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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 2.17% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 17.95% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £374 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -0.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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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
31 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.57% 12.07% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 21
Average daily rate £373 £388 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Python

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft