The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 27 48
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 91 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.87% 6.26% 2.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.08% 39.91% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 73 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £59.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +98.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
Visual Studio
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Development Applications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
169 228 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 12.44% 15.68% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 150 67
Average daily rate £375 £384 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 12
Average hourly rate £46.25 £59.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.26% +58.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £51.55 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.81 £59.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 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
Staines - 6 £413 - 1
Guildford +3 3 £363 -6.45%
Reigate +4 2 £338 -10.00%
Leatherhead +1 2 £450 +33.33% 1
Redhill -8 2 £373 -6.87%
Woking -4 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £325 - 1
Godalming - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 60 (83.33%) .NET
2 54 (75.00%) C#
3 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 32 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 30 (41.67%) XML
5 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
6 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
7 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 20 (27.78%) jQuery
8 19 (26.39%) .NET Framework
9 18 (25.00%) CSS
10 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
10 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
10 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
10 17 (23.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 15 (20.83%) SQL
12 15 (20.83%) WCF
13 14 (19.44%) Java
14 13 (18.06%) Windows
14 13 (18.06%) SOA
14 13 (18.06%) Web Services
14 13 (18.06%) Ajax
15 12 (16.67%) Publishing
16 11 (15.28%) OO
16 11 (15.28%) IIS
17 10 (13.89%) HTML
17 10 (13.89%) MVC
17 10 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 17 (23.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (15.28%) IIS
4 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.39%) Apache
7 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.72%) MS Office
2 7 (9.72%) MS Visio
2 7 (9.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) HTTP
2 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) DTS
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.78%) SSDT
6 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.39%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.72%) Selenium
3 5 (6.94%) JIRA
4 4 (5.56%) NUnit
4 4 (5.56%) Subversion
4 4 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.56%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.78%) CMake
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.39%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.39%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.39%) MSTest
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (16.67%) Publishing
2 4 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
3 12 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Author
5 7 (9.72%) Technical Author
6 6 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Test Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Architect
9 3 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (83.33%) .NET
2 32 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 30 (41.67%) XML
4 20 (27.78%) jQuery
5 19 (26.39%) .NET Framework
6 18 (25.00%) CSS
7 15 (20.83%) WCF
8 13 (18.06%) Web Services
8 13 (18.06%) Ajax
9 10 (13.89%) HTML
10 8 (11.11%) REST
11 7 (9.72%) JSON
11 7 (9.72%) Entity Framework
12 6 (8.33%) COM+
12 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (6.94%) Middleware
14 3 (4.17%) WPF
15 2 (2.78%) WinForms
15 2 (2.78%) VTK
15 2 (2.78%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 5 (6.94%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) SOA
3 11 (15.28%) OO
4 10 (13.89%) MVC
5 9 (12.50%) Workflow
5 9 (12.50%) Process Management
5 9 (12.50%) Scrum
5 9 (12.50%) UML
5 9 (12.50%) CRM
6 7 (9.72%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 6 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.56%) Migration
9 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) C#
2 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 15 (20.83%) SQL
5 14 (19.44%) Java
6 8 (11.11%) C++
6 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 7 (9.72%) VBScript
7 7 (9.72%) VB
7 7 (9.72%) VB6
8 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
1 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.94%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) MCAD
3 4 (5.56%) MCSD
3 4 (5.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Telerik