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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.43% 3.93% 4.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.28% 19.51% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 9
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 £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +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 £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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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
61 82 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.15% 20.15% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 20
Average daily rate £340 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £39.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.96% +11.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
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%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
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%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) CAML
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace