The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.70% 1.79% 4.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.51% 14.29% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£306 £440 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £440 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Development Applications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 31.76% 12.50% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 1 9
Average daily rate £478 £440 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +30.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £440 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheltenham region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSD
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) DHTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) LINQ
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (66.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSD
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) DHTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) LINQ
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft