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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 69 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -49
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 27 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.89% 1.83% 5.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.57% 18.88% 57.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 22
Average daily rate
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£360 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £333 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
185 143 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.82% 9.71% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 54 42
Average daily rate £350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 25
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £28.50 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 February 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 February 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 6 £360 - 6
Nottinghamshire -9 4 £150 -53.84% 6
Derbyshire +9 3 £288 -8.43% 2
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (81.82%) C#
2 34 (77.27%) .NET
3 26 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 26 (59.09%) HTML
4 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
5 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 21 (47.73%) CSS
7 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
9 14 (31.82%) SQL
10 13 (29.55%) HTML5
11 11 (25.00%) jQuery
11 11 (25.00%) XML
12 10 (22.73%) MVC
12 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (20.45%) Ajax
13 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
13 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
13 9 (20.45%) CSS3
14 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 8 (18.18%) Oracle
14 8 (18.18%) Finance
14 8 (18.18%) Web Development
15 7 (15.91%) Web Services
16 6 (13.64%) OO
16 6 (13.64%) TDD
16 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (11.36%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) Kentico
4 2 (4.55%) Lync
4 2 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) MS Access
5 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.82%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
3 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) MSTest
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
4 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) C# Developer
3 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (13.64%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) C++ Developer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Web Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Web Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) DBA
9 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Database Developer
10 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.27%) Test Consultant
10 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (77.27%) .NET
2 26 (59.09%) ASP.NET
2 26 (59.09%) HTML
3 21 (47.73%) CSS
4 13 (29.55%) HTML5
5 11 (25.00%) jQuery
5 11 (25.00%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) Ajax
6 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
6 9 (20.45%) CSS3
7 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (9.09%) XHTML
9 4 (9.09%) WCF
10 3 (6.82%) Silverlight
10 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.82%) Android
2 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) MVC
1 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Web Development
3 6 (13.64%) TDD
3 6 (13.64%) OO
4 4 (9.09%) OOD
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
5 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) UML
6 2 (4.55%) OOP
6 2 (4.55%) ETL
6 2 (4.55%) Benchmarking
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) C#
2 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 4 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) C
5 3 (6.82%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) QNX
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
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