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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 97 96 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 38 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.25% 1.37% 3.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.68% 9.55% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 50
Median daily rate £356 £318 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.20% -7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £498 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
357 398 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.43% 14.38% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 218 207
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £32.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +19 13 £280 -6.66% 10
Hertfordshire +3 8 £350 -5.49% 7
Essex -3 5 £400 +49.53% 1
Suffolk -10 3 £500 -9.09%
Norfolk +3 2 £450 - 1
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 51 (79.69%) C#
2 48 (75.00%) .NET
3 36 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 26 (40.63%) WPF
5 23 (35.94%) Unit Testing
6 20 (31.25%) WCF
6 20 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
8 17 (26.56%) jQuery
8 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
9 16 (25.00%) SQL
10 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
10 15 (23.44%) HTML
10 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
10 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.44%) Change Control
11 14 (21.88%) CSS
12 13 (20.31%) WinForms
13 12 (18.75%) MVC
13 12 (18.75%) T-SQL
13 12 (18.75%) Degree
14 11 (17.19%) Scrum
14 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (15.63%) SOA
15 10 (15.63%) Web Services
15 10 (15.63%) Windows
16 9 (14.06%) Web Development
17 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) CMS
3 5 (7.81%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.56%) Extranet
2 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.81%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) NUnit
3 3 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.13%) Grunt
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) MorphX
5 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.56%) MSTest
5 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.56%) NuGet
5 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Billing
2 1 (1.56%) Military
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Developer
2 24 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) C# Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) WPF Developer
6 7 (10.94%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.81%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.81%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.69%) C# WCF Developer
9 3 (4.69%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.69%) WCF Developer
10 2 (3.13%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (75.00%) .NET
2 36 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 26 (40.63%) WPF
4 20 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 20 (31.25%) WCF
5 17 (26.56%) jQuery
6 15 (23.44%) HTML
7 14 (21.88%) CSS
8 13 (20.31%) WinForms
9 10 (15.63%) Web Services
10 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (12.50%) XML
11 5 (7.81%) HTML5
11 5 (7.81%) LINQ
11 5 (7.81%) RESTful
12 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (6.25%) NHibernate
12 4 (6.25%) REST
12 4 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (7.81%) SCADA
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Unit Testing
2 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
3 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.44%) Change Control
3 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
4 12 (18.75%) MVC
5 11 (17.19%) Scrum
6 10 (15.63%) SOA
7 9 (14.06%) Web Development
8 5 (7.81%) API Design
8 5 (7.81%) Content Management
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) System Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.25%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.25%) TDD
9 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.69%) BDD
10 3 (4.69%) Document Management
10 3 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (79.69%) C#
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.38%) C++
5 6 (9.38%) XAML
6 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.13%) X++
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) Java
8 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) PhD
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Nintex
4 2 (3.13%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
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