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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 88 51 72
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 103 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 3.38% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.53% 25.94% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 18
Average daily rate
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£318 £335 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +103.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +6.66%
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
347 397 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.59% 13.04% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 201 130
Average daily rate £377 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £34.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £31.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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
Suffolk +4 11 £358 +2.14% 4
Cambridgeshire -31 10 £288 -28.12% 14
Hertfordshire +7 9 £360 -3.95% 4
Essex -16 7 £268 -15.74% 5
East Anglia - 3 £290 -
Bedfordshire -10 2 £225 -40.00% 6
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 95 (86.36%) .NET
2 52 (47.27%) C#
3 47 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 40 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 36 (32.73%) Oracle
6 34 (30.91%) SQL
7 33 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
9 28 (25.45%) CSS
10 27 (24.55%) Windows
10 27 (24.55%) HTML
11 26 (23.64%) MVC
12 22 (20.00%) jQuery
13 21 (19.09%) WCF
13 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET
14 20 (18.18%) OOD
14 20 (18.18%) OO
14 20 (18.18%) Oracle Database
15 19 (17.27%) Multithreading
15 19 (17.27%) Software Testing
16 16 (14.55%) Finance
17 15 (13.64%) JIRA
17 15 (13.64%) XHTML
18 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
18 14 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (11.82%) Subversion
20 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (10.91%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.55%) CMS
3 5 (4.55%) Documentum
4 4 (3.64%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.64%) IIS
5 3 (2.73%) Confluence
5 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.82%) WordPress
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Tridion
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.82%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.91%) OLAP
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.91%) SQLite
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.91%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) JIRA
2 14 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (11.82%) Subversion
4 10 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.27%) NUnit
6 7 (6.36%) ReSharper
7 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.64%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.73%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.73%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.82%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.82%) StyleCop
10 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.82%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.91%) Selenium
11 1 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (14.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Banking
2 2 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.91%) Law
3 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Electronics
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (49.09%) Developer
2 27 (24.55%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.09%) Analyst
4 20 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 17 (15.45%) C# Developer
6 13 (11.82%) Test Leader
7 12 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (10.91%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.18%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.18%) Architect
9 7 (6.36%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Software Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Tester
10 5 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.64%) IT Architect
11 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.64%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (86.36%) .NET
2 33 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 28 (25.45%) CSS
4 27 (24.55%) HTML
5 22 (20.00%) jQuery
6 21 (19.09%) WCF
6 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET
7 15 (13.64%) XHTML
8 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (7.27%) XML
10 7 (6.36%) ADO
10 7 (6.36%) Castle Windsor
11 6 (5.45%) Web Services
12 4 (3.64%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.64%) REST
12 4 (3.64%) HTML5
13 3 (2.73%) Ajax
13 3 (2.73%) SOAP
13 3 (2.73%) SAML
13 3 (2.73%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) PKI
5 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.91%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 26 (23.64%) MVC
4 20 (18.18%) OOD
4 20 (18.18%) OO
5 19 (17.27%) Multithreading
5 19 (17.27%) Software Testing
6 12 (10.91%) Unit Testing
7 10 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.09%) TDD
8 9 (8.18%) SOA
9 8 (7.27%) Scrum
10 7 (6.36%) Content Management
10 7 (6.36%) Document Management
11 6 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (3.64%) Test Scripting
12 4 (3.64%) Data Modelling
12 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.64%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.27%) C#
2 34 (30.91%) SQL
3 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.18%) VB
4 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.36%) C++
6 5 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.64%) Java
7 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.73%) C
8 3 (2.73%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.73%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) VC++
10 1 (0.91%) Python
10 1 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.64%) Degree
3 3 (2.73%) CISSP
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
2 2 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Oracle
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) EMC
4 4 (3.64%) Kofax
5 2 (1.82%) Splunk
6 1 (0.91%) Google
6 1 (0.91%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe
6 1 (0.91%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Hospitals
Rate: Competitive, according to experience and skills
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago