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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 4.01% 4.95% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.44% 45.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
45 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 16.42% 10.99% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 11
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (31.25%) StyleCop
6 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 5 (31.25%) NUnit
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) LINQ
6 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) VBScript
8 3 (18.75%) VB
8 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) NUnit
1 5 (31.25%) StyleCop
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (31.25%) WCF
5 5 (31.25%) LINQ
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Game Development
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
3 3 (18.75%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft