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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.11% - 2.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% - 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £315 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.01% +11.42%
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
78 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.21% 7.95% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 32
Median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 - £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

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
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 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 18 (94.74%) .NET
1 18 (94.74%) C#
1 18 (94.74%) WPF
2 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
3 15 (78.95%) Unit Testing
4 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
5 12 (63.16%) Integration Testing
5 12 (63.16%) Change Control
6 11 (57.89%) WinForms
7 10 (52.63%) WCF
8 6 (31.58%) XAML
9 4 (21.05%) System Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Content Management
9 4 (21.05%) SCADA
9 4 (21.05%) CMS
9 4 (21.05%) PhD
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
11 2 (10.53%) LINQ
11 2 (10.53%) MVVM
11 2 (10.53%) OO
12 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (5.26%) TDD
12 1 (5.26%) Subversion
12 1 (5.26%) VC++
12 1 (5.26%) MVC
12 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
12 1 (5.26%) Validation
12 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
12 1 (5.26%) OOD

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 (21.05%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Developer
3 7 (36.84%) WPF Developer
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
5 5 (26.32%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (10.53%) WCF Developer
6 2 (10.53%) XAML Developer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.26%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
1 18 (94.74%) WPF
2 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
3 11 (57.89%) WinForms
4 10 (52.63%) WCF
5 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
6 2 (10.53%) LINQ
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.26%) CSS
7 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.26%) HTML
7 1 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) MFC
7 1 (5.26%) STL
7 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Unit Testing
2 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
3 12 (63.16%) Change Control
3 12 (63.16%) Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) MVVM
5 2 (10.53%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) API Development
6 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) XAML
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) PhD
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft