The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.87% 1.66% 2.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.61% 21.43% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
173 112 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.96% 7.73% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 51 49
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 13 £625 +117.39% 6
Nottinghamshire +17 6 £250 - 6
Lincolnshire +6 2 £413 - 3
Derbyshire +2 2 £260 -32.02% 3
Northamptonshire -8 1 £310 +24.00% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 48 (87.27%) .NET
2 45 (81.82%) C#
3 38 (69.09%) SQL Server
4 35 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 32 (58.18%) MVC
6 30 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 30 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (45.45%) SQL
8 24 (43.64%) jQuery
9 23 (41.82%) HTML
10 20 (36.36%) CSS
11 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
12 17 (30.91%) .NET Framework
13 14 (25.45%) Ajax
14 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (20.00%) Oracle
15 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (18.18%) HTML5
16 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
16 10 (18.18%) WCF
17 9 (16.36%) LINQ
17 9 (16.36%) Web Services
17 9 (16.36%) RESTful
17 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (14.55%) OOP
18 8 (14.55%) NHibernate
19 7 (12.73%) Dependency Injection
19 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 6 (10.91%) Web Development
20 6 (10.91%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.91%) CMS
2 5 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) DNN
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.64%) Modbus
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (69.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.82%) VLDB
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.82%) QlikView
8 1 (1.82%) MS Access
8 1 (1.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.82%) Moq
3 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.82%) Grunt
3 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.82%) Yeoman
3 1 (1.82%) Bower
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (89.09%) Developer
2 32 (58.18%) C# Developer
3 23 (41.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 22 (40.00%) .NET Developer
5 17 (30.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (20.00%) Web Developer
8 9 (16.36%) Software Developer
9 7 (12.73%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (10.91%) C# Web Developer
11 5 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
12 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
12 3 (5.45%) Analyst
12 3 (5.45%) DBA
13 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
13 2 (3.64%) SQL Server DBA
13 2 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
13 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
14 1 (1.82%) Front-End Web Developer
14 1 (1.82%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (87.27%) .NET
2 35 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 30 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (43.64%) jQuery
5 23 (41.82%) HTML
6 20 (36.36%) CSS
7 17 (30.91%) .NET Framework
8 14 (25.45%) Ajax
9 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 10 (18.18%) HTML5
10 10 (18.18%) WCF
11 9 (16.36%) LINQ
11 9 (16.36%) RESTful
11 9 (16.36%) Web Services
12 8 (14.55%) NHibernate
13 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (10.91%) XML
14 6 (10.91%) WPF
15 4 (7.27%) Silverlight
15 4 (7.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.82%) EPoS
1 1 (1.82%) GIS
1 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) MVC
2 8 (14.55%) OOP
3 7 (12.73%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.91%) Web Development
5 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.09%) SEO
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) UML
7 3 (5.45%) MVVM
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.64%) OOD
8 2 (3.64%) OO
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (81.82%) C#
2 30 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 25 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) XAML
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) COBOL
7 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Telerik
4 2 (3.64%) Siemens
5 1 (1.82%) Perforce
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
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