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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 64 78 29
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -49
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 32 21 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.04% 1.28% 4.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.20% 15.00% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 22
Average daily rate
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£285 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
186 140 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.85% 8.56% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 84 49
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +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
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 23 September 2014. 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 +11 13 £395 +37.39% 2
Nottinghamshire +18 9 £275 +3.77% 6
Northamptonshire -2 3 £300 +20.00% 1
Derbyshire +3 1 £338 +56.97% 3
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 49 (90.74%) C#
2 47 (87.04%) .NET
3 32 (59.26%) SQL Server
4 31 (57.41%) ASP.NET
5 26 (48.15%) SQL
6 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
7 21 (38.89%) MVC
8 19 (35.19%) HTML
8 19 (35.19%) jQuery
9 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
11 16 (29.63%) Oracle
11 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
12 12 (22.22%) CSS
12 12 (22.22%) Ajax
13 10 (18.52%) WCF
13 10 (18.52%) Web Services
13 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (16.67%) RESTful
14 9 (16.67%) XML
15 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (14.81%) HTML5
16 7 (12.96%) Dependency Injection
16 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
16 7 (12.96%) LINQ
16 7 (12.96%) NHibernate
16 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (12.96%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (7.41%) IIS
1 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Node.js
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.70%) Modbus
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) VLDB
7 1 (1.85%) QlikView
7 1 (1.85%) MS Access
7 1 (1.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Blend
3 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.70%) Grunt
3 2 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.70%) Yeoman
3 2 (3.70%) Bower
3 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.70%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (83.33%) Developer
2 26 (48.15%) C# Developer
3 17 (31.48%) .NET Developer
3 17 (31.48%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (16.67%) Software Developer
7 6 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Web Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) DBA
10 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
10 3 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
11 2 (3.70%) SQL Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
12 1 (1.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (87.04%) .NET
2 31 (57.41%) ASP.NET
3 19 (35.19%) HTML
3 19 (35.19%) jQuery
4 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
6 12 (22.22%) Ajax
6 12 (22.22%) CSS
7 10 (18.52%) Web Services
7 10 (18.52%) WCF
7 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (16.67%) RESTful
8 9 (16.67%) XML
9 8 (14.81%) HTML5
10 7 (12.96%) LINQ
10 7 (12.96%) NHibernate
11 5 (9.26%) WPF
12 4 (7.41%) Silverlight
12 4 (7.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) GIS
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) MVC
2 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.96%) OOP
3 7 (12.96%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (11.11%) TDD
5 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.41%) UML
6 4 (7.41%) Workflow
7 3 (5.56%) OO
7 3 (5.56%) MVVM
7 3 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (3.70%) Progressive Enhancement
8 2 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.70%) Web Design
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.70%) ERP
8 2 (3.70%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 49 (90.74%) C#
2 26 (48.15%) SQL
3 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) XAML
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) COBOL
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.85%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Telerik
2 3 (5.56%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.70%) Siemens
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Motorola
4 1 (1.85%) Perforce
4 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
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