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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 604 565 538
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 5 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.070% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £336 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate - £320 -
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
7175 6873 5366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.59% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4590 4401 3397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 141 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £31.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 2 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 5 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +8 5 £320 +1.58%
England -36 5 £320 - 1

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 32 (96.97%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) .NET
3 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
4 19 (57.58%) VBA
5 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (45.45%) XML
7 13 (39.39%) Visual Studio
7 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
8 12 (36.36%) XSLT
8 12 (36.36%) TDD
9 11 (33.33%) Finance
10 10 (30.30%) Scrum
10 10 (30.30%) SQL
10 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
10 10 (30.30%) RESTful
11 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 9 (27.27%) Banking
11 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
12 8 (24.24%) MS Office
12 8 (24.24%) HTML
13 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
13 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
13 7 (21.21%) CSS
13 7 (21.21%) Investment Banking
14 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
14 6 (18.18%) jQuery
14 6 (18.18%) Entity Framework
14 6 (18.18%) Java

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) OLAP
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 7 (21.21%) Investment Banking
4 4 (12.12%) Front Office
5 3 (9.09%) Law
6 2 (6.06%) Retail
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) VBA Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (72.73%) .NET
2 15 (45.45%) XML
3 12 (36.36%) XSLT
4 10 (30.30%) RESTful
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
6 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
6 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 6 (18.18%) jQuery
7 6 (18.18%) Entity Framework
8 5 (15.15%) JSON
8 5 (15.15%) WCF
9 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (9.09%) SOAP
10 3 (9.09%) WinForms
10 3 (9.09%) HTML5
10 3 (9.09%) REST
11 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (6.06%) CSS3
11 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Equities
3 3 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.06%) Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) TDD
3 10 (30.30%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) MVC
4 5 (15.15%) Web Development
5 4 (12.12%) Document Management
5 4 (12.12%) OO
6 3 (9.09%) Line Management
6 3 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (9.09%) Practice Management
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (6.06%) MVVM
7 2 (6.06%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (6.06%) Time Management
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 19 (57.58%) VBA
3 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
4 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
8 4 (12.12%) C++
8 4 (12.12%) VB
9 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Interwoven
2 3 (9.09%) OpenText
3 2 (6.06%) Telerik
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle