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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.64% 0.95% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.71% 10.20% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 11
Median daily rate £330 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
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
222 147 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.98% 9.29% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 76 91
Median daily rate £415 £351 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% +4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Median hourly rate £44.00 £14.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.44% -61.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 10 £325 -3.70% 7
Nottinghamshire +6 9 £325 -5.10% 2
Derbyshire +2 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (80.49%) C#
1 33 (80.49%) .NET
2 29 (70.73%) SQL
3 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
5 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
6 12 (29.27%) UML
6 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
7 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
8 9 (21.95%) V-Model
9 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
10 7 (17.07%) MVC
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) WinForms
10 7 (17.07%) Degree
10 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
10 7 (17.07%) WCF
11 6 (14.63%) WPF
11 6 (14.63%) ITIL
11 6 (14.63%) Change Management
12 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (12.20%) XML
12 5 (12.20%) T-SQL

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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
3 2 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.76%) PowerPivot
4 3 (7.32%) SSDT
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
4 1 (2.44%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Lead Software Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) .NET Software Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) .NET Team Leader
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) C# Developer
3 5 (12.20%) C# Software Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Software Team Leader
3 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Report Writer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Applications Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Manager
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.32%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (80.49%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
5 8 (19.51%) HTML
6 7 (17.07%) WCF
6 7 (17.07%) WinForms
7 6 (14.63%) WPF
8 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (12.20%) REST
8 5 (12.20%) XML
9 3 (7.32%) ADO.NET
9 3 (7.32%) CSS
9 3 (7.32%) CSS3
9 3 (7.32%) HTML5
9 3 (7.32%) JSON
9 3 (7.32%) SOAP
10 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.88%) LINQ
10 2 (4.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Android
3 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) UML
3 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
3 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
4 9 (21.95%) V-Model
5 7 (17.07%) MVC
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.76%) SDLC
8 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.32%) High Availability
10 2 (4.88%) BDD
10 2 (4.88%) CRM
10 2 (4.88%) Logistics
10 2 (4.88%) OWASP
10 2 (4.88%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) TDD
10 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (80.49%) C#
2 29 (70.73%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) VB
7 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) OpenAM
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Tableau
4 3 (7.32%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
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