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 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 50 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 3.84% 2.09% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.57% 17.31% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 11
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£375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
175 156 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 13.43% 12.07% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 88 78
Average daily rate £375 £354 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Reigate - 5 £400 - 4
Redhill - 2 £375 -
Woking 0 1 £375 - 2
Leatherhead - 1 £500 - 1
Staines - 1 £313 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £225 -
Weybridge - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Dorking - - - - 1
Egham - - - - 1
Godalming - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 108 (85.71%) .NET
2 90 (71.43%) C#
3 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 69 (54.76%) WCF
5 68 (53.97%) XML
6 66 (52.38%) Windows
7 61 (48.41%) Scrum
8 59 (46.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (42.86%) SQL
10 47 (37.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (34.13%) WPF
11 43 (34.13%) Microsoft
12 39 (30.95%) ASP.NET
13 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (24.60%) Workflow
14 31 (24.60%) Web Services
15 30 (23.81%) XSLT
15 30 (23.81%) SharePoint
16 29 (23.02%) Software Engineering
17 28 (22.22%) Finance
18 27 (21.43%) MVC
18 27 (21.43%) VB.NET
18 27 (21.43%) LINQ
19 25 (19.84%) WF
19 25 (19.84%) CRM
20 22 (17.46%) HTML
21 21 (16.67%) MS Office
21 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
22 19 (15.08%) REST
22 19 (15.08%) Office 365

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 30 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.32%) IIS
3 8 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.76%) Documentum
5 4 (3.17%) CMS
6 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.59%) WordPress
8 1 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (16.67%) MS Office
2 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.56%) InfoPath
4 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (15.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Office 365
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) SSL
2 3 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 47 (37.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.76%) DTS
5 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.59%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (46.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.59%) Selenium
4 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.59%) JMeter
5 1 (0.79%) NUnit
5 1 (0.79%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Publishing
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Back Office
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (49.21%) Developer
2 36 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 24 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 16 (12.70%) VB.NET Developer
4 16 (12.70%) Analyst
5 14 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 12 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.35%) QA Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Tester
9 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Administrator
10 5 (3.97%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (3.97%) BizTalk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (85.71%) .NET
2 69 (54.76%) WCF
3 68 (53.97%) XML
4 43 (34.13%) WPF
5 39 (30.95%) ASP.NET
6 31 (24.60%) Web Services
7 30 (23.81%) XSLT
8 27 (21.43%) LINQ
9 25 (19.84%) WF
10 22 (17.46%) HTML
11 19 (15.08%) REST
11 19 (15.08%) CSS
12 16 (12.70%) SOAP
13 10 (7.94%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (4.76%) COM+
16 5 (3.97%) HTML5
16 5 (3.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 4 (3.17%) jQuery
18 3 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Clustering
2 5 (3.97%) Mathematics
2 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.38%) W3C
5 1 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.79%) DTV
5 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.79%) EPoS
5 1 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 66 (52.38%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.41%) Scrum
2 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.60%) Workflow
4 29 (23.02%) Software Engineering
5 27 (21.43%) MVC
6 25 (19.84%) CRM
7 18 (14.29%) Content Management
8 17 (13.49%) BDD
9 16 (12.70%) Automated Testing
10 14 (11.11%) DevOps
11 13 (10.32%) Software Testing
12 11 (8.73%) Release Management
13 8 (6.35%) TDD
14 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (4.76%) OO
16 5 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
17 4 (3.17%) UML
17 4 (3.17%) Validation
17 4 (3.17%) Logistics
18 3 (2.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 90 (71.43%) C#
2 54 (42.86%) SQL
3 27 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 19 (15.08%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.52%) Python
6 11 (8.73%) Java
7 10 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.56%) C
9 6 (4.76%) VBScript
9 6 (4.76%) VB
9 6 (4.76%) VB6
10 5 (3.97%) C++
11 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) ISEB
2 7 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) WCAG
3 1 (0.79%) WAI
Systems Management
1 12 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle
2 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (2.38%) Adobe
3 2 (1.59%) Nintex
4 1 (0.79%) SAP
4 1 (0.79%) Sitecore