The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 37 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.87% 1.28% 6.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.00% 15.15% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Average daily rate £368 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £395 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
50 33 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.37% 8.44% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 37
Average daily rate £375 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £56.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) RavenDB
3 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) CQRS
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) SEO
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle