The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 9 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 16.27% 3.85% -
As % of the Development Applications category 60.00% 55.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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 £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +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 Peterborough region.

Development Applications Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
45 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 27.11% 6.92% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 4 10
Average daily rate £450 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (90.32%) Oracle
3 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (58.06%) C#
5 17 (54.84%) SQL
5 17 (54.84%) .NET Framework
6 16 (51.61%) jQuery
6 16 (51.61%) Multithreading
6 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
6 16 (51.61%) MVC
7 15 (48.39%) HTML
7 15 (48.39%) CSS
7 15 (48.39%) Windows
7 15 (48.39%) OO
7 15 (48.39%) XHTML
7 15 (48.39%) OOD
7 15 (48.39%) WCF
8 12 (38.71%) Finance
8 12 (38.71%) Oracle Database
9 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
9 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
11 8 (25.81%) Scrum
11 8 (25.81%) TDD
11 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
12 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
13 5 (16.13%) SOA
14 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
15 3 (9.68%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) C# Developer
3 12 (38.71%) .NET Developer
4 9 (29.03%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (29.03%) Analyst
4 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
5 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (25.81%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) .NET Framework
3 16 (51.61%) jQuery
4 15 (48.39%) HTML
4 15 (48.39%) CSS
4 15 (48.39%) XHTML
4 15 (48.39%) WCF
5 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Multithreading
2 16 (51.61%) MVC
3 15 (48.39%) OO
3 15 (48.39%) OOD
4 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
4 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 8 (25.81%) TDD
6 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SOA
8 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.23%) ETL
9 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) ERP
9 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C#
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft