 (2.50%) Open Text
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