The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.35% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.00% 10.53% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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 Middlesex region.

Development Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
20 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.97% 9.13% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 18
Median daily rate £500 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £399 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Middlesex region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Middlesex region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Visual Studio
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) OOP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) SOLID
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) EPiServer CMS
3 3 (42.86%) EPiServer
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) CMS
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) CMS
1 3 (42.86%) EPiServer CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 3 (42.86%) EPiServer Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) OOP
1 7 (100.00%) SOLID
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) EPiServer