The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 192 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 663 845 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.64% 1.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.67% 12.07% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 561 514
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.60 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%

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
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -48 609 £361 +1.76% 360
London -45 156 £450 +14.64% 87
South East -51 124 £350 -9.67% 67
North West +17 107 £325 +8.33% 50
Manchester +6 55 £327 +8.83% 28
Yorkshire -9 47 £350 +6.87% 41
West Midlands +6 45 £305 -12.85% 30
South West -34 43 £375 +7.14% 27
East Midlands +15 39 £308 -5.38% 24
West Yorkshire -5 39 £325 -0.76% 29
Leeds +5 33 £335 +2.29% 14
Lancashire +15 31 £210 +5.00% 8
City of London +17 29 £408 -3.20% 15
Leicestershire +9 28 £293 -18.75% 6
Surrey -4 28 £388 -10.14% 16
East of England -39 26 £318 -3.05% 27
Wales -13 25 £408 +25.38% 3
Berkshire +12 24 £350 -5.08% 22
Buckinghamshire +1 24 £330 -16.45% 2
South Wales -10 22 £415 +27.69% 3
North East -20 22 £325 +8.33% 8
Hampshire -21 22 £345 -1.42% 8
Leicester +12 21 £293 -18.75% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 21 £325 +15.55% 8
Tyne and Wear -24 21 £325 +8.33% 8
Scotland -32 18 £330 -2.58% 9
Milton Keynes -2 17 £330 -15.38%
Somerset -9 14 £375 - 3
Preston +4 13 £210 +5.00% 3
Cardiff -10 13 £388 +3.33% 2

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1107 (71.65%) C#
2 1095 (70.87%) .NET
3 900 (58.25%) SQL Server
4 629 (40.71%) Microsoft
5 601 (38.90%) SQL
6 563 (36.44%) ASP.NET
7 538 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
8 536 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 516 (33.40%) JavaScript
10 461 (29.84%) HTML
11 452 (29.26%) MVC
12 410 (26.54%) .NET Framework
13 379 (24.53%) CSS
14 358 (23.17%) jQuery
15 339 (21.94%) Windows
16 264 (17.09%) TDD
17 261 (16.89%) XML
18 259 (16.76%) Scrum
19 254 (16.44%) Web Services
20 247 (15.99%) WCF
21 233 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
22 231 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
23 222 (14.37%) Finance
24 221 (14.30%) Entity Framework
25 209 (13.53%) Unit Testing
26 197 (12.75%) HTML5
27 194 (12.56%) T-SQL
28 189 (12.23%) AngularJS
29 187 (12.10%) SQL Server 2012
30 185 (11.97%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 184 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 161 (10.42%) IIS
3 67 (4.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 56 (3.62%) CMS
5 54 (3.50%) Node.js
6 47 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 36 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 35 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (2.07%) Umbraco
10 23 (1.49%) Apache
11 14 (0.91%) JBoss
11 14 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.84%) WordPress
13 11 (0.71%) Confluence
14 10 (0.65%) CICS
14 10 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 173 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.37%) MS Office
3 38 (2.46%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 21 (1.36%) InfoPath
6 16 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.91%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.45%) MS Project
9 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.26%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.13%) CATIA
12 2 (0.13%) GIMP
13 1 (0.065%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 58 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.45%) HFM
5 4 (0.26%) RMDS
6 3 (0.19%) Endur
6 3 (0.19%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.13%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.065%) assyst
8 1 (0.065%) AWD
8 1 (0.065%) BASE24
8 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.065%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.065%) Line 500
8 1 (0.065%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.10%) Office 365
4 16 (1.04%) IaaS
5 15 (0.97%) PaaS
6 7 (0.45%) SaaS
7 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.26%) GitHub
9 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.13%) Trello
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.065%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.20%) HTTP
3 27 (1.75%) Modbus
3 27 (1.75%) SSL
4 24 (1.55%) Intranet
5 20 (1.29%) Internet
6 17 (1.10%) DNS
7 15 (0.97%) SMTP
8 11 (0.71%) FTP
8 11 (0.71%) SNMP
9 10 (0.65%) Network Security
10 7 (0.45%) Firewall
10 7 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.39%) CTI
11 6 (0.39%) Extranet
11 6 (0.39%) WinSCP
12 5 (0.32%) LDAP
13 4 (0.26%) LAN
13 4 (0.26%) VoIP
13 4 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (58.25%) SQL Server
2 231 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 187 (12.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 163 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 134 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (7.44%) Relational Database
7 70 (4.53%) Oracle Database
8 63 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 54 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
10 46 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.20%) MS Access
13 32 (2.07%) MongoDB
14 18 (1.17%) NoSQL
15 16 (1.04%) MySQL
16 15 (0.97%) Big Data
16 15 (0.97%) OLAP
16 15 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 536 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 151 (9.77%) Selenium
3 143 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 99 (6.41%) SpecFlow
5 97 (6.28%) Subversion
6 80 (5.18%) NUnit
7 63 (4.08%) Eclipse
8 53 (3.43%) JIRA
9 44 (2.85%) Rational DOORS
10 41 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 41 (2.65%) TeamCity
11 34 (2.20%) Jenkins
12 33 (2.14%) Moq
12 33 (2.14%) WebDriver
13 32 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.94%) ReSharper
15 29 (1.88%) MSTest
16 25 (1.62%) SoapUI
17 24 (1.55%) Jasmine
18 22 (1.42%) Maven
General
1 222 (14.37%) Finance
2 78 (5.05%) Banking
3 49 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 38 (2.46%) Back Office
5 31 (2.01%) Retail
6 30 (1.94%) Marketing
7 28 (1.81%) Front Office
8 22 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.17%) Electronics
10 16 (1.04%) Military
11 15 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.78%) Advertising
13 11 (0.71%) Publishing
14 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.32%) Games
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1017 (65.83%) Developer
2 525 (33.98%) .NET Developer
3 378 (24.47%) C# Developer
4 281 (18.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (9.90%) Analyst
6 147 (9.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 125 (8.09%) SQL Developer
8 108 (6.99%) Test Analyst
9 104 (6.73%) Software Engineer
10 102 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 102 (6.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 89 (5.76%) Senior Developer
12 87 (5.63%) Software Developer
13 76 (4.92%) Web Developer
14 68 (4.40%) SharePoint Developer
15 59 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 57 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
17 50 (3.24%) SQL Server Developer
18 47 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
19 45 (2.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1095 (70.87%) .NET
2 563 (36.44%) ASP.NET
3 461 (29.84%) HTML
4 410 (26.54%) .NET Framework
5 379 (24.53%) CSS
6 358 (23.17%) jQuery
7 261 (16.89%) XML
8 254 (16.44%) Web Services
9 247 (15.99%) WCF
10 233 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 221 (14.30%) Entity Framework
12 197 (12.75%) HTML5
13 189 (12.23%) AngularJS
14 127 (8.22%) WPF
15 120 (7.77%) SOAP
16 118 (7.64%) REST
17 117 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
18 87 (5.63%) LINQ
19 84 (5.44%) Ajax
20 74 (4.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.01%) User Experience
3 42 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.62%) Visualisation
7 24 (1.55%) NHS
8 19 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.04%) Clustering
11 14 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.78%) Replication
13 12 (0.78%) Social Media
14 10 (0.65%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.65%) Derivative
14 10 (0.65%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.65%) VSAM
15 9 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 339 (21.94%) Windows
2 121 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 58 (3.75%) Linux
4 32 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (1.94%) Unix
6 26 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 21 (1.36%) Android
9 20 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.58%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.52%) Windows CE
13 6 (0.39%) MVS
13 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.26%) SUSE
14 4 (0.26%) VME
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (29.26%) MVC
3 264 (17.09%) TDD
4 259 (16.76%) Scrum
5 209 (13.53%) Unit Testing
6 178 (11.52%) Software Engineering
7 144 (9.32%) BDD
8 142 (9.19%) OO
9 119 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (6.86%) Web Development
11 102 (6.60%) Test Scripting
12 100 (6.47%) UML
13 94 (6.08%) CRM
14 93 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
15 84 (5.44%) Test Automation
16 76 (4.92%) SDLC
16 76 (4.92%) SOA
17 75 (4.85%) Automated Testing
18 71 (4.60%) Front End Development
19 65 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1107 (71.65%) C#
2 601 (38.90%) SQL
3 516 (33.40%) JavaScript
4 194 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 135 (8.74%) C++
6 112 (7.25%) Java
6 112 (7.25%) VB.NET
7 98 (6.34%) PowerShell
8 81 (5.24%) VB
9 69 (4.47%) C
10 54 (3.50%) VBScript
11 53 (3.43%) XAML
12 50 (3.24%) VBA
13 47 (3.04%) Python
14 43 (2.78%) Ruby
15 33 (2.14%) PHP
16 25 (1.62%) COBOL
16 25 (1.62%) Scala
17 23 (1.49%) Perl
18 19 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 141 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 137 (8.87%) Degree
4 61 (3.95%) ISEB
5 51 (3.30%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.91%) MCSD
10 10 (0.65%) MCAD
10 10 (0.65%) MCTS
11 9 (0.58%) MCITP
12 7 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
15 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.13%) HND
16 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.13%) MCSA
16 2 (0.13%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.79%) QA
2 27 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.52%) TickIT
6 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.19%) SDET
9 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.13%) MISRA
9 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 2 (0.13%) WCAG
10 1 (0.065%) MiFID
10 1 (0.065%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.065%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.19%) Firmware
7 2 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.065%) vSphere
8 1 (0.065%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.71%) Control-M
3 8 (0.52%) SCOM
4 6 (0.39%) Puppet
5 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.19%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.13%) SCCM
8 1 (0.065%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.065%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.065%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.065%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.065%) Kibana
8 1 (0.065%) logstash
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.065%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 629 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.07%) Oracle
3 39 (2.52%) IBM
4 28 (1.81%) Siemens
4 28 (1.81%) Telerik
5 26 (1.68%) Adobe
6 21 (1.36%) Sitecore
7 20 (1.29%) DevExpress
7 20 (1.29%) VMware
8 17 (1.10%) SAP
9 16 (1.04%) Micro Focus
10 14 (0.91%) HP
10 14 (0.91%) Red Gate
11 11 (0.71%) CA
11 11 (0.71%) Tableau
11 11 (0.71%) Xamarin
12 10 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.58%) Apple
13 9 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.52%) JD Edwards
Bury
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Islington Council
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 - 380 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: £300 per day £300 p/d
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £250 to £311 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £315 - 385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £351 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 420-445
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago