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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.87% 1.29% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.05% 7.69% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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 Middlesex region.

Development Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.88% 16.74% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 13
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) CSS
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) CRM
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) TDD
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (50.00%) Analytics
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) REST
6 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
6 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) Clustering
6 3 (37.50%) WinForms
6 3 (37.50%) C++
7 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (12.50%) Log4Net

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Log4Net
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Database Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Database Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) ELMAH
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) POCO
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft