The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.25% 0.83% 2.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.04% 10.71% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
49 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.01% 7.71% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 12
Average daily rate £400 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kettering - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) HTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe