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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.40% 2.13% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.85% 35.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
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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
26 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.36% 6.03% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 2
Average daily rate £375 £365 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £591 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) DHTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) DHTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VB
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft