The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 43 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 45 14 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.24% 2.33% 5.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 42.06% 20.00% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 19
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £335 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £395 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
107 70 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.84% 11.67% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 55
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £56.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 8 £335 -13.54% 20
Peterborough - 7 £400 - 2
St Neots - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (94.55%) .NET
2 43 (78.18%) C#
3 37 (67.27%) ASP.NET
4 33 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 32 (58.18%) HTML
6 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
7 28 (50.91%) Oracle
8 26 (47.27%) jQuery
9 25 (45.45%) HTML5
10 19 (34.55%) SQL
11 18 (32.73%) MVC
12 16 (29.09%) .NET Framework
13 15 (27.27%) Windows
14 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
14 14 (25.45%) CSS
15 13 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 10 (18.18%) TDD
18 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
18 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
19 8 (14.55%) MSBuild
19 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
19 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
19 8 (14.55%) OO
20 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
20 7 (12.73%) NUnit
20 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
20 7 (12.73%) Scrum
20 7 (12.73%) SSDT

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SSDT
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.64%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
4 8 (14.55%) MSBuild
5 7 (12.73%) NUnit
5 7 (12.73%) Gradle
5 7 (12.73%) Artifactory
5 7 (12.73%) NuGet
5 7 (12.73%) Maven
6 6 (10.91%) MSTest
7 4 (7.27%) JUnit
8 1 (1.82%) Subversion
8 1 (1.82%) JMeter
8 1 (1.82%) WiX
8 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
1 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Developer
2 35 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 29 (52.73%) C# Developer
4 25 (45.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (38.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (36.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Build and Release Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Release Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Build Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Software Development Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Development Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Applications Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (94.55%) .NET
2 37 (67.27%) ASP.NET
3 32 (58.18%) HTML
4 26 (47.27%) jQuery
5 25 (45.45%) HTML5
6 16 (29.09%) .NET Framework
7 14 (25.45%) CSS
8 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.91%) WCF
9 6 (10.91%) XML
10 5 (9.09%) Web Services
10 5 (9.09%) Ajax
11 4 (7.27%) RESTful
12 3 (5.45%) XHTML
12 3 (5.45%) CSS3
12 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (5.45%) LINQ
12 3 (5.45%) WPF
13 2 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) CentOS
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) MVC
2 10 (18.18%) TDD
3 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
4 8 (14.55%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Scrum
5 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.73%) Release Management
6 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.27%) BDD
8 3 (5.45%) OOD
8 3 (5.45%) Web Application Development
9 2 (3.64%) CQRS
9 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.82%) UML
10 1 (1.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) C#
2 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
3 19 (34.55%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Red Gate
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