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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.79% 3.38% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.53% 34.62% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £500 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
34 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.85% 9.77% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 26
Average daily rate £375 £373 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +35.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (10.00%) Lync
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (10.00%) Office 365
8 1 (10.00%) VMware

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) STL
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C++
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware