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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 39 40
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.78% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
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
55 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.15% 9.84% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 16 16
Median daily rate £430 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SSDT
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SSDT
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS