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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 60 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 10 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.37% 1.31% 6.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 9.52% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Median daily rate £308 £294 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
126 105 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 21.36% 13.73% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 44 51
Median daily rate £400 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £224 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £478 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -12.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridge +12 10 £280 -6.66% 7
Peterborough +12 4 £350 +21.73% 2
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 27 (84.38%) C#
1 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 22 (68.75%) .NET Framework
3 19 (59.38%) WPF
4 16 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (43.75%) Software Engineering
6 13 (40.63%) SQL
7 12 (37.50%) Integration Testing
7 12 (37.50%) Change Control
8 11 (34.38%) T-SQL
8 11 (34.38%) WinForms
9 10 (31.25%) WCF
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (18.75%) Degree
13 6 (18.75%) XAML
13 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (18.75%) Windows
14 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
14 5 (15.63%) CSS
14 5 (15.63%) C++
14 5 (15.63%) HTML
14 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
14 5 (15.63%) Scrum
14 5 (15.63%) CMS
14 5 (15.63%) MVC
14 5 (15.63%) jQuery

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 5 (15.63%) CMS
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Extranet
1 1 (3.13%) Intranet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) MorphX
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Software Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (21.88%) C# Developer
4 7 (21.88%) WPF Developer
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Developer
6 5 (15.63%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
8 2 (6.25%) WCF Developer
8 2 (6.25%) XAML Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
9 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (3.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) T-SQL Developer
9 1 (3.13%) T-SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 22 (68.75%) .NET Framework
3 19 (59.38%) WPF
4 11 (34.38%) WinForms
5 10 (31.25%) WCF
6 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) jQuery
8 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 4 (12.50%) RESTful
8 4 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
9 3 (9.38%) XSLT
10 2 (6.25%) LINQ
11 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
11 1 (3.13%) REST
11 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.50%) SCADA
2 3 (9.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 12 (37.50%) Change Control
3 12 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) API Design
6 4 (12.50%) Content Management
6 4 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 2 (6.25%) CRM
8 2 (6.25%) ERP
8 2 (6.25%) MVVM
8 2 (6.25%) OO
9 1 (3.13%) API Development
9 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (3.13%) OOD
9 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.75%) XAML
5 5 (15.63%) C++
5 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) X++
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Nintex
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.13%) SAP