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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.46% 4.20% 3.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.27% 25.53% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
Average daily rate
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£455 £345 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £355 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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
33 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 16.34% 16.43% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 13
Average daily rate £376 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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
Ipswich +10 9 £455 +33.82% 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) NUnit
5 7 (38.89%) VB
5 7 (38.89%) ADO
5 7 (38.89%) XML
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
5 7 (38.89%) ReSharper
5 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
5 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (38.89%) Castle Windsor
5 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Document Management
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) Subversion
7 5 (27.78%) Content Management
7 5 (27.78%) EMC
7 5 (27.78%) OO
7 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
7 5 (27.78%) OOD
7 5 (27.78%) Documentum
8 4 (22.22%) Process Management
8 4 (22.22%) Kofax
8 4 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) NUnit
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
1 7 (38.89%) ReSharper
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) IT Architect
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Process Architect
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ADO
2 7 (38.89%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
2 7 (38.89%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Document Management
2 5 (27.78%) Content Management
2 5 (27.78%) OO
2 5 (27.78%) OOD
3 4 (22.22%) Process Management
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) VB
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) EMC
3 4 (22.22%) Kofax