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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.41% 1.21% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.99% 12.50% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
67 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.70% 9.72% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 14
Average hourly rate £38.64 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.72% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £21.75 £26.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £26.75 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 19 September 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
(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
Basildon - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Hockley - - - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
4 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) CSS
5 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
6 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (37.50%) JSON
7 6 (37.50%) HTML5
8 5 (31.25%) jQuery
8 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (31.25%) XML
9 4 (25.00%) SOA
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) MVC
9 4 (25.00%) XAML
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) VB
9 4 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (25.00%) VB6
9 4 (25.00%) Ajax
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (25.00%) DevExpress
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (25.00%) Kanban
9 4 (25.00%) WCF
9 4 (25.00%) WPF
9 4 (25.00%) LINQ

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) InfoPath
2 2 (12.50%) Fireworks
2 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 6 (37.50%) HTML5
6 5 (31.25%) jQuery
6 5 (31.25%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) Ajax
7 4 (25.00%) WCF
7 4 (25.00%) WPF
7 4 (25.00%) LINQ
7 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
9 2 (12.50%) CSS3
10 1 (6.25%) XHTML
10 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) Kanban
2 4 (25.00%) MVVM
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) XAML
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (25.00%) VB6
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) DevExpress