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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 78 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 62 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.21% 2.66% 2.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.99% 20.65% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -15.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
365 310 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.00% 12.88% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 162 166
Average daily rate £395 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 44
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.91 £27.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.85 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Cambridgeshire +13 37 £308 -18.00% 6
Suffolk +4 7 £375 -1.96% 2
Essex -13 7 - - 5
Hertfordshire +1 4 £385 -3.75% 2
Bedfordshire -16 4 £413 +26.92% 2
Norfolk -7 2 £300 +16.50%
East Anglia - 2 £300 -
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 89 (83.96%) .NET
2 72 (67.92%) C#
3 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (42.45%) SQL
5 44 (41.51%) Oracle
6 43 (40.57%) HTML
7 40 (37.74%) jQuery
8 38 (35.85%) .NET Framework
8 38 (35.85%) SQL Server
8 38 (35.85%) ASP.NET
9 32 (30.19%) MVC
10 31 (29.25%) JavaScript
11 28 (26.42%) CSS
11 28 (26.42%) Oracle Database
12 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
13 22 (20.75%) OO
13 22 (20.75%) TDD
14 21 (19.81%) Windows
15 20 (18.87%) HTML5
16 19 (17.92%) Manual Testing
16 19 (17.92%) WCF
16 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (17.92%) XHTML
16 19 (17.92%) OOD
17 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
18 17 (16.04%) Web Services
19 16 (15.09%) Subversion
19 16 (15.09%) Finance
19 16 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) Node.js
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.94%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) Maya
2 1 (0.94%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (26.42%) Oracle Database
3 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.77%) EDMS
6 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.89%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.94%) SSDT
8 1 (0.94%) MySQL
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Subversion
1 16 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.32%) JIRA
4 11 (10.38%) NUnit
5 8 (7.55%) ReSharper
6 7 (6.60%) CruiseControl
7 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.83%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.89%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.89%) StyleCop
9 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (62.26%) Developer
2 40 (37.74%) .NET Developer
3 32 (30.19%) C# Developer
4 25 (23.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (16.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (14.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (11.32%) Analyst
8 11 (10.38%) Test Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Software Tester
12 4 (3.77%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.77%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.77%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.77%) ICT Project Manager
12 4 (3.77%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (83.96%) .NET
2 43 (40.57%) HTML
3 40 (37.74%) jQuery
4 38 (35.85%) .NET Framework
4 38 (35.85%) ASP.NET
5 28 (26.42%) CSS
6 20 (18.87%) HTML5
7 19 (17.92%) WCF
7 19 (17.92%) XHTML
8 17 (16.04%) Web Services
9 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (6.60%) CSS3
12 7 (6.60%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (5.66%) Ajax
14 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
14 5 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 4 (3.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.89%) Kindle
4 1 (0.94%) Kinect
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Physics
4 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.94%) Replication
4 1 (0.94%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Android
2 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) MVC
3 22 (20.75%) TDD
3 22 (20.75%) OO
4 19 (17.92%) OOD
4 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (17.92%) Manual Testing
5 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
6 14 (13.21%) Scrum
7 10 (9.43%) Software Testing
8 9 (8.49%) SOA
9 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.60%) Project Management
10 7 (6.60%) BDD
11 6 (5.66%) OOP
11 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.72%) ETL
13 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
13 4 (3.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (67.92%) C#
2 45 (42.45%) SQL
3 31 (29.25%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.32%) PL/SQL
5 11 (10.38%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) C++
7 3 (2.83%) Java
8 2 (1.89%) VB
8 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.94%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) MCP
1 4 (3.77%) HND
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (41.51%) Oracle
2 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.89%) Telerik
3 2 (1.89%) Red Gate
3 2 (1.89%) Splunk
4 1 (0.94%) Tableau
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe
4 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
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