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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 14 41
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 66 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.51% 8.67% 2.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.36% 43.71% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
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
119 151 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.26% 19.84% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 75 34
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £39.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +11.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £36.30 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £48.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 2 £300 -4.00% 4
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Subversion
6 4 (23.53%) CMS
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Tridion
6 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
6 4 (23.53%) Apache Solr
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) MSBuild
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (23.53%) CMS
1 4 (23.53%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.76%) WordPress
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) RavenDB
4 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
1 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
1 4 (23.53%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Web Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (11.76%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) XHTML
5 2 (11.76%) Ajax
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) CAML
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) LINQ
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Rackspace