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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / London
Rank 194 248 200
Rank change year-on-year +54 -48  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 231 192 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 0.87% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.48% 5.52% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 146 169
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £20.31
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3563 3481 3034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.30% 15.79% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2535 2157
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 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 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 £29.40 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 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
City of London +10 35 £475 +9.19% 17
Bromley - 2 £294 -
Ilford - 2 £350 -
Hammersmith - 2 £518 -
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Lewisham - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 - 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 232 (60.57%) .NET
2 213 (55.61%) C#
3 197 (51.44%) Microsoft
4 168 (43.86%) SQL Server
5 146 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (32.90%) SQL
7 103 (26.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 88 (22.98%) JavaScript
9 73 (19.06%) HTML
10 71 (18.54%) Scrum
11 70 (18.28%) MVC
12 68 (17.75%) CSS
12 68 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 67 (17.49%) TDD
13 67 (17.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 67 (17.49%) ASP.NET
13 67 (17.49%) MS Excel
13 67 (17.49%) Finance
14 55 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 53 (13.84%) Git (software)
16 52 (13.58%) T-SQL
17 51 (13.32%) Windows
17 51 (13.32%) WCF
18 49 (12.79%) .NET Framework
18 49 (12.79%) CRM
19 48 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (12.27%) SharePoint
20 47 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
21 45 (11.75%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 47 (12.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.27%) IIS
3 20 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.87%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.35%) CMS
7 8 (2.09%) NServiceBus
7 8 (2.09%) SAS
8 7 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.31%) EPiServer
10 4 (1.04%) DataSynapse
10 4 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.78%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.78%) Confluence
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.52%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.52%) Lightstreamer
12 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.52%) WebORB
13 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 67 (17.49%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.01%) MS Office
3 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.04%) MS Project
5 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 45 (11.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.13%) RMDS
3 5 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.04%) SystmOne
4 4 (1.04%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.52%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.39%) PaaS
4 10 (2.61%) GitHub
5 8 (2.09%) IaaS
6 6 (1.57%) Data Lake Analytics
7 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.31%) Office 365
8 4 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.52%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.52%) Loggly
10 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.26%) iTunes
11 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.92%) HTTP
2 12 (3.13%) Internet
3 10 (2.61%) SSL
4 9 (2.35%) Firewall
4 9 (2.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.83%) Intranet
6 2 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.26%) 802.15
7 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) FTP
7 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) PBX
7 1 (0.26%) SAN
7 1 (0.26%) SMTP
7 1 (0.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
7 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 67 (17.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (10.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (9.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (5.22%) Power BI
9 19 (4.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 17 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (4.18%) NoSQL
12 14 (3.66%) QlikView
13 11 (2.87%) Big Data
14 10 (2.61%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.61%) Oracle Database
15 9 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (2.35%) OLAP
15 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 103 (26.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (13.84%) Git (software)
3 30 (7.83%) NUnit
4 26 (6.79%) JIRA
5 23 (6.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.66%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.87%) Protractor
8 11 (2.87%) Subversion
9 10 (2.61%) Jasmine
10 9 (2.35%) Jenkins
10 9 (2.35%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.09%) MSBuild
11 8 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.83%) Gradle
12 7 (1.83%) IntelliJ
12 7 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (1.83%) Selenium
13 6 (1.57%) Bower
13 6 (1.57%) gulp
General
1 67 (17.49%) Finance
2 29 (7.57%) Banking
3 23 (6.01%) Front Office
4 11 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.61%) Advertising
6 8 (2.09%) Retail
7 6 (1.57%) Marketing
8 5 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.04%) Games
10 3 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.78%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 237 (61.88%) Developer
2 79 (20.63%) .NET Developer
3 68 (17.75%) C# Developer
4 46 (12.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (7.31%) Analyst
6 27 (7.05%) SQL Developer
7 24 (6.27%) Software Engineer
8 22 (5.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 21 (5.48%) CRM Developer
10 19 (4.96%) Architect
10 19 (4.96%) WPF Developer
11 18 (4.70%) Angular Developer
11 18 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 18 (4.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 18 (4.70%) UI Developer
12 17 (4.44%) C# WPF Developer
12 17 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 16 (4.18%) Consultant
13 16 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.18%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (60.57%) .NET
2 73 (19.06%) HTML
3 68 (17.75%) CSS
4 67 (17.49%) ASP.NET
5 51 (13.32%) WCF
6 49 (12.79%) .NET Framework
7 39 (10.18%) AngularJS
8 38 (9.92%) jQuery
8 38 (9.92%) Web Services
9 30 (7.83%) WPF
10 29 (7.57%) HTML5
11 26 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (6.53%) XML
13 23 (6.01%) CSS3
14 22 (5.74%) JSON
14 22 (5.74%) REST
15 20 (5.22%) RESTful
16 19 (4.96%) Entity Framework
17 17 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.62%) User Experience
3 19 (4.96%) Fixed Income
4 17 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.57%) NHS
8 5 (1.31%) Derivative
8 5 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.04%) Equities
9 4 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.04%) Robotics
9 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.04%) W3C
10 3 (0.78%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.32%) Windows
2 24 (6.27%) Linux
3 18 (4.70%) Android
4 16 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Unix
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.54%) Scrum
3 70 (18.28%) MVC
4 67 (17.49%) TDD
5 55 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (12.79%) CRM
7 37 (9.66%) Software Engineering
8 35 (9.14%) DevOps
9 34 (8.88%) BDD
10 33 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (8.36%) OO
12 31 (8.09%) Analytics
13 29 (7.57%) Unit Testing
14 27 (7.05%) Dependency Injection
14 27 (7.05%) ETL
15 26 (6.79%) Web Development
16 25 (6.53%) MVVM
17 23 (6.01%) Migration
18 20 (5.22%) Front End Development
18 20 (5.22%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 213 (55.61%) C#
2 126 (32.90%) SQL
3 88 (22.98%) JavaScript
4 52 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 39 (10.18%) PowerShell
6 23 (6.01%) C++
6 23 (6.01%) Java
7 22 (5.74%) Python
8 16 (4.18%) XAML
9 12 (3.13%) VBA
10 9 (2.35%) Ruby
11 8 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.31%) C
13 5 (1.31%) PHP
14 4 (1.04%) Scala
14 4 (1.04%) VB
15 3 (0.78%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.78%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (6.53%) Degree
2 12 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.83%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.57%) ISEB
6 2 (0.52%) MCITP
6 2 (0.52%) MCTS
6 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MOS
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.01%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.52%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
5 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.57%) Docker
4 4 (1.04%) Firmware
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.52%) LXC
7 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.61%) Ansible
1 10 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.57%) Puppet
3 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 197 (51.44%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.14%) Oracle
3 13 (3.39%) Reuters
4 12 (3.13%) ION Trading
4 12 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 12 (3.13%) Xamarin
5 10 (2.61%) Tableau
6 7 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.83%) Splunk
7 4 (1.04%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe
8 3 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.78%) Citrix
8 3 (0.78%) IBM
8 3 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.78%) RedGate
8 3 (0.78%) SAP
8 3 (0.78%) Telerik
8 3 (0.78%) Teradata
9 2 (0.52%) Perforce
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