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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 40 61
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.05% 4.07% 2.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.55% 30.95% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 38 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
229 168 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.06% 13.16% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 106 88
Average daily rate £400 £369 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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
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 28 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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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
Farnham - 2 £500 - 1
Leatherhead -22 1 £370 -26.00%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 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 30 (71.43%) .NET
2 29 (69.05%) C#
3 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 17 (40.48%) CRM
7 16 (38.10%) IIS
8 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 15 (35.71%) CSS
9 14 (33.33%) Windows
9 14 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (30.95%) HTML
10 13 (30.95%) MVC
11 12 (28.57%) XML
11 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (26.19%) SQL
12 11 (26.19%) Scrum
12 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (26.19%) TDD
13 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
13 9 (21.43%) VB.NET
13 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
13 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (21.43%) Analytics
14 7 (16.67%) REST
14 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 7 (16.67%) VBScript
14 7 (16.67%) VB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (38.10%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) ColdFusion
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Internet
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (11.90%) DTS
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
7 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.76%) SSDT
9 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) JIRA
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) Subversion
4 4 (9.52%) ClearCase
4 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 4 (9.52%) ClearQuest
4 4 (9.52%) Log4Net
5 3 (7.14%) MSTest
6 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
7 1 (2.38%) JMeter
7 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Database Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (71.43%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 15 (35.71%) CSS
4 13 (30.95%) HTML
5 12 (28.57%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 7 (16.67%) Web Services
7 7 (16.67%) REST
8 6 (14.29%) COM+
9 4 (9.52%) ELMAH
9 4 (9.52%) POCO
9 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (7.14%) Classic ASP
11 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
12 1 (2.38%) HTML5
12 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
12 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (2.38%) J2EE
12 1 (2.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) CRM
2 13 (30.95%) MVC
3 11 (26.19%) Scrum
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) TDD
4 9 (21.43%) Analytics
5 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.29%) BDD
7 5 (11.90%) UML
8 4 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
9 3 (7.14%) Time Management
9 3 (7.14%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) Refactoring
9 3 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 7 (16.67%) VB6
5 7 (16.67%) VBScript
5 7 (16.67%) VB
6 4 (9.52%) Java
7 3 (7.14%) PHP
7 3 (7.14%) C++
8 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) MCAD
1 4 (9.52%) MCSD
1 4 (9.52%) MCDBA
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WebInspect
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Apple
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik
3 1 (2.38%) Red Gate