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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 105 86 99
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 71 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.30% 2.26% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.83% 15.30% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 15
Average daily rate
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£346 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £387 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +53.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
417 464 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.23% 14.79% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 261 121
Average daily rate £355 £383 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 21
Average hourly rate £42.00 £45.24 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.15% +39.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.76 £30.15 £22.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Hertfordshire +13 17 £325 - 6
Essex +2 9 £350 +27.27% 2
Norfolk +5 6 £363 +23.40% 1
Cambridgeshire -37 5 - - 4
Suffolk -5 3 £375 +6.38%
Bedfordshire +10 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (81.01%) .NET
2 46 (58.23%) C#
3 35 (44.30%) SQL Server
4 34 (43.04%) ASP.NET
5 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
6 26 (32.91%) XML
7 25 (31.65%) Windows
7 25 (31.65%) HTML
8 23 (29.11%) SQL
9 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (26.58%) Git (software)
10 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
11 20 (25.32%) .NET Framework
11 20 (25.32%) jQuery
12 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (24.05%) CSS
13 17 (21.52%) Web Services
14 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
14 16 (20.25%) MVC
15 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (17.72%) WCF
16 14 (17.72%) Linux
17 13 (16.46%) OO
17 13 (16.46%) Content Management
18 12 (15.19%) HTML5
19 11 (13.92%) Web Development
19 11 (13.92%) Entity Framework
19 11 (13.92%) Subversion
19 11 (13.92%) VB
20 10 (12.66%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.39%) CMS
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (8.86%) IIS
4 6 (7.59%) Drupal
5 5 (6.33%) Documentum
6 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.53%) WordPress
7 2 (2.53%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.53%) Confluence
8 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Photoshop
2 6 (7.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.80%) MS Office
5 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) LDAP
2 6 (7.59%) Internet
3 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.53%) Intranet
4 1 (1.27%) SNMP
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) SQLite
4 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.27%) MS Access
6 1 (1.27%) SSDT
6 1 (1.27%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (26.58%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.92%) Subversion
4 10 (12.66%) JIRA
5 5 (6.33%) Selenium
6 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.80%) NUnit
7 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.27%) ANTLR
8 1 (1.27%) MSTest
8 1 (1.27%) Moq
8 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.27%) GCC
8 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Publishing
2 6 (7.59%) Multimedia
2 6 (7.59%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Automotive
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 51 (64.56%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Web Developer
3 15 (18.99%) .NET Developer
4 13 (16.46%) Software Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Junior
6 7 (8.86%) Junior Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Junior Web Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (5.06%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) IT Architect
10 3 (3.80%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (81.01%) .NET
2 34 (43.04%) ASP.NET
3 26 (32.91%) XML
4 25 (31.65%) HTML
5 20 (25.32%) .NET Framework
5 20 (25.32%) jQuery
6 19 (24.05%) CSS
7 17 (21.52%) Web Services
8 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (17.72%) WCF
10 12 (15.19%) HTML5
11 11 (13.92%) Entity Framework
12 10 (12.66%) LINQ
12 10 (12.66%) AngularJS
13 9 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (10.13%) CSS3
15 7 (8.86%) ADO
15 7 (8.86%) ADO.NET
16 6 (7.59%) LAMP
16 6 (7.59%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) User Experience
2 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.59%) Social Media
2 6 (7.59%) Digital Media
3 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 14 (17.72%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
2 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) MVC
4 13 (16.46%) OO
4 13 (16.46%) Content Management
5 11 (13.92%) Web Development
6 8 (10.13%) UML
7 7 (8.86%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.86%) Workflow
7 7 (8.86%) Document Management
7 7 (8.86%) Scrum
7 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (7.59%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (7.59%) SMACSS
8 6 (7.59%) Multithreading
8 6 (7.59%) Web Design
8 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.59%) UX Design
8 6 (7.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) C#
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 23 (29.11%) SQL
4 11 (13.92%) VB
5 10 (12.66%) VB.NET
6 9 (11.39%) C++
7 8 (10.13%) PHP
7 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.86%) C
9 6 (7.59%) Embedded C
10 5 (6.33%) Embedded C++
10 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.80%) VB6
11 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.53%) VC++
13 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.27%) XAML
13 1 (1.27%) VBScript
13 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) CISSP
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.53%) MCP
6 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Adobe
3 6 (7.59%) Apple
4 5 (6.33%) EMC
5 4 (5.06%) Kofax
6 1 (1.27%) Perforce
6 1 (1.27%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.27%) Luciad
6 1 (1.27%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.27%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.27%) ESRI