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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.65% 1.05% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.52% 25.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
21 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.86% 4.21% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £450 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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
Rochester - 1 - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware