The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.58% 1.38% 2.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.81% 11.76% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 11
Median daily rate £340 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £365 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 187 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.91% 11.69% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 96 92
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +2 12 £338 -3.57% 13
Nottinghamshire -9 9 £325 +37.56% 6
Derbyshire -3 1 £501 +33.46% 5
Northamptonshire -6 1 £190 -45.71% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 34 (85.00%) C#
1 34 (85.00%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (32.50%) UML
6 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
7 12 (30.00%) Web Services
8 11 (27.50%) Oracle
8 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
9 10 (25.00%) HTML
9 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 9 (22.50%) V-Model
11 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 7 (17.50%) WCF
12 7 (17.50%) Windows
12 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (15.00%) Change Management
13 6 (15.00%) MVC
13 6 (15.00%) ITIL
13 6 (15.00%) WPF
13 6 (15.00%) Degree
13 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
14 5 (12.50%) XML
14 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.50%) Documentum
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Modbus
1 2 (5.00%) SSL
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Power BI
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) NUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.50%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
7 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
7 5 (12.50%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Software Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Messaging Specialist
9 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (85.00%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (30.00%) Web Services
5 10 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (17.50%) WCF
7 6 (15.00%) WPF
8 5 (12.50%) REST
8 5 (12.50%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) CSS
9 4 (10.00%) JSON
9 4 (10.00%) WinForms
10 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (7.50%) CSS3
10 3 (7.50%) HTML5
10 3 (7.50%) SOAP
10 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (5.00%) ADO.NET
11 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) EPoS
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Robotics
4 1 (2.50%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) UML
3 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
4 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (22.50%) V-Model
6 6 (15.00%) Change Management
6 6 (15.00%) ITIL
6 6 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Logistics
7 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps
8 2 (5.00%) Front End Development
8 2 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (5.00%) OWASP
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) TDD
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (85.00%) C#
2 25 (62.50%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Ansible
1 2 (5.00%) OpenAM
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Siemens
3 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
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