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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
Rank 195 186 139
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 563 671 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.32% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.60% 8.80% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 398 548
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £21.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
7405 7624 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.99% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4949 5089 4633
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 198 123
Median hourly rate £41.13 £41.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -12 522 £375 +4.16% 238
London +14 167 £425 -9.54% 42
South East -29 75 £400 +14.28% 58
West Midlands +18 64 £350 +14.75% 18
South West +26 61 £350 -6.66% 22
North West -41 45 £325 - 32
Yorkshire +8 44 £337 -7.03% 20
West Yorkshire +10 33 £325 -10.34% 17
East of England +15 32 £375 +25.00% 29
Birmingham +13 29 £375 +22.95% 9
Berkshire +14 28 £400 +14.28% 9
Leeds +2 28 £316 -12.75% 12
City of London -11 28 £445 -6.31% 14
Wiltshire +15 25 £370 +7.63% 1
East Midlands -34 22 £338 +12.50% 16
Swindon +14 20 £370 +23.33% 1
Scotland +16 17 £310 -3.12% 4
Manchester -27 17 £325 -2.98% 16
Hampshire -6 16 £400 +18.51% 16
Surrey +9 15 £360 -9.43% 4
Bristol +8 15 £350 -2.77% 4
Cheshire +25 14 £350 -6.66% 8
Solihull - 13 £350 - 2
Norfolk +16 10 £438 +59.09% 3
Leicestershire -15 9 £338 +15.38% 2
North East -19 9 £290 -10.76% 1
Norwich +18 8 £475 +72.72% 3
Wales +11 8 £343 +27.20% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £375 +22.95% 11
County Antrim - 8 £420 - 1

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 847 (69.65%) .NET
2 795 (65.38%) C#
3 591 (48.60%) Microsoft
4 557 (45.81%) SQL Server
5 472 (38.82%) SQL
5 472 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
6 445 (36.60%) JavaScript
7 377 (31.00%) MVC
8 352 (28.95%) HTML
9 350 (28.78%) ASP.NET
10 342 (28.13%) .NET Framework
11 336 (27.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 328 (26.97%) CSS
13 250 (20.56%) jQuery
14 227 (18.67%) Windows
15 216 (17.76%) WCF
16 191 (15.71%) MS Excel
17 186 (15.30%) XML
18 178 (14.64%) Web Services
19 173 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
20 168 (13.82%) SharePoint
21 166 (13.65%) Scrum
22 165 (13.57%) ASP.NET Web API
23 163 (13.40%) T-SQL
24 160 (13.16%) AngularJS
25 154 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
26 153 (12.58%) SQL Server 2008
27 151 (12.42%) TDD
28 143 (11.76%) Finance
29 141 (11.60%) Unit Testing

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
1 168 (13.82%) SharePoint
2 85 (6.99%) IIS
3 69 (5.67%) BizTalk Server
4 53 (4.36%) CMS
5 41 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.48%) NServiceBus
9 9 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.49%) OpenROAD
12 5 (0.41%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.41%) SAS
12 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.33%) Confluence
13 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 191 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.28%) MS Office
3 20 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.33%) MS Project
8 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.082%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 119 (9.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.41%) RMDS
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.082%) Investran
8 1 (0.082%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.082%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 154 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.14%) Office 365
4 15 (1.23%) PaaS
5 11 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.66%) GitHub
7 6 (0.49%) SaaS
8 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Boomi
12 1 (0.082%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.082%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.082%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.082%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.13%) Internet
2 24 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.48%) HTTP
4 16 (1.32%) Firewall
5 15 (1.23%) Intranet
6 14 (1.15%) DNS
7 11 (0.90%) Broadband
8 9 (0.74%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.66%) SSL
10 7 (0.58%) LAN
11 6 (0.49%) VoIP
11 6 (0.49%) VPN
12 5 (0.41%) LDAP
12 5 (0.41%) NAS
12 5 (0.41%) SNMP
13 4 (0.33%) Extranet
13 4 (0.33%) SMS
14 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.25%) SAN
14 3 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (45.81%) SQL Server
2 153 (12.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (10.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 113 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 62 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (4.11%) Oracle Database
7 50 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 45 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (2.96%) MS Access
10 35 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 35 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 34 (2.80%) NoSQL
12 24 (1.97%) Power BI
13 17 (1.40%) MongoDB
14 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (1.23%) MySQL
16 13 (1.07%) Couchbase
17 11 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (0.82%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 336 (27.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 72 (5.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 69 (5.67%) Selenium
5 65 (5.35%) NUnit
6 60 (4.93%) JIRA
7 49 (4.03%) SpecFlow
8 39 (3.21%) TeamCity
9 36 (2.96%) Subversion
10 30 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.22%) Cucumber
11 27 (2.22%) Jenkins
12 26 (2.14%) MSTest
13 24 (1.97%) gulp
14 23 (1.89%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.56%) Grunt
15 19 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.48%) Moq
16 18 (1.48%) MSI
16 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 143 (11.76%) Finance
2 38 (3.13%) Banking
3 35 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.38%) Retail
6 25 (2.06%) Marketing
7 21 (1.73%) Advertising
8 19 (1.56%) Electronics
9 14 (1.15%) Back Office
9 14 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.07%) Front Office
11 11 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.82%) Local Government
13 9 (0.74%) Legal
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
14 5 (0.41%) Games
14 5 (0.41%) Military
14 5 (0.41%) Publishing
15 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 775 (63.73%) Developer
2 337 (27.71%) .NET Developer
3 221 (18.17%) C# Developer
4 153 (12.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 91 (7.48%) SQL Developer
6 77 (6.33%) Software Developer
7 74 (6.09%) Software Engineer
8 71 (5.84%) Analyst
9 67 (5.51%) CRM Developer
10 60 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 59 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
12 56 (4.61%) Tester
13 54 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 53 (4.36%) Senior Developer
15 52 (4.28%) Microsoft Developer
16 50 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
17 49 (4.03%) Architect
18 47 (3.87%) SharePoint Developer
19 44 (3.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 44 (3.62%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 847 (69.65%) .NET
2 352 (28.95%) HTML
3 350 (28.78%) ASP.NET
4 342 (28.13%) .NET Framework
5 328 (26.97%) CSS
6 250 (20.56%) jQuery
7 216 (17.76%) WCF
8 186 (15.30%) XML
9 178 (14.64%) Web Services
10 173 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 165 (13.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 160 (13.16%) AngularJS
13 134 (11.02%) Entity Framework
14 131 (10.77%) HTML5
15 103 (8.47%) WPF
16 86 (7.07%) SOAP
17 81 (6.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 79 (6.50%) REST
19 73 (6.00%) JSON
20 71 (5.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.43%) User Experience
2 63 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 37 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 22 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 16 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.15%) Data Integration
10 14 (1.15%) iPad
11 12 (0.99%) W3C
12 11 (0.90%) NHS
12 11 (0.90%) Replication
13 10 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.74%) Equities
14 9 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
15 8 (0.66%) Blackberry
15 8 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 227 (18.67%) Windows
2 45 (3.70%) Linux
3 38 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.88%) Android
5 28 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.99%) Unix
7 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.66%) Windows CE
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.25%) SUSE
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (31.00%) MVC
3 166 (13.65%) Scrum
4 151 (12.42%) TDD
5 141 (11.60%) Unit Testing
6 129 (10.61%) CRM
7 126 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
7 126 (10.36%) Software Engineering
8 109 (8.96%) OO
9 102 (8.39%) Web Development
10 86 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
11 71 (5.84%) DevOps
12 69 (5.67%) BDD
13 68 (5.59%) SDLC
14 59 (4.85%) Workflow
15 58 (4.77%) OOD
16 48 (3.95%) SOA
16 48 (3.95%) UML
17 47 (3.87%) Test Scripting
17 47 (3.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 795 (65.38%) C#
2 472 (38.82%) SQL
3 445 (36.60%) JavaScript
4 163 (13.40%) T-SQL
5 95 (7.81%) C++
6 86 (7.07%) Java
7 85 (6.99%) PowerShell
8 64 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 57 (4.69%) VB
10 40 (3.29%) C
10 40 (3.29%) TypeScript
11 24 (1.97%) VBA
12 22 (1.81%) XAML
13 20 (1.64%) PHP
14 19 (1.56%) VB6
15 16 (1.32%) Delphi
16 15 (1.23%) VC++
17 14 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 13 (1.07%) Python
19 11 (0.90%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 126 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.50%) Degree
4 36 (2.96%) ISEB
5 33 (2.71%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.16%) HNC
11 2 (0.16%) HND
11 2 (0.16%) MCP
11 2 (0.16%) MCTS
11 2 (0.16%) PhD
12 1 (0.082%) MCITP
12 1 (0.082%) MCSD
12 1 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.93%) QA
2 17 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.25%) SLA
4 3 (0.25%) TickIT
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.16%) WCAG
6 1 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.082%) MiFID
6 1 (0.082%) MISRA
6 1 (0.082%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.082%) SDET
System Software
1 44 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.99%) Docker
5 11 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) VMware GSX
8 2 (0.16%) XenApp
9 1 (0.082%) KVM
9 1 (0.082%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.15%) Puppet
3 7 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.49%) SCCM
5 4 (0.33%) Ansible
5 4 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.33%) SCOM
5 4 (0.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.16%) Control-M
6 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.16%) MOM
6 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.082%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.082%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.082%) Netcool
7 1 (0.082%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.082%) Terraform
7 1 (0.082%) WMI
7 1 (0.082%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 591 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 135 (11.10%) Oracle
3 29 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 27 (2.22%) VMware
5 26 (2.14%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.81%) SAP
7 15 (1.23%) Apple
7 15 (1.23%) HP
8 13 (1.07%) Telerik
9 12 (0.99%) Google
10 11 (0.90%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.82%) Nintex
12 9 (0.74%) Borland
12 9 (0.74%) DevExpress
12 9 (0.74%) Embarcadero
13 8 (0.66%) Adobe
13 8 (0.66%) Tableau
14 7 (0.58%) BMC
14 7 (0.58%) Dell
14 7 (0.58%) Remedy
Maidstone, Kent
Networkers
Rate: £315 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: Flexible D.O.E
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago