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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 62 81
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 85 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.58% 2.90% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.39% 22.08% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 14
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £286 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
339 385 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.72% 13.12% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 189 130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £15.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 March 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 March 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 -15 13 £310 -23.69% 13
Suffolk +2 10 £358 +2.14% 5
Essex -7 5 - - 6
Hertfordshire +1 3 £488 +39.28% 3
Norfolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 89 (83.96%) .NET
2 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (45.28%) C#
4 42 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (39.62%) Manual Testing
5 38 (35.85%) Oracle
6 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
7 33 (31.13%) SQL
7 33 (31.13%) .NET Framework
8 28 (26.42%) Windows
9 26 (24.53%) MVC
10 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
11 24 (22.64%) CSS
12 23 (21.70%) HTML
13 22 (20.75%) OO
13 22 (20.75%) OOD
13 22 (20.75%) Oracle Database
14 20 (18.87%) jQuery
15 19 (17.92%) Software Testing
16 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
17 17 (16.04%) XHTML
18 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET
18 16 (15.09%) Finance
18 16 (15.09%) WCF
19 15 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (14.15%) JIRA
19 15 (14.15%) Subversion
20 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
21 13 (12.26%) TDD
22 12 (11.32%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (4.72%) Documentum
2 4 (3.77%) CMS
2 4 (3.77%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.83%) Confluence
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) Maya
2 1 (0.94%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Tridion
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.75%) Oracle Database
3 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.89%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.94%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.94%) OLAP
9 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) Subversion
1 15 (14.15%) JIRA
1 15 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.55%) NUnit
4 7 (6.60%) ReSharper
5 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.77%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.83%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.83%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.89%) StyleCop
9 2 (1.89%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.94%) Xcode
10 1 (0.94%) Selenium
10 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Advertising
2 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Games
3 1 (0.94%) Law
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (44.34%) Developer
2 26 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.81%) Analyst
4 20 (18.87%) Test Analyst
5 17 (16.04%) C# Developer
6 13 (12.26%) Test Leader
7 12 (11.32%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (10.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (8.49%) Tester
9 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Architect
11 6 (5.66%) Web Developer
12 5 (4.72%) Test Manager
12 5 (4.72%) Software Tester
12 5 (4.72%) .NET Web Developer
13 4 (3.77%) IT Architect
13 4 (3.77%) Team Leader
13 4 (3.77%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (83.96%) .NET
2 33 (31.13%) .NET Framework
3 24 (22.64%) CSS
4 23 (21.70%) HTML
5 20 (18.87%) jQuery
6 17 (16.04%) XHTML
7 16 (15.09%) WCF
7 16 (15.09%) ASP.NET
8 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.60%) Castle Windsor
9 7 (6.60%) XML
10 6 (5.66%) ADO
11 4 (3.77%) Web Services
11 4 (3.77%) HTML5
12 3 (2.83%) REST
12 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 3 (2.83%) Ajax
13 2 (1.89%) Qt
13 2 (1.89%) SOAP
13 2 (1.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.94%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.94%) Physics
4 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.94%) Open Source
4 1 (0.94%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Windows
2 4 (3.77%) Linux
3 1 (0.94%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (39.62%) Manual Testing
3 26 (24.53%) MVC
4 22 (20.75%) OO
4 22 (20.75%) OOD
5 19 (17.92%) Software Testing
6 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
7 13 (12.26%) TDD
8 12 (11.32%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.55%) Scrum
10 8 (7.55%) SOA
11 6 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (4.72%) Document Management
13 4 (3.77%) Content Management
13 4 (3.77%) Web Testing
13 4 (3.77%) Test Scripting
13 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
14 3 (2.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) C#
2 33 (31.13%) SQL
3 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.49%) C++
5 8 (7.55%) VB
6 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.77%) Java
8 2 (1.89%) C
8 2 (1.89%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.89%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.94%) Lua
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Degree
1 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) MCP
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (1.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (35.85%) Oracle
2 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.72%) EMC
4 3 (2.83%) Kofax
5 2 (1.89%) Splunk
6 1 (0.94%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe
6 1 (0.94%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds
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