The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 4.52% 0.89% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.95% 20.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£281 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Visual Studio
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Norwich region.

Development Applications Category
Norwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
41 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 20.60% 4.46% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 11
Average daily rate £395 £213 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £275 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Norwich

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Norwich

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Norwich

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Norwich

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Norwich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Norwich region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Norwich

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Norwich

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Norwich

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norwich 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) Web Services
3 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET
3 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (82.35%) .NET Framework
5 12 (70.59%) jQuery
5 12 (70.59%) TDD
6 11 (64.71%) HTML
6 11 (64.71%) BDD
7 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (52.94%) OO
8 9 (52.94%) MVC
9 8 (47.06%) CSS
9 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
11 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
11 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
11 6 (35.29%) QA
11 6 (35.29%) Selenium
11 6 (35.29%) OOP
12 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
12 5 (29.41%) XHTML
12 5 (29.41%) Ajax
12 5 (29.41%) HTML5
12 5 (29.41%) CSS3
13 4 (23.53%) User Stories
13 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norwich 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 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) CruiseControl
2 3 (17.65%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.88%) WatiN
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) Web Services
3 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET
4 14 (82.35%) .NET Framework
5 12 (70.59%) jQuery
6 11 (64.71%) HTML
7 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (47.06%) CSS
8 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (29.41%) XHTML
9 5 (29.41%) Ajax
9 5 (29.41%) HTML5
9 5 (29.41%) CSS3
10 2 (11.76%) WCF
10 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
3 11 (64.71%) BDD
4 9 (52.94%) OO
4 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
5 6 (35.29%) OOP
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) OOD
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Web Development
8 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Scrum
9 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft