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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 74 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.73% 1.61% 2.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.18% 14.20% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 17
Average daily rate
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£305 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £325 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
220 169 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.13% 11.33% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 98 43
Average daily rate £400 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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 - 10 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire -3 9 £368 +63.33% 2
Northamptonshire -7 3 £320 +6.66% 1
Derbyshire -18 2 £400 +53.84% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 28 (66.67%) C#
3 19 (45.24%) HTML
3 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
4 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 17 (40.48%) CSS
6 16 (38.10%) SQL
7 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 12 (28.57%) MVC
9 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 9 (21.43%) jQuery
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
11 8 (19.05%) WCF
11 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (16.67%) WPF
13 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (14.29%) HTML5
13 6 (14.29%) SDLC
14 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
14 5 (11.90%) C
14 5 (11.90%) Oracle
14 5 (11.90%) C++
14 5 (11.90%) Web Services
14 5 (11.90%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Ant
3 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer 2000
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) Maven
3 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) Grunt
3 2 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.76%) Yeoman
3 2 (4.76%) Bower
4 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.38%) MSTest
General
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Configuration Manager
6 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Web Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Software Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
2 19 (45.24%) HTML
3 17 (40.48%) CSS
4 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 9 (21.43%) jQuery
6 8 (19.05%) WCF
7 7 (16.67%) WPF
8 6 (14.29%) HTML5
9 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
9 5 (11.90%) WinForms
9 5 (11.90%) Web Services
10 4 (9.52%) CSS3
10 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (7.14%) XML
11 3 (7.14%) Ajax
12 2 (4.76%) LINQ
12 2 (4.76%) JSON
12 2 (4.76%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) SCADA
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
1 5 (11.90%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) VxWorks
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) MVC
2 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) Web Design
6 3 (7.14%) Web Development
7 2 (4.76%) Release Management
7 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) ETL
7 2 (4.76%) Benchmarking
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.90%) C++
5 5 (11.90%) C
6 3 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) QNX
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe