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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.22% 2.87% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -11.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £324
% change year-on-year
+7.42% -1.15%
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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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
36 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 13.33% 5.75% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 1
Average daily rate £450 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Web Design
5 1 (16.67%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Web Development
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft