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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 44 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.33% 0.93% 1.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.13% 5.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £405 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +8.33%
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
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
32 75 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.60% 17.44% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 14
Average daily rate £305 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £362 £313
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 £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton +12 1 £405 - 2
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) CRM
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) WSDL
3 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) RESTful
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) WSDL
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) CRM
2 4 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) BPR
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft