The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.37% 3.70% 2.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 20.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate £450 £375 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Development Applications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
15 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.27% 18.52% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 18
Average daily rate £380 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £349 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Suffolk region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Suffolk region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Ipswich +4 2 £450 +20.00%
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) NUnit
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) MS Access
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Reinsurance
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) ADO
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) API Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Kofax
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft