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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 77 71 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.27% 1.68% 4.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.73% 15.08% 41.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 22
Average daily rate
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£340 £295 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -15.62%
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
205 179 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.80% 11.11% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 93 51
Average daily rate £363 £315 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £32.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £400 +18.51% 4
Leicestershire +9 8 £340 - 3
Derbyshire -2 3 £300 +4.34% 5
Northamptonshire -13 1 £400 +33.33% 4
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 31 (73.81%) C#
2 30 (71.43%) .NET
3 21 (50.00%) HTML
3 21 (50.00%) CSS
4 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
4 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
5 18 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
7 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 14 (33.33%) jQuery
8 14 (33.33%) HTML5
9 13 (30.95%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
11 10 (23.81%) CSS3
12 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 8 (19.05%) MVC
13 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (19.05%) Web Development
14 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
16 5 (11.90%) XML
16 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
16 5 (11.90%) WCF
16 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (11.90%) AngularJS
17 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) Maven
3 2 (4.76%) Ant
3 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
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
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) MSTest
4 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 6 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Web Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) DBA
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (71.43%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 21 (50.00%) CSS
3 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
4 14 (33.33%) jQuery
4 14 (33.33%) HTML5
5 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
6 10 (23.81%) CSS3
7 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (11.90%) AngularJS
8 5 (11.90%) XML
8 5 (11.90%) WCF
9 4 (9.52%) XHTML
9 4 (9.52%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) Ajax
9 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
10 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.14%) WPF
10 3 (7.14%) Silverlight
10 3 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) SCADA
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) VxWorks
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) MVC
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.05%) Web Development
2 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (9.52%) Workflow
3 4 (9.52%) Scrum
3 4 (9.52%) Web Design
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) ETL
4 2 (4.76%) Benchmarking
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) UML
4 2 (4.76%) OO
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.76%) Release Management
4 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.52%) C
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) QNX
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
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