The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 131 129 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 152 128 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.53% 1.39% 2.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.99% 12.97% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 86 96
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.53 £34.25 £23.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.75 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
England

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

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1268 987 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.80% 10.72% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 579 557
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Oxfordshire +13 38 £400 +33.33% 8
Hampshire +14 27 £340 -1.44% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 26 £315 -8.36% 5
Berkshire +2 21 £363 +4.31% 26
Surrey -33 15 £350 -6.66% 11
West Sussex -1 13 £324 -16.45% 5
Kent +10 9 £350 - 7
Middlesex +6 2 - -
East Sussex -8 1 £310 +0.81% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 223 (74.33%) .NET
2 214 (71.33%) C#
3 141 (47.00%) SQL Server
4 139 (46.33%) ASP.NET
5 119 (39.67%) Microsoft
6 117 (39.00%) HTML
7 116 (38.67%) JavaScript
7 116 (38.67%) SQL
8 115 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (30.33%) CSS
9 91 (30.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 86 (28.67%) Windows
11 80 (26.67%) XML
12 63 (21.00%) jQuery
13 58 (19.33%) MVC
14 52 (17.33%) C++
15 48 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (15.67%) .NET Framework
17 46 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
17 46 (15.33%) T-SQL
18 43 (14.33%) TDD
18 43 (14.33%) Scrum
19 41 (13.67%) Finance
20 40 (13.33%) IIS
21 39 (13.00%) WCF
22 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 36 (12.00%) Oracle
23 36 (12.00%) SharePoint
23 36 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
24 34 (11.33%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 40 (13.33%) IIS
2 36 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.33%) CMS
6 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.00%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.00%) Lync
9 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.33%) Node.js
10 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.33%) ArcIMS
10 1 (0.33%) WordPress
10 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.33%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 26 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.00%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS Project
4 3 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) SmartPlant
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.67%) Office 365
3 4 (1.33%) SaaS
4 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.33%) Intranet
1 16 (5.33%) Internet
2 6 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.67%) HTTP
4 3 (1.00%) VPN
4 3 (1.00%) Firewall
5 2 (0.67%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) CTI
6 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.33%) SNMP
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) VoIP
6 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.33%) Network Security
6 1 (0.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (47.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 29 (9.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (5.33%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.67%) MySQL
11 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (2.33%) OLAP
12 7 (2.33%) MS Access
12 7 (2.33%) SSDT
13 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (2.00%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.33%) DTS
14 4 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 91 (30.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 26 (8.67%) Subversion
4 24 (8.00%) Selenium
5 16 (5.33%) MSBuild
6 15 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 14 (4.67%) WebDriver
8 11 (3.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 10 (3.33%) ReSharper
9 10 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.33%) JIRA
11 6 (2.00%) WinDbg
11 6 (2.00%) NUnit
11 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.67%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (1.33%) Log4Net
13 4 (1.33%) NetBeans
General
1 41 (13.67%) Finance
2 7 (2.33%) Marketing
2 7 (2.33%) German Language
3 6 (2.00%) Electronics
3 6 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.33%) Automotive
5 3 (1.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 193 (64.33%) Developer
2 62 (20.67%) .NET Developer
3 45 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 38 (12.67%) Analyst
5 30 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (8.67%) Web Developer
7 21 (7.00%) Software Engineer
8 19 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 19 (6.33%) Programmer
9 18 (6.00%) SQL Developer
9 18 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (5.67%) SharePoint Developer
11 14 (4.67%) Consultant
11 14 (4.67%) Test Analyst
12 13 (4.33%) Analyst Programmer
12 13 (4.33%) Front-End Developer
13 12 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.00%) Architect
14 10 (3.33%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (74.33%) .NET
2 139 (46.33%) ASP.NET
3 117 (39.00%) HTML
4 91 (30.33%) CSS
5 80 (26.67%) XML
6 63 (21.00%) jQuery
7 48 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 47 (15.67%) .NET Framework
9 39 (13.00%) WCF
10 30 (10.00%) Web Services
11 25 (8.33%) Ajax
12 23 (7.67%) HTML5
13 21 (7.00%) AngularJS
14 17 (5.67%) SOAP
15 16 (5.33%) REST
16 15 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (4.67%) JSON
17 14 (4.67%) MDX
18 13 (4.33%) WPF
18 13 (4.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.67%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.00%) User Experience
6 8 (2.67%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.00%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.33%) Life Science
10 3 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.00%) Clustering
11 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.67%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.67%) Replication
11 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.33%) Physics
12 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 86 (28.67%) Windows
2 22 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.67%) Linux
8 2 (0.67%) UNIX
8 2 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.33%) MVC
3 43 (14.33%) Scrum
3 43 (14.33%) TDD
4 34 (11.33%) OO
5 28 (9.33%) Software Engineering
5 28 (9.33%) Web Development
6 27 (9.00%) Unit Testing
6 27 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (9.00%) UML
7 24 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (7.67%) OOP
8 23 (7.67%) BDD
8 23 (7.67%) SDLC
9 21 (7.00%) Multithreading
10 18 (6.00%) OOD
11 17 (5.67%) CRM
12 14 (4.67%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.67%) ITIL
12 14 (4.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 214 (71.33%) C#
2 116 (38.67%) JavaScript
2 116 (38.67%) SQL
3 52 (17.33%) C++
4 46 (15.33%) T-SQL
5 32 (10.67%) VB
6 30 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 22 (7.33%) Java
8 20 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 18 (6.00%) VBScript
10 13 (4.33%) C
11 10 (3.33%) Python
11 10 (3.33%) C++/CLI
12 8 (2.67%) VB6
12 8 (2.67%) PHP
13 6 (2.00%) Perl
14 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.67%) XAML
14 5 (1.67%) X++
15 4 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (9.67%) Degree
2 19 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.67%) ISEB
6 7 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.00%) MCAD
9 3 (1.00%) MCSD
9 3 (1.00%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.33%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.00%) TickIT
1 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.67%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 19 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.00%) XenApp
4 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (3.00%) SCCM
2 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 119 (39.67%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.00%) Oracle
3 14 (4.67%) Telerik
4 11 (3.67%) VMware
5 9 (3.00%) Infragistics
6 6 (2.00%) Perforce
7 5 (1.67%) Tableau
8 4 (1.33%) IBM
8 4 (1.33%) Intergraph
8 4 (1.33%) Remedy
9 3 (1.00%) Citrix
9 3 (1.00%) Aquila
10 2 (0.67%) Capita
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe
10 2 (0.67%) HP
10 2 (0.67%) QNX
10 2 (0.67%) Apple
10 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.33%) ESRI
Kent
HFG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £750 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago