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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.75% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.41% 2.75% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
68 109 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.00% 19.53% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 43
Median daily rate £440 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £35.70 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £45.00 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SQLite
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) API Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Qt
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQLite
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) Qt
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) API Development
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft