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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.70% 1.90% 4.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.98% 12.22% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 15
Average daily rate
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£308 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £341 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
Visual Studio
East of England

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
161 90 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.46% 15.52% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 39 46
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
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 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Peterborough +10 23 £375 -6.25% 2
Cambridge 0 3 £450 +20.00% 4
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 52 (92.86%) .NET
2 42 (75.00%) Oracle
3 36 (64.29%) C#
4 30 (53.57%) SQL
5 28 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 27 (48.21%) HTML
6 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (46.43%) jQuery
8 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
9 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET
10 20 (35.71%) .NET Framework
11 19 (33.93%) MVC
12 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (28.57%) Manual Testing
12 16 (28.57%) CSS
12 16 (28.57%) Windows
13 15 (26.79%) OO
14 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
15 13 (23.21%) WCF
15 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (23.21%) OOD
15 13 (23.21%) XHTML
16 11 (19.64%) Scrum
16 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
16 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
16 11 (19.64%) HTML5
17 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
17 10 (17.86%) Finance
18 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
19 8 (14.29%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.79%) Content Management Server
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SSDT
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP
4 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
2 3 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.79%) NuGet
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) Toad
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 26 (46.43%) .NET Developer
3 22 (39.29%) C# Developer
4 18 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (23.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (17.86%) Analyst
7 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
8 7 (12.50%) Tester
9 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Software Tester
11 1 (1.79%) Build and Release Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Manual Tester
11 1 (1.79%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Web Developer
11 1 (1.79%) Business Developer
11 1 (1.79%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.79%) Software Development Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (92.86%) .NET
2 27 (48.21%) HTML
3 26 (46.43%) jQuery
4 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 20 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 16 (28.57%) CSS
7 13 (23.21%) WCF
7 13 (23.21%) XHTML
7 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (19.64%) HTML5
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.57%) Web Services
10 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET
11 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (1.79%) Qt
11 1 (1.79%) CSS3
11 1 (1.79%) Backbone.js
11 1 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Kindle
4 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) MVC
3 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 15 (26.79%) OO
5 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 13 (23.21%) OOD
7 11 (19.64%) Scrum
8 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.29%) TDD
10 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.93%) SOA
12 3 (5.36%) OOP
12 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
13 2 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
13 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
14 1 (1.79%) Content Management
14 1 (1.79%) Automated Testing
14 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
14 1 (1.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) C#
2 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Red Gate
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