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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.91% 0.71% 2.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.68% 15.79% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 7
Average daily rate £315 £333 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -26.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £279 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £387 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.85% 4.49% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 11 25
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £239 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £415 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £30.75 £32.10 £26.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +20.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £29.19 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £35.87 £33.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £350 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £138 -
Wickford - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (85.19%) C#
2 23 (85.19%) HTML
3 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
4 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
5 15 (55.56%) CSS
6 14 (51.85%) XML
7 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
8 11 (40.74%) TDD
8 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
9 10 (37.04%) Ajax
9 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (37.04%) MVC
9 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (33.33%) HTML5
10 9 (33.33%) jQuery
10 9 (33.33%) JSON
10 9 (33.33%) WCF
11 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (25.93%) MVVM
12 7 (25.93%) WPF
12 7 (25.93%) LINQ
12 7 (25.93%) Kanban
12 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (25.93%) VB6
12 7 (25.93%) XAML
12 7 (25.93%) VB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 2 (7.41%) Fireworks
2 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (85.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 19 (70.37%) .NET Developer
3 12 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 12 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (25.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (22.22%) Web Developer
7 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) HTML
3 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
4 15 (55.56%) CSS
5 14 (51.85%) XML
6 10 (37.04%) Ajax
6 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (33.33%) HTML5
7 9 (33.33%) jQuery
7 9 (33.33%) JSON
7 9 (33.33%) WCF
8 7 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (25.93%) WPF
8 7 (25.93%) LINQ
9 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (7.41%) CSS3
11 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) TDD
2 10 (37.04%) MVC
3 7 (25.93%) MVVM
3 7 (25.93%) Kanban
3 7 (25.93%) SOA
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) OO
5 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.81%) ERP
5 4 (14.81%) OOD
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Product Management
5 4 (14.81%) Logistics
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) VB6
3 7 (25.93%) XAML
3 7 (25.93%) VB
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
5 4 (14.81%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) DevExpress
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