The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 43 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.38% 2.80% 4.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.45% 19.10% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 26
Median daily rate £180 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £307 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £401 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
94 89 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.50% 14.66% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 82
Median daily rate £275 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 6
Median hourly rate £38.88 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £32.64 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £43.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough 0 5 £175 -61.95% 1
Cambridge -1 2 £375 +19.04% 10
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 13 (68.42%) C#
1 13 (68.42%) WPF
2 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
2 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
4 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.53%) SCADA
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) WinForms
7 2 (10.53%) UML
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) PhD
7 2 (10.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
8 1 (5.26%) Office 365
8 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.26%) IIS
8 1 (5.26%) SQL
8 1 (5.26%) Windows
8 1 (5.26%) Siemens
8 1 (5.26%) NHS
8 1 (5.26%) XAML
8 1 (5.26%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) MVVM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) C# Developer
3 7 (36.84%) WPF Developer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) WPF
2 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
4 2 (10.53%) WCF
4 2 (10.53%) WinForms
5 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) SCADA
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
2 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) MVVM
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PhD
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Siemens