The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Visual Studio Tools for Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Tools for Office over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 164 207
Rank change year-on-year 0 +43  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.030% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Tools for Office is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 666 596 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.39% 17.62% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 497 581
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Visual Studio Tools for Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the City of London

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the City of London

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Tools for Office.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) XPath
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
1 2 (100.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft