The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 174 174 151
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 797 828 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.01% 10.16% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 511 506
Median daily rate £388 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 27
Median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £29.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £49.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%

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
8847 8148 7206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.38% 13.90% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5357 4596
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 133
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.78 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 735 £383 +5.51% 212
London -15 236 £425 +6.25% 35
South East +17 164 £360 +2.85% 36
West Midlands +22 99 £351 +116.15% 17
South West +34 65 £350 -6.66% 27
Yorkshire -22 60 £400 +25.98% 25
Hampshire +42 59 £351 +3.08% 4
North West -15 53 £350 -9.67% 25
City of London +15 40 £420 -6.66% 12
Surrey +27 39 £380 +8.57% 9
Birmingham +16 37 £325 -2.98% 9
Coventry +10 34 £388 +9.38% 2
South Wales +22 30 £415 -13.54% 6
Wales +20 30 £415 -13.54% 8
West Yorkshire -41 30 £550 +91.30% 17
East of England +4 27 £275 -20.57% 30
North Yorkshire +16 26 £375 - 6
York +25 24 £388 - 3
Leeds -27 23 £550 +96.42% 12
Manchester -6 21 £350 +7.69% 13
Scotland +5 20 £338 +3.84% 7
East Midlands -2 20 £340 -2.85% 10
Berkshire +8 19 £375 +3.44% 7
Lancashire -3 17 £400 -6.43% 4
Bristol +9 16 £388 +4.72% 8
Wiltshire +15 14 £308 -23.12% 1
Portsmouth -6 13 £400 +14.28%
Newport -7 13 £415 -14.43%
Somerset +14 11 £408 +17.43% 7
West Sussex -5 11 £400 +23.07% 4

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 980 (67.77%) .NET
2 883 (61.07%) C#
3 717 (49.59%) SQL Server
4 713 (49.31%) Microsoft
5 617 (42.67%) SQL
6 581 (40.18%) JavaScript
7 528 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
8 456 (31.54%) HTML
9 430 (29.74%) ASP.NET
10 394 (27.25%) CSS
11 369 (25.52%) MVC
12 360 (24.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 347 (24.00%) jQuery
14 318 (21.99%) .NET Framework
15 286 (19.78%) Windows
16 261 (18.05%) XML
17 256 (17.70%) SharePoint
18 224 (15.49%) Scrum
19 222 (15.35%) T-SQL
20 221 (15.28%) Web Services
21 219 (15.15%) Oracle
21 219 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
22 211 (14.59%) MS Excel
23 204 (14.11%) AngularJS
23 204 (14.11%) WCF
24 199 (13.76%) TDD
25 197 (13.62%) HTML5
26 187 (12.93%) IIS
27 173 (11.96%) Web Development
28 172 (11.89%) SQL Server Integration Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 256 (17.70%) SharePoint
2 187 (12.93%) IIS
3 81 (5.60%) BizTalk Server
4 66 (4.56%) CMS
5 54 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 49 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.04%) Confluence
9 14 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
12 11 (0.76%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.55%) JBoss
15 7 (0.48%) Tuxedo
15 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.48%) WordPress
16 6 (0.41%) Drupal
16 6 (0.41%) OpenROAD
17 5 (0.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 211 (14.59%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.15%) MS Office
3 24 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.45%) InfoPath
5 15 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.35%) Mingle
8 4 (0.28%) MS Project
8 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.069%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 127 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.31%) RMDS
4 15 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.35%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.14%) AWD
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.14%) Maximo
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.069%) Endur
9 1 (0.069%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.069%) Investran
9 1 (0.069%) nopCommerce
9 1 (0.069%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 144 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.59%) Office 365
4 22 (1.52%) PaaS
5 17 (1.18%) IaaS
6 9 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.48%) SaaS
8 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.21%) GitHub
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.069%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.069%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 50 (3.46%) HTTP
3 39 (2.70%) DNS
4 35 (2.42%) Internet
5 32 (2.21%) SSL
6 22 (1.52%) SNMP
6 22 (1.52%) VoIP
7 15 (1.04%) Firewall
8 13 (0.90%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.76%) VPN
10 10 (0.69%) Intranet
11 6 (0.41%) RS-232
12 4 (0.28%) SMS
12 4 (0.28%) SMTP
13 3 (0.21%) Network Security
13 3 (0.21%) RS-422
13 3 (0.21%) WAAS
14 2 (0.14%) AMQP
14 2 (0.14%) Wireless
14 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (49.59%) SQL Server
2 172 (11.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 166 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 123 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 121 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 115 (7.95%) Relational Database
7 85 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 74 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (2.90%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (2.49%) MS Access
13 32 (2.21%) MongoDB
13 32 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
14 29 (2.01%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (1.45%) Power BI
17 19 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.18%) Couchbase
19 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 360 (24.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 121 (8.37%) Git (software)
3 95 (6.57%) NUnit
4 90 (6.22%) Selenium
5 83 (5.74%) SpecFlow
6 80 (5.53%) Subversion
7 63 (4.36%) JIRA
8 60 (4.15%) Eclipse
9 50 (3.46%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 44 (3.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 41 (2.84%) Jenkins
13 34 (2.35%) MSTest
14 31 (2.14%) Cucumber
15 29 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
16 26 (1.80%) JMeter
17 23 (1.59%) StarTeam
18 22 (1.52%) LoadRunner
18 22 (1.52%) MSBuild
18 22 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 145 (10.03%) Finance
2 55 (3.80%) Marketing
3 37 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 33 (2.28%) Banking
5 30 (2.07%) Retail
6 29 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.45%) Electronics
7 21 (1.45%) Publishing
8 20 (1.38%) Front Office
9 19 (1.31%) Legal
10 17 (1.18%) Advertising
11 15 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.69%) Back Office
13 10 (0.69%) Law
14 9 (0.62%) Billing
15 6 (0.41%) Local Government
15 6 (0.41%) Military
16 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 936 (64.73%) Developer
2 405 (28.01%) .NET Developer
3 240 (16.60%) C# Developer
4 174 (12.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 132 (9.13%) SQL Developer
6 105 (7.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 92 (6.36%) Software Developer
8 91 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 76 (5.26%) Analyst
9 76 (5.26%) Software Engineer
10 70 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 66 (4.56%) CRM Developer
12 63 (4.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 53 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
14 49 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 48 (3.32%) Consultant
15 48 (3.32%) SharePoint Developer
16 47 (3.25%) Tester
17 46 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 46 (3.18%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 980 (67.77%) .NET
2 456 (31.54%) HTML
3 430 (29.74%) ASP.NET
4 394 (27.25%) CSS
5 347 (24.00%) jQuery
6 318 (21.99%) .NET Framework
7 261 (18.05%) XML
8 221 (15.28%) Web Services
9 219 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 204 (14.11%) AngularJS
10 204 (14.11%) WCF
11 197 (13.62%) HTML5
12 166 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 111 (7.68%) CSS3
14 103 (7.12%) JSON
15 92 (6.36%) Entity Framework
15 92 (6.36%) SOAP
16 91 (6.29%) REST
17 80 (5.53%) WPF
18 67 (4.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.53%) Computer Science
3 67 (4.63%) User Experience
4 29 (2.01%) Fixed Income
5 27 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.73%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.31%) NHS
9 18 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
10 17 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 16 (1.11%) Social Network
12 14 (0.97%) Replication
13 12 (0.83%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.62%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
16 8 (0.55%) e-Learning
16 8 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 286 (19.78%) Windows
2 84 (5.81%) Windows Server
3 70 (4.84%) Linux
4 29 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.80%) Unix
6 22 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.38%) Android
8 17 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.48%) VME
13 5 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.28%) AIX
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.21%) SUSE
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (25.52%) MVC
3 224 (15.49%) Scrum
4 199 (13.76%) TDD
5 173 (11.96%) Web Development
6 151 (10.44%) OO
7 144 (9.96%) CRM
8 142 (9.82%) Software Engineering
9 139 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 135 (9.34%) Unit Testing
11 101 (6.98%) BDD
12 99 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
12 99 (6.85%) UML
13 95 (6.57%) DevOps
13 95 (6.57%) Migration
14 93 (6.43%) SDLC
15 88 (6.09%) Waterfall
16 81 (5.60%) Workflow
17 69 (4.77%) Configuration Management
18 65 (4.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 883 (61.07%) C#
2 617 (42.67%) SQL
3 581 (40.18%) JavaScript
4 222 (15.35%) T-SQL
5 145 (10.03%) C++
6 137 (9.47%) Java
6 137 (9.47%) PowerShell
7 104 (7.19%) VB
8 80 (5.53%) VB.NET
9 74 (5.12%) C
10 66 (4.56%) PL/SQL
11 59 (4.08%) TypeScript
12 45 (3.11%) VBA
13 42 (2.90%) VB6
14 37 (2.56%) XAML
15 36 (2.49%) PHP
16 27 (1.87%) Python
17 24 (1.66%) VBScript
18 16 (1.11%) Ruby
19 15 (1.04%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 172 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 127 (8.78%) Degree
3 113 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 59 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.18%) ISEB
6 33 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 31 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 27 (1.87%) MCSE
9 23 (1.59%) MCSD
10 21 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.62%) MCP
13 8 (0.55%) MCTS
14 6 (0.41%) MCITP
15 4 (0.28%) MCAD
16 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
17 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
17 2 (0.14%) MBA
18 1 (0.069%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.22%) QA
2 12 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.14%) SDET
4 2 (0.14%) TickIT
4 2 (0.14%) WCAG
5 1 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.069%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.069%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 57 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.11%) Docker
4 16 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.41%) KVM
6 3 (0.21%) Firmware
6 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (2.42%) Puppet
2 32 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.24%) Ansible
4 14 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.62%) SCCM
6 8 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (0.48%) SCOM
8 6 (0.41%) Terraform
9 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.21%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.14%) Mesos
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.069%) Control-M
11 1 (0.069%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.069%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 713 (49.31%) Microsoft
2 219 (15.15%) Oracle
3 34 (2.35%) VMware
4 32 (2.21%) IBM
5 30 (2.07%) HP
6 26 (1.80%) Sitecore
7 23 (1.59%) AppDynamics
7 23 (1.59%) EPiServer
8 22 (1.52%) Coverity
8 22 (1.52%) SAP
9 20 (1.38%) Reuters
9 20 (1.38%) TIBCO
10 19 (1.31%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.31%) ION Trading
11 18 (1.24%) DevExpress
11 18 (1.24%) Dynatrace
11 18 (1.24%) New Relic
12 17 (1.18%) Tableau
13 16 (1.11%) Nintex
14 15 (1.04%) Xamarin
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Bath, Avon
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Worthing, West Sussex
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Dorset
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Dorset
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London
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Midlands
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North Yorkshire
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Berkshire
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North Yorkshire
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