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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 37 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.41% 0.78% 5.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 4.88% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 14
Median daily rate £500 £238 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -32.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
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 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 13.47% 16.08% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 31
Median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) VirtualBox
1 1 (33.33%) NuGet
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (33.33%) MuleSoft
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NuGet
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Database Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) VirtualBox
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) MuleSoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware