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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.74% 0.99% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.99% 5.66% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £315 £385 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £333 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £437 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
77 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.10% 17.49% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.83 £47.50 £36.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
1 9 (81.82%) WPF
2 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 7 (63.64%) WinForms
4 6 (54.55%) WCF
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Change Control
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) SCADA
5 4 (36.36%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) XAML
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) MVVM
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) Grunt
7 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 1 (9.09%) Sublime Text
7 1 (9.09%) Bower

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Bower
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) GitLab
2 1 (9.09%) Grunt
2 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (9.09%) Protractor
2 1 (9.09%) Sublime Text
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Code
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WCF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) WPF
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 7 (63.64%) WinForms
4 6 (54.55%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) SAML
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (9.09%) WSDL
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) XAML
3 1 (9.09%) ES6
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
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