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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
London / City of London
Rank 120 129 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 0.90% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.29% 5.80% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 47
Median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £323 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £588 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 556 517 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.35% 15.54% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 411 535
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in the City of London.

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

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 39 (58.21%) C#
1 39 (58.21%) .NET
2 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
4 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
5 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (32.84%) SQL
7 21 (31.34%) CSS
7 21 (31.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (28.36%) MVC
9 18 (26.87%) Finance
10 17 (25.37%) HTML
11 15 (22.39%) Scrum
12 14 (20.90%) jQuery
13 13 (19.40%) TDD
13 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET
14 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
14 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
15 11 (16.42%) BDD
15 11 (16.42%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (14.93%) Banking
16 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
17 9 (13.43%) RESTful
17 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (13.43%) CSS3
18 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 4 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) NServiceBus
2 3 (4.48%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.99%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) SSL
3 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.42%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
8 5 (7.46%) Power BI
9 4 (5.97%) Couchbase
9 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
10 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (2.99%) QlikView
11 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.99%) SAS EBI
12 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
12 1 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (11.94%) Protractor
5 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
6 4 (5.97%) Bower
6 4 (5.97%) gulp
6 4 (5.97%) JIRA
6 4 (5.97%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (5.97%) Mocha
6 4 (5.97%) NUnit
6 4 (5.97%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.99%) Moq
7 2 (2.99%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.49%) Capybara
8 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.49%) NuGet
8 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.99%) Games
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (11.94%) Angular Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Business Developer
7 5 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Scrum Master
8 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Risk Business Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Azure Developer
9 3 (4.48%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (58.21%) .NET
2 21 (31.34%) CSS
3 17 (25.37%) HTML
4 14 (20.90%) jQuery
5 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET
6 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
7 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
7 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (13.43%) CSS3
7 9 (13.43%) RESTful
8 8 (11.94%) JSON
9 7 (10.45%) LINQ
9 7 (10.45%) WCF
10 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (7.46%) Entity Framework
10 5 (7.46%) HTML5
10 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (7.46%) Web Services
10 5 (7.46%) XML
11 4 (5.97%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) User Experience
2 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.97%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.99%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Equities
4 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) MVC
3 15 (22.39%) Scrum
4 13 (19.40%) TDD
5 11 (16.42%) BDD
5 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.94%) Front End Development
7 7 (10.45%) Multithreading
7 7 (10.45%) OO
7 7 (10.45%) OOP
8 6 (8.96%) CRM
8 6 (8.96%) Web Development
8 6 (8.96%) Workflow
9 5 (7.46%) Coaching
9 5 (7.46%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.46%) ETL
9 5 (7.46%) Kanban
9 5 (7.46%) SOLID
9 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (58.21%) C#
2 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.84%) SQL
4 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
6 3 (4.48%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.49%) Go
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.49%) VBA
8 1 (1.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Telerik
3 1 (1.49%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix
3 1 (1.49%) F5
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) SAP
3 1 (1.49%) Tableau
3 1 (1.49%) VMware
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