The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Brighton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 7.81% 1.54% 5.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 57.69% 10.53% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
26 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 13.54% 14.62% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 23
Average daily rate £300 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
East Sussex

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
4 22 (68.75%) C#
5 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (53.13%) HTML
6 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
6 17 (53.13%) jQuery
7 16 (50.00%) SQL
8 14 (43.75%) MS Office
8 14 (43.75%) Windows
8 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (43.75%) SpecFlow
9 13 (40.63%) Scrum
9 13 (40.63%) TDD
10 12 (37.50%) MVC
10 12 (37.50%) LINQ
11 11 (34.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
11 11 (34.38%) Hudson
11 11 (34.38%) XML
11 11 (34.38%) NUnit
11 11 (34.38%) Subversion
11 11 (34.38%) WinForms
12 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (25.00%) IIS
13 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
14 7 (21.88%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Office
2 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) SpecFlow
2 11 (34.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 11 (34.38%) Hudson
2 11 (34.38%) NUnit
2 11 (34.38%) Subversion
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Programmer
2 12 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 10 (31.25%) .NET Developer
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (21.88%) C# Developer
5 7 (21.88%) .NET Programmer
5 7 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (21.88%) C# Programmer
5 7 (21.88%) Software Programmer
6 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Games Programmer
7 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
9 1 (3.13%) Tester
9 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (53.13%) HTML
3 17 (53.13%) jQuery
4 12 (37.50%) LINQ
5 11 (34.38%) XML
5 11 (34.38%) WinForms
6 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (21.88%) Web Services
7 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
8 6 (18.75%) CSS
9 5 (15.63%) HTML5
9 5 (15.63%) CSS3
10 4 (12.50%) .NET Remoting
11 3 (9.38%) WCF
11 3 (9.38%) JSON
11 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (9.38%) REST
11 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (40.63%) Scrum
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
3 12 (37.50%) MVC
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Game Development
6 3 (9.38%) RDF
6 3 (9.38%) SEO
6 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Web Development
6 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (9.38%) BDD
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.25%) DSDM
8 1 (3.13%) SOA
8 1 (3.13%) OOP
8 1 (3.13%) OO
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) C++
5 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 2 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) vSphere
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Perforce
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Kofax