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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 54 29
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.41% 0.60% 4.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.81% 3.53% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Median daily rate £298 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +3.84%
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
81 85 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.01% 17.00% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 71
Median daily rate £375 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.89%
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 July 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 July 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 24 (96.00%) C#
1 24 (96.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 16 (64.00%) WPF
4 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
6 10 (40.00%) SQL
7 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
7 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (36.00%) Windows
7 9 (36.00%) Degree
8 8 (32.00%) Change Control
8 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (32.00%) XAML
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (28.00%) WinForms
9 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (24.00%) RESTful
10 6 (24.00%) API Design
10 6 (24.00%) Scrum
10 6 (24.00%) WCF
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (24.00%) SOA
10 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
11 4 (16.00%) System Testing
11 4 (16.00%) MVVM

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 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (36.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Software Engineer
5 7 (28.00%) WPF Developer
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Developer
7 5 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (16.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (8.00%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (8.00%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (8.00%) Agile Developer
9 2 (8.00%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (8.00%) WCF Developer
9 2 (8.00%) XAML Developer
10 1 (4.00%) Agile C# Developer
10 1 (4.00%) Business Developer
10 1 (4.00%) Database Manager
10 1 (4.00%) Systems Developer
10 1 (4.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 16 (64.00%) WPF
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (28.00%) WinForms
6 6 (24.00%) RESTful
6 6 (24.00%) WCF
7 4 (16.00%) LINQ
8 3 (12.00%) Silverlight
8 3 (12.00%) XML
9 2 (8.00%) Ajax
9 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
9 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
9 2 (8.00%) jQuery
9 2 (8.00%) Web Services
10 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (4.00%) MFC
10 1 (4.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Change Control
3 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) API Design
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) SOA
6 4 (16.00%) MVVM
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 2 (8.00%) ERP
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Information Security
8 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.00%) MVC
8 1 (4.00%) OOD
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (32.00%) XAML
5 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards