The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Northampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.49% 0.78% -
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.45% 1.56% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
Average daily rate £338 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
Northamptonshire

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 18 April 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) SEO
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) CMS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) DNN
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) LINQ
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCSD
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MCPD
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe