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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 119 85 106
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 136 181 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 2.07% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.29% 18.91% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 73
Average daily rate
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£360 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.20 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
1023 957 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.01% 10.94% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 555 476
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 49
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Surrey +21 52 £375 +17.18% 20
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £336 -3.92% 6
Berkshire -6 17 £348 -9.74% 5
Hampshire -56 14 £375 +11.11% 6
East Sussex -5 13 £308 -12.14% 6
Oxfordshire -6 7 £300 -22.58% 11
West Sussex -8 3 £298 +10.69% 8
Middlesex -1 2 £400 -11.11% 1
Kent -8 2 £350 -22.22% 3
Sussex - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 273 (80.53%) .NET
2 246 (72.57%) C#
3 189 (55.75%) SQL Server
4 146 (43.07%) Microsoft
5 144 (42.48%) Windows
6 135 (39.82%) ASP.NET
6 135 (39.82%) SQL
7 125 (36.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 123 (36.28%) WCF
9 115 (33.92%) XML
10 110 (32.45%) Scrum
11 103 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
12 84 (24.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 83 (24.48%) Web Services
14 81 (23.89%) JavaScript
15 76 (22.42%) .NET Framework
16 70 (20.65%) HTML
16 70 (20.65%) SharePoint
17 64 (18.88%) MVC
18 58 (17.11%) Finance
18 58 (17.11%) MS Office
19 57 (16.81%) WPF
20 51 (15.04%) CSS
21 50 (14.75%) Software Engineering
22 49 (14.45%) Workflow
23 47 (13.86%) jQuery
24 45 (13.27%) T-SQL
25 44 (12.98%) TDD
26 43 (12.68%) MS Excel
27 42 (12.39%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 70 (20.65%) SharePoint
2 30 (8.85%) IIS
3 27 (7.96%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (7.37%) SharePoint Server
5 16 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.06%) CMS
9 6 (1.77%) Documentum
10 4 (1.18%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.59%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.59%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.59%) WordPress
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.29%) Kentico
12 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 58 (17.11%) MS Office
2 43 (12.68%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.36%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.59%) Exstream
4 1 (0.29%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.49%) Office 365
2 20 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.01%) LDAP
2 8 (2.36%) SSL
3 7 (2.06%) DNS
4 5 (1.47%) HTTP
5 3 (0.88%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.88%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.88%) Internet
6 2 (0.59%) ASN.1
6 2 (0.59%) Intranet
6 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (55.75%) SQL Server
2 84 (24.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (9.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (7.67%) Oracle Database
6 24 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (6.78%) DTS
8 17 (5.01%) OLAP
9 15 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (3.83%) IDOL
11 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.47%) MySQL
13 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.59%) SSDT
15 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.29%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 125 (36.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (9.44%) NUnit
3 23 (6.78%) Selenium
4 19 (5.60%) SpecFlow
5 14 (4.13%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 12 (3.54%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.06%) JMeter
7 7 (2.06%) Subversion
8 6 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.47%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.47%) StyleCop
9 5 (1.47%) PhantomJS
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.88%) JIRA
12 2 (0.59%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.59%) MSI
12 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 58 (17.11%) Finance
2 13 (3.83%) Marketing
3 10 (2.95%) Retail
4 7 (2.06%) Publishing
5 6 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.47%) Automotive
7 4 (1.18%) Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 191 (56.34%) Developer
2 77 (22.71%) .NET Developer
3 47 (13.86%) C# Developer
4 41 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (11.80%) Analyst
6 36 (10.62%) Software Engineer
7 31 (9.14%) Test Analyst
8 30 (8.85%) Consultant
8 30 (8.85%) SharePoint Developer
9 28 (8.26%) Software Developer
10 22 (6.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (6.19%) Test Engineer
12 18 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.72%) VB.NET Developer
14 14 (4.13%) Tester
15 12 (3.54%) Senior Developer
15 12 (3.54%) CRM Consultant
15 12 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 10 (2.95%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
16 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (80.53%) .NET
2 135 (39.82%) ASP.NET
3 123 (36.28%) WCF
4 115 (33.92%) XML
5 83 (24.48%) Web Services
6 76 (22.42%) .NET Framework
7 70 (20.65%) HTML
8 57 (16.81%) WPF
9 51 (15.04%) CSS
10 47 (13.86%) jQuery
11 42 (12.39%) LINQ
12 39 (11.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 36 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (10.32%) SOAP
15 34 (10.03%) XSLT
15 34 (10.03%) REST
16 26 (7.67%) WF
17 18 (5.31%) Ajax
18 17 (5.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
19 13 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.72%) N-Tier
2 14 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.06%) Clustering
3 7 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.77%) Mathematics
5 3 (0.88%) Wiki
5 3 (0.88%) Blog
5 3 (0.88%) W3C
5 3 (0.88%) DTV
6 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.59%) NHS
6 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.29%) iPhone
7 1 (0.29%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.29%) Social Media
7 1 (0.29%) Kindle
7 1 (0.29%) Xbox
7 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.29%) EPoS
7 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 144 (42.48%) Windows
2 29 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.65%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.77%) UNIX
6 6 (1.77%) Android
7 5 (1.47%) Linux
7 5 (1.47%) Windows NT
8 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (32.45%) Scrum
2 103 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (18.88%) MVC
4 50 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 49 (14.45%) Workflow
6 44 (12.98%) TDD
7 41 (12.09%) Automated Testing
8 40 (11.80%) CRM
8 40 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (10.32%) Web Development
10 34 (10.03%) BDD
11 31 (9.14%) OO
12 29 (8.55%) SOA
13 25 (7.37%) Content Management
14 21 (6.19%) Software Testing
15 17 (5.01%) DevOps
16 16 (4.72%) Validation
17 14 (4.13%) Release Management
18 13 (3.83%) Document Management
18 13 (3.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 246 (72.57%) C#
2 135 (39.82%) SQL
3 81 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 45 (13.27%) T-SQL
5 37 (10.91%) VB.NET
6 25 (7.37%) Java
7 21 (6.19%) C++
8 18 (5.31%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.72%) VBScript
10 15 (4.42%) VB
10 15 (4.42%) C
10 15 (4.42%) Python
11 6 (1.77%) VB6
12 5 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.47%) Delphi
13 3 (0.88%) VBA
13 3 (0.88%) Perl
14 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.59%) Ruby
14 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.19%) ISEB
4 18 (5.31%) Degree
5 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.59%) MCTS
9 1 (0.29%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) MCSD
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.29%) ACCA
9 1 (0.29%) CIMA
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.26%) QA
2 11 (3.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) WCAG
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.95%) SCCM
3 3 (0.88%) Puppet
4 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 146 (43.07%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.09%) Oracle
3 13 (3.83%) Meridio
4 8 (2.36%) SAP
5 4 (1.18%) Adobe
5 4 (1.18%) HP
5 4 (1.18%) Omniture
6 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.88%) VMware
6 3 (0.88%) Nintex
7 2 (0.59%) Serena
7 2 (0.59%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.59%) Lotus
8 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix
8 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.29%) Perforce
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