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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 589 567 590
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.083% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £575 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £357 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £638 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.59 -
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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 8 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 22 August 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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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 -31 6 £500 -13.04% 5
London +10 5 £500 -13.04% 5
City of London +30 3 £500 -13.04% 1
South East - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 20 (90.91%) .NET
1 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (86.36%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
6 10 (45.45%) MVC
6 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (40.91%) Silverlight
7 9 (40.91%) jQuery
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (36.36%) WCF
8 8 (36.36%) CSS
8 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
9 7 (31.82%) WPF
9 7 (31.82%) Front Office
9 7 (31.82%) TDD
10 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
11 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
11 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
11 5 (22.73%) Ajax
11 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (22.73%) MSTest

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
5 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
7 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
1 5 (22.73%) MSTest
1 5 (22.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.55%) NuGet
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (31.82%) Front Office
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) CRM Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (40.91%) Silverlight
4 9 (40.91%) jQuery
4 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
5 8 (36.36%) WCF
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 7 (31.82%) WPF
7 5 (22.73%) Ajax
7 5 (22.73%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (22.73%) StructureMap
7 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (22.73%) NEsper
8 4 (18.18%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) XML
9 3 (13.64%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) MDX
9 3 (13.64%) WinForms
10 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) ETL
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.55%) OO
7 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (4.55%) MVVM
7 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.64%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (4.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
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