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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 39 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.51% 0.68% 2.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 3.13% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £405 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
14 64 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.18% 21.69% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 12
Average daily rate £300 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SSDT

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA