The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cambridge region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.77% 2.45% 3.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.98% 18.37% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £440 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.25 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +10.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
106 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.18% 13.32% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 18 28
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 31 July 2014, 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 24 (92.31%) .NET
2 23 (88.46%) C#
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 17 (65.38%) HTML
4 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
5 16 (61.54%) CSS
6 15 (57.69%) MVC
7 14 (53.85%) SQL
7 14 (53.85%) .NET Framework
8 13 (50.00%) Scrum
9 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
10 10 (38.46%) AngularJS
11 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (30.77%) JIRA
12 8 (30.77%) OOP
13 7 (26.92%) XML
13 7 (26.92%) ADO.NET
13 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
13 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (23.08%) Kindle
14 6 (23.08%) Windows
14 6 (23.08%) OO
14 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
15 5 (19.23%) TDD
15 5 (19.23%) WCF
15 5 (19.23%) WPF
15 5 (19.23%) LINQ
15 5 (19.23%) MSBuild
16 4 (15.38%) HTML5
16 4 (15.38%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Content Management Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SSDT
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) MSBuild
4 3 (11.54%) WiX
5 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) NUnit
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.69%) NuGet
5 2 (7.69%) Gradle
5 2 (7.69%) Artifactory
5 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.85%) Toad
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 15 (57.69%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Build and Release Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Release Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) HTML
3 16 (61.54%) CSS
4 14 (53.85%) .NET Framework
5 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
6 10 (38.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (26.92%) ADO.NET
7 7 (26.92%) XML
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (19.23%) WCF
8 5 (19.23%) WPF
8 5 (19.23%) LINQ
9 4 (15.38%) jQuery
9 4 (15.38%) HTML5
10 3 (11.54%) RESTful
10 3 (11.54%) Web Services
11 2 (7.69%) HTML5 Canvas
11 2 (7.69%) SOAP
11 2 (7.69%) CSS3
11 2 (7.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Kindle
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) MVC
2 13 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (30.77%) OOP
4 6 (23.08%) OO
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (11.54%) Image Processing
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Web Development
8 2 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.85%) Project Management
9 1 (3.85%) SEO
9 1 (3.85%) Workflow
9 1 (3.85%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C#
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) XAML
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Red Gate
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle