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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 126 92 104
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 127 183 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 2.10% 1.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.43% 20.27% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 96 87
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
1022 903 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.05% 10.38% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 557 505
Average daily rate £370 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 48 £388 +21.09% 23
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £338 -7.53% 5
Hampshire -49 18 £375 +10.96% 10
East Sussex -12 13 £308 -13.68% 6
Berkshire -10 12 £375 -11.76% 18
Oxfordshire -5 10 £300 -22.58% 5
Kent -5 2 £350 -26.31% 7
West Sussex -5 2 £488 +81.39% 2
Middlesex -2 1 £400 -3.03%
Sussex - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 254 (78.64%) .NET
2 234 (72.45%) C#
3 186 (57.59%) SQL Server
4 142 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (42.72%) Microsoft
6 135 (41.80%) Windows
7 125 (38.70%) SQL
8 116 (35.91%) ASP.NET
8 116 (35.91%) WCF
9 115 (35.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 105 (32.51%) XML
11 102 (31.58%) Scrum
12 82 (25.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 80 (24.77%) JavaScript
14 76 (23.53%) Web Services
14 76 (23.53%) .NET Framework
15 67 (20.74%) HTML
16 64 (19.81%) SharePoint
17 61 (18.89%) MVC
18 58 (17.96%) WPF
19 54 (16.72%) CSS
20 51 (15.79%) MS Office
21 48 (14.86%) jQuery
22 46 (14.24%) Software Engineering
22 46 (14.24%) Finance
23 45 (13.93%) T-SQL
24 44 (13.62%) MS Excel
25 41 (12.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 41 (12.69%) LINQ
25 41 (12.69%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 64 (19.81%) SharePoint
2 34 (10.53%) IIS
3 27 (8.36%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (7.12%) SharePoint Server
5 18 (5.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.86%) CMS
8 6 (1.86%) Documentum
9 4 (1.24%) Content Management Server
10 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.62%) Papyrus
10 2 (0.62%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 2 (0.62%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.31%) DNN
11 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (15.79%) MS Office
2 44 (13.62%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.17%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (9.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.62%) Exstream
4 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.31%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.81%) Office 365
2 19 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.33%) LDAP
2 8 (2.48%) SSL
3 7 (2.17%) DNS
4 4 (1.24%) Internet
4 4 (1.24%) HTTP
5 3 (0.93%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.93%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.62%) ASN.1
6 2 (0.62%) Intranet
7 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.31%) VPN
7 1 (0.31%) DHCP
7 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (57.59%) SQL Server
2 82 (25.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (11.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (7.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (7.43%) Oracle Database
7 20 (6.19%) DTS
8 15 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (4.33%) OLAP
10 11 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (3.41%) IDOL
11 7 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.55%) MySQL
14 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.62%) SSDT
15 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
15 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 115 (35.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (9.29%) NUnit
3 17 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 15 (4.64%) Selenium
5 14 (4.33%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.72%) Subversion
7 7 (2.17%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.86%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.86%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.55%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.55%) StyleCop
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.24%) JMeter
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.93%) JIRA
11 3 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.62%) MSI
12 2 (0.62%) WiX
General
1 46 (14.24%) Finance
2 12 (3.72%) Marketing
3 10 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (2.48%) Publishing
5 7 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.55%) Automotive
7 4 (1.24%) Back Office
7 4 (1.24%) Games
8 3 (0.93%) Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 181 (56.04%) Developer
2 69 (21.36%) .NET Developer
3 47 (14.55%) C# Developer
4 43 (13.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 32 (9.91%) Analyst
7 31 (9.60%) Consultant
8 29 (8.98%) SharePoint Developer
9 24 (7.43%) Test Analyst
9 24 (7.43%) Software Developer
10 22 (6.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (5.88%) Test Engineer
12 18 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (4.33%) Tester
14 13 (4.02%) VB.NET Developer
15 12 (3.72%) CRM Consultant
15 12 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 10 (3.10%) Technical Leader
16 10 (3.10%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
16 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (78.64%) .NET
2 116 (35.91%) ASP.NET
2 116 (35.91%) WCF
3 105 (32.51%) XML
4 76 (23.53%) Web Services
4 76 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 67 (20.74%) HTML
6 58 (17.96%) WPF
7 54 (16.72%) CSS
8 48 (14.86%) jQuery
9 41 (12.69%) LINQ
9 41 (12.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 37 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (10.22%) REST
12 29 (8.98%) XSLT
13 28 (8.67%) SOAP
14 19 (5.88%) Ajax
15 17 (5.26%) WF
16 14 (4.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 13 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.64%) N-Tier
4 7 (2.17%) Clustering
4 7 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.86%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.93%) Wiki
6 3 (0.93%) Blog
6 3 (0.93%) W3C
6 3 (0.93%) DTV
6 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.31%) EPoS
8 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.31%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.31%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 135 (41.80%) Windows
2 25 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.79%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.17%) UNIX
7 6 (1.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.55%) Linux
8 5 (1.55%) Windows NT
9 4 (1.24%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.62%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (31.58%) Scrum
3 61 (18.89%) MVC
4 46 (14.24%) Software Engineering
5 41 (12.69%) TDD
6 39 (12.07%) CRM
7 37 (11.46%) Workflow
7 37 (11.46%) Automated Testing
8 34 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.98%) Web Development
10 26 (8.05%) OO
10 26 (8.05%) BDD
11 25 (7.74%) SOA
11 25 (7.74%) Content Management
12 17 (5.26%) Software Testing
12 17 (5.26%) DevOps
13 16 (4.95%) Validation
14 13 (4.02%) OOD
15 12 (3.72%) Multithreading
16 11 (3.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (72.45%) C#
2 125 (38.70%) SQL
3 80 (24.77%) JavaScript
4 45 (13.93%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.91%) VB.NET
6 25 (7.74%) Java
7 23 (7.12%) C++
8 20 (6.19%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.95%) C
9 16 (4.95%) Python
9 16 (4.95%) VBScript
10 15 (4.64%) VB
11 7 (2.17%) Delphi
11 7 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.17%) VB6
12 4 (1.24%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) Fortran
13 2 (0.62%) VBA
13 2 (0.62%) Ruby
13 2 (0.62%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 30 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.50%) Degree
4 20 (6.19%) ISEB
5 13 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.62%) MCTS
8 1 (0.31%) MCITP
8 1 (0.31%) MCSD
8 1 (0.31%) MCSE
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.31%) ACCA
8 1 (0.31%) CIMA
8 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.36%) QA
2 10 (3.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) WCAG
4 1 (0.31%) WAI
4 1 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.79%) SCCM
3 3 (0.93%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 138 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.69%) Oracle
3 11 (3.41%) Meridio
4 8 (2.48%) SAP
5 6 (1.86%) HP
6 4 (1.24%) Omniture
6 4 (1.24%) Serena
7 3 (0.93%) VMware
7 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.93%) Adobe
8 2 (0.62%) Lotus
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.62%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.62%) Nintex
9 1 (0.31%) Northgate
9 1 (0.31%) Perforce
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix
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