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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 103 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 3.44% 2.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.42% 26.55% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 50 28
Average daily rate
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£318 £345 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.90% +11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +13.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
403 388 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.32% 12.95% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 210 132
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.50 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 28 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 28 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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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 +2 13 £370 -1.23% 6
Suffolk +4 9 £455 +30.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -35 9 £300 -7.69% 6
Essex -11 7 £268 -16.40% 6
Bedfordshire +1 4 £250 -41.17% 7
Norfolk -2 1 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 £290 -
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (86.24%) .NET
2 46 (42.20%) SQL Server
2 46 (42.20%) C#
3 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (36.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (36.70%) Manual Testing
5 29 (26.61%) Oracle
6 28 (25.69%) SQL
7 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
8 24 (22.02%) .NET Framework
9 22 (20.18%) CSS
9 22 (20.18%) Windows
10 21 (19.27%) ASP.NET
10 21 (19.27%) HTML
11 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
11 20 (18.35%) Oracle Database
12 17 (15.60%) MVC
13 16 (14.68%) jQuery
14 15 (13.76%) WCF
14 15 (13.76%) JIRA
14 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
15 14 (12.84%) OO
16 13 (11.93%) OOD
16 13 (11.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (11.01%) SharePoint
17 12 (11.01%) Finance
17 12 (11.01%) Subversion
18 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
19 10 (9.17%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.50%) IIS
4 5 (4.59%) Documentum
4 5 (4.59%) CMS
5 4 (3.67%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.83%) WordPress
6 2 (1.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Tridion
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) LDAP
2 2 (1.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.35%) Oracle Database
3 13 (11.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.92%) OLAP
8 1 (0.92%) MySQL
8 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.92%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) JIRA
2 13 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.01%) Subversion
4 9 (8.26%) NUnit
4 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.42%) ReSharper
6 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.67%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.83%) Selenium
8 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.92%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.92%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Banking
2 2 (1.83%) Retail
2 2 (1.83%) Advertising
2 2 (1.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.92%) Automotive
3 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.92%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) .NET Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) Test Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Test Leader
5 12 (11.01%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.17%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.26%) Architect
9 8 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (6.42%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.42%) Tester
10 7 (6.42%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.59%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (4.59%) .NET Web Developer
11 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.67%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (86.24%) .NET
2 24 (22.02%) .NET Framework
3 22 (20.18%) CSS
4 21 (19.27%) ASP.NET
4 21 (19.27%) HTML
5 16 (14.68%) jQuery
6 15 (13.76%) WCF
7 10 (9.17%) XML
8 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (7.34%) Web Services
9 8 (7.34%) XHTML
10 7 (6.42%) ADO
10 7 (6.42%) Castle Windsor
11 4 (3.67%) XACML
11 4 (3.67%) SPML
11 4 (3.67%) OAuth
11 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.67%) OpenID
11 4 (3.67%) HTML5
11 4 (3.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.59%) PKI
2 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Windows
2 6 (5.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (36.70%) Manual Testing
3 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
4 17 (15.60%) MVC
5 14 (12.84%) OO
6 13 (11.93%) OOD
7 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
8 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.42%) Content Management
10 7 (6.42%) Document Management
11 6 (5.50%) Workflow
12 5 (4.59%) TDD
13 4 (3.67%) Test Scripting
13 4 (3.67%) SDLC
13 4 (3.67%) Systems Analysis
13 4 (3.67%) Scrum
13 4 (3.67%) Process Management
13 4 (3.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.20%) C#
2 28 (25.69%) SQL
3 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.26%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.34%) VB
7 7 (6.42%) C++
8 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.67%) C
9 4 (3.67%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.75%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.75%) PHP
10 3 (2.75%) Java
11 1 (0.92%) VC++
11 1 (0.92%) Python
11 1 (0.92%) VBScript
11 1 (0.92%) VBA
11 1 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) CISSP
1 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Degree
4 2 (1.83%) MCP
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) SCOM
2 1 (0.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Oracle
2 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) EMC
4 4 (3.67%) Kofax
5 1 (0.92%) Apple
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe
5 1 (0.92%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.92%) Splunk
5 1 (0.92%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.92%) Google
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