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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 14 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 13.90% 7.96% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 52.17% 45.71% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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
69 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 26.64% 17.41% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 15
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in Brighton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) Web Services
3 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
3 32 (74.42%) jQuery
4 27 (62.79%) HTML
4 27 (62.79%) ASP.NET
4 27 (62.79%) CSS
5 25 (58.14%) Content Management
5 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (53.49%) SQL
7 21 (48.84%) CMS
8 20 (46.51%) Open Text
8 20 (46.51%) Adobe
8 20 (46.51%) XHTML
8 20 (46.51%) W3C
8 20 (46.51%) Intranet
8 20 (46.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (46.51%) User Experience
8 20 (46.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 17 (39.53%) Rapid Prototyping
9 17 (39.53%) Axure RP
9 17 (39.53%) IIS
9 17 (39.53%) OOP
9 17 (39.53%) XML
9 17 (39.53%) XSD
9 17 (39.53%) XSLT
9 17 (39.53%) RedDot
9 17 (39.53%) Ajax
9 17 (39.53%) Web 2.0
9 17 (39.53%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (48.84%) CMS
2 17 (39.53%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Axure RP
2 7 (16.28%) NUnit
2 7 (16.28%) StyleCop
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) JMeter
3 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (30.23%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) CMS Developer
3 12 (27.91%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Support
9 2 (4.65%) Web Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Web Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Web Support Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) UX Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Applications Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) Web Services
3 32 (74.42%) jQuery
4 27 (62.79%) HTML
4 27 (62.79%) ASP.NET
4 27 (62.79%) CSS
5 20 (46.51%) XHTML
5 20 (46.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 17 (39.53%) XML
6 17 (39.53%) XSD
6 17 (39.53%) XSLT
6 17 (39.53%) Ajax
7 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
7 7 (16.28%) WCF
7 7 (16.28%) LINQ
7 7 (16.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) W3C
1 20 (46.51%) User Experience
2 17 (39.53%) Web 2.0
3 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Content Management
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Rapid Prototyping
2 17 (39.53%) OOP
2 17 (39.53%) Web Development
3 15 (34.88%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (23.26%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (18.60%) DevOps
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) MVC
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.33%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
2 23 (53.49%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Open Text
1 20 (46.51%) Adobe
2 17 (39.53%) RedDot
2 17 (39.53%) Google
3 10 (23.26%) Sitecore
3 10 (23.26%) Akamai
3 10 (23.26%) ForgeRock
4 8 (18.60%) Capita
4 8 (18.60%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft