Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 876 886
Rank change year-on-year +45 +10 -57
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 20 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.017% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.10% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
UK median daily rate £450 £550 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +76.57% -5.61%
10th Percentile £301 £331 £274
90th Percentile £564 £585 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17473 17188 14951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.12% 15.82% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11994 11678 9752
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £273
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £365
% change year-on-year +1.75% +7.71% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 278 278
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £28.83 £26.14 £21.37
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.88 £48.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +10.53% +1.33%

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Tools for Office in the UK

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Top 2 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 20 £450 -18.18% 1
London +16 20 £450 -18.18% 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Tools for Office.

1 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
3 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) TDD
4 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
4 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (65.00%) VBA
5 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (60.00%) SQL
5 12 (60.00%) NUnit
6 11 (55.00%) WF
6 11 (55.00%) Windows
6 11 (55.00%) Workflow
7 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
8 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (40.00%) HTML
9 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (35.00%) MVC
11 6 (30.00%) XML
12 5 (25.00%) XSLT
12 5 (25.00%) CSS
12 5 (25.00%) XHTML
12 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
12 5 (25.00%) XPath
13 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 3 (15.00%) Dynamics 365

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (60.00%) NUnit
3 2 (10.00%) MSTest
3 2 (10.00%) NSubstitute
3 2 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 10 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Applications Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Messaging Support
3 5 (25.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (55.00%) WF
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (30.00%) XML
7 5 (25.00%) CSS
7 5 (25.00%) XHTML
7 5 (25.00%) XSLT
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
9 2 (10.00%) jQuery
10 1 (5.00%) Angular 2
10 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (5.00%) LINQ
10 1 (5.00%) MDX
10 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
10 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Equities
1 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) TDD
2 11 (55.00%) Workflow
3 7 (35.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.00%) Parallel Computing
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) SOLID
6 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) VBA
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (25.00%) XPath
6 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Telerik