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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.49% 2.04% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.26% 16.85% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £277 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £411 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
181 184 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.26% 12.08% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 100 78
Average daily rate £370 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 +1 17 £350 -31.37% 4
Nottinghamshire -14 4 £288 +4.54% 6
Derbyshire +1 3 £375 +11.11% 4
Northamptonshire -5 1 £350 +16.66% 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 44 (88.00%) .NET
2 42 (84.00%) C#
3 29 (58.00%) SQL
4 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
7 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
8 17 (34.00%) CSS
8 17 (34.00%) Web Services
9 16 (32.00%) .NET Framework
10 15 (30.00%) HTML
11 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
12 13 (26.00%) V-Model
12 13 (26.00%) UML
12 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
12 13 (26.00%) ISO 9001
12 13 (26.00%) TickIT
12 13 (26.00%) Degree
12 13 (26.00%) Finance
13 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (24.00%) MVC
13 12 (24.00%) MS Office
14 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
14 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (18.00%) VB.NET
16 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
16 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (24.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer 2000
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.00%) Ant
3 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Lead Software Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Web Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) WinForms Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded Software Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Umbraco Developer
10 1 (2.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (88.00%) .NET
2 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (34.00%) CSS
3 17 (34.00%) Web Services
4 16 (32.00%) .NET Framework
5 15 (30.00%) HTML
6 7 (14.00%) WCF
6 7 (14.00%) jQuery
7 6 (12.00%) WPF
8 5 (10.00%) WinForms
9 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 4 (8.00%) CSS3
10 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.00%) Ajax
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.00%) HTML5
11 2 (4.00%) LINQ
11 2 (4.00%) XML
11 2 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Life Science
3 4 (8.00%) SCADA
4 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) UNIX
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Android
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
4 13 (26.00%) V-Model
4 13 (26.00%) UML
5 12 (24.00%) MVC
6 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.00%) Logistics
7 4 (8.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.00%) Workflow
9 2 (4.00%) TDD
9 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.00%) Change Control
10 1 (2.00%) Analytics
10 1 (2.00%) Time Management
10 1 (2.00%) Kanban
10 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 42 (84.00%) C#
2 29 (58.00%) SQL
3 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.00%) VB
6 3 (6.00%) VB6
6 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.00%) C++
7 2 (4.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) ISO 9001
1 13 (26.00%) TickIT
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) QNX
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Facebook
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter
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