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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
Rank 191 199 137
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -62
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 605 648 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.25% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.87% 8.56% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 403 564
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 28
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.02 £20.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.62 £44.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
7687 7574 7017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.95% 14.56% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5151 5003 4669
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 205 127
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +12 557 £400 +10.34% 270
London +51 220 £425 - 53
South East -5 89 £395 +12.85% 67
South West +25 61 £375 - 26
West Midlands +18 59 £336 +10.24% 17
Yorkshire +16 40 £340 +0.59% 34
North West -31 39 £325 - 37
City of London +3 36 £450 +6.44% 10
West Yorkshire +16 30 £340 +4.46% 29
Berkshire +25 27 £398 +27.20% 12
Birmingham +17 26 £375 +22.95% 6
Leeds +1 25 £325 +1.56% 22
East of England 0 24 £350 +9.37% 19
Wiltshire +16 23 £413 +6.45%
Scotland +33 22 £335 +1.51% 5
Hampshire +10 22 £375 +8.69% 19
Bristol +16 20 £350 -6.66% 10
Swindon +18 18 £413 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £325 -1.51% 9
East Midlands -15 14 £301 -5.27% 11
Surrey +1 12 £418 -1.76% 8
Milton Keynes 0 12 £325 -1.51% 3
Cheshire +30 11 £325 -13.33% 9
Glasgow +7 11 £310 -1.58% 2
Merseyside +5 11 £388 - 4
Portsmouth 0 9 £374 +3.10%
Somerset -4 9 £350 -6.66% 8
Lancashire -12 9 £228 -10.78% 3
Wales -15 9 £334 -16.56% 2
County Antrim - 9 £420 -

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (70.00%) .NET
2 768 (63.47%) C#
3 557 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 531 (43.88%) SQL Server
5 457 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
6 456 (37.69%) SQL
7 424 (35.04%) JavaScript
8 350 (28.93%) HTML
8 350 (28.93%) MVC
9 345 (28.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 337 (27.85%) .NET Framework
10 337 (27.85%) ASP.NET
10 337 (27.85%) CSS
11 218 (18.02%) Windows
11 218 (18.02%) WCF
12 204 (16.86%) jQuery
13 183 (15.12%) Scrum
14 177 (14.63%) Web Services
15 176 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 165 (13.64%) MS Excel
17 154 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 152 (12.56%) AngularJS
18 152 (12.56%) Finance
19 151 (12.48%) XML
20 145 (11.98%) T-SQL
21 144 (11.90%) Entity Framework
22 140 (11.57%) SharePoint
23 137 (11.32%) CRM
24 136 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
25 135 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 140 (11.57%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.36%) IIS
3 53 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
4 50 (4.13%) CMS
5 41 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.40%) NServiceBus
9 13 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.83%) SAS
11 7 (0.58%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.58%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.50%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.33%) Apache
15 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 165 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.80%) MS Office
3 15 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.16%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.41%) MS Project
6 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.083%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 131 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.66%) RMDS
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.17%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.083%) Magento
8 1 (0.083%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.083%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.083%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 135 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.98%) Office 365
4 18 (1.49%) PaaS
5 14 (1.16%) GitHub
6 9 (0.74%) IaaS
7 8 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.58%) SaaS
9 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
10 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.25%) Route 53
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.17%) Boomi
13 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.55%) Internet
2 22 (1.82%) Intranet
3 21 (1.74%) HTTP
3 21 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.07%) Firewall
4 13 (1.07%) SSL
5 11 (0.91%) Broadband
6 8 (0.66%) LDAP
7 7 (0.58%) LAN
8 5 (0.41%) NAS
9 4 (0.33%) Extranet
10 3 (0.25%) DNS
10 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.25%) SAN
10 3 (0.25%) SMS
10 3 (0.25%) SMTP
10 3 (0.25%) VoIP
11 2 (0.17%) FTP
11 2 (0.17%) SNMP
11 2 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (43.88%) SQL Server
2 136 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 114 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 65 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (2.89%) Oracle Database
8 35 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 32 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.64%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (2.23%) Power BI
12 25 (2.07%) MS Access
13 23 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (1.57%) MongoDB
15 16 (1.32%) MySQL
16 15 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
18 12 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 345 (28.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 82 (6.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 64 (5.29%) JIRA
5 60 (4.96%) Selenium
6 59 (4.88%) NUnit
7 39 (3.22%) SpecFlow
8 36 (2.98%) Eclipse
9 35 (2.89%) Subversion
10 32 (2.64%) TeamCity
11 31 (2.56%) Jenkins
12 28 (2.31%) MSTest
13 27 (2.23%) Jasmine
14 26 (2.15%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.65%) gulp
16 19 (1.57%) Grunt
16 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (1.32%) Moq
18 15 (1.24%) SoapUI
18 15 (1.24%) WebDriver
General
1 152 (12.56%) Finance
2 38 (3.14%) Banking
3 28 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 21 (1.74%) Advertising
5 21 (1.74%) Marketing
6 19 (1.57%) Electronics
7 17 (1.40%) Front Office
7 17 (1.40%) Retail
8 15 (1.24%) Back Office
9 11 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.58%) Local Government
11 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.41%) Games
13 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.33%) Automotive
13 4 (0.33%) Legal
13 4 (0.33%) Military
14 3 (0.25%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 780 (64.46%) Developer
2 320 (26.45%) .NET Developer
3 221 (18.26%) C# Developer
4 156 (12.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 88 (7.27%) Analyst
6 86 (7.11%) SQL Developer
7 80 (6.61%) CRM Developer
8 76 (6.28%) Software Engineer
9 71 (5.87%) Software Developer
10 70 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 56 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 56 (4.63%) Microsoft Developer
12 53 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
13 52 (4.30%) Test Analyst
14 51 (4.21%) Tester
15 49 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
16 48 (3.97%) SharePoint Developer
17 47 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 46 (3.80%) Senior Developer
19 41 (3.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 847 (70.00%) .NET
2 350 (28.93%) HTML
3 337 (27.85%) .NET Framework
3 337 (27.85%) ASP.NET
3 337 (27.85%) CSS
4 218 (18.02%) WCF
5 204 (16.86%) jQuery
6 177 (14.63%) Web Services
7 176 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 154 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 152 (12.56%) AngularJS
10 151 (12.48%) XML
11 144 (11.90%) Entity Framework
12 111 (9.17%) HTML5
13 105 (8.68%) WPF
14 86 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 70 (5.79%) REST
16 69 (5.70%) SOAP
17 67 (5.54%) Ajax
18 64 (5.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
1 69 (5.70%) User Experience
2 31 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.57%) W3C
5 18 (1.49%) NHS
6 16 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.16%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.07%) N-Tier
10 12 (0.99%) iPad
11 8 (0.66%) Derivative
12 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.50%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.50%) Replication
14 4 (0.33%) Clustering
14 4 (0.33%) Equities
14 4 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 218 (18.02%) Windows
2 56 (4.63%) Linux
3 34 (2.81%) Android
3 34 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.91%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.58%) Unix
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
9 7 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.25%) SUSE
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (28.93%) MVC
3 183 (15.12%) Scrum
4 137 (11.32%) CRM
5 130 (10.74%) Unit Testing
6 129 (10.66%) TDD
7 119 (9.83%) Software Engineering
8 116 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (8.60%) Web Development
10 98 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
11 96 (7.93%) OO
12 70 (5.79%) SDLC
13 60 (4.96%) BDD
14 51 (4.21%) ETL
14 51 (4.21%) Front End Development
15 49 (4.05%) DevOps
15 49 (4.05%) Test Scripting
16 48 (3.97%) Manual Testing
17 47 (3.88%) OOD
18 46 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 768 (63.47%) C#
2 456 (37.69%) SQL
3 424 (35.04%) JavaScript
4 145 (11.98%) T-SQL
5 97 (8.02%) C++
6 92 (7.60%) Java
7 84 (6.94%) PowerShell
8 59 (4.88%) VB.NET
9 42 (3.47%) VB
10 39 (3.22%) TypeScript
11 34 (2.81%) C
12 24 (1.98%) Python
13 20 (1.65%) XAML
14 19 (1.57%) VBA
15 18 (1.49%) VB6
16 17 (1.40%) PHP
17 14 (1.16%) ActionScript
17 14 (1.16%) VC++
18 12 (0.99%) Delphi
19 9 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.29%) Degree
4 34 (2.81%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.31%) ISEB
6 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.25%) HNC
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.25%) MCITP
9 3 (0.25%) MCTS
10 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.17%) CISA
10 2 (0.17%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) PhD
11 1 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.083%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.63%) QA
2 12 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) TickIT
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.17%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) WCAG
7 1 (0.083%) MiFID
7 1 (0.083%) MISRA
7 1 (0.083%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.083%) SDET
System Software
1 31 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.99%) Docker
4 11 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.33%) Firmware
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.25%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.17%) XenApp
10 1 (0.083%) LXC
10 1 (0.083%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (0.83%) Puppet
2 7 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.41%) SCCM
4 4 (0.33%) Ansible
4 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.33%) WSUS
5 3 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.17%) MOM
6 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.083%) Control-M
7 1 (0.083%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.083%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.083%) Netcool
7 1 (0.083%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.083%) WMI
7 1 (0.083%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 557 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 118 (9.75%) Oracle
3 29 (2.40%) Sitecore
4 26 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 25 (2.07%) VMware
6 21 (1.74%) SAP
7 18 (1.49%) HP
7 18 (1.49%) Telerik
8 17 (1.40%) Apple
9 14 (1.16%) Google
10 11 (0.91%) Tableau
11 10 (0.83%) Nintex
12 9 (0.74%) Borland
12 9 (0.74%) Embarcadero
12 9 (0.74%) Reuters
13 8 (0.66%) ION Trading
13 8 (0.66%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.58%) Dell
15 6 (0.50%) Cisco
15 6 (0.50%) Red Hat
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Rate: From £33,106 to £35,093 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Littlehampton, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £36,937 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £351 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive plus Company Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Redditch
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £34196 - £37858 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 22 days ago