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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.74% 0.26% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.63% 2.78% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £280 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
Visual Studio
Cambridgeshire

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
86 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.56% 9.40% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 42
Median daily rate £438 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £210 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -55.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 22 (95.65%) C#
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
3 18 (78.26%) WPF
4 15 (65.22%) Unit Testing
5 14 (60.87%) Software Engineering
6 12 (52.17%) Integration Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Change Control
7 11 (47.83%) WinForms
8 10 (43.48%) WCF
9 6 (26.09%) XAML
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (21.74%) Windows
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
11 4 (17.39%) API Design
11 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
11 4 (17.39%) PhD
11 4 (17.39%) SOA
11 4 (17.39%) CMS
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 4 (17.39%) Scrum
11 4 (17.39%) SCADA
11 4 (17.39%) Content Management
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Software Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) WPF Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
5 5 (21.74%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (8.70%) WCF Developer
7 2 (8.70%) XAML Developer
8 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Developer
8 1 (4.35%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
3 18 (78.26%) WPF
4 11 (47.83%) WinForms
5 10 (43.48%) WCF
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 4 (17.39%) RESTful
8 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
9 2 (8.70%) LINQ
10 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
10 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (4.35%) CSS
10 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
10 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
10 1 (4.35%) HTML
10 1 (4.35%) jQuery
10 1 (4.35%) MFC
10 1 (4.35%) STL
10 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (17.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Unit Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Software Engineering
3 12 (52.17%) Change Control
3 12 (52.17%) Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) API Design
5 4 (17.39%) Content Management
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 4 (17.39%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) MVVM
6 2 (8.70%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) API Development
7 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.35%) MVC
7 1 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.35%) OOD
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) XAML
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle