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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 197 167 143
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 713 789 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.41% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.55% 10.52% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 524 533
Median daily rate £375 £344 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 24
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £13.20 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.75 £56.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%

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
8339 7501 6779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.53% 13.39% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5751 4959 4310
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 £313 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 123 156
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 £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -19 653 £375 +11.94% 275
London -17 212 £425 +6.25% 61
South East +2 155 £353 +8.46% 60
West Midlands -16 76 £350 +115.38% 22
South West +16 66 £350 - 23
Hampshire +35 41 £335 +15.51% 17
North West -28 37 £363 +11.53% 32
Surrey +8 33 £445 +20.27% 13
Scotland -13 32 £325 - 7
Yorkshire -24 31 £369 +13.46% 29
East of England +12 30 £350 - 19
Birmingham +3 28 £363 +9.84% 5
North East -49 28 £325 +12.55% 11
Tyne and Wear -51 27 £325 +13.04% 7
City of London +21 25 £416 -2.05% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 23 £323 +34.37% 6
Berkshire +5 22 £375 +15.38% 5
South Wales +2 22 £390 -8.23% 2
Wales -1 22 £390 -8.23% 6
West Yorkshire -31 22 £342 +5.07% 19
Wiltshire +5 20 £315 -18.70% 4
Coventry -3 19 £449 +49.58%
Leeds -14 18 £342 +5.07% 11
Oxfordshire +5 17 £400 - 5
Swindon - 17 £315 - 2
Somerset +13 16 £425 +54.54% 7
Lancashire +3 16 £405 -4.70% 6
West Sussex -11 16 £425 +30.76% 2
East Midlands -1 15 £325 +1.56% 16
Cambridgeshire +25 12 £350 +16.66% 9

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 919 (66.98%) .NET
2 889 (64.80%) C#
3 714 (52.04%) SQL Server
4 590 (43.00%) Microsoft
5 578 (42.13%) SQL
6 526 (38.34%) JavaScript
7 461 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
8 416 (30.32%) HTML
9 405 (29.52%) ASP.NET
10 366 (26.68%) CSS
11 363 (26.46%) MVC
12 338 (24.64%) jQuery
13 317 (23.10%) .NET Framework
14 308 (22.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 274 (19.97%) Windows
16 250 (18.22%) XML
17 220 (16.03%) Scrum
18 218 (15.89%) Oracle
18 218 (15.89%) SharePoint
19 216 (15.74%) T-SQL
20 202 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
21 191 (13.92%) Web Services
22 190 (13.85%) TDD
22 190 (13.85%) Security Cleared
22 190 (13.85%) WCF
23 188 (13.70%) IIS
24 183 (13.34%) AngularJS
25 172 (12.54%) HTML5
26 171 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 164 (11.95%) 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
1 218 (15.89%) SharePoint
2 188 (13.70%) IIS
3 66 (4.81%) CMS
4 51 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 50 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
6 45 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.38%) Confluence
8 16 (1.17%) JBoss
9 15 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.87%) Tuxedo
12 11 (0.80%) EPiServer CMS
12 11 (0.80%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.51%) FileNet
15 7 (0.51%) GeoServer
15 7 (0.51%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 164 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.50%) MS Office
3 26 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) Gliffy
6 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.36%) MS Project
8 4 (0.29%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.29%) Mingle
9 2 (0.15%) GIMP
9 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.073%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.073%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 94 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.90%) RMDS
3 19 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.66%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.22%) 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 (0.073%) BASE24
8 1 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.073%) Endur
8 1 (0.073%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.073%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.073%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.073%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.073%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.17%) Office 365
4 15 (1.09%) PaaS
5 13 (0.95%) IaaS
6 6 (0.44%) SaaS
7 5 (0.36%) GitHub
8 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.073%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.01%) TCP/IP
2 45 (3.28%) HTTP
3 39 (2.84%) SSL
4 33 (2.41%) DNS
5 29 (2.11%) Internet
6 20 (1.46%) SNMP
6 20 (1.46%) VoIP
7 11 (0.80%) SMTP
8 9 (0.66%) Firewall
8 9 (0.66%) Intranet
9 7 (0.51%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.44%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.44%) RS-232
11 3 (0.22%) Modbus
11 3 (0.22%) RS-422
11 3 (0.22%) WAAS
12 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.15%) Network Security
12 2 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (52.04%) SQL Server
2 171 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 156 (11.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (9.48%) Relational Database
5 111 (8.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 99 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 85 (6.20%) Oracle Database
8 70 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (3.50%) RDBMS
10 47 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 26 (1.90%) MS Access
13 25 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (1.68%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.60%) NoSQL
16 20 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
17 18 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
18 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 13 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 308 (22.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (8.09%) NUnit
3 100 (7.29%) Git (software)
4 97 (7.07%) Selenium
5 84 (6.12%) Subversion
6 71 (5.17%) SpecFlow
7 69 (5.03%) Eclipse
8 54 (3.94%) JIRA
9 37 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
9 37 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 33 (2.41%) LoadRunner
11 32 (2.33%) MSTest
12 31 (2.26%) Cucumber
12 31 (2.26%) JMeter
12 31 (2.26%) TeamCity
13 28 (2.04%) WebDriver
14 26 (1.90%) Jenkins
14 26 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
15 23 (1.68%) Moq
15 23 (1.68%) MSBuild
General
1 163 (11.88%) Finance
2 48 (3.50%) Marketing
3 37 (2.70%) Banking
4 36 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 32 (2.33%) Front Office
6 22 (1.60%) Back Office
7 20 (1.46%) Electronics
7 20 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.38%) Retail
9 17 (1.24%) Legal
10 13 (0.95%) Publishing
11 10 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.73%) Law
11 10 (0.73%) Military
12 6 (0.44%) Advertising
12 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.44%) German Language
13 5 (0.36%) Automotive
13 5 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 942 (68.66%) Developer
2 423 (30.83%) .NET Developer
3 267 (19.46%) C# Developer
4 197 (14.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 142 (10.35%) SQL Developer
6 114 (8.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 99 (7.22%) Senior Developer
8 77 (5.61%) Software Developer
8 77 (5.61%) Software Engineer
9 73 (5.32%) Analyst
9 73 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 68 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 57 (4.15%) CRM Developer
12 53 (3.86%) SharePoint Developer
13 47 (3.43%) Applications Developer
14 45 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
14 45 (3.28%) Test Analyst
15 44 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 44 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
16 43 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 919 (66.98%) .NET
2 416 (30.32%) HTML
3 405 (29.52%) ASP.NET
4 366 (26.68%) CSS
5 338 (24.64%) jQuery
6 317 (23.10%) .NET Framework
7 250 (18.22%) XML
8 202 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 191 (13.92%) Web Services
10 190 (13.85%) WCF
11 183 (13.34%) AngularJS
12 172 (12.54%) HTML5
13 146 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 129 (9.40%) Entity Framework
15 104 (7.58%) CSS3
16 97 (7.07%) WPF
17 89 (6.49%) SOAP
18 84 (6.12%) REST
19 77 (5.61%) LINQ
20 73 (5.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.81%) User Experience
3 57 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 31 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.38%) NHS
10 16 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.87%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
14 9 (0.66%) Clustering
14 9 (0.66%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.66%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.66%) Replication
15 8 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 274 (19.97%) Windows
2 76 (5.54%) Windows Server
3 66 (4.81%) Linux
4 28 (2.04%) Unix
5 25 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (0.87%) VME
11 11 (0.80%) Android
12 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.51%) AIX
14 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.29%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.29%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.22%) SUSE
16 3 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (26.46%) MVC
3 220 (16.03%) Scrum
4 190 (13.85%) TDD
5 164 (11.95%) Web Development
6 144 (10.50%) Software Engineering
7 142 (10.35%) Unit Testing
8 137 (9.99%) OO
9 119 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
10 112 (8.16%) BDD
10 112 (8.16%) CRM
11 96 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
12 89 (6.49%) UML
13 79 (5.76%) Migration
14 75 (5.47%) SDLC
15 70 (5.10%) Test Scripting
16 69 (5.03%) Workflow
17 66 (4.81%) Waterfall
18 61 (4.45%) ETL
19 57 (4.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 889 (64.80%) C#
2 578 (42.13%) SQL
3 526 (38.34%) JavaScript
4 216 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 140 (10.20%) C++
6 139 (10.13%) Java
7 116 (8.45%) PowerShell
8 98 (7.14%) VB
9 85 (6.20%) C
10 84 (6.12%) VB.NET
11 64 (4.66%) PL/SQL
12 49 (3.57%) XAML
13 44 (3.21%) VBA
14 43 (3.13%) VB6
15 42 (3.06%) TypeScript
16 37 (2.70%) PHP
17 36 (2.62%) VBScript
18 28 (2.04%) Python
19 25 (1.82%) Ruby
20 18 (1.31%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 190 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 131 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 120 (8.75%) Degree
4 68 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.55%) ISEB
7 32 (2.33%) MCSD
8 28 (2.04%) MCSE
9 27 (1.97%) ISTQB
10 19 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.09%) MCTS
12 14 (1.02%) MCITP
13 13 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.80%) MCAD
15 8 (0.58%) MCP
16 5 (0.36%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.29%) PhD
18 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 1 (0.073%) CLAS
19 1 (0.073%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.76%) QA
2 10 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.44%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) WCAG
7 2 (0.15%) HL7
7 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.15%) SDET
7 2 (0.15%) TickIT
8 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.073%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.073%) MiFID
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%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Docker
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.073%) HDFS
7 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.09%) Puppet
3 10 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (0.73%) SCCM
3 10 (0.73%) SCOM
4 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.58%) Ansible
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.15%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.15%) Mesos
7 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.073%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.073%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.073%) logstash
8 1 (0.073%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.073%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 590 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 218 (15.89%) Oracle
3 38 (2.77%) HP
4 27 (1.97%) IBM
4 27 (1.97%) Reuters
4 27 (1.97%) TIBCO
5 26 (1.90%) ION Trading
6 23 (1.68%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.53%) EPiServer
7 21 (1.53%) SAP
8 20 (1.46%) Coverity
9 19 (1.38%) Tableau
10 17 (1.24%) AppDynamics
10 17 (1.24%) VMware
11 16 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.09%) DevExpress
12 15 (1.09%) Nintex
13 14 (1.02%) Dynatrace
13 14 (1.02%) New Relic
14 13 (0.95%) Xamarin
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