The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Kent region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.92% 3.46% 4.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 29.27% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 8
Average daily rate £444 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
10 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.61% 11.82% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 20
Average daily rate £475 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £405 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (40.00%) jQuery
6 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
7 3 (30.00%) Advertising
7 3 (30.00%) VB
8 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) VBScript
8 2 (20.00%) CSS
8 2 (20.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) MS Office
8 2 (20.00%) ISEB
8 2 (20.00%) DSDM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) Umbraco
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (10.00%) ArcIMS
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) WinForms
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (10.00%) WinRT
6 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) DSDM
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) ESRI
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle