The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 3.80% - 3.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£343 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Visual Studio
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Development Applications Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 11.39% 8.33% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £343 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gatwick region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OOP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) CGI
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle