The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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 28 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 46 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.64% 1.70% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.57% 15.00% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £483 £378
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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
161 80 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 19.75% 11.32% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 25 41
Average daily rate £350 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridgeshire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridgeshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -3 18 £313 -10.71% 7
Peterborough +2 2 - - 2
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 93 (94.90%) .NET
2 60 (61.22%) C#
3 54 (55.10%) Microsoft
4 53 (54.08%) SQL
5 51 (52.04%) SQL Server
5 51 (52.04%) .NET Framework
6 48 (48.98%) HTML
7 46 (46.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (43.88%) Windows
9 42 (42.86%) ASP.NET
10 38 (38.78%) TeamCity
10 38 (38.78%) Git (software)
11 37 (37.76%) Automated Testing
12 36 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (36.73%) Release Management
12 36 (36.73%) MSBuild
12 36 (36.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (36.73%) SSDT
12 36 (36.73%) Configuration Management
12 36 (36.73%) Automation Testing
13 35 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 35 (35.71%) Oracle
13 35 (35.71%) Artifactory
14 33 (33.67%) Gradle
14 33 (33.67%) Red Gate
14 33 (33.67%) Maven
14 33 (33.67%) NuGet
15 32 (32.65%) JavaScript
16 31 (31.63%) HTML5
17 29 (29.59%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.04%) Node.js
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.02%) Content Management Server
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Office
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (52.04%) SQL Server
2 36 (36.73%) SSDT
3 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (46.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (38.78%) TeamCity
2 38 (38.78%) Git (software)
3 36 (36.73%) MSBuild
4 35 (35.71%) Artifactory
4 35 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (33.67%) NuGet
5 33 (33.67%) Gradle
5 33 (33.67%) Maven
6 8 (8.16%) JIRA
7 6 (6.12%) NUnit
8 4 (4.08%) JUnit
8 4 (4.08%) MSTest
9 3 (3.06%) WiX
10 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.02%) Toad
11 1 (1.02%) JMeter
11 1 (1.02%) Subversion
11 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 3 (3.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (61.22%) Developer
2 49 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 35 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 33 (33.67%) Release Engineer
4 33 (33.67%) Build Engineer
4 33 (33.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 33 (33.67%) Build and Release Engineer
5 28 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (27.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.04%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.04%) Senior SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.04%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (94.90%) .NET
2 51 (52.04%) .NET Framework
3 48 (48.98%) HTML
4 42 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 31 (31.63%) HTML5
6 29 (29.59%) jQuery
7 19 (19.39%) CSS
8 16 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (10.20%) AngularJS
11 8 (8.16%) WCF
12 7 (7.14%) ADO.NET
12 7 (7.14%) XML
13 5 (5.10%) WPF
13 5 (5.10%) LINQ
14 3 (3.06%) XHTML
14 3 (3.06%) Web Services
14 3 (3.06%) RESTful
15 2 (2.04%) HTML5 Canvas
15 2 (2.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Kindle
2 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) Windows
2 36 (36.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) Automated Testing
2 36 (36.73%) Configuration Management
2 36 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (36.73%) Release Management
2 36 (36.73%) Automation Testing
3 22 (22.45%) MVC
4 14 (14.29%) Scrum
5 9 (9.18%) TDD
5 9 (9.18%) OO
6 8 (8.16%) OOP
7 7 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.08%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.06%) OOD
9 3 (3.06%) Image Processing
9 3 (3.06%) Migration
10 2 (2.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (2.04%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.04%) Web Development
11 1 (1.02%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (61.22%) C#
2 53 (54.08%) SQL
3 32 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.06%) XAML
6 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 54 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 35 (35.71%) Oracle
3 33 (33.67%) Red Gate