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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.47% 2.49% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.17% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £383 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.28%
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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
24 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.21% 4.98% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 3
Average daily rate £297 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £594 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Kentico
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CMS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) DHTML
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft