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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 57 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.09% 1.89% 3.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.55% 16.87% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £480 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
165 83 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.52% 11.20% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 28 42
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
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 July 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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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 +3 18 £313 -10.71% 10
Peterborough +6 5 - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 96 (95.05%) .NET
2 63 (62.38%) C#
3 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
4 53 (52.48%) SQL
4 53 (52.48%) SQL Server
5 51 (50.50%) HTML
5 51 (50.50%) .NET Framework
6 46 (45.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (44.55%) ASP.NET
8 43 (42.57%) Windows
9 38 (37.62%) TeamCity
9 38 (37.62%) Git (software)
10 37 (36.63%) Automated Testing
10 37 (36.63%) Oracle
11 36 (35.64%) Configuration Management
11 36 (35.64%) Release Management
11 36 (35.64%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (35.64%) MSBuild
11 36 (35.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (35.64%) SSDT
11 36 (35.64%) Automation Testing
12 35 (34.65%) Artifactory
12 35 (34.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 35 (34.65%) JavaScript
13 33 (32.67%) Red Gate
13 33 (32.67%) Gradle
13 33 (32.67%) HTML5
13 33 (32.67%) Maven
13 33 (32.67%) NuGet
14 31 (30.69%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.98%) Node.js
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.99%) IIS
2 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.99%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 36 (35.64%) SSDT
3 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (45.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (37.62%) TeamCity
2 38 (37.62%) Git (software)
3 36 (35.64%) MSBuild
4 35 (34.65%) Artifactory
4 35 (34.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (32.67%) Gradle
5 33 (32.67%) Maven
5 33 (32.67%) NuGet
6 8 (7.92%) JIRA
7 6 (5.94%) NUnit
8 4 (3.96%) JUnit
8 4 (3.96%) MSTest
9 3 (2.97%) WiX
10 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.99%) Selenium
11 1 (0.99%) Toad
11 1 (0.99%) Subversion
11 1 (0.99%) JMeter
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 62 (61.39%) Developer
2 51 (50.50%) .NET Developer
3 37 (36.63%) C# Developer
4 35 (34.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (32.67%) Build Engineer
5 33 (32.67%) Release Engineer
5 33 (32.67%) Build and Release Engineer
6 30 (29.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 29 (28.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) SQL Developer
10 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (1.98%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (95.05%) .NET
2 51 (50.50%) HTML
2 51 (50.50%) .NET Framework
3 45 (44.55%) ASP.NET
4 33 (32.67%) HTML5
5 31 (30.69%) jQuery
6 20 (19.80%) CSS
7 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (9.90%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.92%) WCF
11 7 (6.93%) XML
11 7 (6.93%) ADO.NET
12 5 (4.95%) WPF
12 5 (4.95%) LINQ
13 3 (2.97%) RESTful
13 3 (2.97%) Web Services
13 3 (2.97%) XHTML
14 2 (1.98%) HTML5 Canvas
14 2 (1.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Kindle
2 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.57%) Windows
2 36 (35.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.63%) Automated Testing
2 36 (35.64%) Configuration Management
2 36 (35.64%) Release Management
2 36 (35.64%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (35.64%) Automation Testing
3 23 (22.77%) MVC
4 14 (13.86%) Scrum
5 10 (9.90%) OO
6 9 (8.91%) TDD
7 8 (7.92%) OOP
8 7 (6.93%) Multithreading
9 5 (4.95%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.97%) Image Processing
11 3 (2.97%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.97%) OOD
11 3 (2.97%) Migration
12 2 (1.98%) Web Development
12 2 (1.98%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (1.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (62.38%) C#
2 53 (52.48%) SQL
3 35 (34.65%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.97%) XAML
6 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (1.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 37 (36.63%) Oracle
3 33 (32.67%) Red Gate