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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 71 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 68 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.65% 2.64% 2.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.15% 20.69% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £413 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -15.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
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
355 290 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.81% 12.78% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 161 149
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 32
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £13.20 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Cambridgeshire +12 38 £338 -15.62% 14
East Anglia - 8 £300 -
Essex +4 7 - - 4
Suffolk +2 7 £375 -16.66% 5
Hertfordshire -6 4 £443 +10.62% 7
Bedfordshire -23 3 £425 +21.42% 8
Norfolk -5 2 £300 +9.09% 1
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 88 (84.62%) .NET
2 61 (58.65%) C#
3 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (45.19%) Oracle
5 41 (39.42%) SQL
6 39 (37.50%) HTML
7 37 (35.58%) jQuery
8 33 (31.73%) .NET Framework
9 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
10 31 (29.81%) JavaScript
10 31 (29.81%) Oracle Database
11 28 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (26.92%) Manual Testing
12 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
13 26 (25.00%) MVC
14 25 (24.04%) CSS
15 22 (21.15%) TDD
16 21 (20.19%) Windows
17 20 (19.23%) OO
17 20 (19.23%) OOD
18 19 (18.27%) XHTML
18 19 (18.27%) Multithreading
19 18 (17.31%) WCF
20 17 (16.35%) HTML5
20 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
21 16 (15.38%) Finance
21 16 (15.38%) Subversion
21 16 (15.38%) Jenkins
22 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
23 13 (12.50%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (2.88%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Node.js
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.96%) Maya
2 1 (0.96%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.81%) Oracle Database
2 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.85%) EDMS
6 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.96%) OLAP
7 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Subversion
1 16 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.58%) JIRA
4 10 (9.62%) NUnit
4 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.69%) ReSharper
6 7 (6.73%) CruiseControl
7 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.88%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.88%) StyleCop
8 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.96%) NSubstitute
10 1 (0.96%) Selenium
10 1 (0.96%) Xcode
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (55.77%) Developer
2 34 (32.69%) .NET Developer
3 33 (31.73%) C# Developer
4 26 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (16.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (14.42%) Analyst
7 14 (13.46%) Test Analyst
7 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (7.69%) Tester
9 8 (7.69%) Test Leader
10 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Software Tester
12 4 (3.85%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (3.85%) .NET Team Leader
12 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (84.62%) .NET
2 39 (37.50%) HTML
3 37 (35.58%) jQuery
4 33 (31.73%) .NET Framework
5 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 25 (24.04%) CSS
7 19 (18.27%) XHTML
8 18 (17.31%) WCF
9 17 (16.35%) HTML5
10 13 (12.50%) Web Services
10 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (6.73%) Castle Windsor
14 5 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (4.81%) REST
14 5 (4.81%) CSS3
14 5 (4.81%) Ajax
15 4 (3.85%) SOAP
15 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.96%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.96%) Open Source
4 1 (0.96%) Kinect
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (0.96%) PKI
4 1 (0.96%) Physics
4 1 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Android
2 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (26.92%) Manual Testing
3 26 (25.00%) MVC
4 22 (21.15%) TDD
5 20 (19.23%) OO
5 20 (19.23%) OOD
6 19 (18.27%) Multithreading
7 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Scrum
9 10 (9.62%) SOA
10 9 (8.65%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.77%) BDD
12 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.81%) Project Management
13 4 (3.85%) Document Management
13 4 (3.85%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.85%) Data Modelling
14 3 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 61 (58.65%) C#
2 41 (39.42%) SQL
3 31 (29.81%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.77%) C++
7 5 (4.81%) Java
8 2 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.96%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) MCP
1 4 (3.85%) HND
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCOM
1 3 (2.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 47 (45.19%) Oracle
2 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.88%) Splunk
4 1 (0.96%) Red Gate
4 1 (0.96%) Tableau
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.96%) Adobe
4 1 (0.96%) Telerik
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