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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Rank 604 588 546
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -42
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 4 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.054% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 10
Average daily rate
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£312 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.77% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
7396 6827 5560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.69% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4872 4339 3447
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 154 156
Average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.50 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 3 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 1 July 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
London -16 4 £312 -30.77%
England -30 4 £312 -30.77% 1
City of London -11 1 - -

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (40.00%) VBA
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (30.00%) RESTful
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) CSS3
7 2 (20.00%) Interwoven
7 2 (20.00%) UML

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (10.00%) OLAP
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) WinForms
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) JSON
6 1 (10.00%) WPF
6 1 (10.00%) LINQ
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Practice Management
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (40.00%) VBA
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Interwoven
2 2 (20.00%) OpenText
3 1 (10.00%) Telerik
3 1 (10.00%) FactSet
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects