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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 170 182 141
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -41
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 803 727 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.28% 1.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.33% 9.61% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 469 521
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £13.40 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.25 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%

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
8606 7567 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.90% 13.29% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 4987 4352
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +19 742 £375 +7.14% 259
London +14 245 £425 - 65
South East +8 159 £363 +7.40% 51
West Midlands -5 90 £351 +116.15% 22
South West +36 71 £350 - 18
Yorkshire -13 55 £400 +23.07% 26
Surrey +24 46 £445 +27.14% 8
Hampshire +28 45 £335 +7.20% 14
North West -24 40 £400 -1.53% 34
City of London +30 36 £425 -5.66% 19
East of England +14 33 £275 -20.57% 22
Birmingham +6 33 £395 +143.07% 10
South Wales +27 29 £475 +18.75% 5
Wales +22 29 £475 +18.75% 7
West Yorkshire -30 29 £425 +30.76% 19
Coventry -4 27 £400 +33.33% 5
Wiltshire +17 26 £315 -18.70% 7
North Yorkshire +20 25 £400 +10.34% 4
East Midlands +11 25 £325 - 14
Leeds -19 24 £425 +30.76% 13
York +18 23 £388 - 3
Scotland -5 21 £350 +11.11% 6
Berkshire +9 20 £375 +15.38% 10
North East -43 20 £325 +8.33% 7
Tyne and Wear -36 19 £325 +35.41% 2
Lancashire -10 18 £400 -5.88% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 18 £325 +35.41% 1
Manchester -14 17 £345 +13.11% 9
Swindon - 16 £315 - 2
Cambridgeshire +27 14 £350 +16.66% 10

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1000 (67.84%) .NET
2 927 (62.89%) C#
3 748 (50.75%) SQL Server
4 652 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 623 (42.27%) SQL
6 566 (38.40%) JavaScript
7 496 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
8 459 (31.14%) HTML
9 428 (29.04%) ASP.NET
10 404 (27.41%) CSS
11 376 (25.51%) MVC
12 365 (24.76%) jQuery
13 338 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 327 (22.18%) .NET Framework
15 281 (19.06%) Windows
16 255 (17.30%) XML
17 251 (17.03%) SharePoint
18 233 (15.81%) Scrum
19 225 (15.26%) Oracle
20 222 (15.06%) T-SQL
21 220 (14.93%) AngularJS
22 205 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
23 204 (13.84%) Security Cleared
24 203 (13.77%) TDD
25 202 (13.70%) Web Services
26 198 (13.43%) HTML5
27 194 (13.16%) IIS
28 192 (13.03%) WCF
29 185 (12.55%) MS Excel
30 177 (12.01%) Web Development

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
1 251 (17.03%) SharePoint
2 194 (13.16%) IIS
3 64 (4.34%) BizTalk Server
3 64 (4.34%) CMS
4 61 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 49 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (1.63%) Confluence
7 20 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.02%) JBoss
9 14 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 14 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (0.95%) Tuxedo
10 12 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.75%) EPiServer CMS
12 9 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.47%) FileNet
13 7 (0.47%) GeoServer
13 7 (0.47%) LiveCycle
13 7 (0.47%) TPMS
Applications
1 185 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.19%) MS Office
3 28 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 18 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 15 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.47%) Gliffy
6 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.34%) MS Project
8 4 (0.27%) Mingle
9 2 (0.14%) GIMP
9 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.068%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.068%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 114 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.76%) RMDS
3 25 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.61%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.068%) BASE24
8 1 (0.068%) Endur
8 1 (0.068%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.068%) Investran
8 1 (0.068%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.068%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.068%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.068%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.49%) Office 365
4 19 (1.29%) PaaS
5 17 (1.15%) IaaS
6 7 (0.47%) SaaS
7 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.27%) GitHub
9 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.068%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.068%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.068%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 53 (3.60%) HTTP
3 35 (2.37%) SSL
4 32 (2.17%) DNS
5 30 (2.04%) Internet
6 25 (1.70%) SNMP
6 25 (1.70%) VoIP
7 13 (0.88%) Firewall
8 9 (0.61%) Intranet
9 8 (0.54%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.54%) SMTP
10 7 (0.47%) VPN
10 7 (0.47%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.41%) RS-232
12 3 (0.20%) Network Security
12 3 (0.20%) RS-422
12 3 (0.20%) SMS
12 3 (0.20%) WAAS
13 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.068%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (50.75%) SQL Server
2 174 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 163 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 122 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 118 (8.01%) Relational Database
6 109 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 84 (5.70%) Oracle Database
8 70 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 36 (2.44%) NoSQL
12 32 (2.17%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 29 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (1.70%) MS Access
16 23 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
18 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 16 (1.09%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 338 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 125 (8.48%) Git (software)
3 110 (7.46%) NUnit
4 100 (6.78%) Selenium
5 96 (6.51%) Subversion
6 83 (5.63%) Eclipse
7 78 (5.29%) SpecFlow
8 64 (4.34%) JIRA
9 52 (3.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 41 (2.78%) Jenkins
11 40 (2.71%) TeamCity
12 38 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
13 36 (2.44%) MSTest
14 34 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
15 30 (2.04%) Cucumber
15 30 (2.04%) JMeter
15 30 (2.04%) LoadRunner
16 27 (1.83%) WebDriver
17 26 (1.76%) StarTeam
18 24 (1.63%) MbUnit
General
1 152 (10.31%) Finance
2 55 (3.73%) Marketing
3 40 (2.71%) Banking
4 32 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.90%) Front Office
6 23 (1.56%) Back Office
7 22 (1.49%) Publishing
8 21 (1.42%) Electronics
8 21 (1.42%) Retail
9 20 (1.36%) Legal
9 20 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.81%) Advertising
12 10 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.68%) Law
13 7 (0.47%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Military
14 6 (0.41%) German Language
15 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 984 (66.76%) Developer
2 422 (28.63%) .NET Developer
3 263 (17.84%) C# Developer
4 188 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 131 (8.89%) SQL Developer
6 116 (7.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 109 (7.39%) Senior Developer
8 81 (5.50%) Software Engineer
9 80 (5.43%) Software Developer
10 73 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 72 (4.88%) Analyst
12 68 (4.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 63 (4.27%) SharePoint Developer
14 58 (3.93%) CRM Developer
15 45 (3.05%) Applications Developer
15 45 (3.05%) Consultant
16 44 (2.99%) Web Developer
17 43 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 43 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
18 42 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1000 (67.84%) .NET
2 459 (31.14%) HTML
3 428 (29.04%) ASP.NET
4 404 (27.41%) CSS
5 365 (24.76%) jQuery
6 327 (22.18%) .NET Framework
7 255 (17.30%) XML
8 220 (14.93%) AngularJS
9 205 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 202 (13.70%) Web Services
11 198 (13.43%) HTML5
12 192 (13.03%) WCF
13 160 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 120 (8.14%) CSS3
14 120 (8.14%) Entity Framework
15 100 (6.78%) WPF
16 99 (6.72%) REST
17 94 (6.38%) SOAP
18 85 (5.77%) JSON
19 75 (5.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.82%) User Experience
3 70 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.37%) Fixed Income
5 26 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 23 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.36%) NHS
10 16 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (1.09%) Social Network
11 15 (1.02%) Replication
11 15 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.95%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.54%) Wiki
16 7 (0.47%) Derivative
16 7 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 281 (19.06%) Windows
2 76 (5.16%) Windows Server
3 70 (4.75%) Linux
4 30 (2.04%) Unix
5 29 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (0.95%) Android
8 14 (0.95%) VME
8 14 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.54%) AIX
11 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.27%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.20%) SUSE
13 3 (0.20%) VMS
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (25.51%) MVC
3 233 (15.81%) Scrum
4 203 (13.77%) TDD
5 177 (12.01%) Web Development
6 158 (10.72%) Unit Testing
7 147 (9.97%) OO
7 147 (9.97%) Software Engineering
8 135 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
9 130 (8.82%) CRM
10 110 (7.46%) BDD
11 107 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
12 100 (6.78%) UML
13 95 (6.45%) Migration
14 83 (5.63%) SDLC
15 76 (5.16%) DevOps
16 75 (5.09%) Waterfall
17 68 (4.61%) Workflow
18 66 (4.48%) ETL
19 62 (4.21%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 927 (62.89%) C#
2 623 (42.27%) SQL
3 566 (38.40%) JavaScript
4 222 (15.06%) T-SQL
5 148 (10.04%) C++
6 143 (9.70%) Java
7 138 (9.36%) PowerShell
8 96 (6.51%) VB
9 92 (6.24%) VB.NET
10 86 (5.83%) C
11 64 (4.34%) PL/SQL
12 52 (3.53%) TypeScript
13 46 (3.12%) XAML
14 44 (2.99%) VBA
15 43 (2.92%) VB6
16 38 (2.58%) PHP
17 31 (2.10%) VBScript
18 29 (1.97%) Python
19 23 (1.56%) Ruby
20 20 (1.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 204 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 144 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 127 (8.62%) Degree
4 68 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 33 (2.24%) ISEB
7 31 (2.10%) MCSD
8 27 (1.83%) MCSE
9 24 (1.63%) ISTQB
10 20 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.02%) MCTS
12 14 (0.95%) MCITP
13 12 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.68%) MCAD
15 8 (0.54%) MCP
16 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.27%) PhD
18 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 2 (0.14%) MBA
19 1 (0.068%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.11%) QA
2 10 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.41%) SLA
5 4 (0.27%) WCAG
6 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.14%) SDET
6 2 (0.14%) TickIT
7 1 (0.068%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.068%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.068%) MISRA
7 1 (0.068%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 52 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.68%) Docker
6 6 (0.41%) KVM
7 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.068%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.068%) HDFS
9 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (2.04%) Puppet
2 24 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.95%) Ansible
5 10 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.54%) SCCM
6 8 (0.54%) SCOM
7 6 (0.41%) Terraform
8 4 (0.27%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.14%) Mesos
10 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.068%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.068%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 652 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 225 (15.26%) Oracle
3 39 (2.65%) HP
4 36 (2.44%) IBM
5 29 (1.97%) VMware
6 28 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 27 (1.83%) Reuters
7 27 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 26 (1.76%) ION Trading
9 25 (1.70%) Coverity
10 23 (1.56%) AppDynamics
10 23 (1.56%) EPiServer
11 22 (1.49%) SAP
12 19 (1.29%) Dynatrace
12 19 (1.29%) New Relic
12 19 (1.29%) Tableau
13 18 (1.22%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.22%) Nintex
13 18 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.95%) ICL
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £317.50 - £324.72 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 3 months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £295 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
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Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
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Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
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Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
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