The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.84% 0.92% 2.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.82% 6.67% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Visual Studio
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Development Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
34 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.55% 13.76% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 21
Median daily rate £400 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton 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 Northampton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (75.00%) Power BI
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (50.00%) Boomi
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Power BI
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) SSIS Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware