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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 89 73 86
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 210 207 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.17% 2.34% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.46% 21.17% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 123 79
Average daily rate
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£388 £335 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +116.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
1203 978 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.46% 11.06% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 566 440
Average daily rate £364 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £37.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Hampshire +16 49 £350 +7.69% 15
East Sussex +7 40 £400 +33.33% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 34 £388 +15.67% 24
Surrey -22 31 £375 +4.16% 19
Berkshire -14 26 £381 +17.30% 10
West Sussex -17 12 £425 +54.54% 7
Kent -1 10 £350 +27.27% 8
Oxfordshire -19 5 £340 +18.26% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 290 (81.92%) .NET
2 248 (70.06%) C#
3 169 (47.74%) SQL Server
4 148 (41.81%) SQL
5 141 (39.83%) JavaScript
6 137 (38.70%) ASP.NET
7 135 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (33.33%) jQuery
9 104 (29.38%) CSS
10 100 (28.25%) Microsoft
11 98 (27.68%) HTML
12 97 (27.40%) Web Services
13 95 (26.84%) XML
14 87 (24.58%) WCF
15 86 (24.29%) Windows
16 80 (22.60%) MVC
16 80 (22.60%) Scrum
17 78 (22.03%) .NET Framework
18 66 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 63 (17.80%) SQL Server 2008
20 54 (15.25%) VB.NET
21 52 (14.69%) SharePoint
21 52 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
22 50 (14.12%) IIS
22 50 (14.12%) Ajax
23 49 (13.84%) Security Cleared
24 45 (12.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 44 (12.43%) TDD
26 43 (12.15%) Oracle
27 42 (11.86%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 52 (14.69%) SharePoint
2 50 (14.12%) IIS
3 42 (11.86%) CMS
4 32 (9.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (5.37%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (3.67%) Kentico
7 11 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.13%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.56%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.56%) SAS
11 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 38 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (3.95%) MS Office
4 6 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.11%) SmartPlant
3 8 (2.26%) assyst
4 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.56%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.41%) SaaS
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.78%) Intranet
2 15 (4.24%) HTTP
3 13 (3.67%) SSL
4 10 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.54%) Internet
6 4 (1.13%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.13%) FTP
7 3 (0.85%) S/MIME
7 3 (0.85%) SMTP
7 3 (0.85%) Modbus
7 3 (0.85%) MQTT
8 2 (0.56%) Firewall
8 2 (0.56%) Extranet
9 1 (0.28%) CTI
9 1 (0.28%) 802.15
9 1 (0.28%) DHCP
9 1 (0.28%) VPN
9 1 (0.28%) DNS
9 1 (0.28%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (47.74%) SQL Server
2 63 (17.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (5.37%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.54%) MS Access
9 8 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.26%) MySQL
10 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.41%) OLAP
11 5 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (0.85%) SSDT
12 3 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (7.63%) NUnit
3 17 (4.80%) Axure RP
4 14 (3.95%) StyleCop
5 12 (3.39%) Selenium
6 11 (3.11%) Subversion
7 8 (2.26%) MSTest
7 8 (2.26%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.98%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.69%) JIRA
10 5 (1.41%) Toad
11 4 (1.13%) CMake
11 4 (1.13%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.85%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.56%) Moq
13 2 (0.56%) NuGet
General
1 28 (7.91%) Publishing
2 18 (5.08%) Finance
3 4 (1.13%) Marketing
3 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.85%) Back Office
4 3 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.56%) Banking
5 2 (0.56%) Military
5 2 (0.56%) Advertising
5 2 (0.56%) Electronics
5 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.28%) Legal
6 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (72.32%) Developer
2 95 (26.84%) .NET Developer
3 58 (16.38%) C# Developer
4 36 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (8.47%) SharePoint Developer
6 27 (7.63%) Software Developer
7 26 (7.34%) Analyst
8 22 (6.21%) CMS Developer
9 18 (5.08%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.52%) Programmer
11 15 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.95%) Web Developer
13 12 (3.39%) Consultant
13 12 (3.39%) SQL Developer
14 11 (3.11%) WPF Developer
15 10 (2.82%) Senior SharePoint Developer
15 10 (2.82%) Software Engineer
16 9 (2.54%) Test Analyst
17 8 (2.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (81.92%) .NET
2 137 (38.70%) ASP.NET
3 118 (33.33%) jQuery
4 104 (29.38%) CSS
5 98 (27.68%) HTML
6 97 (27.40%) Web Services
7 95 (26.84%) XML
8 87 (24.58%) WCF
9 78 (22.03%) .NET Framework
10 52 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (14.12%) Ajax
12 45 (12.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 28 (7.91%) XHTML
14 27 (7.63%) WPF
15 25 (7.06%) XSLT
16 24 (6.78%) LINQ
17 23 (6.50%) WinForms
17 23 (6.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (5.93%) AngularJS
19 19 (5.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.34%) User Experience
3 20 (5.65%) W3C
4 17 (4.80%) Data Structures
4 17 (4.80%) Web 2.0
5 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.67%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.82%) Visualisation
8 9 (2.54%) Open Source
9 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.69%) Clustering
11 5 (1.41%) PKI
11 5 (1.41%) Social Media
12 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.13%) Life Science
12 4 (1.13%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.13%) Replication
13 3 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (24.29%) Windows
2 5 (1.41%) Linux
2 5 (1.41%) Android
2 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.56%) UNIX
5 2 (0.56%) OpenVMS
5 2 (0.56%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.60%) MVC
2 80 (22.60%) Scrum
3 44 (12.43%) TDD
4 36 (10.17%) Content Management
5 31 (8.76%) OO
6 30 (8.47%) Web Development
7 29 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (7.63%) SOA
9 22 (6.21%) OOP
10 21 (5.93%) Workflow
11 20 (5.65%) MVVM
11 20 (5.65%) Multithreading
11 20 (5.65%) CRM
12 18 (5.08%) OOD
12 18 (5.08%) Automated Testing
13 17 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (4.80%) Rapid Prototyping
14 15 (4.24%) UML
15 14 (3.95%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 248 (70.06%) C#
2 148 (41.81%) SQL
3 141 (39.83%) JavaScript
4 54 (15.25%) VB.NET
5 35 (9.89%) PowerShell
6 32 (9.04%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.91%) C++
8 25 (7.06%) Java
9 17 (4.80%) XAML
10 15 (4.24%) C
10 15 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.39%) VB
12 10 (2.82%) Python
13 7 (1.98%) PHP
14 6 (1.69%) IronPython
15 5 (1.41%) VB6
16 4 (1.13%) Perl
17 3 (0.85%) VBScript
17 3 (0.85%) Ruby
18 2 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 49 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.19%) Degree
4 11 (3.11%) VCP4
5 9 (2.54%) ISEB
6 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.98%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.13%) MCTS
10 4 (1.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.28%) MCAD
11 1 (0.28%) MCSD
11 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.56%) Puppet
1 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 100 (28.25%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.15%) Oracle
3 22 (6.21%) Adobe
4 20 (5.65%) Open Text
5 17 (4.80%) RedDot
5 17 (4.80%) Google
6 12 (3.39%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.82%) ForgeRock
7 10 (2.82%) Akamai
8 9 (2.54%) Intergraph
9 8 (2.26%) Capita
9 8 (2.26%) Remedy
10 7 (1.98%) Telerik
11 6 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.41%) SAP
12 5 (1.41%) VMware
13 2 (0.56%) Nintex
13 2 (0.56%) Blackboard
13 2 (0.56%) Serena
13 2 (0.56%) Northgate
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Rate: £450 - £451 per day
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Rate: £450 - £451 per day
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