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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.54% 1.18% 1.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.31% 9.71% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £270 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £368 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
192 175 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.49% 12.20% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 109 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +11 29 £293 -18.75% 6
Nottinghamshire -5 8 £310 +106.66% 6
Derbyshire -13 2 £400 +14.20% 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 75 (91.46%) .NET
2 74 (90.24%) C#
3 60 (73.17%) SQL
4 56 (68.29%) SQL Server
5 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
6 43 (52.44%) .NET Framework
7 36 (43.90%) Oracle
7 36 (43.90%) High Availability
8 34 (41.46%) ASP.NET
9 30 (36.59%) Windows
10 27 (32.93%) TCP/IP
11 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
11 26 (31.71%) Siemens
12 25 (30.49%) Web Services
12 25 (30.49%) Modbus
12 25 (30.49%) Relational Database
13 24 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
14 22 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (21.95%) MVC
16 16 (19.51%) CSS
16 16 (19.51%) WCF
17 13 (15.85%) TDD
17 13 (15.85%) Logistics
17 13 (15.85%) MS Office
17 13 (15.85%) Waterfall
18 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (14.63%) VB.NET
18 12 (14.63%) WPF
19 11 (13.41%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Office
2 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.44%) IaaS
1 2 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.93%) TCP/IP
2 25 (30.49%) Modbus
3 4 (4.88%) SSL
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) LDAP
4 1 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (30.49%) Relational Database
3 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) MSTest
2 1 (1.22%) NuGet
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (12.20%) Manufacturing
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.22%) French Language
3 1 (1.22%) German Language
3 1 (1.22%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (60.98%) Developer
2 35 (42.68%) .NET Developer
3 34 (41.46%) C# Developer
4 27 (32.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.63%) Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Lead Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Development Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Web Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Web Support Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Build Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) .NET Development Manager
10 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (3.66%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (91.46%) .NET
2 43 (52.44%) .NET Framework
3 34 (41.46%) ASP.NET
4 25 (30.49%) Web Services
5 16 (19.51%) CSS
5 16 (19.51%) WCF
6 12 (14.63%) WPF
7 11 (13.41%) jQuery
8 10 (12.20%) LINQ
9 9 (10.98%) HTML
10 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (9.76%) Entity Framework
11 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
11 6 (7.32%) SOAP
11 6 (7.32%) XML
12 5 (6.10%) RESTful
13 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (4.88%) WinForms
13 4 (4.88%) WSDL
14 3 (3.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.54%) Life Science
4 3 (3.66%) NHS
5 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.90%) High Availability
2 22 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.95%) MVC
4 13 (15.85%) Logistics
4 13 (15.85%) TDD
4 13 (15.85%) Waterfall
5 11 (13.41%) UML
6 9 (10.98%) V-Model
7 8 (9.76%) Change Management
7 8 (9.76%) ITIL
7 8 (9.76%) OO
7 8 (9.76%) Scrum
8 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.10%) CRM
10 5 (6.10%) Front End Development
10 5 (6.10%) SDLC
10 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
11 4 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 74 (90.24%) C#
2 60 (73.17%) SQL
3 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.63%) VB.NET
5 8 (9.76%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.66%) VB
7 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (1.22%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) ISO 9001
1 8 (9.76%) TickIT
2 6 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
2 36 (43.90%) Oracle
3 26 (31.71%) Siemens
4 1 (1.22%) Facebook
4 1 (1.22%) Google
4 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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