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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 110 57 82
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 96 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 3.16% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.26% 22.38% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
448 429 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.38% 14.14% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 236 118
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 26
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £28.05 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 17 £338 -3.57% 5
Norfolk -4 7 £363 +11.53%
Bedfordshire +6 4 £325 -10.34% 6
Essex -3 4 £360 +30.90% 4
Cambridgeshire -47 3 £300 -4.00% 2
Suffolk 0 2 £238 -32.14% 2
Visual Studio
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 65 (84.42%) .NET
2 37 (48.05%) SQL Server
3 36 (46.75%) C#
4 28 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 28 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (28.57%) Windows
6 22 (28.57%) SQL
7 18 (23.38%) HTML
7 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
8 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
8 17 (22.08%) MVC
9 16 (20.78%) XML
9 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
9 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (19.48%) CSS
11 14 (18.18%) Linux
11 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 13 (16.88%) jQuery
12 13 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
12 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (16.88%) Subversion
13 11 (14.29%) VB
14 10 (12.99%) VB.NET
14 10 (12.99%) C++
14 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
14 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
14 10 (12.99%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 6 (7.79%) CMS
3 6 (7.79%) Drupal
4 5 (6.49%) Documentum
5 4 (5.19%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.60%) WordPress
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.30%) Confluence
8 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) LDAP
2 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.60%) Intranet
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (48.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.79%) MySQL
5 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.90%) SQLite
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.30%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.88%) Subversion
4 9 (11.69%) JIRA
5 4 (5.19%) MSBuild
5 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.60%) Selenium
6 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.60%) NUnit
7 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.30%) ANTLR
7 1 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Electronics
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Avionics
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Architect
6 8 (10.39%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.19%) IT Architect
9 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (84.42%) .NET
2 28 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 18 (23.38%) HTML
3 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
4 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (20.78%) XML
5 15 (19.48%) CSS
6 13 (16.88%) jQuery
7 10 (12.99%) WCF
7 10 (12.99%) Entity Framework
8 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
8 9 (11.69%) LINQ
9 8 (10.39%) Web Services
10 7 (9.09%) ADO
11 6 (7.79%) ADO.NET
11 6 (7.79%) Symfony
12 5 (6.49%) HTML5
13 4 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (5.19%) OAuth
13 4 (5.19%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.49%) PKI
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) FreeBSD
3 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Solaris
3 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
2 17 (22.08%) MVC
3 13 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
4 8 (10.39%) Content Management
4 8 (10.39%) OO
5 7 (9.09%) Workflow
5 7 (9.09%) Scrum
5 7 (9.09%) Document Management
6 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Multithreading
7 5 (6.49%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Web Development
7 5 (6.49%) OOD
8 4 (5.19%) Process Management
8 4 (5.19%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (5.19%) SDLC
8 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) C#
2 28 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.57%) SQL
4 11 (14.29%) VB
5 10 (12.99%) VB.NET
5 10 (12.99%) C++
5 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
6 8 (10.39%) PHP
7 7 (9.09%) C
8 6 (7.79%) Embedded C
9 5 (6.49%) Embedded C++
9 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.90%) VB6
11 2 (2.60%) VC++
12 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.30%) XAML
12 1 (1.30%) Java
12 1 (1.30%) VBA
12 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) CISSP
3 4 (5.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCP
5 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Apple
3 5 (6.49%) EMC
4 4 (5.19%) Kofax
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) ESRI
7 1 (1.30%) Perforce
7 1 (1.30%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.30%) Luciad
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.30%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.30%) AppDynamics
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