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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 622 586 576
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 4 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.050% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.053% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 11
Average daily rate £225 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -4.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £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
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
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 4 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 10 February 2016. 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 -17 2 - - 2
England -27 2 - - 3
Scotland - 2 £225 -
Edinburgh - 2 £225 -

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) VBA
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) VB
5 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) JSON
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
6 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
6 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
6 4 (36.36%) User Experience
7 3 (27.27%) DevExpress
7 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
7 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (27.27%) ETL
7 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 2 (18.18%) VB.NET

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (18.18%) VB Developer
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) JSON
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) MDX
5 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) RESTful
5 1 (9.09%) WinForms
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
1 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Equities
2 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) VBA
2 8 (72.73%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
5 2 (18.18%) R
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CFA
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) MBA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) DevExpress
3 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
3 2 (18.18%) FactSet
3 2 (18.18%) Reuters
4 1 (9.09%) SAP