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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 49 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.18% 3.85% 1.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.84% 27.68% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 33 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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
204 177 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.06% 13.92% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 105 90
Average daily rate £400 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 19
Average hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
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
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 3 August 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
Farnham - 2 - - 1
Leatherhead -25 1 £370 -26.00% 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 38 (67.86%) C#
3 32 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 25 (44.64%) ASP.NET
5 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.14%) CRM
6 18 (32.14%) XML
7 17 (30.36%) CSS
8 16 (28.57%) IIS
8 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 16 (28.57%) Windows
8 16 (28.57%) MVC
9 15 (26.79%) .NET Framework
9 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (23.21%) HTML
12 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.43%) Scrum
12 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (19.64%) REST
14 10 (17.86%) UML
14 10 (17.86%) Web Services
15 9 (16.07%) VB.NET
15 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
15 9 (16.07%) TDD
15 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (16.07%) Analytics
15 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
15 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (28.57%) IIS
2 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.36%) ColdFusion
5 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) CMS
6 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) HTTP
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.93%) DTS
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.57%) SSDT
7 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.93%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
4 4 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.14%) ClearQuest
4 4 (7.14%) Log4Net
5 3 (5.36%) MSTest
6 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) NUnit
6 2 (3.57%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.79%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.79%) JMeter
7 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Automotive
2 4 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Author
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Author
5 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 25 (44.64%) ASP.NET
3 18 (32.14%) XML
4 17 (30.36%) CSS
5 15 (26.79%) .NET Framework
6 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (23.21%) HTML
8 11 (19.64%) REST
9 10 (17.86%) Web Services
10 6 (10.71%) COM+
11 5 (8.93%) JSON
12 4 (7.14%) WCF
12 4 (7.14%) ELMAH
12 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
12 4 (7.14%) POCO
12 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (5.36%) jQuery
13 3 (5.36%) WPF
13 3 (5.36%) Ajax
13 3 (5.36%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) CRM
2 16 (28.57%) MVC
3 12 (21.43%) Scrum
3 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.86%) UML
5 9 (16.07%) TDD
5 9 (16.07%) Analytics
6 8 (14.29%) OO
6 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 6 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.93%) BDD
10 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (7.14%) Migration
11 3 (5.36%) Time Management
11 3 (5.36%) Refactoring
11 3 (5.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (67.86%) C#
2 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (16.07%) VB.NET
5 8 (14.29%) Java
6 7 (12.50%) VB6
6 7 (12.50%) VBScript
6 7 (12.50%) VB
7 6 (10.71%) C++
8 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.36%) PHP
10 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) MCAD
1 4 (7.14%) MCSD
1 4 (7.14%) MCDBA
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik
4 1 (1.79%) Red Gate