The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 6.31% 6.17% 2.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 46.67% 52.63% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £313 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -12.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Visual Studio
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Development Applications Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
30 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 13.51% 11.73% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
Average daily rate £315 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £353 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
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 22 May 2015, 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 46 (86.79%) .NET
2 38 (71.70%) ASP.NET
2 38 (71.70%) Web Services
3 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
3 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (58.49%) HTML
5 30 (56.60%) SQL
6 29 (54.72%) jQuery
7 28 (52.83%) CSS
8 27 (50.94%) XML
9 25 (47.17%) Content Management
10 23 (43.40%) C#
11 21 (39.62%) XSLT
11 21 (39.62%) CMS
12 20 (37.74%) OpenText
12 20 (37.74%) XHTML
12 20 (37.74%) Adobe
12 20 (37.74%) W3C
12 20 (37.74%) Intranet
12 20 (37.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (37.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 20 (37.74%) User Experience
13 17 (32.08%) Web 2.0
13 17 (32.08%) Web Development
13 17 (32.08%) Rapid Prototyping
13 17 (32.08%) Axure RP
13 17 (32.08%) OOP
13 17 (32.08%) XSD
13 17 (32.08%) RedDot
13 17 (32.08%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (39.62%) CMS
2 17 (32.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) Intranet
2 6 (11.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Axure RP
2 8 (15.09%) StyleCop
2 8 (15.09%) NUnit
3 6 (11.32%) Subversion
General
1 13 (24.53%) Publishing
2 6 (11.32%) German Language
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) CMS Developer
3 15 (28.30%) C# Developer
4 12 (22.64%) .NET Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Support Analyst
4 12 (22.64%) Analyst
5 11 (20.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (18.87%) Applications Support
6 10 (18.87%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (11.32%) Software Support Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (11.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Support
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (86.79%) .NET
2 38 (71.70%) ASP.NET
2 38 (71.70%) Web Services
3 31 (58.49%) HTML
4 29 (54.72%) jQuery
5 28 (52.83%) CSS
6 27 (50.94%) XML
7 21 (39.62%) XSLT
8 20 (37.74%) XHTML
8 20 (37.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (32.08%) XSD
9 17 (32.08%) Ajax
10 12 (22.64%) WCF
11 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
12 8 (15.09%) LINQ
12 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (15.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) W3C
1 20 (37.74%) User Experience
2 17 (32.08%) Web 2.0
3 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Content Management
3 17 (32.08%) Web Development
3 17 (32.08%) Rapid Prototyping
3 17 (32.08%) OOP
4 16 (30.19%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (18.87%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (15.09%) DevOps
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
6 8 (15.09%) MVC
6 8 (15.09%) Scrum
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
7 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.66%) OO
9 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.89%) Change Control
10 1 (1.89%) Software Delivery
10 1 (1.89%) Identity Management
10 1 (1.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 30 (56.60%) SQL
3 23 (43.40%) C#
4 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) OpenText
1 20 (37.74%) Adobe
2 17 (32.08%) RedDot
2 17 (32.08%) Google
3 10 (18.87%) Sitecore
3 10 (18.87%) ForgeRock
3 10 (18.87%) Akamai
4 8 (15.09%) Capita
4 8 (15.09%) Remedy
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft