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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.87% 0.53% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.66% 6.45% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £308 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £368 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%
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
53 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.36% 8.22% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 5
Average daily rate £325 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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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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 +2 3 £320 -14.66% 1
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe