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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.43% 0.58% 3.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.46% 2.86% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 13
Median daily rate £323 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
65 105 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.57% 20.15% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 68 78
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
5 10 (52.63%) Windows
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 9 (47.37%) Degree
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (42.11%) WPF
8 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (31.58%) API Design
9 6 (31.58%) XAML
9 6 (31.58%) Scrum
9 6 (31.58%) SOA
9 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
9 6 (31.58%) RESTful
10 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
11 4 (21.05%) Change Control
12 3 (15.79%) ERP

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 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Developer
5 4 (21.05%) WPF Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (10.53%) XAML Developer
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Database Manager
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
8 1 (5.26%) Tester
8 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 8 (42.11%) WPF
5 6 (31.58%) RESTful
6 3 (15.79%) Ajax
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) LINQ
8 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
8 1 (5.26%) WCF
8 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) API Design
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
2 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) MVVM
7 1 (5.26%) API Development
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 6 (31.58%) XAML
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) JD Edwards