The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Guildford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.20% 2.93% 2.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.50% 25.00% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £388 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +7.75%
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 £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.26% 11.71% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 12
Average daily rate £413 £323 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £229 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £421 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
Surrey

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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%) WCF
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) LINQ
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
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 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) WCF
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) LINQ
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (10.00%) OpenCL
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) WF
6 1 (10.00%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft