The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 78 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 94 39 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.99% 1.73% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.04% 17.41% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 56
Average daily rate £340 £326 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £16.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £16.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
391 224 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.42% 9.92% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 124 171
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 57
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £14.95 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +12 44 £400 +6.66% 23
Essex -1 22 £315 -5.26% 4
Bedfordshire -11 11 £375 -16.66% 12
Suffolk -1 8 £363 +14.17% 5
Hertfordshire -11 5 £375 +33.92% 6
Norfolk +9 4 - - 4
East Anglia - - - -
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 137 (88.96%) .NET
2 115 (74.68%) C#
3 97 (62.99%) SQL Server
4 92 (59.74%) ASP.NET
5 84 (54.55%) HTML
6 60 (38.96%) JavaScript
7 53 (34.42%) HTML5
8 51 (33.12%) CSS
9 49 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 46 (29.87%) jQuery
11 44 (28.57%) SQL
11 44 (28.57%) MVC
12 43 (27.92%) TDD
13 42 (27.27%) Web Services
14 40 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (24.68%) Windows
15 38 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
16 36 (23.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (22.73%) Oracle
17 35 (22.73%) .NET Framework
18 33 (21.43%) XML
19 32 (20.78%) Unit Testing
20 31 (20.13%) WCF
21 30 (19.48%) OO
22 29 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
23 24 (15.58%) CSS3
24 22 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
24 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
24 22 (14.29%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (9.74%) Node.js
2 13 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.90%) IIS
5 4 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.30%) Papyrus
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.65%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.25%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.60%) Mingle
4 2 (1.30%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.30%) MS Office
5 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Exstream
2 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (6.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) HTTP
2 4 (2.60%) DNS
3 3 (1.95%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.65%) Broadband
5 1 (0.65%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (62.99%) SQL Server
2 36 (23.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (8.44%) RavenDB
4 13 (8.44%) Neo4j
5 7 (4.55%) SSDT
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
3 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 22 (14.29%) NUnit
4 14 (9.09%) MSTest
5 11 (7.14%) Subversion
6 7 (4.55%) Maven
6 7 (4.55%) MSBuild
6 7 (4.55%) NuGet
6 7 (4.55%) Gradle
6 7 (4.55%) Artifactory
7 6 (3.90%) Selenium
7 6 (3.90%) JUnit
8 4 (2.60%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.95%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.30%) RSpec
10 2 (1.30%) WatiN
10 2 (1.30%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Marketing
3 9 (5.84%) Legal
4 8 (5.19%) Retail
5 3 (1.95%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (77.27%) Developer
2 71 (46.10%) .NET Developer
3 53 (34.42%) C# Developer
4 44 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (23.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (22.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 12 (7.79%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.79%) Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (4.55%) Release Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Build Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Architect
11 5 (3.25%) SQL Developer
12 4 (2.60%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (88.96%) .NET
2 92 (59.74%) ASP.NET
3 84 (54.55%) HTML
4 53 (34.42%) HTML5
5 51 (33.12%) CSS
6 46 (29.87%) jQuery
7 42 (27.27%) Web Services
8 35 (22.73%) .NET Framework
9 33 (21.43%) XML
10 31 (20.13%) WCF
11 29 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (15.58%) CSS3
13 20 (12.99%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (12.99%) Ajax
14 16 (10.39%) RESTful
14 16 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 15 (9.74%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (9.74%) WPF
16 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 13 (8.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.60%) Open Source
2 3 (1.95%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.30%) Kindle
3 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) NHS
4 1 (0.65%) AS400
4 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Windows
2 10 (6.49%) Linux
3 8 (5.19%) CentOS
4 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) UNIX
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.57%) MVC
2 43 (27.92%) TDD
3 40 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (20.78%) Unit Testing
5 30 (19.48%) OO
6 17 (11.04%) BDD
7 13 (8.44%) CQRS
7 13 (8.44%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.44%) Automated Testing
8 11 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (6.49%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.49%) UML
9 10 (6.49%) OOD
9 10 (6.49%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.84%) SOA
10 9 (5.84%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (5.19%) Release Management
11 8 (5.19%) Multithreading
11 8 (5.19%) MVVM
11 8 (5.19%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (74.68%) C#
2 60 (38.96%) JavaScript
3 44 (28.57%) SQL
4 18 (11.69%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.84%) VB
6 8 (5.19%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.55%) PHP
7 7 (4.55%) XAML
7 7 (4.55%) VB6
8 5 (3.25%) Java
9 4 (2.60%) Ruby
9 4 (2.60%) Python
10 2 (1.30%) VBA
10 2 (1.30%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) Delphi
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VC++
11 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.95%) MCP
4 2 (1.30%) MCSD
4 2 (1.30%) MCSE
4 2 (1.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 35 (22.73%) Oracle
3 7 (4.55%) Red Gate
4 5 (3.25%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.30%) Telerik
5 2 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) IBM
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