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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 20 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.07% 4.02% 1.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 43.75% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
40 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 15.33% 9.20% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 9 (52.94%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (47.06%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) Web Services
6 7 (41.18%) TDD
6 7 (41.18%) NUnit
6 7 (41.18%) MVC
6 7 (41.18%) WCF
6 7 (41.18%) LINQ
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (41.18%) StyleCop
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) VBScript
8 3 (17.65%) VB
8 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
8 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (17.65%) Selenium

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) NUnit
1 7 (41.18%) StyleCop
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) jQuery
4 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (41.18%) WCF
5 7 (41.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Xbox
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 3 (17.65%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce