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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South East / Kent
Rank 37 49 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.73% 0.85% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.99% 4.92% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £454 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £353 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £373 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
67 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.54% 17.23% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 32
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +325.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +7 1 £333 -8.27% 1
Chatham - 1 £575 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft