The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 14 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.33% - 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 61.11% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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 Croydon region.

Development Applications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18 0 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.64% - 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 8
Average daily rate £450 - £370
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Croydon region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 12 (85.71%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) SharePoint
3 10 (71.43%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 8 (57.14%) XML
5 8 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (42.86%) Workflow
7 6 (42.86%) NUnit
7 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
8 5 (35.71%) jQuery
8 5 (35.71%) Finance
8 5 (35.71%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (28.57%) TDD
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (28.57%) Windows
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 3 (21.43%) OOD
10 3 (21.43%) OO
10 3 (21.43%) IIS
10 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
10 3 (21.43%) Taxonomies

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 11 (78.57%) SharePoint
2 10 (71.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) NUnit
2 3 (21.43%) MSTest
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 8 (57.14%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (21.43%) WinForms
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) WF
5 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Taxonomies
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Workflow
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) OOD
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSM
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware