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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.36% 0.67% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.81% 9.52% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
42 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.09% 7.02% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 5
Average daily rate £350 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Rochester +1 2 - - 1
Tonbridge - 2 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £350 -
Maidstone - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) C#
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
5 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
6 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
7 8 (47.06%) HTML
8 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
9 6 (35.29%) MVC
10 5 (29.41%) CSS
10 5 (29.41%) Windows
10 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (23.53%) jQuery
11 4 (23.53%) Subversion
11 4 (23.53%) TDD
11 4 (23.53%) Finance
12 3 (17.65%) CMS
12 3 (17.65%) Scrum
12 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
12 3 (17.65%) Web Development
12 3 (17.65%) SQL
12 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
12 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (17.65%) Umbraco
13 2 (11.76%) SCCM
13 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (11.76%) PowerShell

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.88%) ArcIMS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
4 1 (5.88%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (5.88%) NCover
4 1 (5.88%) Moq
4 1 (5.88%) GCC
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) GIS Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.76%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (11.76%) SOAP
7 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (5.88%) Dojo
8 1 (5.88%) LINQ
8 1 (5.88%) Web Services
8 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VBScript
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) ESRI