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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 77 77 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.32% 1.26% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.64% 11.90% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 13
Median daily rate £333 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £277 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £375 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%
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
243 168 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.28% 10.55% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 84 102
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -40.00%
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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +7 9 £325 -7.14% 4
Nottinghamshire 0 8 £323 +12.17% 2
Derbyshire -1 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 30 (83.33%) C#
1 30 (83.33%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
5 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
5 13 (36.11%) .NET Framework
6 12 (33.33%) UML
6 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
8 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
9 9 (25.00%) V-Model
9 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 8 (22.22%) Oracle
10 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 8 (22.22%) WCF
10 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (19.44%) MVC
12 6 (16.67%) ITIL
12 6 (16.67%) Degree
12 6 (16.67%) Change Management
12 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 5 (13.89%) WPF
13 5 (13.89%) XML
13 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
13 5 (13.89%) REST
14 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001

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 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.78%) Documentum
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) Modbus
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) PowerPivot
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) NUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Lead Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) .NET Team Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Team Leader
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Manager
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Software Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Messaging Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) .NET
2 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 13 (36.11%) .NET Framework
3 13 (36.11%) Web Services
4 9 (25.00%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) WCF
6 5 (13.89%) REST
6 5 (13.89%) WPF
6 5 (13.89%) XML
7 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) JSON
7 4 (11.11%) WinForms
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.33%) CSS3
8 3 (8.33%) HTML5
8 3 (8.33%) SOAP
8 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.56%) LINQ
9 2 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) UML
3 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
4 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 9 (25.00%) V-Model
6 7 (19.44%) MVC
7 6 (16.67%) Change Management
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps
9 2 (5.56%) Logistics
9 2 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.56%) OWASP
9 2 (5.56%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) TDD
9 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Validation
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (83.33%) C#
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Java
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 3 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) OpenAM
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.56%) Tableau
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Siemens
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