The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 118 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 133 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.95% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.46% 18.14% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 70 86
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £316 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 14
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.25 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £42.50 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
988 915 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 10.76% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 496 462
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +18 43 £375 +15.38% 27
Hampshire -44 21 £363 +3.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 16 £370 +5.71% 8
Berkshire -25 16 £325 -18.75% 14
East Sussex +2 10 £250 -28.57% 9
Oxfordshire -1 9 £300 -22.58% 7
West Sussex -8 4 £386 -2.21% 2
Middlesex -3 3 £400 +60.00%
Kent -1 1 £310 -31.11% 4
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 307 (83.20%) .NET
2 262 (71.00%) C#
3 198 (53.66%) SQL Server
4 175 (47.43%) Microsoft
5 159 (43.09%) SQL
6 158 (42.82%) Windows
7 148 (40.11%) ASP.NET
8 144 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 138 (37.40%) XML
10 133 (36.04%) WCF
11 123 (33.33%) Scrum
12 112 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (23.58%) Web Services
13 87 (23.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 85 (23.04%) JavaScript
15 81 (21.95%) SharePoint
16 80 (21.68%) HTML
17 75 (20.33%) .NET Framework
18 68 (18.43%) MS Office
19 67 (18.16%) MVC
19 67 (18.16%) Workflow
20 65 (17.62%) Finance
21 61 (16.53%) WPF
22 57 (15.45%) CSS
23 55 (14.91%) TDD
24 50 (13.55%) Software Engineering
24 50 (13.55%) BDD
25 49 (13.28%) SOAP
25 49 (13.28%) T-SQL
26 48 (13.01%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 81 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 29 (7.86%) IIS
3 28 (7.59%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (6.78%) SharePoint Server
5 23 (6.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.44%) CMS
9 6 (1.63%) Documentum
10 4 (1.08%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.54%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.54%) Kentico
11 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.27%) DNN
Applications
1 68 (18.43%) MS Office
2 45 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.17%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.54%) Exstream
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.15%) Office 365
3 7 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) LDAP
2 6 (1.63%) DNS
3 5 (1.36%) HTTP
4 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.81%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.54%) VPN
5 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (53.66%) SQL Server
2 87 (23.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (6.50%) Oracle Database
7 23 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (5.69%) DTS
9 15 (4.07%) OLAP
10 13 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (3.25%) IDOL
12 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.27%) InterSystems Cache
15 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 1 (0.27%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 144 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (9.21%) NUnit
3 25 (6.78%) Selenium
4 19 (5.15%) SpecFlow
5 18 (4.88%) SoapUI
6 16 (4.34%) Git (software)
6 16 (4.34%) WebDriver
7 11 (2.98%) PhantomJS
8 10 (2.71%) Subversion
9 7 (1.90%) JMeter
10 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.63%) JIRA
11 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.08%) Hudson
12 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.81%) StyleCop
14 2 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 65 (17.62%) Finance
2 13 (3.52%) Marketing
3 10 (2.71%) Retail
4 9 (2.44%) Publishing
5 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.36%) Back Office
6 4 (1.08%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Automotive
7 3 (0.81%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (56.64%) Developer
2 95 (25.75%) .NET Developer
3 51 (13.82%) Analyst
4 46 (12.47%) C# Developer
5 40 (10.84%) Test Analyst
6 39 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (9.49%) Software Engineer
8 30 (8.13%) SharePoint Developer
9 29 (7.86%) Software Developer
10 28 (7.59%) Consultant
11 23 (6.23%) Test Engineer
12 22 (5.96%) VB.NET Developer
13 21 (5.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (4.07%) QA Analyst
15 15 (4.07%) Programmer
16 14 (3.79%) Senior Developer
17 13 (3.52%) Tester
17 13 (3.52%) Microsoft Consultant
17 13 (3.52%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (83.20%) .NET
2 148 (40.11%) ASP.NET
3 138 (37.40%) XML
4 133 (36.04%) WCF
5 87 (23.58%) Web Services
6 80 (21.68%) HTML
7 75 (20.33%) .NET Framework
8 61 (16.53%) WPF
9 57 (15.45%) CSS
10 49 (13.28%) SOAP
11 47 (12.74%) jQuery
12 43 (11.65%) REST
12 43 (11.65%) XSLT
13 40 (10.84%) WF
14 39 (10.57%) LINQ
15 38 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (10.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 15 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 15 (4.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 13 (3.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.42%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.61%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.63%) Mathematics
4 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.08%) Blog
6 3 (0.81%) Wiki
7 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.54%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.54%) NHS
7 2 (0.54%) DTV
8 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.27%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.27%) Replication
8 1 (0.27%) Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) CCTV
8 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.27%) Robotics
8 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 158 (42.82%) Windows
2 31 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 7 (1.90%) Linux
7 5 (1.36%) UNIX
7 5 (1.36%) Android
7 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (33.33%) Scrum
2 112 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (18.16%) MVC
3 67 (18.16%) Workflow
4 55 (14.91%) TDD
5 50 (13.55%) Software Engineering
5 50 (13.55%) BDD
6 47 (12.74%) Automated Testing
7 46 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (11.65%) CRM
9 36 (9.76%) OO
9 36 (9.76%) Web Development
10 31 (8.40%) SOA
11 30 (8.13%) Software Testing
12 23 (6.23%) Release Management
12 23 (6.23%) Content Management
13 17 (4.61%) Validation
13 17 (4.61%) DevOps
14 12 (3.25%) Migration
14 12 (3.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (71.00%) C#
2 159 (43.09%) SQL
3 85 (23.04%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.28%) T-SQL
5 48 (13.01%) VB.NET
6 27 (7.32%) C++
7 26 (7.05%) Java
8 20 (5.42%) C
9 16 (4.34%) VB
10 12 (3.25%) Python
10 12 (3.25%) VBScript
10 12 (3.25%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.17%) VB6
12 5 (1.36%) Delphi
12 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.81%) VBA
13 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.27%) XPath
15 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 29 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.50%) Degree
4 23 (6.23%) ISEB
5 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) MCSD
7 4 (1.08%) MCSE
7 4 (1.08%) MCTS
7 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) ACCA
8 1 (0.27%) CIMA
8 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.67%) QA
2 11 (2.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.81%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.44%) SCCM
3 3 (0.81%) Puppet
4 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 175 (47.43%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.57%) Oracle
3 12 (3.25%) Meridio
4 5 (1.36%) VMware
4 5 (1.36%) SAP
5 4 (1.08%) HP
5 4 (1.08%) Omniture
6 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.81%) Nintex
7 2 (0.54%) Perforce
7 2 (0.54%) Serena
7 2 (0.54%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.54%) Lotus
7 2 (0.54%) Adobe
8 1 (0.27%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.27%) Informatica
8 1 (0.27%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.27%) Mercator
8 1 (0.27%) Kofax
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