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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 207 154 137
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 646 820 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.49% 1.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.90% 11.42% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 549 559
Median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.47 £15.54 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.25 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%

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
8179 7182 6935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.24% 13.04% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4697 4491
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 £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 130 155
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -45 564 £375 +13.63% 288
London -41 189 £425 +8.97% 57
South East -32 123 £375 +15.38% 47
South West -12 62 £361 -3.66% 32
West Midlands -19 49 £338 +12.50% 32
Wales +8 39 £388 -4.90% 4
South Wales +5 36 £388 -6.62% 1
Scotland -17 36 £318 -5.92% 9
Hampshire +15 35 £325 +4.83% 13
North West -21 35 £340 +6.25% 40
Yorkshire -22 32 £350 +7.69% 39
East of England -3 30 £363 +14.17% 22
Tyne and Wear -38 28 £325 +8.33% 3
North East -40 28 £325 +8.33% 4
West Yorkshire -17 26 £349 +7.38% 28
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 23 £321 -13.52% 3
Berkshire -6 22 £375 +15.38% 8
Surrey -13 22 £445 +27.14% 8
Leeds -15 22 £349 +7.38% 18
City of London +18 21 £425 +1.19% 13
Wiltshire -6 20 £318 -20.62% 4
Cardiff +8 18 £388 +8.39%
Birmingham +6 18 £343 +3.78% 13
Glasgow +16 15 £300 +3.44% 6
East Midlands -7 15 £320 +4.91% 14
Oxfordshire +9 14 £413 +6.45% 3
Somerset +15 13 £413 +83.33% 4
Newport +5 13 £325 -23.52%
Renfrewshire -32 13 £315 -30.00% 1
Erskine -33 13 £315 -30.00% 1

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 901 (69.10%) .NET
2 890 (68.25%) C#
3 699 (53.60%) SQL Server
4 527 (40.41%) Microsoft
5 517 (39.65%) SQL
6 480 (36.81%) JavaScript
7 413 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
8 388 (29.75%) ASP.NET
9 379 (29.06%) HTML
10 369 (28.30%) MVC
11 333 (25.54%) CSS
12 310 (23.77%) .NET Framework
13 308 (23.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 299 (22.93%) jQuery
15 267 (20.48%) Windows
16 240 (18.40%) XML
17 207 (15.87%) Oracle
18 200 (15.34%) Scrum
19 196 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
20 189 (14.49%) Security Cleared
21 185 (14.19%) TDD
22 181 (13.88%) IIS
23 179 (13.73%) Web Services
24 178 (13.65%) WCF
25 176 (13.50%) SharePoint
26 174 (13.34%) T-SQL
27 173 (13.27%) Finance
28 165 (12.65%) AngularJS
29 163 (12.50%) Web Development
30 154 (11.81%) HTML5

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
1 181 (13.88%) IIS
2 176 (13.50%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.14%) CMS
4 44 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 40 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 35 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (1.53%) JBoss
8 18 (1.38%) Confluence
8 18 (1.38%) Node.js
9 17 (1.30%) Apache
10 15 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.61%) Tuxedo
16 7 (0.54%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.54%) GeoServer
16 7 (0.54%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 150 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.14%) MS Office
3 26 (1.99%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.54%) Gliffy
7 5 (0.38%) MS Project
8 4 (0.31%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.23%) Mingle
10 2 (0.15%) GIMP
11 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.077%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.077%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 71 (5.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.76%) RMDS
3 14 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.69%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) Maximo
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.077%) BASE24
8 1 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.077%) Endur
8 1 (0.077%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.077%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.077%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.23%) Office 365
4 14 (1.07%) IaaS
5 12 (0.92%) PaaS
6 7 (0.54%) SaaS
7 5 (0.38%) GitHub
8 4 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 51 (3.91%) HTTP
3 41 (3.14%) SSL
4 29 (2.22%) DNS
5 24 (1.84%) Internet
6 12 (0.92%) SMTP
6 12 (0.92%) SNMP
6 12 (0.92%) VoIP
7 10 (0.77%) Intranet
8 9 (0.69%) Firewall
9 7 (0.54%) FTP
9 7 (0.54%) Modbus
10 6 (0.46%) WinSCP
10 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.31%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.31%) RS-232
12 3 (0.23%) GSM
12 3 (0.23%) WAAS
13 2 (0.15%) Network Security
13 2 (0.15%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 699 (53.60%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (9.05%) Relational Database
5 100 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 96 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 89 (6.83%) Oracle Database
8 54 (4.14%) RDBMS
9 51 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 30 (2.30%) MS Access
12 25 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.23%) MongoDB
15 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (1.07%) NoSQL
15 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.92%) Big Data
16 12 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 308 (23.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 112 (8.59%) NUnit
3 111 (8.51%) Selenium
4 102 (7.82%) Subversion
5 100 (7.67%) Git (software)
6 70 (5.37%) Eclipse
7 68 (5.21%) SpecFlow
8 53 (4.06%) JIRA
9 37 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 36 (2.76%) MSTest
11 35 (2.68%) LoadRunner
12 33 (2.53%) JMeter
12 33 (2.53%) WebDriver
13 30 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
14 28 (2.15%) Jenkins
14 28 (2.15%) Moq
15 26 (1.99%) Maven
16 25 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 24 (1.84%) TeamCity
18 22 (1.69%) ReSharper
General
1 173 (13.27%) Finance
2 49 (3.76%) Banking
3 38 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.22%) Marketing
5 28 (2.15%) Front Office
6 22 (1.69%) Back Office
7 17 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.15%) Electronics
9 14 (1.07%) Retail
10 13 (1.00%) Military
11 11 (0.84%) Publishing
12 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.77%) Legal
13 9 (0.69%) Law
14 6 (0.46%) Local Government
15 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.38%) German Language
16 4 (0.31%) Advertising
16 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 871 (66.79%) Developer
2 427 (32.75%) .NET Developer
3 280 (21.47%) C# Developer
4 214 (16.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 123 (9.43%) SQL Developer
6 119 (9.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 95 (7.29%) Senior Developer
8 83 (6.37%) Software Engineer
9 82 (6.29%) Analyst
10 81 (6.21%) Software Developer
11 74 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 72 (5.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 52 (3.99%) Test Analyst
14 48 (3.68%) SharePoint Developer
14 48 (3.68%) SQL Server Developer
15 47 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
15 47 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
16 46 (3.53%) Applications Developer
17 44 (3.37%) Tester
18 40 (3.07%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 901 (69.10%) .NET
2 388 (29.75%) ASP.NET
3 379 (29.06%) HTML
4 333 (25.54%) CSS
5 310 (23.77%) .NET Framework
6 299 (22.93%) jQuery
7 240 (18.40%) XML
8 196 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 179 (13.73%) Web Services
10 178 (13.65%) WCF
11 165 (12.65%) AngularJS
12 154 (11.81%) HTML5
13 137 (10.51%) Entity Framework
14 118 (9.05%) WPF
15 109 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 86 (6.60%) CSS3
17 85 (6.52%) SOAP
18 83 (6.37%) WinForms
19 73 (5.60%) LINQ
20 70 (5.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.45%) User Experience
3 44 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 27 (2.07%) Visualisation
7 24 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 12 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
10 12 (0.92%) NHS
10 12 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
11 11 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.84%) Replication
12 10 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.69%) Clustering
13 9 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 267 (20.48%) Windows
2 91 (6.98%) Linux
3 80 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.22%) Unix
5 25 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.00%) Android
9 13 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.61%) VME
13 7 (0.54%) SUSE
14 6 (0.46%) MVS
14 6 (0.46%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.38%) AIX
16 4 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (28.30%) MVC
3 200 (15.34%) Scrum
4 185 (14.19%) TDD
5 163 (12.50%) Web Development
6 153 (11.73%) Unit Testing
7 144 (11.04%) Software Engineering
8 122 (9.36%) OO
9 120 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (8.67%) BDD
11 87 (6.67%) CRM
12 80 (6.13%) Test Scripting
13 77 (5.90%) Migration
14 68 (5.21%) Test Automation
15 67 (5.14%) UML
16 65 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
16 65 (4.98%) SDLC
17 64 (4.91%) Workflow
18 56 (4.29%) Configuration Management
19 55 (4.22%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 890 (68.25%) C#
2 517 (39.65%) SQL
3 480 (36.81%) JavaScript
4 174 (13.34%) T-SQL
5 145 (11.12%) Java
6 133 (10.20%) C++
7 121 (9.28%) PowerShell
8 87 (6.67%) VB
9 78 (5.98%) VB.NET
10 70 (5.37%) C
11 69 (5.29%) XAML
12 47 (3.60%) Python
13 46 (3.53%) VBA
14 45 (3.45%) PL/SQL
15 43 (3.30%) Ruby
15 43 (3.30%) VBScript
16 41 (3.14%) PHP
17 34 (2.61%) VB6
18 32 (2.45%) TypeScript
19 27 (2.07%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 189 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 132 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 99 (7.59%) Degree
4 62 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 39 (2.99%) ISEB
7 34 (2.61%) MCSD
8 32 (2.45%) ISTQB
9 27 (2.07%) MCSE
10 18 (1.38%) MCTS
11 17 (1.30%) MCITP
12 15 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (1.07%) MCAD
14 8 (0.61%) MCP
15 5 (0.38%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.31%) PhD
17 1 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
17 1 (0.077%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.98%) QA
2 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.38%) WCAG
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) TickIT
8 1 (0.077%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.077%) HL7
8 1 (0.077%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.077%) MiFID
8 1 (0.077%) MISRA
8 1 (0.077%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.077%) SDET
8 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 48 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.23%) vSphere
5 2 (0.15%) Docker
5 2 (0.15%) Firmware
5 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.077%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.07%) Puppet
3 10 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
4 8 (0.61%) Ansible
4 8 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.61%) SCCM
4 8 (0.61%) SCOM
5 3 (0.23%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.15%) Mesos
6 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.077%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.077%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.077%) Kibana
7 1 (0.077%) logstash
7 1 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.077%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.077%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.077%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 527 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 207 (15.87%) Oracle
3 36 (2.76%) HP
4 31 (2.38%) IBM
5 24 (1.84%) Reuters
5 24 (1.84%) TIBCO
6 23 (1.76%) ION Trading
6 23 (1.76%) Telerik
7 20 (1.53%) Micro Focus
7 20 (1.53%) SAP
8 19 (1.46%) VMware
9 16 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.07%) EPiServer
12 13 (1.00%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.92%) Adobe
13 12 (0.92%) Coverity
13 12 (0.92%) Splunk
13 12 (0.92%) Tableau
14 11 (0.84%) DevExpress
Stafford, Staffordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
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Gloucestershire
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South West
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Warwickshire
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Rate: £180 - £250 per day
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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