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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.45% 0.92% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.46% 8.33% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
162 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.99% 10.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 28 51
Average daily rate £350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 10
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.70 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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
Cambridge +2 17 £313 -23.78% 8
Peterborough - - - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 81 (94.19%) .NET
2 55 (63.95%) SQL
3 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
4 50 (58.14%) .NET Framework
5 48 (55.81%) C#
6 46 (53.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (48.84%) Windows
8 38 (44.19%) HTML
8 38 (44.19%) TeamCity
8 38 (44.19%) Git (software)
9 37 (43.02%) Automated Testing
9 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
10 36 (41.86%) Configuration Management
10 36 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (41.86%) Release Management
10 36 (41.86%) MSBuild
10 36 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (41.86%) SSDT
10 36 (41.86%) Automation Testing
11 35 (40.70%) Artifactory
11 35 (40.70%) Octopus Deploy
12 33 (38.37%) Gradle
12 33 (38.37%) Red Gate
12 33 (38.37%) NuGet
12 33 (38.37%) Maven
13 30 (34.88%) ASP.NET
14 25 (29.07%) Oracle
15 22 (25.58%) HTML5
15 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
16 21 (24.42%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.33%) Node.js
1 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) Content Management Server
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
2 36 (41.86%) SSDT
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (53.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (44.19%) TeamCity
2 38 (44.19%) Git (software)
3 36 (41.86%) MSBuild
4 35 (40.70%) Artifactory
4 35 (40.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (38.37%) Gradle
5 33 (38.37%) NuGet
5 33 (38.37%) Maven
6 8 (9.30%) JIRA
7 4 (4.65%) NUnit
8 3 (3.49%) WiX
9 2 (2.33%) MSTest
9 2 (2.33%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.33%) JUnit
10 1 (1.16%) Subversion
10 1 (1.16%) JMeter
10 1 (1.16%) Toad
10 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (56.98%) Developer
2 39 (45.35%) .NET Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Build and Release Engineer
3 33 (38.37%) Build Engineer
3 33 (38.37%) Release Engineer
4 27 (31.40%) C# Developer
5 25 (29.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (22.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Senior SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Senior SQL Developer
10 2 (2.33%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (94.19%) .NET
2 50 (58.14%) .NET Framework
3 38 (44.19%) HTML
4 30 (34.88%) ASP.NET
5 22 (25.58%) HTML5
6 21 (24.42%) jQuery
7 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 17 (19.77%) CSS
9 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (8.14%) ADO.NET
11 7 (8.14%) WCF
12 6 (6.98%) XML
13 4 (4.65%) WPF
13 4 (4.65%) LINQ
14 3 (3.49%) XHTML
14 3 (3.49%) RESTful
15 2 (2.33%) CSS3
15 2 (2.33%) Backbone.js
15 2 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Kindle
2 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.84%) Windows
2 36 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Automated Testing
2 36 (41.86%) Configuration Management
2 36 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (41.86%) Release Management
2 36 (41.86%) Automation Testing
3 19 (22.09%) MVC
4 14 (16.28%) Scrum
5 8 (9.30%) OOP
5 8 (9.30%) OO
6 7 (8.14%) TDD
6 7 (8.14%) Multithreading
7 3 (3.49%) Migration
7 3 (3.49%) OOD
7 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.49%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.33%) Web Development
8 2 (2.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.16%) Content Management
9 1 (1.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) SQL
2 48 (55.81%) C#
3 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.49%) XAML
7 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.37%) Red Gate
3 25 (29.07%) Oracle