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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 91 92 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -39
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 40 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.30% 1.45% 3.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.31% 11.53% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 43
Median daily rate £325 £318 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £468 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +26.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +9.72%
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
320 347 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.63% 12.58% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 195 201
Median daily rate £400 £377 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
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 £24.95 £32.10 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 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 6 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 +10 16 £315 +9.56% 13
Hertfordshire +5 9 £325 -9.76% 3
Essex -1 3 £363 +35.51% 1
Norfolk - 3 £450 -
Suffolk -5 2 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 49 (83.05%) C#
2 45 (76.27%) .NET
3 31 (52.54%) .NET Framework
4 26 (44.07%) WPF
5 23 (38.98%) Unit Testing
6 22 (37.29%) Software Engineering
7 19 (32.20%) WCF
8 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
9 15 (25.42%) HTML
9 15 (25.42%) Integration Testing
9 15 (25.42%) jQuery
9 15 (25.42%) Change Control
10 13 (22.03%) WinForms
10 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
10 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.34%) SQL
11 12 (20.34%) CSS
11 12 (20.34%) MVC
11 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
12 11 (18.64%) Degree
12 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.25%) C++
14 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (13.56%) Web Services
15 8 (13.56%) XML
15 8 (13.56%) Finance
15 8 (13.56%) Web Development
16 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
16 7 (11.86%) AngularJS

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 6 (10.17%) CMS
2 5 (8.47%) IIS
2 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.69%) Extranet
2 1 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.78%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) NUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (5.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.39%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.39%) JIRA
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) MorphX
5 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.69%) MSTest
5 1 (1.69%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.69%) NuGet
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Billing
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Military
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) .NET Developer
3 16 (27.12%) C# Developer
4 15 (25.42%) Software Engineer
5 14 (23.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (15.25%) WPF Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C# WCF Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Programmer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.08%) WCF Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (76.27%) .NET
2 31 (52.54%) .NET Framework
3 26 (44.07%) WPF
4 19 (32.20%) WCF
5 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
6 15 (25.42%) HTML
6 15 (25.42%) jQuery
7 13 (22.03%) WinForms
8 12 (20.34%) CSS
9 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (13.56%) Web Services
10 8 (13.56%) XML
11 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
12 6 (10.17%) HTML5
13 5 (8.47%) LINQ
13 5 (8.47%) Silverlight
14 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (6.78%) Entity Framework
14 4 (6.78%) NHibernate
15 3 (5.08%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) SCADA
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Unit Testing
2 22 (37.29%) Software Engineering
3 15 (25.42%) Change Control
3 15 (25.42%) Integration Testing
4 12 (20.34%) MVC
5 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.56%) Web Development
7 6 (10.17%) Scrum
8 5 (8.47%) Content Management
8 5 (8.47%) SOA
8 5 (8.47%) System Testing
8 5 (8.47%) TDD
8 5 (8.47%) Validation
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.78%) OO
9 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.08%) Document Management
10 3 (5.08%) Resource Management
10 3 (5.08%) UML
10 3 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (83.05%) C#
2 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.34%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) C++
5 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.17%) XAML
7 3 (5.08%) Ada
7 3 (5.08%) C
8 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.39%) X++
9 1 (1.69%) Java
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) PhD
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) MCP
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Nintex
3 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
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