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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.53% 6.30% 2.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.94% 41.28% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Average daily rate
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£294 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
69 109 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.60% 15.27% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 43
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £434 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.25 £38.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £35.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £39.50 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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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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 +5 4 £294 -26.56%
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (95.92%) .NET
2 35 (71.43%) Oracle
3 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (46.94%) C#
5 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 21 (42.86%) CSS
6 20 (40.82%) MVC
6 20 (40.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (40.82%) Manual Testing
6 20 (40.82%) Oracle Database
7 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
7 19 (38.78%) SQL
8 18 (36.73%) jQuery
9 17 (34.69%) HTML
10 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
11 15 (30.61%) WCF
11 15 (30.61%) Windows
11 15 (30.61%) OO
11 15 (30.61%) XHTML
11 15 (30.61%) OOD
12 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
13 12 (24.49%) Finance
13 12 (24.49%) ASP.NET
13 12 (24.49%) Unit Testing
14 8 (16.33%) TDD
14 8 (16.33%) Scrum
14 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
15 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (10.20%) Subversion
16 5 (10.20%) SOA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (8.16%) Apache Solr
1 4 (8.16%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) WordPress
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Tridion
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle Database
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.04%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Subversion
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.16%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) NUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) .NET Developer
3 14 (28.57%) Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (16.33%) Web Developer
7 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (12.24%) Tester
9 5 (10.20%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (8.16%) Software Tester
11 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
12 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Architect
12 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Developer
12 1 (2.04%) SQL Developer
12 1 (2.04%) VB.NET Developer
12 1 (2.04%) Business Developer
12 1 (2.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (95.92%) .NET
2 21 (42.86%) CSS
3 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
4 18 (36.73%) jQuery
5 17 (34.69%) HTML
6 15 (30.61%) WCF
6 15 (30.61%) XHTML
7 12 (24.49%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.08%) Ajax
9 2 (4.08%) CSS3
9 2 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.08%) HTML5
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) MVC
2 20 (40.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (40.82%) Manual Testing
3 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
4 15 (30.61%) OO
4 15 (30.61%) OOD
5 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 12 (24.49%) Unit Testing
7 8 (16.33%) TDD
7 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 5 (10.20%) SOA
9 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (4.08%) Web Development
11 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
11 1 (2.04%) System Testing
11 1 (2.04%) Analytics
11 1 (2.04%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) C#
2 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Google