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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 0.42% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.78% 3.13% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £335 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
92 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.26% 13.39% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 19
Average daily rate £340 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 £41.58 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £36.16 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.99 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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
Chelmsford -14 2 - -
Brentwood - 1 £340 -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (46.67%) C++
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) SQLite
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VC++
6 2 (13.33%) XML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQLite
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.67%) GUI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (13.33%) WCF
5 2 (13.33%) LINQ
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.67%) XSLT
6 1 (6.67%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) VC++
6 1 (6.67%) VB
6 1 (6.67%) XAML
6 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared