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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 129 99 87
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 137 169 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.89% 1.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.18% 16.36% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 110 66
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £40.50 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £45.00 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £59.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
1225 1033 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.09% 11.53% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 565 489
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 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 50
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 £13.50 £35.70 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Buckinghamshire +13 33 £300 -18.91% 7
Oxfordshire -3 27 £400 +31.14% 9
Surrey -40 19 £385 -3.75% 12
Hampshire -5 15 £289 -18.94% 15
Berkshire -10 15 £325 -23.52% 6
Kent +7 10 £415 +33.87% 4
West Sussex -5 10 £325 -15.85% 4
Middlesex +6 5 £300 -25.00%
East Sussex -14 3 £175 -43.08% 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 254 (77.44%) .NET
2 230 (70.12%) C#
3 160 (48.78%) SQL Server
4 158 (48.17%) ASP.NET
5 137 (41.77%) JavaScript
6 133 (40.55%) SQL
7 115 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (34.45%) HTML
9 108 (32.93%) Microsoft
10 102 (31.10%) CSS
11 100 (30.49%) Windows
12 92 (28.05%) XML
13 82 (25.00%) MVC
13 82 (25.00%) jQuery
14 81 (24.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 76 (23.17%) .NET Framework
16 70 (21.34%) Web Services
17 69 (21.04%) WCF
18 68 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 63 (19.21%) Scrum
20 51 (15.55%) C++
21 43 (13.11%) T-SQL
21 43 (13.11%) SharePoint
22 42 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
23 41 (12.50%) OO
24 38 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 36 (10.98%) IIS
26 35 (10.67%) Oracle
27 34 (10.37%) SC Cleared
27 34 (10.37%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 43 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 36 (10.98%) IIS
3 15 (4.57%) CMS
3 15 (4.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.91%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.91%) Lync
9 2 (0.61%) Node.js
9 2 (0.61%) Kentico
9 2 (0.61%) Apache
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.30%) WordPress
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 31 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.01%) MS Office
3 8 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.52%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.61%) MS Project
8 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.22%) Office 365
2 3 (0.91%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.79%) Internet
2 14 (4.27%) Intranet
2 14 (4.27%) HTTP
3 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.22%) VPN
4 4 (1.22%) Firewall
5 3 (0.91%) SSL
5 3 (0.91%) Extranet
6 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.30%) Network Security
7 1 (0.30%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.30%) CTI
7 1 (0.30%) SNMP
7 1 (0.30%) DNS
7 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.30%) SMS
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (9.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (8.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (7.93%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.27%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (3.66%) MySQL
10 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (2.74%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (2.44%) SSDT
12 5 (1.52%) DTS
13 4 (1.22%) OLAP
14 3 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (0.91%) MS Access
14 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.91%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 81 (24.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.23%) Subversion
3 19 (5.79%) NUnit
4 14 (4.27%) MSBuild
5 11 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 11 (3.35%) TeamCity
5 11 (3.35%) StyleCop
6 10 (3.05%) Selenium
7 9 (2.74%) SpecFlow
8 8 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.44%) JIRA
9 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.52%) ClearQuest
10 5 (1.52%) MSTest
10 5 (1.52%) WinDbg
11 4 (1.22%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.22%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.22%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (8.84%) Finance
2 11 (3.35%) Publishing
3 7 (2.13%) German Language
4 6 (1.83%) Marketing
4 6 (1.83%) Electronics
5 5 (1.52%) Automotive
6 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 224 (68.29%) Developer
2 78 (23.78%) .NET Developer
3 58 (17.68%) C# Developer
4 39 (11.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (7.93%) Web Developer
6 25 (7.62%) Analyst
7 24 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 24 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 23 (7.01%) Software Developer
9 22 (6.71%) SharePoint Developer
10 20 (6.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (6.10%) SQL Developer
11 15 (4.57%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.27%) Consultant
13 13 (3.96%) Architect
13 13 (3.96%) C++ Developer
14 10 (3.05%) Front-End Developer
15 9 (2.74%) WPF Developer
15 9 (2.74%) Test Analyst
16 8 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (77.44%) .NET
2 158 (48.17%) ASP.NET
3 113 (34.45%) HTML
4 102 (31.10%) CSS
5 92 (28.05%) XML
6 82 (25.00%) jQuery
7 76 (23.17%) .NET Framework
8 70 (21.34%) Web Services
9 69 (21.04%) WCF
10 68 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (9.45%) Ajax
12 26 (7.93%) Entity Framework
13 24 (7.32%) LINQ
13 24 (7.32%) REST
14 21 (6.40%) AngularJS
14 21 (6.40%) HTML5
15 18 (5.49%) WPF
16 17 (5.18%) JSON
16 17 (5.18%) XSL
16 17 (5.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.49%) Client/Server
3 16 (4.88%) User Experience
3 16 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.05%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.22%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.22%) Replication
9 3 (0.91%) Clustering
9 3 (0.91%) W3C
9 3 (0.91%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.91%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.91%) Social Media
10 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.30%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 100 (30.49%) Windows
2 19 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.44%) Linux
6 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.52%) Android
6 5 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.61%) UNIX
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (25.00%) MVC
3 63 (19.21%) Scrum
4 41 (12.50%) OO
5 33 (10.06%) Software Engineering
6 31 (9.45%) TDD
7 30 (9.15%) UML
8 25 (7.62%) CRM
9 24 (7.32%) Web Development
10 23 (7.01%) Multithreading
10 23 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (6.71%) Unit Testing
12 17 (5.18%) OOD
13 16 (4.88%) ITIL
13 16 (4.88%) Waterfall
14 15 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (4.27%) Content Management
16 13 (3.96%) Workflow
16 13 (3.96%) OOP
16 13 (3.96%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 230 (70.12%) C#
2 137 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 133 (40.55%) SQL
4 51 (15.55%) C++
5 43 (13.11%) T-SQL
6 31 (9.45%) Java
7 28 (8.54%) VB.NET
8 26 (7.93%) PowerShell
9 22 (6.71%) VB
10 13 (3.96%) VBScript
11 12 (3.66%) C
12 11 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.35%) VB6
13 9 (2.74%) C++/CLI
14 8 (2.44%) Python
14 8 (2.44%) PHP
15 7 (2.13%) Perl
16 5 (1.52%) X++
17 3 (0.91%) Ruby
17 3 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (10.37%) Degree
1 34 (10.37%) SC Cleared
1 34 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.52%) ISEB
5 4 (1.22%) MCAD
5 4 (1.22%) MCSD
5 4 (1.22%) MCDBA
6 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.91%) MCTS
7 2 (0.61%) MCITP
7 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.91%) TickIT
1 3 (0.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.61%) HL7
2 2 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.91%) XenApp
4 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.44%) SCCM
2 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.61%) Puppet
3 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 108 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.67%) Oracle
3 13 (3.96%) VMware
4 8 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.13%) Telerik
6 5 (1.52%) Adobe
6 5 (1.52%) IBM
6 5 (1.52%) Perforce
6 5 (1.52%) Tableau
7 4 (1.22%) Capita
8 3 (0.91%) Google
8 3 (0.91%) Remedy
8 3 (0.91%) Apple
8 3 (0.91%) Citrix
8 3 (0.91%) OpenText
8 3 (0.91%) RedDot
8 3 (0.91%) Nintex
9 2 (0.61%) HP
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Embarcadero
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