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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 100 104
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 71 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.27% 0.99% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.67% 9.23% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 14
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £465 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -24.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
453 260 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.46% 10.76% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 128 185
Average daily rate £383 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 34
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.56 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +24 33 £313 -34.21% 9
Norfolk 0 13 £294 -9.61% 4
Suffolk -1 11 £353 +28.18% 3
Hertfordshire -7 7 £325 - 4
Bedfordshire -18 5 £350 -22.22% 6
Essex -11 2 £275 -4.34% 1
East Anglia - - - - 1
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 152 (87.36%) .NET
2 109 (62.64%) C#
3 87 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 86 (49.43%) HTML
5 85 (48.85%) Microsoft
6 78 (44.83%) SQL
6 78 (44.83%) ASP.NET
7 75 (43.10%) .NET Framework
8 62 (35.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (29.31%) Windows
10 50 (28.74%) CSS
11 49 (28.16%) jQuery
12 48 (27.59%) Git (software)
13 47 (27.01%) JavaScript
14 44 (25.29%) HTML5
15 42 (24.14%) MVC
16 41 (23.56%) Configuration Management
16 41 (23.56%) TeamCity
17 40 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (22.41%) Automated Testing
19 37 (21.26%) Release Management
20 36 (20.69%) MSBuild
20 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (20.69%) SSDT
20 36 (20.69%) Automation Testing
21 35 (20.11%) Artifactory
21 35 (20.11%) Octopus Deploy
22 34 (19.54%) Red Gate
23 33 (18.97%) Gradle
23 33 (18.97%) NuGet

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.17%) IIS
2 9 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.15%) Node.js
5 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.57%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.45%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.15%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) HTTP
2 3 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.57%) Intranet
3 1 (0.57%) GSM
3 1 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (20.69%) SSDT
3 28 (16.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.72%) EDMS
10 2 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.57%) QlikView
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.57%) MySQL
11 1 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 62 (35.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (27.59%) Git (software)
3 41 (23.56%) TeamCity
4 36 (20.69%) MSBuild
5 35 (20.11%) Artifactory
5 35 (20.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (18.97%) NuGet
6 33 (18.97%) Gradle
6 33 (18.97%) Maven
7 12 (6.90%) Subversion
8 8 (4.60%) JIRA
9 7 (4.02%) Selenium
10 6 (3.45%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.72%) WiX
11 3 (1.72%) NUnit
11 3 (1.72%) CruiseControl
12 2 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (1.15%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (5.17%) Finance
2 1 (0.57%) Banking
2 1 (0.57%) Retail
2 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
2 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (58.62%) Developer
2 65 (37.36%) .NET Developer
3 45 (25.86%) C# Developer
4 41 (23.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (18.97%) Build Engineer
5 33 (18.97%) Release Engineer
5 33 (18.97%) Build and Release Engineer
6 30 (17.24%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (15.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Tester
9 7 (4.02%) Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (3.45%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.30%) Consultant
11 4 (2.30%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.30%) Senior Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (87.36%) .NET
2 86 (49.43%) HTML
3 78 (44.83%) ASP.NET
4 75 (43.10%) .NET Framework
5 50 (28.74%) CSS
6 49 (28.16%) jQuery
7 44 (25.29%) HTML5
8 32 (18.39%) Web Services
9 30 (17.24%) WCF
10 27 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 25 (14.37%) XML
12 22 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (8.62%) Ajax
14 14 (8.05%) WPF
14 14 (8.05%) CSS3
15 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 12 (6.90%) JSON
16 12 (6.90%) LINQ
16 12 (6.90%) XSLT
16 12 (6.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) Kindle
2 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.57%) AS400
3 1 (0.57%) Replication
3 1 (0.57%) PKI
3 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.31%) Windows
2 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.14%) MVC
2 41 (23.56%) Configuration Management
3 40 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (22.41%) Automated Testing
5 37 (21.26%) Release Management
6 36 (20.69%) Automation Testing
7 32 (18.39%) TDD
8 24 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.92%) Scrum
10 18 (10.34%) OO
11 15 (8.62%) OOP
12 14 (8.05%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.05%) Manual Testing
13 13 (7.47%) BDD
13 13 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (7.47%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.75%) Web Development
14 10 (5.75%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.75%) Multithreading
14 10 (5.75%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 109 (62.64%) C#
2 78 (44.83%) SQL
3 47 (27.01%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.47%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.75%) XAML
6 9 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.02%) VB
7 7 (4.02%) VB6
8 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.15%) C
10 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (1.72%) HND
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.15%) Degree
2 2 (1.15%) MCP
3 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) QA
2 6 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 85 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (19.54%) Red Gate
3 26 (14.94%) Oracle
4 5 (2.87%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.15%) Telerik
6 1 (0.57%) Tableau
6 1 (0.57%) IBM
6 1 (0.57%) MathWorks
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