The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.25% 1.89% 3.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.40% 26.67% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Average daily rate
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£330 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £511 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Visual Studio
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Development Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.15% 7.08% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 26
Average daily rate £350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £400 - 1
West Malling - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (80.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (60.00%) C#
5 9 (45.00%) MVC
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (35.00%) jQuery
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (35.00%) SQL
8 6 (30.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) Web Services
8 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (30.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (25.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) CRM
10 4 (20.00%) HTML
10 4 (20.00%) Classic ASP
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
11 3 (15.00%) Razor View Engine

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.00%) CMS
3 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) Redis
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
5 2 (10.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) CSS
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) Classic ASP
7 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.00%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (15.00%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (10.00%) WCF
9 2 (10.00%) WPF
10 1 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) MVC
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Web Development
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) MVVM
5 1 (5.00%) B2C
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
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