The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Essex 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.60% 4.54% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.17% 36.84% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £218 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.91% -33.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
58 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.69% 12.31% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 8
Average daily rate £200 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 17
Average hourly rate £40.50 £22.66 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% -30.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £34.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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
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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
Chelmsford 0 1 £200 -6.97%
Colchester - - - -
Hockley - - - - 2
Basildon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (80.00%) C#
3 19 (76.00%) HTML
4 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (52.00%) CSS
6 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (40.00%) XML
8 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (36.00%) JSON
8 9 (36.00%) WCF
8 9 (36.00%) Ajax
8 9 (36.00%) HTML5
8 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (28.00%) Kanban
10 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (28.00%) WPF
10 7 (28.00%) LINQ
10 7 (28.00%) VB6
10 7 (28.00%) TDD
10 7 (28.00%) SOA
10 7 (28.00%) XAML
10 7 (28.00%) VB
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (28.00%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (28.00%) MVVM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.00%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 18 (72.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (48.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (48.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (28.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) WPF Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Architect
8 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (76.00%) HTML
3 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) XML
6 9 (36.00%) Ajax
6 9 (36.00%) JSON
6 9 (36.00%) WCF
6 9 (36.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (28.00%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (28.00%) WPF
7 7 (28.00%) LINQ
7 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (8.00%) CSS3
10 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
11 1 (4.00%) XSLT
11 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) SOA
1 7 (28.00%) TDD
1 7 (28.00%) Kanban
1 7 (28.00%) MVVM
2 6 (24.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Web Development
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) UML
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) VB
3 7 (28.00%) XAML
3 7 (28.00%) VB6
4 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Java
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
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