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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.58% 1.78% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 15.09% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £363 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
93 53 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.13% 11.80% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 27
Average daily rate £425 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.76% -20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 18
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Essex region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chelmsford 0 1 £288 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £363 -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (12.50%) DBA
5 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com