The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.11% 1.30% 2.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.26% 6.14% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 13
Median daily rate £400 £268 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £214 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £322 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
Visual Studio
East of 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 Essex region.

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 114 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.95% 21.11% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 69 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Median hourly rate £30.50 £42.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.40 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £46.70 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Essex region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Essex region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 27 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
Brentwood - 1 £363 -
Colchester - 1 £463 -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) LINQ
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Document Management
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (28.57%) Front End Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (28.57%) UI Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) LINQ
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft