The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 140 157
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.17% 4.24% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 41
Median daily rate £368 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.71% -2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £513 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio 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 665 590 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.38% 17.52% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1189 1409
Median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £319 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
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 in the City of London.

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

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the City of London

Visual Studio
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 in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 43 (57.33%) .NET
2 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 41 (54.67%) C#
4 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
5 36 (48.00%) SQL
6 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
7 29 (38.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (34.67%) CSS
10 24 (32.00%) HTML
11 20 (26.67%) Finance
12 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
12 19 (25.33%) .NET Framework
13 18 (24.00%) jQuery
14 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (22.67%) MVC
15 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
16 14 (18.67%) Scrum
17 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
17 13 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (17.33%) Banking
17 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
18 12 (16.00%) TDD
18 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
19 10 (13.33%) Front End Development
19 10 (13.33%) Selenium
20 9 (12.00%) Workflow

Visual Studio
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.00%) IIS
1 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) CMS
3 3 (4.00%) EPiServer
3 3 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.67%) SAS
4 2 (2.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.00%) Eloqua
1 3 (4.00%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.33%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.33%) Shopify
3 1 (1.33%) Sonata
3 1 (1.33%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.33%) Power BI
8 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (4.00%) Couchbase
9 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.33%) Essbase
10 1 (1.33%) QlikView
10 1 (1.33%) Redis
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.33%) Selenium
4 8 (10.67%) JIRA
5 6 (8.00%) Protractor
6 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.33%) NUnit
7 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.00%) Bower
8 3 (4.00%) gulp
8 3 (4.00%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.00%) Mocha
8 3 (4.00%) ReSharper
8 3 (4.00%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.67%) Moq
9 2 (2.67%) MSBuild
9 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Banking
3 7 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (8.00%) Law
5 5 (6.67%) Advertising
6 4 (5.33%) Back Office
6 4 (5.33%) Marketing
7 2 (2.67%) Front Office
8 1 (1.33%) Automotive
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.33%) Games
8 1 (1.33%) Publishing
8 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 19 (25.33%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (9.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.33%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Business Developer
9 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Risk Business Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (57.33%) .NET
2 26 (34.67%) CSS
3 24 (32.00%) HTML
4 19 (25.33%) .NET Framework
5 18 (24.00%) jQuery
6 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (9.33%) Ajax
8 7 (9.33%) CSS3
8 7 (9.33%) RESTful
8 7 (9.33%) XML
9 6 (8.00%) D3.js
9 6 (8.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (8.00%) HTML5
9 6 (8.00%) Sass
9 6 (8.00%) WCF
10 5 (6.67%) JSON
10 5 (6.67%) REST
10 5 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Credit Risk
2 6 (8.00%) Market Risk
3 5 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.67%) User Experience
4 4 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.00%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.00%) Equities
6 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.33%) Blog
7 1 (1.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
3 17 (22.67%) MVC
4 14 (18.67%) Scrum
5 13 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (16.00%) TDD
7 10 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 9 (12.00%) Workflow
9 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.33%) OO
10 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.00%) BDD
11 6 (8.00%) Collateral Management
11 6 (8.00%) Credit Risk Management
11 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.00%) ETL
11 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) C#
2 36 (48.00%) SQL
3 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.33%) VBA
7 3 (4.00%) C
7 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 3 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) C++
8 2 (2.67%) Java
8 2 (2.67%) XPath
9 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 6 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) EMIR
2 3 (4.00%) MiFID
2 3 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
1 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Marketo
2 3 (4.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (4.00%) SunGard
3 2 (2.67%) Telerik
3 2 (2.67%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.33%) Avaloq
4 1 (1.33%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.33%) iManage
4 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.33%) Macromedia
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) RedGate
4 1 (1.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.33%) Tableau
4 1 (1.33%) Twitter
4 1 (1.33%) Xamarin