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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.53% 6.13% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 25.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
14 40 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 10.69% 24.54% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 10
Average daily rate £425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 July 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 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) REST
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) LINQ
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) WCF
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (11.11%) OpenCL
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) DAO
4 1 (11.11%) WF
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft