The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 98 108 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 59 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.90% 0.68% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.94% 7.08% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £354 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
456 226 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.69% 9.56% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 109 196
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 35
Average hourly rate £45.97 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the East of England region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the East of England region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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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
Cambridgeshire +20 26 £313 -37.50% 16
Norfolk -5 12 £281 -13.46% 2
Suffolk +9 11 £355 +29.09% 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £350 - 4
Bedfordshire - 3 £368 - 7
Essex -13 1 £350 +27.27% 1
East Anglia - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 147 (88.55%) .NET
2 104 (62.65%) C#
3 84 (50.60%) Microsoft
4 83 (50.00%) HTML
5 79 (47.59%) SQL Server
6 78 (46.99%) SQL
7 76 (45.78%) ASP.NET
8 74 (44.58%) .NET Framework
9 59 (35.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 53 (31.93%) jQuery
11 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (29.52%) CSS
11 49 (29.52%) Windows
12 47 (28.31%) JavaScript
12 47 (28.31%) Git (software)
13 46 (27.71%) HTML5
14 42 (25.30%) Configuration Management
15 41 (24.70%) TeamCity
16 40 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (23.49%) Automated Testing
18 38 (22.89%) MVC
19 37 (22.29%) Release Management
20 36 (21.69%) MSBuild
20 36 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (21.69%) SSDT
20 36 (21.69%) Automation Testing
21 35 (21.08%) Artifactory
21 35 (21.08%) Octopus Deploy
22 34 (20.48%) Red Gate
23 33 (19.88%) NuGet

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.42%) IIS
2 9 (5.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.60%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.61%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.41%) HTTP
2 3 (1.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (47.59%) SQL Server
2 36 (21.69%) SSDT
3 25 (15.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.82%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.41%) EDMS
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.60%) QlikView
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.60%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 59 (35.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (28.31%) Git (software)
3 41 (24.70%) TeamCity
4 36 (21.69%) MSBuild
5 35 (21.08%) Artifactory
5 35 (21.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (19.88%) NuGet
6 33 (19.88%) Gradle
6 33 (19.88%) Maven
7 10 (6.02%) Subversion
8 8 (4.82%) JIRA
9 7 (4.22%) Selenium
10 6 (3.61%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.41%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.81%) WiX
12 3 (1.81%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.20%) NUnit
13 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (5.42%) Finance
2 1 (0.60%) Banking
2 1 (0.60%) Retail
2 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
2 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 100 (60.24%) Developer
2 62 (37.35%) .NET Developer
3 44 (26.51%) C# Developer
4 41 (24.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (19.88%) Build Engineer
5 33 (19.88%) Release Engineer
5 33 (19.88%) Build and Release Engineer
6 31 (18.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 29 (17.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.22%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (3.61%) Architect
11 5 (3.01%) Tester
11 5 (3.01%) Analyst
11 5 (3.01%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.41%) Consultant
12 4 (2.41%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.41%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.41%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.41%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (88.55%) .NET
2 83 (50.00%) HTML
3 76 (45.78%) ASP.NET
4 74 (44.58%) .NET Framework
5 53 (31.93%) jQuery
6 49 (29.52%) CSS
7 46 (27.71%) HTML5
8 32 (19.28%) Web Services
9 29 (17.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 24 (14.46%) WCF
11 23 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (12.65%) XML
13 15 (9.04%) CSS3
14 14 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 14 (8.43%) Ajax
15 12 (7.23%) WPF
15 12 (7.23%) AngularJS
16 10 (6.02%) JSON
16 10 (6.02%) LINQ
16 10 (6.02%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.61%) Kindle
3 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.60%) User Experience
3 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.60%) AS400
3 1 (0.60%) Replication
3 1 (0.60%) PKI
3 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.52%) Windows
2 36 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.81%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) Configuration Management
3 40 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (23.49%) Automated Testing
5 38 (22.89%) MVC
6 37 (22.29%) Release Management
7 36 (21.69%) Automation Testing
8 29 (17.47%) TDD
9 18 (10.84%) OO
10 17 (10.24%) Scrum
11 15 (9.04%) OOP
12 14 (8.43%) BDD
13 12 (7.23%) Unit Testing
14 11 (6.63%) Test Scripting
14 11 (6.63%) Manual Testing
15 10 (6.02%) Web Development
15 10 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (4.82%) Multithreading
16 8 (4.82%) MVVM
17 7 (4.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 104 (62.65%) C#
2 78 (46.99%) SQL
3 47 (28.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.83%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.02%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.42%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.82%) XAML
8 5 (3.01%) VB6
8 5 (3.01%) VB
9 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) Java
10 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.41%) HND
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.81%) MCP
3 1 (0.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) QA
2 6 (3.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 84 (50.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.48%) Red Gate
3 29 (17.47%) Oracle
4 4 (2.41%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.20%) Telerik
6 1 (0.60%) Tableau
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
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