The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% 3.85% 2.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.45% 18.00% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 Cambridge region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
87 100 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.26% 21.41% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 74 19
Average daily rate £340 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Average hourly rate £60.00 £39.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.89% +11.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
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 30 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) WF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ANTLR
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) AppFabric
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) RavenDB
3 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) ANTLR
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) AppFabric
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace