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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 100 67 101
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 189 246 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 2.53% 1.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.40% 22.30% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 158 77
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +183.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
1227 1103 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.19% 11.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 647 539
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 55
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £39.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Surrey -21 44 £363 -6.45% 12
Hampshire -8 29 £340 -6.84% 9
East Sussex +3 27 £275 -8.33% 8
Berkshire -18 24 £363 -3.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £325 -13.33% 10
West Sussex 0 21 £375 -14.28% 7
Kent +1 9 £325 -26.76% 9
Oxfordshire -17 6 £333 +9.01% 6
Middlesex +8 4 £300 -
Home Counties - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 304 (81.50%) .NET
2 271 (72.65%) C#
3 175 (46.92%) SQL Server
4 162 (43.43%) ASP.NET
5 148 (39.68%) SQL
6 145 (38.87%) JavaScript
7 140 (37.53%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (30.83%) XML
9 114 (30.56%) HTML
10 112 (30.03%) CSS
10 112 (30.03%) jQuery
11 99 (26.54%) Microsoft
12 92 (24.66%) Web Services
13 82 (21.98%) WCF
14 79 (21.18%) .NET Framework
15 78 (20.91%) Windows
16 73 (19.57%) MVC
17 68 (18.23%) Scrum
18 62 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
18 62 (16.62%) Team Foundation Server
19 61 (16.35%) SharePoint
20 55 (14.75%) VB.NET
21 51 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
22 47 (12.60%) IIS
23 46 (12.33%) T-SQL
23 46 (12.33%) Ajax
24 44 (11.80%) Security Cleared
25 42 (11.26%) CMS
26 41 (10.99%) Content Management
26 41 (10.99%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 61 (16.35%) SharePoint
2 47 (12.60%) IIS
3 42 (11.26%) CMS
4 31 (8.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.22%) Kentico
8 7 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.07%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.54%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.54%) Node.js
11 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.27%) Apache
12 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 37 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 15 (4.02%) MS Office
4 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.61%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.54%) MS Project
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (2.95%) SmartPlant
2 8 (2.14%) assyst
3 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.14%) SaaS
3 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.77%) Intranet
2 21 (5.63%) Internet
3 15 (4.02%) HTTP
4 8 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.07%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.07%) SSL
5 4 (1.07%) Firewall
6 3 (0.80%) Extranet
6 3 (0.80%) FTP
6 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.80%) Modbus
6 3 (0.80%) MQTT
7 2 (0.54%) SMTP
7 2 (0.54%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
8 1 (0.27%) 802.15
8 1 (0.27%) LAN
8 1 (0.27%) SMS
8 1 (0.27%) WAN
8 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (46.92%) SQL Server
2 62 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (8.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (4.56%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (2.41%) MS Access
12 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.34%) DTS
13 5 (1.34%) OLAP
13 5 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.07%) MySQL
14 4 (1.07%) SSDT
14 4 (1.07%) OLAP Cube
15 3 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 62 (16.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (6.97%) NUnit
3 19 (5.09%) Subversion
4 17 (4.56%) Axure RP
5 13 (3.49%) Selenium
6 12 (3.22%) StyleCop
7 10 (2.68%) JIRA
8 9 (2.41%) MSTest
8 9 (2.41%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.88%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.61%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.34%) Toad
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.34%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.07%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.07%) ClearQuest
12 4 (1.07%) CMake
12 4 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.80%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (7.24%) Publishing
2 18 (4.83%) Finance
3 7 (1.88%) German Language
4 4 (1.07%) Automotive
4 4 (1.07%) Marketing
5 3 (0.80%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.54%) Military
6 2 (0.54%) Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 264 (70.78%) Developer
2 89 (23.86%) .NET Developer
3 63 (16.89%) C# Developer
4 38 (10.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (8.85%) SharePoint Developer
6 32 (8.58%) Analyst
7 26 (6.97%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.63%) CMS Developer
9 19 (5.09%) SQL Developer
10 18 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.56%) Web Developer
11 17 (4.56%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (4.02%) Programmer
14 13 (3.49%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.49%) Consultant
14 13 (3.49%) Software Engineer
15 12 (3.22%) WPF Developer
16 11 (2.95%) Test Analyst
17 10 (2.68%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (81.50%) .NET
2 162 (43.43%) ASP.NET
3 115 (30.83%) XML
4 114 (30.56%) HTML
5 112 (30.03%) CSS
5 112 (30.03%) jQuery
6 92 (24.66%) Web Services
7 82 (21.98%) WCF
8 79 (21.18%) .NET Framework
9 51 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (12.33%) Ajax
11 36 (9.65%) Entity Framework
12 29 (7.77%) XHTML
13 27 (7.24%) WPF
14 26 (6.97%) AngularJS
15 24 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (6.43%) LINQ
16 23 (6.17%) XSLT
16 23 (6.17%) WinForms
17 19 (5.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.04%) User Experience
3 21 (5.63%) Data Structures
4 20 (5.36%) W3C
5 17 (4.56%) Web 2.0
6 15 (4.02%) Client/Server
7 14 (3.75%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.95%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.68%) Visualisation
10 9 (2.41%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.61%) Open Source
13 5 (1.34%) Replication
13 5 (1.34%) Social Media
13 5 (1.34%) Data Integration
14 4 (1.07%) Life Science
15 3 (0.80%) Blog
15 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.91%) Windows
2 7 (1.88%) Linux
3 6 (1.61%) Android
4 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.54%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.27%) UNIX
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (37.53%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (19.57%) MVC
3 68 (18.23%) Scrum
4 41 (10.99%) Content Management
4 41 (10.99%) OO
5 38 (10.19%) TDD
6 35 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (7.77%) Web Development
8 24 (6.43%) SOA
9 23 (6.17%) CRM
9 23 (6.17%) OOP
9 23 (6.17%) Multithreading
10 21 (5.63%) MVVM
11 19 (5.09%) OOD
11 19 (5.09%) Workflow
12 18 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.56%) Rapid Prototyping
14 16 (4.29%) Automated Testing
14 16 (4.29%) ITIL
15 15 (4.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 271 (72.65%) C#
2 148 (39.68%) SQL
3 145 (38.87%) JavaScript
4 55 (14.75%) VB.NET
5 46 (12.33%) T-SQL
6 38 (10.19%) C++
7 28 (7.51%) PowerShell
8 27 (7.24%) Java
9 20 (5.36%) VB
10 16 (4.29%) XAML
11 11 (2.95%) VB6
11 11 (2.95%) C
12 9 (2.41%) VBScript
12 9 (2.41%) Python
13 8 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.61%) IronPython
15 5 (1.34%) X++
16 4 (1.07%) PHP
17 3 (0.80%) Ruby
18 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.31%) Degree
4 14 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.88%) ISEB
6 7 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.07%) MCAD
8 4 (1.07%) MCSD
8 4 (1.07%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.80%) MCTS
9 3 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (0.54%) HL7
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Puppet
1 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (26.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.19%) Oracle
3 22 (5.90%) Adobe
4 20 (5.36%) OpenText
5 17 (4.56%) RedDot
5 17 (4.56%) Google
6 11 (2.95%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.95%) Telerik
7 10 (2.68%) Akamai
7 10 (2.68%) ForgeRock
8 9 (2.41%) Intergraph
9 8 (2.14%) Capita
9 8 (2.14%) Remedy
9 8 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.34%) SAP
10 5 (1.34%) VMware
10 5 (1.34%) Tableau
11 4 (1.07%) IBM
12 3 (0.80%) Apple
12 3 (0.80%) Nintex
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