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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 98 77 94
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 186 205 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.87% 2.24% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.46% 20.24% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 117 74
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +116.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
1203 1013 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.10% 11.07% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 578 480
Average daily rate £362 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.54% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 54
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £38.40 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -19 42 £363 -3.33% 23
Hampshire -2 39 £350 +7.69% 9
East Sussex +3 26 £388 +29.16% 14
Buckinghamshire -16 21 £325 -9.34% 14
Berkshire -25 21 £375 +15.38% 10
West Sussex -12 18 £388 +14.81% 8
Kent -2 12 £330 +20.00% 12
Oxfordshire -17 5 £340 +18.26% 6
Middlesex - 3 £325 - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 318 (84.13%) .NET
2 273 (72.22%) C#
3 188 (49.74%) SQL Server
4 168 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 159 (42.06%) SQL
6 152 (40.21%) JavaScript
7 142 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (31.22%) jQuery
9 117 (30.95%) HTML
10 115 (30.42%) CSS
11 111 (29.37%) XML
12 107 (28.31%) Microsoft
13 100 (26.46%) Web Services
14 90 (23.81%) Windows
15 89 (23.54%) WCF
16 80 (21.16%) .NET Framework
16 80 (21.16%) MVC
16 80 (21.16%) Scrum
17 70 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 68 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
19 60 (15.87%) SharePoint
20 59 (15.61%) VB.NET
21 56 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
22 55 (14.55%) IIS
23 48 (12.70%) Security Cleared
23 48 (12.70%) Ajax
24 44 (11.64%) TDD
25 43 (11.38%) CMS
25 43 (11.38%) Oracle
26 41 (10.85%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 55 (14.55%) IIS
3 43 (11.38%) CMS
4 30 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (5.29%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (3.44%) Kentico
8 9 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.06%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.79%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.26%) SAS
12 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 40 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (4.50%) MS Office
4 7 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.59%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.91%) SmartPlant
3 8 (2.12%) assyst
4 4 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.85%) SaaS
3 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.14%) Intranet
2 17 (4.50%) HTTP
3 16 (4.23%) Internet
4 13 (3.44%) SSL
5 10 (2.65%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.32%) Firewall
6 5 (1.32%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.06%) FTP
8 3 (0.79%) Extranet
8 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.79%) S/MIME
8 3 (0.79%) SMTP
8 3 (0.79%) MQTT
8 3 (0.79%) Modbus
9 2 (0.53%) DNS
10 1 (0.26%) LDAP
10 1 (0.26%) 802.15
10 1 (0.26%) CTI
10 1 (0.26%) VPN
10 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (49.74%) SQL Server
2 70 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (5.03%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (2.65%) MS Access
10 9 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.12%) MySQL
12 6 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.59%) DTS
13 5 (1.32%) OLAP
13 5 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.06%) SSDT
14 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.79%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 68 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (7.41%) NUnit
3 17 (4.50%) Axure RP
4 14 (3.70%) StyleCop
5 13 (3.44%) Subversion
5 13 (3.44%) Selenium
6 9 (2.38%) JIRA
6 9 (2.38%) MSTest
6 9 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.12%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.32%) Toad
8 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.06%) CMake
9 4 (1.06%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.06%) ClearQuest
9 4 (1.06%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
General
1 27 (7.14%) Publishing
2 16 (4.23%) Finance
3 5 (1.32%) Automotive
3 5 (1.32%) Marketing
4 3 (0.79%) Retail
4 3 (0.79%) German Language
5 2 (0.53%) Banking
5 2 (0.53%) Military
5 2 (0.53%) Advertising
5 2 (0.53%) Electronics
5 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (69.84%) Developer
2 99 (26.19%) .NET Developer
3 60 (15.87%) C# Developer
4 38 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (8.73%) Analyst
5 33 (8.73%) SharePoint Developer
6 31 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 22 (5.82%) CMS Developer
8 19 (5.03%) Programmer
9 18 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 18 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (4.50%) SQL Developer
10 17 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.97%) Consultant
11 15 (3.97%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.91%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.91%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.91%) WPF Developer
13 10 (2.65%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (84.13%) .NET
2 168 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 118 (31.22%) jQuery
4 117 (30.95%) HTML
5 115 (30.42%) CSS
6 111 (29.37%) XML
7 100 (26.46%) Web Services
8 89 (23.54%) WCF
9 80 (21.16%) .NET Framework
10 56 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (12.70%) Ajax
12 40 (10.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 30 (7.94%) XHTML
14 25 (6.61%) WPF
14 25 (6.61%) LINQ
15 24 (6.35%) AngularJS
15 24 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (6.35%) XSLT
15 24 (6.35%) WinForms
16 20 (5.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.67%) User Experience
3 20 (5.29%) W3C
4 19 (5.03%) Data Structures
5 17 (4.50%) Web 2.0
6 14 (3.70%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.44%) Open Source
8 11 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.65%) Visualisation
10 9 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.59%) Clustering
12 5 (1.32%) Replication
12 5 (1.32%) Social Media
12 5 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.06%) PKI
13 4 (1.06%) Life Science
13 4 (1.06%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 90 (23.81%) Windows
2 8 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.32%) Linux
3 5 (1.32%) Android
3 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.53%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.26%) UNIX
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (21.16%) MVC
2 80 (21.16%) Scrum
3 44 (11.64%) TDD
4 39 (10.32%) Content Management
5 35 (9.26%) OO
6 33 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (8.47%) Web Development
8 26 (6.88%) SOA
9 24 (6.35%) CRM
10 22 (5.82%) OOP
11 21 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 21 (5.56%) Workflow
12 20 (5.29%) MVVM
13 18 (4.76%) Automated Testing
13 18 (4.76%) OOD
14 17 (4.50%) Rapid Prototyping
15 16 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (4.23%) Migration
16 15 (3.97%) UML
Programming Languages
1 273 (72.22%) C#
2 159 (42.06%) SQL
3 152 (40.21%) JavaScript
4 59 (15.61%) VB.NET
5 38 (10.05%) T-SQL
6 33 (8.73%) PowerShell
7 31 (8.20%) C++
8 28 (7.41%) Java
9 19 (5.03%) VB
10 17 (4.50%) XAML
11 13 (3.44%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.17%) VB6
13 11 (2.91%) C
14 10 (2.65%) Python
15 9 (2.38%) VBScript
16 8 (2.12%) PHP
17 6 (1.59%) IronPython
18 4 (1.06%) Ruby
19 3 (0.79%) Perl
19 3 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.41%) Degree
4 14 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.65%) ISEB
6 7 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.06%) MCTS
8 4 (1.06%) MCITP
8 4 (1.06%) MCAD
8 4 (1.06%) MCSD
8 4 (1.06%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.59%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (28.31%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.38%) Oracle
3 23 (6.08%) Adobe
4 20 (5.29%) OpenText
5 17 (4.50%) RedDot
5 17 (4.50%) Google
6 11 (2.91%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.65%) ForgeRock
7 10 (2.65%) Akamai
7 10 (2.65%) Telerik
8 9 (2.38%) Intergraph
9 8 (2.12%) Capita
9 8 (2.12%) Remedy
10 7 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.59%) VMware
12 5 (1.32%) SAP
13 4 (1.06%) IBM
14 3 (0.79%) Apple
14 3 (0.79%) Tableau
14 3 (0.79%) Nintex
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dover
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Circa £350per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 23 days ago