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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 114 71 103
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 148 215 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 2.40% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.16% 20.32% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 144 66
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £52.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £48.50 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £59.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -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
1125 1058 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.06% 11.82% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 596 505
Average daily rate £355 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £36.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £58.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 -27 31 £350 -14.63% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 27 £300 -20.52% 12
East Sussex -3 20 £275 -12.00% 5
Hampshire -11 19 £314 -0.39% 10
Berkshire -34 19 £325 -23.52% 14
West Sussex -7 16 £343 -27.89% 10
Kent +10 7 £318 +2.41% 3
Middlesex +8 3 £300 -
Oxfordshire -26 3 £250 -18.03% 9
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 280 (78.43%) .NET
2 257 (71.99%) C#
3 158 (44.26%) ASP.NET
4 157 (43.98%) SQL Server
5 147 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 138 (38.66%) SQL
7 136 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (36.41%) HTML
9 120 (33.61%) XML
10 114 (31.93%) CSS
11 109 (30.53%) jQuery
12 96 (26.89%) Web Services
13 94 (26.33%) Microsoft
14 81 (22.69%) MVC
15 79 (22.13%) WCF
16 77 (21.57%) .NET Framework
17 75 (21.01%) Windows
18 63 (17.65%) Scrum
19 57 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
20 55 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
21 49 (13.73%) SharePoint
22 48 (13.45%) VB.NET
22 48 (13.45%) IIS
22 48 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
23 46 (12.89%) Ajax
23 46 (12.89%) OO
24 43 (12.04%) C++
24 43 (12.04%) CMS
25 42 (11.76%) Content Management
25 42 (11.76%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 48 (13.45%) IIS
3 43 (12.04%) CMS
4 20 (5.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (5.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.36%) Kentico
7 8 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.68%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.12%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.56%) Node.js
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (5.04%) MS Office
4 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.40%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.08%) SmartPlant
2 8 (2.24%) assyst
3 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.40%) SaaS
3 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.96%) Intranet
2 20 (5.60%) Internet
3 14 (3.92%) HTTP
4 7 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.12%) Firewall
5 4 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.84%) Extranet
6 3 (0.84%) SSL
6 3 (0.84%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.84%) MQTT
6 3 (0.84%) Modbus
7 1 (0.28%) 802.15
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
7 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.28%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (43.98%) SQL Server
2 48 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (8.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 19 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.20%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.52%) MS Access
10 9 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.68%) MySQL
12 5 (1.40%) OLAP
12 5 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.40%) DTS
12 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.12%) SSDT
13 4 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
14 3 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 57 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (7.00%) NUnit
3 18 (5.04%) Subversion
4 17 (4.76%) Axure RP
5 14 (3.92%) Selenium
6 12 (3.36%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.08%) StyleCop
8 10 (2.80%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.80%) WebDriver
8 10 (2.80%) JIRA
9 6 (1.68%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.40%) Toad
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.12%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.12%) ClearQuest
11 4 (1.12%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.84%) MSTest
General
1 25 (7.00%) Finance
2 22 (6.16%) Publishing
3 7 (1.96%) German Language
3 7 (1.96%) Marketing
4 5 (1.40%) Automotive
5 4 (1.12%) Electronics
6 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.56%) Military
6 2 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 247 (69.19%) Developer
2 84 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 66 (18.49%) C# Developer
4 39 (10.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (8.68%) Analyst
6 26 (7.28%) SharePoint Developer
7 23 (6.44%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.88%) CMS Developer
9 20 (5.60%) Web Developer
9 20 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (5.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.76%) SQL Developer
12 16 (4.48%) Programmer
13 14 (3.92%) Senior Developer
14 13 (3.64%) Support Analyst
15 12 (3.36%) Consultant
15 12 (3.36%) C++ Developer
16 11 (3.08%) Test Analyst
17 10 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (78.43%) .NET
2 158 (44.26%) ASP.NET
3 130 (36.41%) HTML
4 120 (33.61%) XML
5 114 (31.93%) CSS
6 109 (30.53%) jQuery
7 96 (26.89%) Web Services
8 79 (22.13%) WCF
9 77 (21.57%) .NET Framework
10 55 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 46 (12.89%) Ajax
12 31 (8.68%) XHTML
13 29 (8.12%) AngularJS
14 28 (7.84%) Entity Framework
15 24 (6.72%) LINQ
16 23 (6.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (6.44%) XSLT
17 22 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 21 (5.88%) HTML5
19 20 (5.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.52%) User Experience
2 26 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 20 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.60%) W3C
5 19 (5.32%) Client/Server
6 17 (4.76%) Web 2.0
7 11 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.68%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.40%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.40%) Social Media
10 5 (1.40%) Open Source
11 4 (1.12%) Life Science
11 4 (1.12%) Replication
12 3 (0.84%) NHS
12 3 (0.84%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.84%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 75 (21.01%) Windows
2 9 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.24%) Linux
4 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) UNIX
6 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (22.69%) MVC
3 63 (17.65%) Scrum
4 46 (12.89%) OO
5 42 (11.76%) Content Management
6 35 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (8.68%) TDD
8 30 (8.40%) Web Development
9 28 (7.84%) OOP
10 24 (6.72%) Software Engineering
10 24 (6.72%) Multithreading
11 23 (6.44%) UML
12 22 (6.16%) OOD
13 19 (5.32%) CRM
14 17 (4.76%) Rapid Prototyping
14 17 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 16 (4.48%) ITIL
15 16 (4.48%) SOA
15 16 (4.48%) Automated Testing
16 15 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 257 (71.99%) C#
2 147 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 138 (38.66%) SQL
4 48 (13.45%) VB.NET
5 43 (12.04%) C++
6 38 (10.64%) T-SQL
7 25 (7.00%) Java
8 20 (5.60%) VB
9 17 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.08%) C
10 11 (3.08%) VB6
11 10 (2.80%) XAML
11 10 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.52%) VBScript
12 9 (2.52%) Python
13 6 (1.68%) IronPython
14 5 (1.40%) PHP
14 5 (1.40%) X++
15 3 (0.84%) Ruby
15 3 (0.84%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 37 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.08%) Degree
3 33 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.12%) ISEB
7 4 (1.12%) MCAD
7 4 (1.12%) MCSD
7 4 (1.12%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.84%) MCITP
8 3 (0.84%) MCTS
8 3 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.84%) TickIT
2 2 (0.56%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) HL7
2 2 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 94 (26.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.76%) Oracle
3 22 (6.16%) Adobe
4 20 (5.60%) OpenText
5 17 (4.76%) RedDot
5 17 (4.76%) Google
6 10 (2.80%) ForgeRock
6 10 (2.80%) Akamai
6 10 (2.80%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.80%) Telerik
6 10 (2.80%) Remedy
7 9 (2.52%) Intergraph
8 8 (2.24%) Capita
8 8 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.40%) SAP
9 5 (1.40%) IBM
9 5 (1.40%) VMware
9 5 (1.40%) Tableau
10 3 (0.84%) Apple
10 3 (0.84%) Nintex
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £36 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago