The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 133 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 878 859 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.68% 1.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.49% 14.61% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 534 499
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 45
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £42.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7028 5881 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.87% 11.50% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4513 3693 3592
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 218
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 793 £353 +0.71% 423
London -9 314 £400 +2.56% 107
South East -24 133 £355 +1.42% 80
East of England +19 93 £325 - 36
City of London +29 92 £425 +13.33% 49
South West -18 65 £348 -7.33% 31
Cambridgeshire +24 50 £313 -10.71% 12
Yorkshire +1 50 £320 +6.66% 54
North West -18 44 £320 +6.66% 52
Surrey +18 43 £375 +15.38% 28
West Midlands -27 40 £300 -4.76% 24
Scotland -9 38 £313 +13.63% 25
Manchester +16 34 £315 +5.00% 25
West Yorkshire +3 33 £319 +6.25% 31
Leeds +1 29 £311 +13.18% 18
East Midlands -3 27 £325 +30.00% 31
Somerset -2 22 £338 -4.92% 1
Hampshire -44 21 £363 +3.57% 6
Wiltshire +5 20 £350 -46.15% 4
Wales -12 20 £395 +27.41% 12
Edinburgh -12 19 £243 -16.37% 8
Cambridge -2 18 £313 -10.71% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 16 £370 +5.71% 9
Taunton -9 16 £313 -10.71%
Berkshire -25 16 £325 -18.75% 15
North East -7 15 £300 -17.24% 7
Suffolk - 14 £350 - 2
Leicestershire -1 13 £625 +117.39% 7
South Wales -11 13 £390 +24.60% 9
Leicester +3 12 £625 +96.07% 4

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 1340 (76.05%) .NET
2 1251 (71.00%) C#
3 941 (53.41%) SQL Server
4 778 (44.15%) ASP.NET
5 727 (41.26%) Microsoft
6 663 (37.63%) SQL
7 597 (33.88%) HTML
8 591 (33.54%) JavaScript
9 547 (31.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 494 (28.04%) CSS
11 481 (27.30%) MVC
12 471 (26.73%) .NET Framework
13 449 (25.48%) Windows
14 429 (24.35%) XML
15 417 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
16 400 (22.70%) jQuery
17 387 (21.96%) WCF
18 354 (20.09%) Web Services
19 349 (19.81%) SQL Server 2008
20 332 (18.84%) SharePoint
21 284 (16.12%) TDD
21 284 (16.12%) Scrum
22 258 (14.64%) Finance
23 247 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC
24 206 (11.69%) Oracle
25 205 (11.63%) HTML5
26 188 (10.67%) OO
27 185 (10.50%) T-SQL
28 178 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
29 175 (9.93%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 332 (18.84%) SharePoint
2 135 (7.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 131 (7.43%) IIS
4 106 (6.02%) CMS
5 93 (5.28%) BizTalk Server
6 83 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 61 (3.46%) Umbraco
8 44 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 33 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
10 25 (1.42%) Node.js
11 15 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.68%) DNN
12 12 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.51%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.45%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.45%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.40%) ArcSDE
15 7 (0.40%) JCAPS
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 175 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 99 (5.62%) MS Office
3 35 (1.99%) InfoPath
4 23 (1.31%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.79%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.34%) MS Project
7 6 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.057%) Mingle
11 1 (0.057%) FastStats
11 1 (0.057%) Simulink
11 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 68 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.45%) Endur
3 6 (0.34%) ZaiNet
3 6 (0.34%) Aligne
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.23%) Tridion
4 4 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.11%) Agresso
5 2 (0.11%) Exstream
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.057%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.057%) Documaker
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.16%) Office 365
3 13 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.28%) SaaS
5 5 (0.28%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.11%) GitHub
6 2 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.10%) HTTP
2 32 (1.82%) Intranet
3 30 (1.70%) Internet
4 16 (0.91%) LDAP
5 13 (0.74%) FTP
6 12 (0.68%) DNS
7 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.23%) SSL
8 4 (0.23%) SAN
9 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.11%) LAN
10 2 (0.11%) WAN
10 2 (0.11%) VPN
10 2 (0.11%) Extranet
10 2 (0.11%) Firewall
10 2 (0.11%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.11%) Modbus
11 1 (0.057%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 941 (53.41%) SQL Server
2 349 (19.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 140 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 134 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 106 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 78 (4.43%) Relational Database
8 59 (3.35%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (2.67%) SSDT
10 44 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (2.21%) RavenDB
12 28 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (1.53%) DTS
14 25 (1.42%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
15 22 (1.25%) PerformancePoint
16 20 (1.14%) MySQL
17 19 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
18 17 (0.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 547 (31.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 143 (8.12%) Git (software)
3 116 (6.58%) NUnit
4 111 (6.30%) TeamCity
5 92 (5.22%) Selenium
6 70 (3.97%) Subversion
7 67 (3.80%) SpecFlow
8 60 (3.41%) Artifactory
9 58 (3.29%) MSBuild
10 57 (3.23%) Maven
11 47 (2.67%) MSTest
12 43 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 41 (2.33%) NuGet
13 41 (2.33%) Gradle
14 37 (2.10%) FitNesse
15 32 (1.82%) JIRA
16 27 (1.53%) ReSharper
16 27 (1.53%) Jenkins
17 26 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
18 25 (1.42%) WebDriver
General
1 258 (14.64%) Finance
2 55 (3.12%) Banking
3 48 (2.72%) Retail
4 43 (2.44%) Front Office
5 37 (2.10%) Marketing
6 28 (1.59%) Back Office
7 27 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.14%) Publishing
9 19 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.02%) Advertising
11 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.57%) Legal
13 5 (0.28%) Law
13 5 (0.28%) Games
13 5 (0.28%) Local Government
14 4 (0.23%) Automotive
14 4 (0.23%) Electronics
14 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1149 (65.21%) Developer
2 537 (30.48%) .NET Developer
3 272 (15.44%) C# Developer
4 209 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 191 (10.84%) Analyst
6 141 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 139 (7.89%) SharePoint Developer
8 123 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 107 (6.07%) Test Analyst
10 106 (6.02%) Web Developer
11 83 (4.71%) Software Developer
12 78 (4.43%) Senior Developer
13 72 (4.09%) Tester
14 69 (3.92%) Software Engineer
15 66 (3.75%) Consultant
16 60 (3.41%) Architect
17 43 (2.44%) Programmer
18 40 (2.27%) SQL Developer
18 40 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
18 40 (2.27%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1340 (76.05%) .NET
2 778 (44.15%) ASP.NET
3 597 (33.88%) HTML
4 494 (28.04%) CSS
5 471 (26.73%) .NET Framework
6 429 (24.35%) XML
7 400 (22.70%) jQuery
8 387 (21.96%) WCF
9 354 (20.09%) Web Services
10 247 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 205 (11.63%) HTML5
12 173 (9.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 173 (9.82%) WPF
12 173 (9.82%) Ajax
13 157 (8.91%) LINQ
14 130 (7.38%) XSLT
15 111 (6.30%) REST
16 105 (5.96%) CSS3
17 101 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 101 (5.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (2.89%) Computer Science
2 32 (1.82%) Derivative
3 27 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.42%) N-Tier
5 21 (1.19%) Fixed Income
5 21 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 15 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 14 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.68%) GIS
8 12 (0.68%) Open Source
9 11 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (0.62%) Kindle
9 11 (0.62%) Credit Risk
9 11 (0.62%) NHS
9 11 (0.62%) Taxonomies
10 9 (0.51%) Replication
11 8 (0.45%) W3C
11 8 (0.45%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 449 (25.48%) Windows
2 104 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (2.04%) Linux
6 24 (1.36%) UNIX
7 20 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.08%) Android
9 16 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.74%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.57%) Windows CE
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.23%) VMS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.11%) AIX
17 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (27.30%) MVC
2 417 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (16.12%) TDD
3 284 (16.12%) Scrum
4 188 (10.67%) OO
5 178 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
6 166 (9.42%) Unit Testing
7 147 (8.34%) Automated Testing
8 146 (8.29%) Web Development
9 145 (8.23%) Workflow
10 143 (8.12%) BDD
11 133 (7.55%) Software Engineering
12 104 (5.90%) Automation Testing
13 98 (5.56%) SOA
14 95 (5.39%) Release Management
15 93 (5.28%) CRM
16 92 (5.22%) Configuration Management
17 86 (4.88%) OOP
18 82 (4.65%) E-Commerce
19 80 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1251 (71.00%) C#
2 663 (37.63%) SQL
3 591 (33.54%) JavaScript
4 185 (10.50%) T-SQL
5 146 (8.29%) VB.NET
6 102 (5.79%) Java
7 97 (5.51%) C++
8 83 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 74 (4.20%) VB
10 45 (2.55%) XAML
11 35 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 35 (1.99%) C
12 33 (1.87%) Python
13 31 (1.76%) VB6
14 29 (1.65%) VBScript
14 29 (1.65%) VBA
15 21 (1.19%) PHP
16 18 (1.02%) Perl
17 13 (0.74%) Scala
18 12 (0.68%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 126 (7.15%) Degree
2 87 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 58 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (2.33%) ISEB
6 23 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.91%) MCTS
7 16 (0.91%) MCSD
8 12 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.51%) MCP
11 8 (0.45%) MCSE
12 6 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.28%) MCPD
14 4 (0.23%) MCSA
15 3 (0.17%) MCAD
16 2 (0.11%) MCT
16 2 (0.11%) MCITP
16 2 (0.11%) CFA
16 2 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.66%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) SLA
3 12 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.34%) HL7
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.057%) WAI
8 1 (0.057%) DICOM
8 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.057%) EMIR
8 1 (0.057%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) vSphere
4 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.57%) SCCM
3 6 (0.34%) SCOM
4 4 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.057%) WMI
6 1 (0.057%) WSUS
6 1 (0.057%) Salt
6 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 727 (41.26%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.69%) Oracle
3 45 (2.55%) Red Gate
4 38 (2.16%) Sitecore
5 29 (1.65%) EPiServer
6 20 (1.14%) IBM
7 18 (1.02%) Adobe
8 17 (0.96%) Perforce
9 16 (0.91%) RedDot
10 15 (0.85%) Business Objects
11 14 (0.79%) Ektron
11 14 (0.79%) DevExpress
12 12 (0.68%) Meridio
12 12 (0.68%) HP
13 11 (0.62%) JBoss
13 11 (0.62%) Telerik
13 11 (0.62%) Google
14 10 (0.57%) Nintex
14 10 (0.57%) SAP
15 9 (0.51%) VMware
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