The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.77% 0.84% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.55% 5.66% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £310 £150 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -50.00%
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
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Development Applications Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
55 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 12.17% 14.89% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 20
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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#
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
4 7 (53.85%) WPF
4 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (53.85%) Change Management
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (15.38%) Time Management
8 2 (15.38%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
9 1 (7.69%) WinForms
9 1 (7.69%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Web Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Web Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) WPF
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.69%) LINQ
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Change Management
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter