The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Northamptonshire 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 33 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.94% 0.43% -
As % of the Development Applications category 17.95% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
39 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.80% 0.87% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 11
Average daily rate £375 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £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
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -7 3 £338 - 3
Kettering - - - -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) .NET
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) HTML
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (46.15%) Ajax
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (38.46%) MVC
7 5 (38.46%) CSS
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (30.77%) WCF
8 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (30.77%) XML
9 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (23.08%) ETL
9 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (23.08%) Windows
9 3 (23.08%) jQuery
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 2 (15.38%) Degree
10 2 (15.38%) HTML5
10 2 (15.38%) IIS
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (7.69%) Adobe
11 1 (7.69%) SEO
11 1 (7.69%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) DNN
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (7.69%) MS Access
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Moq
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (30.77%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
9 1 (7.69%) WinForms
9 1 (7.69%) LINQ
9 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) SEO
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCSD
2 1 (7.69%) MCPD
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe