The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 239 221
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 208 205 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.32% 5.42% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 165 164
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £17.34
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £22.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3910 3785 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.78% 17.38% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2839 2362
Median daily rate £485 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £90.08 £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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
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 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in London

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +15 41 £368 -11.71% 21
Bromley +4 3 £575 +48.38%
Harrow +7 1 £425 +18.05%
Ilford - 1 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 £425 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 261 (59.73%) .NET
2 237 (54.23%) C#
3 216 (49.43%) Microsoft
4 202 (46.22%) SQL Server
5 184 (42.11%) SQL
6 162 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (29.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 107 (24.49%) JavaScript
9 93 (21.28%) HTML
9 93 (21.28%) CSS
10 91 (20.82%) Scrum
11 86 (19.68%) Windows
12 84 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 81 (18.54%) MVC
14 80 (18.31%) TDD
15 75 (17.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 75 (17.16%) Finance
16 74 (16.93%) T-SQL
17 72 (16.48%) ASP.NET
18 61 (13.96%) Git (software)
18 61 (13.96%) .NET Framework
19 60 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
20 58 (13.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 56 (12.81%) PowerShell
22 54 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
22 54 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
23 53 (12.13%) Test Automation
24 52 (11.90%) SharePoint
24 52 (11.90%) XML
25 51 (11.67%) WCF

Visual Studio
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 52 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 31 (7.09%) IIS
3 19 (4.35%) CMS
4 14 (3.20%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.83%) EPiServer
9 6 (1.37%) DataSynapse
9 6 (1.37%) SAS
10 5 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.92%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.69%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.69%) Confluence
12 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.46%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.46%) Lightstreamer
13 2 (0.46%) WebORB
Applications
1 33 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.97%) RMDS
3 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.92%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.92%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.69%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.69%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.46%) Endur
5 2 (0.46%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.23%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.23%) Magento
6 1 (0.23%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.23%) Shopify
6 1 (0.23%) Sonata
6 1 (0.23%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 84 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.43%) PaaS
4 9 (2.06%) GitHub
5 8 (1.83%) IaaS
6 5 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.14%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.46%) Akamai
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.46%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.46%) Loggly
9 2 (0.46%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.46%) Office 365
9 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.46%) SurveyMonkey
9 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.03%) Firewall
2 17 (3.89%) Internet
3 13 (2.97%) HTTP
4 10 (2.29%) Intranet
4 10 (2.29%) VPN
5 9 (2.06%) LDAP
6 8 (1.83%) Kerberos
6 8 (1.83%) NetScaler
6 8 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.83%) VLAN
7 7 (1.60%) SSL
8 2 (0.46%) LAN
8 2 (0.46%) WAN
9 1 (0.23%) 802.15
9 1 (0.23%) DNS
9 1 (0.23%) FTP
9 1 (0.23%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (46.22%) SQL Server
2 75 (17.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (13.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 50 (11.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (8.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 18 (4.12%) Power BI
9 17 (3.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (3.66%) MongoDB
10 16 (3.66%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.66%) Relational Database
11 14 (3.20%) QlikView
12 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (2.52%) Big Data
14 9 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (2.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (2.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 127 (29.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (13.96%) Git (software)
3 42 (9.61%) NUnit
4 39 (8.92%) JIRA
5 32 (7.32%) TeamCity
6 24 (5.49%) Selenium
7 20 (4.58%) SpecFlow
8 19 (4.35%) Subversion
9 18 (4.12%) Eclipse
10 17 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (3.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 13 (2.97%) MSBuild
13 10 (2.29%) Jenkins
13 10 (2.29%) ReSharper
14 9 (2.06%) Protractor
15 8 (1.83%) Moq
16 7 (1.60%) Jasmine
16 7 (1.60%) Mercurial
16 7 (1.60%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (17.16%) Finance
2 42 (9.61%) Banking
3 21 (4.81%) Front Office
4 18 (4.12%) Advertising
5 17 (3.89%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.89%) Marketing
6 10 (2.29%) Publishing
7 7 (1.60%) Retail
8 6 (1.37%) Law
9 5 (1.14%) Back Office
9 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.69%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.69%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.46%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 267 (61.10%) Developer
2 85 (19.45%) .NET Developer
3 66 (15.10%) C# Developer
4 61 (13.96%) Analyst
5 42 (9.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (6.41%) SQL Developer
7 25 (5.72%) Software Engineer
7 25 (5.72%) Test Analyst
8 24 (5.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 23 (5.26%) Consultant
9 23 (5.26%) UI Developer
10 20 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 20 (4.58%) Senior Developer
11 19 (4.35%) CRM Developer
11 19 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
12 17 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 16 (3.66%) Applications Engineer
13 16 (3.66%) C++ Developer
13 16 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (3.66%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (59.73%) .NET
2 93 (21.28%) CSS
2 93 (21.28%) HTML
3 72 (16.48%) ASP.NET
4 61 (13.96%) .NET Framework
5 52 (11.90%) XML
6 51 (11.67%) WCF
7 50 (11.44%) jQuery
8 48 (10.98%) AngularJS
9 47 (10.76%) Web Services
10 29 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (6.18%) HTML5
12 26 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (5.49%) JSON
13 24 (5.49%) LINQ
13 24 (5.49%) WPF
14 23 (5.26%) REST
15 22 (5.03%) Ajax
16 20 (4.58%) CSS3
16 20 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.18%) Fixed Income
3 24 (5.49%) User Experience
4 9 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.83%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.83%) Market Risk
5 8 (1.83%) Wiki
6 7 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.37%) Equities
7 6 (1.37%) Robotics
8 5 (1.14%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.92%) NHS
9 4 (0.92%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.92%) W3C
10 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 86 (19.68%) Windows
2 25 (5.72%) Linux
3 15 (3.43%) Ubuntu
4 9 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.92%) Unix
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.46%) Android
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.82%) Scrum
3 81 (18.54%) MVC
4 80 (18.31%) TDD
5 60 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (12.13%) Test Automation
7 50 (11.44%) Software Engineering
8 42 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (9.61%) CRM
8 42 (9.61%) DevOps
9 40 (9.15%) Web Development
10 37 (8.47%) Analytics
11 35 (8.01%) BDD
11 35 (8.01%) OO
12 34 (7.78%) Unit Testing
13 33 (7.55%) Migration
14 29 (6.64%) ETL
14 29 (6.64%) Workflow
15 27 (6.18%) Dependency Injection
16 26 (5.95%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 237 (54.23%) C#
2 184 (42.11%) SQL
3 107 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 74 (16.93%) T-SQL
5 56 (12.81%) PowerShell
6 37 (8.47%) C++
7 32 (7.32%) VBA
8 28 (6.41%) Java
9 26 (5.95%) Python
10 14 (3.20%) XAML
11 11 (2.52%) Ruby
12 9 (2.06%) C
12 9 (2.06%) PHP
13 8 (1.83%) VB
14 7 (1.60%) Assembly Language
14 7 (1.60%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.14%) XPath
17 3 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (5.26%) Degree
2 19 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.06%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.14%) ISEB
8 5 (1.14%) MCITP
8 5 (1.14%) MCTS
9 4 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) MOS
10 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.18%) QA
2 8 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.92%) MiFID
5 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.69%) EMIR
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.06%) Docker
4 4 (0.92%) Firmware
5 2 (0.46%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.20%) Ansible
3 10 (2.29%) Puppet
4 9 (2.06%) HP Fortify
5 8 (1.83%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.69%) Terraform
9 1 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 216 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.32%) Oracle
3 15 (3.43%) ION Trading
4 14 (3.20%) Reuters
4 14 (3.20%) Sitecore
4 14 (3.20%) TIBCO
5 10 (2.29%) HP
6 9 (2.06%) Citrix
6 9 (2.06%) Tableau
7 8 (1.83%) CA
7 8 (1.83%) Cisco
7 8 (1.83%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.60%) IBM
8 7 (1.60%) Splunk
9 6 (1.37%) Adobe
9 6 (1.37%) Blue Prism
9 6 (1.37%) RedGate
9 6 (1.37%) SunGard
10 5 (1.14%) Kofax
11 4 (0.92%) Marketo
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