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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 64 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 67 71 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.65% 2.77% 1.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.31% 21.26% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
347 334 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.74% 13.02% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 170 133
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 24
Average hourly rate £37.25 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.03% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.34 £15.00 £30.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £39.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Cambridgeshire -1 32 £290 -30.12% 7
East Anglia - 15 £300 -
Suffolk +7 10 £365 -8.75% 6
Essex +13 8 - - 6
Hertfordshire +4 1 £500 +25.00% 3
Bedfordshire -22 1 £425 +21.42% 5
Norfolk - - - - 3
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 88 (86.27%) .NET
2 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (50.00%) C#
4 46 (45.10%) Oracle
5 39 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (38.24%) Manual Testing
6 38 (37.25%) SQL
7 30 (29.41%) HTML
8 28 (27.45%) .NET Framework
8 28 (27.45%) jQuery
8 28 (27.45%) Oracle Database
9 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
10 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
11 23 (22.55%) MVC
12 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
12 22 (21.57%) CSS
13 21 (20.59%) Windows
14 18 (17.65%) OOD
14 18 (17.65%) OO
14 18 (17.65%) XHTML
14 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
15 17 (16.67%) TDD
15 17 (16.67%) Multithreading
16 16 (15.69%) WCF
17 15 (14.71%) Finance
18 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
19 13 (12.75%) Subversion
20 12 (11.76%) JIRA
20 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
21 11 (10.78%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.98%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) Maya
2 1 (0.98%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Tridion
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.45%) Oracle Database
2 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.94%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.98%) EDMS
8 1 (0.98%) OLAP
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.75%) Subversion
3 12 (11.76%) JIRA
3 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.80%) NUnit
5 8 (7.84%) ReSharper
6 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.92%) CruiseControl
7 4 (3.92%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.94%) StyleCop
8 3 (2.94%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.98%) Xcode
10 1 (0.98%) Selenium
10 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.98%) NSubstitute
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.98%) Electronics
3 1 (0.98%) Advertising
3 1 (0.98%) Games
3 1 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (49.02%) Developer
2 29 (28.43%) .NET Developer
3 27 (26.47%) C# Developer
4 20 (19.61%) Analyst
4 20 (19.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (18.63%) Test Analyst
6 12 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (11.76%) Test Leader
7 10 (9.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (8.82%) Tester
9 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.90%) Software Tester
12 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
12 4 (3.92%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.92%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (3.92%) .NET Team Leader
13 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (86.27%) .NET
2 30 (29.41%) HTML
3 28 (27.45%) jQuery
3 28 (27.45%) .NET Framework
4 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
4 22 (21.57%) CSS
5 18 (17.65%) XHTML
6 16 (15.69%) WCF
7 10 (9.80%) HTML5
8 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.86%) Web Services
10 7 (6.86%) Castle Windsor
11 4 (3.92%) REST
11 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 3 (2.94%) CSS3
12 3 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (2.94%) SOAP
12 3 (2.94%) Ajax
13 2 (1.96%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.98%) Physics
4 1 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.98%) Open Source
4 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.98%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Linux
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.24%) Manual Testing
2 39 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (22.55%) MVC
4 18 (17.65%) OO
4 18 (17.65%) OOD
4 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 17 (16.67%) TDD
5 17 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 10 (9.80%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.82%) SOA
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
8 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.92%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.92%) Web Testing
9 4 (3.92%) BDD
10 3 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.94%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.00%) C#
2 38 (37.25%) SQL
3 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.88%) C++
5 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.90%) Java
7 2 (1.96%) VB
7 2 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) Lua
8 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.96%) MCP
3 1 (0.98%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (45.10%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.94%) Splunk
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe
4 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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