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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.96% 8.64% 1.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 63.64% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£343 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% -
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 Croydon region.

Development Applications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.71% 13.58% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 12
Average daily rate £388 £412 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% +24.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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 29 January 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (66.67%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (50.00%) NUnit
5 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 5 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (33.33%) WCF
7 4 (33.33%) MVC
7 4 (33.33%) Workflow
8 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) WinForms
8 3 (25.00%) OOD
8 3 (25.00%) Windows
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Avionics
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (25.00%) WinForms
5 3 (25.00%) WF
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) XSLT
7 1 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (8.33%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft