The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Nottingham 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 37 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.92% 3.62% 2.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.34% 34.38% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £338 £305 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +13.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £321 £444
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
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
29 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 8.90% 10.53% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 10
Average daily rate £325 £319 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £392
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
Nottinghamshire

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 18 April 2014, 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%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) C#
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) REST
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) XPath
5 5 (38.46%) WinForms
5 5 (38.46%) WCF
5 5 (38.46%) WPF
5 5 (38.46%) WF
5 5 (38.46%) Silverlight
5 5 (38.46%) .NET Remoting
5 5 (38.46%) System Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Workflow
5 5 (38.46%) XML
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 5 (38.46%) XSLT
5 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
7 3 (23.08%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) iOS Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQLite
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) PhoneGap
1 2 (15.38%) Xcode
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) UI Designer
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
2 7 (53.85%) REST
3 5 (38.46%) WinForms
3 5 (38.46%) WCF
3 5 (38.46%) WPF
3 5 (38.46%) WF
3 5 (38.46%) Silverlight
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Remoting
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) XSD
3 5 (38.46%) XSLT
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) Android SDK
6 2 (15.38%) iOS SDK
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (15.38%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) System Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) XPath
3 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Telerik
2 2 (15.38%) Google
2 2 (15.38%) Sybase
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Symbian
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle