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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.21% 3.08% 3.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.35% 25.40% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
170 63 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.32% 12.14% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 38 52
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £266
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 7 4 18
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Peterborough +11 27 £375 -6.25%
Cambridge -3 3 £385 -2.22% 10
Huntingdon - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (94.55%) .NET
2 47 (85.45%) Oracle
3 31 (56.36%) C#
3 31 (56.36%) Oracle Database
4 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (50.91%) SQL
6 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
6 26 (47.27%) jQuery
7 25 (45.45%) HTML
8 20 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (36.36%) Manual Testing
9 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
9 18 (32.73%) ASP.NET
10 17 (30.91%) MVC
11 16 (29.09%) Windows
11 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
12 15 (27.27%) CSS
12 15 (27.27%) OO
12 15 (27.27%) XHTML
12 15 (27.27%) OOD
12 15 (27.27%) WCF
13 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
14 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (21.82%) Finance
16 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
16 10 (18.18%) HTML5
17 8 (14.55%) Scrum
17 8 (14.55%) TDD
17 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
18 5 (9.09%) SOA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (56.36%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Developer
2 24 (43.64%) C# Developer
3 23 (41.82%) .NET Developer
4 20 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (25.45%) Analyst
5 14 (25.45%) Test Analyst
6 13 (23.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (14.55%) Tester
10 5 (9.09%) Software Tester
11 1 (1.82%) Development Engineer
11 1 (1.82%) Agile .NET Developer
11 1 (1.82%) Agile C# Developer
11 1 (1.82%) Web Developer
11 1 (1.82%) Business Developer
11 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 1 (1.82%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.82%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (94.55%) .NET
2 26 (47.27%) jQuery
3 25 (45.45%) HTML
4 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
4 18 (32.73%) ASP.NET
5 15 (27.27%) CSS
5 15 (27.27%) XHTML
5 15 (27.27%) WCF
6 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (18.18%) HTML5
8 1 (1.82%) Qt
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 17 (30.91%) MVC
4 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
5 15 (27.27%) OO
5 15 (27.27%) OOD
6 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Scrum
7 8 (14.55%) TDD
7 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (1.82%) Web Testing
10 1 (1.82%) System Testing
10 1 (1.82%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.82%) ETL
10 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) C#
2 28 (50.91%) SQL
3 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 47 (85.45%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft