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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 14 15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford - 11.59% 2.02%
As % of the Development Applications category - 47.06% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 1
Average daily rate
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- £316 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
16 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 12.40% 24.64% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

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 1 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 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) NHibernate

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) OpenCL
4 1 (12.50%) WF
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) DAO
4 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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