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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 132 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 121 198 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 2.08% 2.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.92% 16.42% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 116 96
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
Average hourly rate £47.83 £32.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.04% -18.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
1220 1206 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.25% 12.64% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 669 526
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 34
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.83 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.06 £55.00 £42.50
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey -7 28 £388 -11.42% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 24 £330 -15.11% 5
Berkshire +11 23 £350 -3.44% 14
Hampshire -23 20 £348 -0.71% 11
West Sussex +8 6 £350 -26.31% 3
Oxfordshire +6 6 £275 -19.11% 7
East Sussex -18 6 £345 -10.96% 2
Kent -14 3 £363 -9.37% 2
Middlesex -4 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 201 (76.14%) C#
2 188 (71.21%) .NET
3 144 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 111 (42.05%) Microsoft
5 96 (36.36%) SQL
6 95 (35.98%) HTML
7 93 (35.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 91 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (31.82%) ASP.NET
9 84 (31.82%) CSS
10 81 (30.68%) JavaScript
11 69 (26.14%) Windows
12 66 (25.00%) MVC
13 65 (24.62%) jQuery
14 57 (21.59%) .NET Framework
14 57 (21.59%) XML
15 45 (17.05%) SharePoint
16 44 (16.67%) TDD
16 44 (16.67%) PowerShell
17 42 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 41 (15.53%) C++
19 39 (14.77%) WCF
20 38 (14.39%) Security Cleared
20 38 (14.39%) AngularJS
21 36 (13.64%) Degree
21 36 (13.64%) Finance
22 35 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 34 (12.88%) Software Engineering
24 33 (12.50%) HTML5
25 32 (12.12%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 45 (17.05%) SharePoint
2 32 (12.12%) IIS
3 11 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.65%) Node.js
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.52%) CICS
8 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.27%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.14%) MS Office
5 2 (0.76%) GIMP
5 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.52%) HFM
2 2 (0.76%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.38%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.17%) Intranet
3 9 (3.41%) Network Security
4 6 (2.27%) CTI
4 6 (2.27%) HTTP
5 4 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.14%) FTP
7 2 (0.76%) SSL
8 1 (0.38%) DNS
8 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.38%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (8.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (7.20%) Relational Database
6 18 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (5.30%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.55%) MS Access
9 9 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.41%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (1.89%) GIS
12 5 (1.89%) SQLite
13 4 (1.52%) Easytrieve
13 4 (1.52%) Essbase
13 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 93 (35.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (9.47%) Subversion
3 18 (6.82%) Selenium
4 16 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.68%) Moq
6 13 (4.92%) NUnit
7 11 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (3.79%) ReSharper
9 8 (3.03%) MSBuild
10 7 (2.65%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.27%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.27%) TortoiseSVN
11 6 (2.27%) WiX
12 4 (1.52%) Bower
12 4 (1.52%) Grunt
12 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.52%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.14%) JIRA
13 3 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (13.64%) Finance
2 13 (4.92%) Banking
3 6 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.89%) Military
5 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.52%) Electronics
5 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
6 3 (1.14%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 156 (59.09%) Developer
2 71 (26.89%) .NET Developer
3 66 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 44 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 22 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 20 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 19 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.20%) Software Developer
9 18 (6.82%) Software Engineer
10 15 (5.68%) Analyst
10 15 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (5.30%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.92%) Architect
12 13 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (4.92%) SQL Developer
13 12 (4.55%) Consultant
14 11 (4.17%) HTML Developer
14 11 (4.17%) Programmer
15 9 (3.41%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (71.21%) .NET
2 95 (35.98%) HTML
3 84 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 84 (31.82%) CSS
4 65 (24.62%) jQuery
5 57 (21.59%) .NET Framework
5 57 (21.59%) XML
6 42 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (14.77%) WCF
8 38 (14.39%) AngularJS
9 33 (12.50%) HTML5
10 31 (11.74%) Entity Framework
11 29 (10.98%) Web Services
12 24 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (8.33%) SOAP
13 22 (8.33%) WPF
14 19 (7.20%) Ajax
15 18 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (6.82%) REST
16 15 (5.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.55%) User Experience
3 10 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.41%) Data Integration
4 9 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.03%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.27%) Social Media
7 5 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.52%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.52%) VSAM
9 3 (1.14%) Clustering
9 3 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.76%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.14%) Windows
2 22 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.14%) Linux
4 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.76%) Android
5 2 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (25.00%) MVC
3 44 (16.67%) TDD
4 34 (12.88%) Software Engineering
5 29 (10.98%) Scrum
6 27 (10.23%) SDLC
7 23 (8.71%) OO
8 19 (7.20%) OOP
9 17 (6.44%) Test Automation
9 17 (6.44%) UML
10 16 (6.06%) CRM
10 16 (6.06%) Workflow
11 15 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (4.92%) Automated Testing
12 13 (4.92%) BDD
12 13 (4.92%) Multithreading
13 10 (3.79%) Analytics
13 10 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (3.79%) SOA
14 9 (3.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 201 (76.14%) C#
2 96 (36.36%) SQL
3 81 (30.68%) JavaScript
4 44 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 41 (15.53%) C++
6 25 (9.47%) VB
7 23 (8.71%) T-SQL
8 15 (5.68%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.30%) Java
10 13 (4.92%) C
11 12 (4.55%) VBScript
12 10 (3.79%) VBA
13 7 (2.65%) XAML
14 6 (2.27%) Perl
14 6 (2.27%) Python
14 6 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.89%) PHP
16 4 (1.52%) Assembly Language
16 4 (1.52%) COBOL
16 4 (1.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 38 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.64%) Degree
3 26 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.03%) MCSD
4 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.65%) ISEB
6 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.89%) MCAD
7 5 (1.89%) MCITP
7 5 (1.89%) MCTS
8 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.38%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.65%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.52%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.76%) Firmware
4 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.27%) Control-M
2 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 111 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.61%) Oracle
3 7 (2.65%) HP
4 6 (2.27%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.27%) VMware
5 5 (1.89%) Infragistics
5 5 (1.89%) Nintex
6 4 (1.52%) Apple
6 4 (1.52%) CA
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco
6 4 (1.52%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.52%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.52%) IBM
6 4 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.52%) Micro Focus
6 4 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.14%) Telerik
8 2 (0.76%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.76%) Intergraph
8 2 (0.76%) Serena
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