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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 173 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 726 881 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.61% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.59% 12.62% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 530 533
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 27
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £35.00 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%

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
7568 6979 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.26% 12.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4471 3673
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £30.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 -40 668 £350 -1.40% 316
London -47 223 £425 +6.25% 86
South East -15 140 £340 -5.88% 66
Yorkshire -2 71 £325 +1.56% 45
West Midlands +22 64 £163 -45.83% 18
North West -1 61 £388 +19.23% 35
West Yorkshire +4 57 £325 - 24
City of London -38 51 £450 +2.85% 20
Leeds -12 40 £325 +4.00% 17
South West -26 37 £358 +5.92% 28
East of England -51 36 £350 +7.69% 19
Buckinghamshire +8 30 £300 -19.46% 6
Oxfordshire +2 30 £400 +33.33% 11
Scotland -13 27 £320 +23.07% 7
Milton Keynes +4 22 £300 -20.00% 3
North East -19 22 £300 - 7
Wales 0 21 £400 +0.62% 4
Manchester -29 21 £300 -7.69% 18
Lancashire - 19 £425 - 3
Hampshire -2 18 £320 -11.72% 16
Birmingham +13 17 £244 -25.00% 13
Hertfordshire -3 17 £338 -3.57% 5
Surrey -27 17 £350 -6.66% 11
West Sussex -1 16 £325 -15.85% 5
Coventry +18 15 £300 -20.21%
Berkshire +3 15 £325 - 8
South Wales -3 14 £400 +1.26% 4
East Midlands -24 14 £338 +3.84% 12
Kent +4 12 £375 +20.96% 3
Somerset -6 12 £340 +0.74% 7

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1138 (71.48%) .NET
2 1062 (66.71%) C#
3 895 (56.22%) SQL Server
4 671 (42.15%) ASP.NET
5 619 (38.88%) SQL
6 616 (38.69%) Microsoft
7 549 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
8 545 (34.23%) JavaScript
9 492 (30.90%) HTML
10 441 (27.70%) CSS
11 429 (26.95%) MVC
12 408 (25.63%) jQuery
13 387 (24.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 366 (22.99%) .NET Framework
15 355 (22.30%) Windows
16 316 (19.85%) XML
17 306 (19.22%) Web Services
18 260 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 255 (16.02%) SQL Server 2008
20 248 (15.58%) SharePoint
21 244 (15.33%) Scrum
22 240 (15.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 238 (14.95%) T-SQL
24 230 (14.45%) WCF
25 222 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 205 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
27 193 (12.12%) Oracle
28 191 (12.00%) MS Excel
28 191 (12.00%) TDD
29 180 (11.31%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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
1 248 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 180 (11.31%) IIS
3 114 (7.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 83 (5.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 59 (3.71%) CMS
6 40 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.76%) Umbraco
8 18 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
8 18 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (1.01%) SAS
9 16 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.94%) Node.js
11 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.44%) Immediacy CMS
12 7 (0.44%) WordPress
13 6 (0.38%) Drupal
14 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.31%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.31%) Documentum
14 5 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 191 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.08%) MS Office
3 27 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.57%) InfoPath
6 20 (1.26%) MS Project
7 19 (1.19%) Photoshop
8 16 (1.01%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.31%) Maya
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 50 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.50%) Tridion
4 4 (0.25%) Endur
4 4 (0.25%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.063%) Agresso
7 1 (0.063%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.063%) Line 500
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.063%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.063%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.58%) Office 365
2 34 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.50%) SaaS
3 8 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.13%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.32%) Internet
2 32 (2.01%) Intranet
3 30 (1.88%) FTP
4 23 (1.44%) HTTP
4 23 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.01%) Firewall
6 14 (0.88%) SSL
7 11 (0.69%) DNS
8 9 (0.57%) SAN
8 9 (0.57%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.50%) VPN
10 7 (0.44%) LDAP
11 6 (0.38%) DHCP
12 5 (0.31%) 802.15
12 5 (0.31%) ZigBee
12 5 (0.31%) OpenVPN
13 3 (0.19%) SMTP
13 3 (0.19%) Extranet
13 3 (0.19%) SNMP
14 2 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 895 (56.22%) SQL Server
2 255 (16.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 240 (15.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 222 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 205 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 94 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 92 (5.78%) Relational Database
8 75 (4.71%) Oracle Database
9 63 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 58 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
12 36 (2.26%) MS Access
13 34 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 33 (2.07%) MySQL
15 30 (1.88%) SSDT
16 29 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 19 (1.19%) OLAP
18 18 (1.13%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.94%) DTS
20 14 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 387 (24.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 134 (8.42%) Subversion
3 84 (5.28%) NUnit
4 77 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 61 (3.83%) Selenium
6 53 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 52 (3.27%) SpecFlow
8 45 (2.83%) ReSharper
9 43 (2.70%) Eclipse
10 36 (2.26%) JIRA
11 35 (2.20%) MSBuild
12 29 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 28 (1.76%) HP UFT
14 25 (1.57%) MSTest
15 24 (1.51%) Jenkins
16 22 (1.38%) LoadRunner
16 22 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
17 21 (1.32%) JMeter
18 19 (1.19%) Toad
18 19 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 179 (11.24%) Finance
2 62 (3.89%) Banking
3 56 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 31 (1.95%) Back Office
4 31 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 30 (1.88%) Front Office
6 21 (1.32%) Retail
7 16 (1.01%) Publishing
8 15 (0.94%) Electronics
8 15 (0.94%) Marketing
9 14 (0.88%) Automotive
9 14 (0.88%) Law
10 13 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.69%) Advertising
12 9 (0.57%) Legal
13 8 (0.50%) Games
13 8 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.44%) German Language
15 5 (0.31%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1104 (69.35%) Developer
2 392 (24.62%) .NET Developer
3 210 (13.19%) C# Developer
4 155 (9.74%) Analyst
5 132 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 117 (7.35%) Web Developer
7 97 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 97 (6.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 84 (5.28%) Software Engineer
9 81 (5.09%) SQL Developer
10 74 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 72 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 65 (4.08%) Software Developer
13 61 (3.83%) Test Analyst
14 52 (3.27%) Programmer
15 50 (3.14%) C++ Developer
16 43 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 42 (2.64%) Tester
18 38 (2.39%) Architect
19 35 (2.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1138 (71.48%) .NET
2 671 (42.15%) ASP.NET
3 492 (30.90%) HTML
4 441 (27.70%) CSS
5 408 (25.63%) jQuery
6 366 (22.99%) .NET Framework
7 316 (19.85%) XML
8 306 (19.22%) Web Services
9 260 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 230 (14.45%) WCF
11 172 (10.80%) HTML5
12 148 (9.30%) Entity Framework
13 132 (8.29%) LINQ
14 113 (7.10%) Ajax
15 108 (6.78%) AngularJS
16 103 (6.47%) REST
16 103 (6.47%) SOAP
17 91 (5.72%) CSS3
18 85 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
19 70 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.64%) User Experience
3 50 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 32 (2.01%) Fixed Income
6 30 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 25 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
9 21 (1.32%) NHS
10 17 (1.07%) Clustering
10 17 (1.07%) Data Integration
11 16 (1.01%) Derivative
12 15 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
13 13 (0.82%) W3C
14 12 (0.75%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 355 (22.30%) Windows
2 90 (5.65%) Linux
3 55 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (2.01%) UNIX
5 25 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.26%) Windows 8
8 17 (1.07%) Android
8 17 (1.07%) Windows CE
9 15 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.88%) SUSE
11 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (26.95%) MVC
3 244 (15.33%) Scrum
4 191 (12.00%) TDD
5 176 (11.06%) Unit Testing
6 158 (9.92%) OO
7 119 (7.47%) Software Engineering
8 113 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
9 104 (6.53%) Web Development
10 101 (6.34%) CRM
11 100 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 97 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (5.84%) SDLC
14 85 (5.34%) BDD
15 83 (5.21%) UML
16 70 (4.40%) Workflow
17 68 (4.27%) OOD
18 62 (3.89%) ETL
18 62 (3.89%) Software Testing
19 59 (3.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1062 (66.71%) C#
2 619 (38.88%) SQL
3 545 (34.23%) JavaScript
4 238 (14.95%) T-SQL
5 144 (9.05%) VB
6 140 (8.79%) C++
7 131 (8.23%) VB.NET
8 122 (7.66%) Java
9 71 (4.46%) PowerShell
10 56 (3.52%) VB6
11 53 (3.33%) C
12 43 (2.70%) VBA
13 34 (2.14%) COBOL
14 30 (1.88%) VBScript
15 27 (1.70%) Python
16 26 (1.63%) PHP
16 26 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.38%) X++
18 15 (0.94%) XAML
19 13 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 125 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 120 (7.54%) Degree
3 87 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.70%) ISEB
7 18 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (0.82%) MCSD
10 10 (0.63%) MCSE
11 9 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.50%) MCP
12 8 (0.50%) MCAD
13 7 (0.44%) MCSA
14 6 (0.38%) HND
15 5 (0.31%) CISSP
15 5 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.25%) MCDBA
16 4 (0.25%) MCSM
16 4 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.83%) QA
2 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.31%) TickIT
5 4 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.19%) WCAG
7 2 (0.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.13%) GMP
8 1 (0.063%) Basel III
8 1 (0.063%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.063%) WAI
System Software
1 46 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.44%) Firmware
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.25%) HDFS
9 3 (0.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.063%) vSphere
10 1 (0.063%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (0.75%) SCCM
2 8 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.25%) Puppet
6 4 (0.25%) SCOM
7 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.13%) WSUS
7 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.063%) Nagios
8 1 (0.063%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.063%) WMI
8 1 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.063%) StatsD
8 1 (0.063%) logstash
8 1 (0.063%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 616 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 193 (12.12%) Oracle
3 38 (2.39%) IBM
4 37 (2.32%) Sitecore
5 34 (2.14%) Micro Focus
6 31 (1.95%) VMware
7 26 (1.63%) Telerik
8 18 (1.13%) Perforce
9 16 (1.01%) Nintex
9 16 (1.01%) HP
10 15 (0.94%) SAP
11 14 (0.88%) Adobe
11 14 (0.88%) Apple
11 14 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.82%) Tableau
13 12 (0.75%) Sybase
14 10 (0.63%) CA
14 10 (0.63%) Red Gate
14 10 (0.63%) Google
15 9 (0.57%) Twitter
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Broady Limited
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Venturi
Rate: £100.00 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £45.00 - £50.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago