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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 210 175 171
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 591 778 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.41% 1.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 9.42% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 455 489
Median daily rate £375 £353 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £261 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £35.00 £22.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +25.98%

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
8272 8259 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.62% 14.96% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5556 5092
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 183 119
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.72 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -34 537 £375 +7.14% 211
London -33 143 £425 - 32
South East -20 79 £410 +10.43% 53
West Midlands +22 78 £375 +11.11% 22
North West -31 54 £350 +15.70% 23
South West +22 52 £350 -3.44% 18
Yorkshire -20 42 £321 -5.79% 20
East of England +15 39 £375 +25.00% 24
Birmingham +12 37 £375 - 8
East Midlands -31 31 £338 +12.50% 17
Scotland +14 30 £323 +0.78% 8
West Yorkshire -17 28 £325 -7.14% 14
City of London -4 27 £425 -13.92% 9
Surrey +9 24 £400 -4.76% 11
Leeds -13 24 £318 -0.93% 8
Berkshire +9 19 £410 +17.14% 9
Hampshire +7 18 £425 +31.78% 12
Leicestershire -14 18 £338 +15.38% 2
Solihull - 17 £338 - 1
Manchester -31 16 £344 +5.76% 9
North East -31 16 £288 -11.53% 2
Tyne and Wear -32 15 £285 -12.30% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 14 £375 +22.95% 9
Lancashire -19 14 £303 +44.04% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 14 £275 -15.38% 2
Cheshire +14 13 £376 +17.34% 6
Wiltshire -1 13 £370 +2.06% 1
Leicester -7 13 £338 +15.38%
Edinburgh +22 12 £413 +39.83% 2
Bristol +6 12 £375 +4.16% 7

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 929 (68.06%) .NET
2 858 (62.86%) C#
3 681 (49.89%) Microsoft
4 659 (48.28%) SQL Server
5 577 (42.27%) SQL
6 521 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
7 493 (36.12%) JavaScript
8 407 (29.82%) HTML
9 394 (28.86%) ASP.NET
10 377 (27.62%) MVC
11 370 (27.11%) CSS
12 365 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 363 (26.59%) .NET Framework
14 287 (21.03%) jQuery
15 250 (18.32%) Windows
16 229 (16.78%) WCF
17 218 (15.97%) SharePoint
18 216 (15.82%) XML
19 209 (15.31%) Web Services
20 201 (14.73%) T-SQL
21 197 (14.43%) AngularJS
22 191 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
22 191 (13.99%) MS Excel
23 187 (13.70%) Scrum
24 175 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
25 171 (12.53%) TDD
26 169 (12.38%) HTML5
27 168 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 167 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
29 164 (12.01%) Oracle

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
1 218 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 103 (7.55%) IIS
3 88 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 50 (3.66%) CMS
5 45 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 45 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (1.10%) NServiceBus
8 11 (0.81%) Confluence
9 9 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.44%) OpenROAD
11 5 (0.37%) Documentum
11 5 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
11 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.37%) Tuxedo
12 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 191 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.96%) MS Office
3 23 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.61%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.37%) MS Project
8 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.15%) Mingle
9 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 125 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.073%) Endur
6 1 (0.073%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.073%) Investran
6 1 (0.073%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.073%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 167 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.12%) Office 365
4 20 (1.47%) PaaS
5 11 (0.81%) IaaS
6 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.59%) SaaS
8 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.29%) GitHub
9 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.15%) Boomi
11 1 (0.073%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.073%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.42%) Internet
3 25 (1.83%) HTTP
4 21 (1.54%) DNS
5 16 (1.17%) SNMP
5 16 (1.17%) VoIP
6 15 (1.10%) Firewall
7 14 (1.03%) Intranet
8 12 (0.88%) VPN
9 11 (0.81%) Broadband
9 11 (0.81%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.73%) SSL
11 7 (0.51%) SMS
12 5 (0.37%) LAN
12 5 (0.37%) LDAP
13 4 (0.29%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.29%) Extranet
13 4 (0.29%) SMTP
14 3 (0.22%) NAS
15 2 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 659 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 168 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 160 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 149 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 128 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 77 (5.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (5.35%) Relational Database
8 68 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (4.62%) Oracle Database
10 42 (3.08%) NoSQL
11 40 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (2.64%) MS Access
13 35 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 30 (2.20%) MongoDB
14 30 (2.20%) Power BI
15 20 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (1.47%) Couchbase
16 17 (1.25%) MySQL
16 17 (1.25%) SSDT
17 16 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 365 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 120 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 73 (5.35%) Selenium
4 72 (5.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 67 (4.91%) NUnit
6 62 (4.54%) JIRA
7 58 (4.25%) SpecFlow
8 56 (4.10%) Subversion
9 47 (3.44%) Eclipse
10 46 (3.37%) TeamCity
11 42 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 37 (2.71%) Jenkins
13 30 (2.20%) MSTest
14 26 (1.90%) Cucumber
15 24 (1.76%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.68%) gulp
17 21 (1.54%) Grunt
17 21 (1.54%) Moq
17 21 (1.54%) MSBuild
18 20 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 139 (10.18%) Finance
2 37 (2.71%) Manufacturing
2 37 (2.71%) Marketing
2 37 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.56%) Retail
4 34 (2.49%) Banking
5 23 (1.68%) Advertising
6 21 (1.54%) Electronics
7 15 (1.10%) Legal
7 15 (1.10%) Publishing
8 14 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.73%) Back Office
11 9 (0.66%) Front Office
11 9 (0.66%) Local Government
12 6 (0.44%) Billing
13 5 (0.37%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.29%) Law
15 3 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 887 (64.98%) Developer
2 356 (26.08%) .NET Developer
3 239 (17.51%) C# Developer
4 160 (11.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (7.91%) SQL Developer
6 88 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 85 (6.23%) Software Engineer
8 76 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 68 (4.98%) CRM Developer
10 66 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 65 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 63 (4.62%) Analyst
13 62 (4.54%) SharePoint Developer
14 56 (4.10%) Microsoft Developer
15 53 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 53 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 49 (3.59%) Tester
17 48 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
18 47 (3.44%) Architect
18 47 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 929 (68.06%) .NET
2 407 (29.82%) HTML
3 394 (28.86%) ASP.NET
4 370 (27.11%) CSS
5 363 (26.59%) .NET Framework
6 287 (21.03%) jQuery
7 229 (16.78%) WCF
8 216 (15.82%) XML
9 209 (15.31%) Web Services
10 197 (14.43%) AngularJS
11 191 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 175 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 169 (12.38%) HTML5
14 139 (10.18%) Entity Framework
15 103 (7.55%) WPF
16 95 (6.96%) JSON
17 94 (6.89%) SOAP
18 91 (6.67%) CSS3
19 87 (6.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 84 (6.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.32%) User Experience
3 54 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.76%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.39%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.32%) NHS
9 17 (1.25%) Replication
10 16 (1.17%) Social Network
11 14 (1.03%) Data Integration
11 14 (1.03%) iPad
12 13 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.81%) Equities
13 11 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
15 9 (0.66%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 250 (18.32%) Windows
2 48 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 45 (3.30%) Linux
4 34 (2.49%) Android
5 28 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.17%) Unix
7 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.59%) Windows Phone 8
9 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.44%) Windows CE
11 5 (0.37%) VME
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.22%) AIX
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (27.62%) MVC
3 187 (13.70%) Scrum
4 171 (12.53%) TDD
5 161 (11.79%) Unit Testing
6 146 (10.70%) Software Engineering
7 140 (10.26%) OO
8 135 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
9 134 (9.82%) CRM
10 132 (9.67%) Web Development
11 111 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
12 86 (6.30%) DevOps
13 84 (6.15%) SDLC
14 75 (5.49%) BDD
15 73 (5.35%) UML
16 71 (5.20%) ETL
17 69 (5.05%) Workflow
18 67 (4.91%) Waterfall
19 61 (4.47%) Migration
19 61 (4.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 858 (62.86%) C#
2 577 (42.27%) SQL
3 493 (36.12%) JavaScript
4 201 (14.73%) T-SQL
5 114 (8.35%) C++
6 109 (7.99%) PowerShell
7 85 (6.23%) Java
8 78 (5.71%) VB.NET
9 72 (5.27%) VB
10 57 (4.18%) C
11 49 (3.59%) TypeScript
12 40 (2.93%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.42%) VBA
14 28 (2.05%) VB6
15 19 (1.39%) XAML
16 17 (1.25%) VC++
17 15 (1.10%) PHP
18 14 (1.03%) Delphi
19 13 (0.95%) Python
20 11 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 99 (7.25%) Degree
3 88 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.56%) ISEB
5 28 (2.05%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.22%) MCTS
11 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.15%) HND
11 2 (0.15%) MCITP
11 2 (0.15%) MCP
11 2 (0.15%) MCSD
11 2 (0.15%) PhD
12 1 (0.073%) MCSE
12 1 (0.073%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.27%) QA
2 18 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.59%) SLA
4 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.22%) TickIT
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 1 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.073%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.073%) MISRA
8 1 (0.073%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.073%) SDET
System Software
1 52 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.17%) Docker
6 8 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.44%) KVM
8 2 (0.15%) Firmware
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.15%) vSphere
9 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.073%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.073%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.073%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.073%) XenApp
9 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (2.05%) Puppet
3 10 (0.73%) Ansible
4 7 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.44%) Terraform
6 5 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.29%) HP Fortify
7 4 (0.29%) SCCM
8 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.22%) SCOM
8 3 (0.22%) WSUS
9 2 (0.15%) Control-M
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.073%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.073%) MOM
10 1 (0.073%) Netcool
10 1 (0.073%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.073%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.073%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 681 (49.89%) Microsoft
2 164 (12.01%) Oracle
3 34 (2.49%) VMware
4 31 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 24 (1.76%) Xamarin
6 21 (1.54%) SAP
7 17 (1.25%) AppDynamics
7 17 (1.25%) IBM
8 16 (1.17%) Coverity
9 15 (1.10%) HP
10 14 (1.03%) Nintex
11 13 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.95%) DevExpress
11 13 (0.95%) Tableau
11 13 (0.95%) Telerik
12 12 (0.88%) Informatica
13 11 (0.81%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.66%) Apple
15 8 (0.59%) Adobe
15 8 (0.59%) Dynatrace
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