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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.68% 11.72% 3.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 1
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£388 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.04 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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 Guildford region.

Development Applications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
20 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 13.42% 23.44% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 6
Average daily rate £388 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £254 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £386 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (40.00%) Ajax
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) WPF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Ajax
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) LINQ
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) OpenCL
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
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