The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.31% 13.89% 2.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.00% 62.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.04 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.13% -2.14%
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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 Guildford region.

Development Applications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
25 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 13.81% 22.22% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 8
Average daily rate £388 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £268 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £333 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Guildford region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) Ajax
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) PhoneGap
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Telerik