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 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 Tools for Office (VSTO)
UK / England
Rank 575 608 589
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £538 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +60.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £225 -
% change year-on-year +77.77% -  
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 7323 7180 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4822 4121
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 170 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +36 9 £375 -30.23% 2
North West - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio Tools for Office
UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 7 (38.89%) jQuery
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) WCF
5 7 (38.89%) VBA
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) SOA
6 6 (33.33%) WF
6 6 (33.33%) Workflow
6 6 (33.33%) DevOps
7 5 (27.78%) WinForms
7 5 (27.78%) InfoPath
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) RAD
8 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
8 4 (22.22%) N-Tier
8 4 (22.22%) Intranet
8 4 (22.22%) Internet
8 4 (22.22%) Extranet
8 4 (22.22%) Bloomberg
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) Degree

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top Related 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) InfoPath
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Extranet
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) OLAP
3 3 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) WiX
3 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Front Office
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 9 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Excel Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Excel VBA Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
7 4 (22.22%) VBA Developer
8 2 (11.11%) RAD Developer
9 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
9 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 7 (38.89%) jQuery
3 7 (38.89%) WCF
4 6 (33.33%) WF
4 6 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (27.78%) WinForms
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (16.67%) MDX
7 3 (16.67%) WPF
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) SOA
2 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) RAD
4 3 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (16.67%) MVVM
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) OOD
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VBA
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Bloomberg
2 4 (22.22%) Google
2 4 (22.22%) Nintex
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle