The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 614 637
Rank change year-on-year +35 +23  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.10% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £550 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +76.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £506 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £606 £322
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7693 7723 6880
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.79% 15.67% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12737 13073 9985
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 186 161
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £25.00 £20.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £51.02 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Visual Studio Tools for Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Tools for Office in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in England

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 15 £350 -36.36% 1
Visual Studio Tools for Office
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Visual Studio Tools for Office.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) VBA
3 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
4 14 (60.87%) Visual Studio
4 14 (60.87%) SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Windows
5 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
6 12 (52.17%) WF
6 12 (52.17%) Workflow
6 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
7 11 (47.83%) TDD
7 11 (47.83%) NUnit
7 11 (47.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
9 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (30.43%) XML
10 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
10 7 (30.43%) HTML
10 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
11 5 (21.74%) XPath
11 5 (21.74%) XSLT
11 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
11 5 (21.74%) CSS
11 5 (21.74%) XHTML
12 4 (17.39%) Front Office
12 4 (17.39%) MVC

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) OLAP
4 2 (8.70%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Visual Studio
2 11 (47.83%) NUnit
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) WiX
General
1 4 (17.39%) Front Office
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Applications Support
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
1 10 (43.48%) Support Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Applications Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
5 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Messaging Support
5 5 (21.74%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Excel Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Excel VBA Developer
6 4 (17.39%) VBA Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
3 12 (52.17%) WF
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) XML
5 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) XHTML
5 5 (21.74%) XSLT
6 3 (13.04%) WCF
6 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) MDX
8 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.35%) jQuery
8 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Workflow
2 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) MVVM
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) OOD
6 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (73.91%) VBA
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (21.74%) XPath
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Bloomberg
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
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