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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 45 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.98% 3.64% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.12% 22.22% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate £363 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £358 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
49 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.01% 16.36% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 15
Average daily rate £375 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £363 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Maidstone - 2 £363 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) Entity Framework
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) RESTful
7 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
7 2 (18.18%) NuGet
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (18.18%) React
7 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
7 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) NuGet
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) Entity Framework
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (18.18%) React
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Trillium