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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 25 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.32% 1.94% 8.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.62% 13.33% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £300 £343 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £329 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £357 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
London

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
37 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 15.35% 14.56% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 9
Average daily rate £400 £388 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) SMTP
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) MISRA
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Web Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ GUI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) GUI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) VB
1 4 (44.44%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft