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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.64% 0.82% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.26% 5.45% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £338 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £482 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
106 55 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.50% 15.11% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 23 40
Average daily rate £363 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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 29 August 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 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) C#
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
5 15 (65.22%) HTML
6 14 (60.87%) MVC
6 14 (60.87%) CSS
7 13 (56.52%) SQL
7 13 (56.52%) Scrum
7 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
8 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
9 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
10 8 (34.78%) OOP
10 8 (34.78%) JIRA
11 7 (30.43%) ADO.NET
12 6 (26.09%) XML
12 6 (26.09%) ISO 9001
12 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (26.09%) Kindle
13 5 (21.74%) MSBuild
13 5 (21.74%) OO
13 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
13 5 (21.74%) TDD
14 4 (17.39%) Windows
14 4 (17.39%) WCF
14 4 (17.39%) WPF
14 4 (17.39%) LINQ
14 4 (17.39%) jQuery
15 3 (13.04%) Multithreading

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) Content Management Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SSDT
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) MSBuild
4 3 (13.04%) WiX
5 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) NUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
5 2 (8.70%) NuGet
5 2 (8.70%) Gradle
5 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
5 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.35%) Toad
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Build and Release Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Release Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) HTML
3 14 (60.87%) CSS
4 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
5 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
7 7 (30.43%) ADO.NET
8 6 (26.09%) XML
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (17.39%) WCF
9 4 (17.39%) WPF
9 4 (17.39%) LINQ
9 4 (17.39%) jQuery
10 3 (13.04%) RESTful
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5
11 2 (8.70%) CSS3
11 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
11 2 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (8.70%) Web Services
12 1 (4.35%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Kindle
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) MVC
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) OOP
4 5 (21.74%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.04%) Image Processing
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Release Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) SEO
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) RAD
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) XAML
4 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle