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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 63 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -43
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 32 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.37% 2.12% 6.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.31% 23.53% 59.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £314 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 29
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
168 136 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.13% 9.02% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 65 35
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 32
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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
Northamptonshire -4 8 £325 +8.33% 3
Leicestershire +4 4 £360 +15.20% 4
Derbyshire +19 3 £350 -5.84% 5
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £150 -50.00% 5
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 40 (85.11%) C#
1 40 (85.11%) .NET
2 30 (63.83%) ASP.NET
3 29 (61.70%) HTML
4 26 (55.32%) JavaScript
5 22 (46.81%) CSS
6 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
7 16 (34.04%) SQL
8 14 (29.79%) XML
9 13 (27.66%) Ajax
9 13 (27.66%) jQuery
9 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (27.66%) HTML5
10 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
11 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (21.28%) MVC
12 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
12 10 (21.28%) Oracle
12 10 (21.28%) CSS3
13 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (19.15%) TDD
13 9 (19.15%) Web Development
13 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
14 8 (17.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (17.02%) Finance
15 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
15 7 (14.89%) OO
15 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
16 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2013

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (12.77%) IIS
4 3 (6.38%) CMS
5 2 (4.26%) Lync
5 2 (4.26%) Kentico
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) DTS
5 2 (4.26%) MS Access
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.13%) NUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.13%) Bower
3 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.13%) Yeoman
3 1 (2.13%) Grunt
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) French Language
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (89.36%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) C# Developer
3 13 (27.66%) .NET Developer
4 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (17.02%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (10.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Tester
10 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Web Developer
10 1 (2.13%) DBA
10 1 (2.13%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Database Developer
10 1 (2.13%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.13%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.13%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (85.11%) .NET
2 30 (63.83%) ASP.NET
3 29 (61.70%) HTML
4 22 (46.81%) CSS
5 14 (29.79%) XML
6 13 (27.66%) Ajax
6 13 (27.66%) jQuery
6 13 (27.66%) HTML5
7 10 (21.28%) CSS3
8 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
9 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services
11 5 (10.64%) WCF
12 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
12 4 (8.51%) XHTML
13 3 (6.38%) Silverlight
14 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
2 3 (6.38%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.38%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) MVC
3 9 (19.15%) TDD
3 9 (19.15%) Web Development
4 7 (14.89%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) Workflow
6 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.38%) Web Design
7 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.26%) BDD
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.26%) OOP
9 1 (2.13%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL
9 1 (2.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) C#
2 26 (55.32%) JavaScript
3 16 (34.04%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) C
5 3 (6.38%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) QNX
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Motorola
5 1 (2.13%) DevExpress
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