The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Croydon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.83% - 3.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 50.00% - 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate £438 - £313
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 £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6 2 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.66% 3.08% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 21
Average daily rate £414 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.67% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £290 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
London

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 18 April 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 9 (81.82%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) IIS
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) WinForms
5 4 (36.36%) WCF
5 4 (36.36%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
6 3 (27.27%) OO
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) WF
6 3 (27.27%) LINQ
6 3 (27.27%) Test Management
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Workflow
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
1 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
4 2 (18.18%) Network Support
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) WinForms
2 4 (36.36%) WCF
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
3 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
3 3 (27.27%) WF
3 3 (27.27%) LINQ
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) OO
1 3 (27.27%) OOD
1 3 (27.27%) Test Management
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
1 3 (27.27%) MVC
1 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSM
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Perforce