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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.81% 2.11% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.90% 13.95% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £275 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
29 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.74% 15.09% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 13
Median daily rate £313 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £478 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (50.00%) CQRS
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) MSTest
3 2 (50.00%) MVVM
3 2 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (50.00%) Moq
3 2 (50.00%) StructureMap

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Moq
2 2 (50.00%) MSTest
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (50.00%) WCF Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) StructureMap
3 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) DHTML
4 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) CQRS
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript