The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 432 399
Rank change year-on-year +31 -33  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.031% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £413 £538 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +67.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £500 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £575 £410
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3570 3555 3053
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.25% 15.84% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2599 2164
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

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

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) VBA
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) WinForms
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) RAD
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Front Office
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Bloomberg
5 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (33.33%) WiX
5 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (25.00%) MVVM
6 3 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (25.00%) WPF
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) OLAP
3 3 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) WiX
3 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (33.33%) Front Office
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) C# Developer
3 9 (75.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Excel Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Excel VBA Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (33.33%) VBA Developer
7 2 (16.67%) RAD Developer
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) WinForms
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) MDX
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) RAD
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (25.00%) MVVM
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) VBA
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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