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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 642 621
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Tools for Office 5 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.062% 0.16% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Median daily rate £400 £550 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +74.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £500 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £583 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8077 8230 7246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 14.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5484 5580 4636
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 £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 163 138
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  

Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 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 3 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +26 5 £400 -27.27% 4
London +23 5 £400 -27.27% 2
City of London -4 1 £350 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
3 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (47.83%) VBA
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
6 10 (43.48%) XML
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) Workflow
6 10 (43.48%) WF
7 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (30.43%) WCF
9 7 (30.43%) jQuery
9 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
10 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
10 6 (26.09%) SOA
10 6 (26.09%) DevOps
11 5 (21.74%) InfoPath
11 5 (21.74%) TDD
11 5 (21.74%) WinForms
11 5 (21.74%) HTML
11 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
11 5 (21.74%) CSS
12 4 (17.39%) XSLT

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (21.74%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Extranet
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
1 4 (17.39%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) OLAP
4 3 (13.04%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) NUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) WiX
3 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (17.39%) Front Office
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
2 10 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 8 (34.78%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
6 4 (17.39%) Excel Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Excel VBA Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
6 4 (17.39%) VBA Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
8 2 (8.70%) RAD Developer
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
2 10 (43.48%) WF
2 10 (43.48%) XML
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 7 (30.43%) jQuery
4 7 (30.43%) WCF
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) WinForms
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (17.39%) XHTML
6 4 (17.39%) XSLT
7 3 (13.04%) MDX
7 3 (13.04%) WPF
8 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.35%) REST
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Workflow
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) SOA
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) RAD
6 3 (13.04%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (13.04%) MVVM
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
8 1 (4.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) UML
8 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) VBA
3 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) XPath
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
1 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Bloomberg
2 4 (17.39%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) Nintex
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle