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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 601 571 552
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 11 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.066% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 22
Average daily rate
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£500 - £430
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £545
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £344
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
7468 6090 6091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.78% 11.80% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5016 3966 3448
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 139 234
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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 23 October 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 9 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 23 October 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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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 +11 11 £500 - 3
England -24 11 £500 - 5
City of London +22 3 £550 - 3
South East - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) ASP.NET
2 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 14 (66.67%) MVC
5 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (52.38%) jQuery
6 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
6 11 (52.38%) WPF
6 11 (52.38%) Silverlight
6 11 (52.38%) TDD
7 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (47.62%) WCF
8 9 (42.86%) Degree
8 9 (42.86%) Front Office
8 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 9 (42.86%) SQL
8 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
10 7 (33.33%) CSS
11 6 (28.57%) CRM
11 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (23.81%) Ajax
12 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
12 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) PowerPivot
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.76%) RavenDB
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (19.05%) MSTest
2 4 (19.05%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.76%) NuGet
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 9 (42.86%) Front Office
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) CRM Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) ASP.NET
3 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (52.38%) WPF
4 11 (52.38%) Silverlight
4 11 (52.38%) jQuery
4 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
5 10 (47.62%) WCF
6 7 (33.33%) CSS
7 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (23.81%) Ajax
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) NEsper
9 4 (19.05%) HTML5
9 4 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (19.05%) StructureMap
10 3 (14.29%) XML
11 2 (9.52%) LINQ
11 2 (9.52%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.52%) Statistical Arbitrage
3 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) MVC
2 11 (52.38%) TDD
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (14.29%) MVVM
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) OOD
7 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (4.76%) BDD
8 1 (4.76%) Information Security Management
8 1 (4.76%) Security Management
8 1 (4.76%) DSDM
8 1 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Infragistics
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
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