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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 127 116 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 145 138 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 1.50% 1.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.92% 13.84% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 83 67
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £45.00 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £57.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
1216 997 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.77% 10.83% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 553 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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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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 +3 34 £400 +33.33% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 28 £300 -16.66% 3
Hampshire -8 18 £320 -11.72% 15
West Sussex +4 17 £325 -15.85% 5
Berkshire +2 17 £325 +0.77% 8
Surrey -35 16 £350 -6.66% 12
Kent +11 12 £375 +13.63% 3
Middlesex +4 4 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 247 (77.92%) .NET
2 229 (72.24%) C#
3 158 (49.84%) ASP.NET
4 157 (49.53%) SQL Server
5 131 (41.32%) JavaScript
6 126 (39.75%) SQL
7 116 (36.59%) HTML
8 114 (35.96%) Microsoft
9 113 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (31.86%) CSS
11 92 (29.02%) Windows
12 86 (27.13%) XML
13 83 (26.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 73 (23.03%) jQuery
15 69 (21.77%) MVC
16 66 (20.82%) .NET Framework
17 61 (19.24%) WCF
18 60 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 58 (18.30%) Web Services
20 55 (17.35%) Scrum
21 51 (16.09%) C++
22 48 (15.14%) T-SQL
23 46 (14.51%) SQL Server 2008
24 41 (12.93%) IIS
24 41 (12.93%) SharePoint
25 38 (11.99%) OO
25 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 37 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
27 35 (11.04%) Finance
28 34 (10.73%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (12.93%) IIS
1 41 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (2.84%) CMS
3 9 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.95%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.95%) Lync
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.32%) Node.js
9 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.32%) ArcIMS
9 1 (0.32%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.32%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 31 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.89%) MS Office
3 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.58%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.58%) Office 365
2 3 (0.95%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.99%) Internet
2 16 (5.05%) Intranet
3 8 (2.52%) HTTP
4 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.26%) VPN
5 4 (1.26%) Firewall
6 3 (0.95%) Extranet
7 2 (0.63%) SSL
8 1 (0.32%) CTI
8 1 (0.32%) SNMP
8 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.32%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.32%) DNS
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.32%) SMS
8 1 (0.32%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (49.53%) SQL Server
2 46 (14.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (9.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (9.15%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.10%) MySQL
9 11 (3.47%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.52%) SSDT
12 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.58%) DTS
14 4 (1.26%) OLAP
14 4 (1.26%) MS Access
14 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.26%) OLAP Cube
15 3 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 83 (26.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (9.15%) Subversion
2 29 (9.15%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.05%) MSBuild
4 15 (4.73%) Selenium
5 14 (4.42%) NUnit
6 12 (3.79%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.15%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.84%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.52%) StyleCop
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (2.52%) JIRA
9 8 (2.52%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.21%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.89%) WinDbg
11 6 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.58%) ClearQuest
12 5 (1.58%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.26%) NetBeans
13 4 (1.26%) Cucumber
General
1 35 (11.04%) Finance
2 7 (2.21%) German Language
3 5 (1.58%) Marketing
3 5 (1.58%) Automotive
3 5 (1.58%) Publishing
4 4 (1.26%) Electronics
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.63%) Banking
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Military
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 211 (66.56%) Developer
2 69 (21.77%) .NET Developer
3 53 (16.72%) C# Developer
4 36 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (8.83%) Analyst
6 27 (8.52%) Web Developer
7 25 (7.89%) Software Engineer
8 23 (7.26%) Software Developer
9 22 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (6.62%) SQL Developer
11 19 (5.99%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Architect
13 13 (4.10%) C++ Developer
14 12 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.79%) Consultant
15 11 (3.47%) Programmer
15 11 (3.47%) Front-End Developer
16 8 (2.52%) Analyst Programmer
16 8 (2.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (77.92%) .NET
2 158 (49.84%) ASP.NET
3 116 (36.59%) HTML
4 101 (31.86%) CSS
5 86 (27.13%) XML
6 73 (23.03%) jQuery
7 66 (20.82%) .NET Framework
8 61 (19.24%) WCF
9 60 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 58 (18.30%) Web Services
11 24 (7.57%) Ajax
11 24 (7.57%) HTML5
12 22 (6.94%) LINQ
12 22 (6.94%) REST
12 22 (6.94%) AngularJS
13 21 (6.62%) Entity Framework
14 19 (5.99%) XSL
15 18 (5.68%) WPF
16 17 (5.36%) JSON
16 17 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.26%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.73%) Client/Server
4 13 (4.10%) User Experience
5 10 (3.15%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.58%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.95%) Replication
9 3 (0.95%) Clustering
9 3 (0.95%) Social Media
9 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.32%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 92 (29.02%) Windows
2 22 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.52%) Linux
6 7 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.58%) Android
9 2 (0.63%) UNIX
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.77%) MVC
3 55 (17.35%) Scrum
4 38 (11.99%) OO
5 33 (10.41%) TDD
5 33 (10.41%) Software Engineering
6 29 (9.15%) UML
7 26 (8.20%) Web Development
8 25 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 25 (7.89%) Multithreading
9 22 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.62%) CRM
10 21 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (5.36%) OOD
12 15 (4.73%) OOP
12 15 (4.73%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.73%) SDLC
13 14 (4.42%) ITIL
13 14 (4.42%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.10%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 229 (72.24%) C#
2 131 (41.32%) JavaScript
3 126 (39.75%) SQL
4 51 (16.09%) C++
5 48 (15.14%) T-SQL
6 28 (8.83%) Java
7 27 (8.52%) VB.NET
8 26 (8.20%) VB
9 21 (6.62%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.36%) VBScript
11 14 (4.42%) C
12 11 (3.47%) VB6
13 10 (3.15%) C++/CLI
14 9 (2.84%) Python
15 8 (2.52%) Perl
15 8 (2.52%) PHP
16 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.58%) X++
17 3 (0.95%) Ruby
17 3 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (10.41%) Degree
2 24 (7.57%) SC Cleared
2 24 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (1.89%) ISEB
6 4 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.26%) MCAD
6 4 (1.26%) MCSD
6 4 (1.26%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.95%) TickIT
1 3 (0.95%) HL7
1 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 19 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.95%) XenApp
4 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.84%) SCCM
2 3 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 114 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.73%) Oracle
3 14 (4.42%) VMware
4 10 (3.15%) Telerik
5 6 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.89%) Perforce
6 5 (1.58%) IBM
6 5 (1.58%) Tableau
7 4 (1.26%) Infragistics
7 4 (1.26%) Remedy
8 3 (0.95%) Apple
8 3 (0.95%) Citrix
8 3 (0.95%) Nintex
9 2 (0.63%) Capita
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe
9 2 (0.63%) HP
9 2 (0.63%) QNX
10 1 (0.32%) ESRI
10 1 (0.32%) Intergraph
10 1 (0.32%) Telelogic
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