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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 34 50
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 75 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.20% 5.45% 2.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.76% 35.71% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 64 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £31.75 £59.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +98.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
152 210 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 12.37% 15.27% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 136 57
Average daily rate £390 £382 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% +17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £59.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.31% +58.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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
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 29 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 29 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 29 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
Epsom -1 1 £325 +52.94% 1
Guildford -6 1 £363 -6.45%
Woking -6 1 - - 2
Thames Ditton - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £380 -
Farnham - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 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 44 (78.57%) .NET
2 40 (71.43%) C#
3 30 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 23 (41.07%) XML
4 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
5 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
6 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 16 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 13 (23.21%) IIS
7 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
7 13 (23.21%) SQL
7 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (21.43%) Web Services
8 12 (21.43%) Windows
9 11 (19.64%) Java
9 11 (19.64%) CSS
9 11 (19.64%) CRM
9 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
9 11 (19.64%) MVC
10 10 (17.86%) HTML
10 10 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (17.86%) REST
11 9 (16.07%) UML
11 9 (16.07%) OO
12 8 (14.29%) HTTP
12 8 (14.29%) Scrum
12 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (14.29%) jQuery
12 8 (14.29%) WCF
13 7 (12.50%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 13 (23.21%) IIS
2 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (8.93%) DTS
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
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 10 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.93%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) ClearQuest
3 4 (7.14%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.14%) Subversion
4 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.36%) NUnit
5 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.57%) MSTest
6 1 (1.79%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.79%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.79%) Log4Net
6 1 (1.79%) JMeter
General
1 7 (12.50%) Publishing
2 4 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Author
3 7 (12.50%) Technical Author
4 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior SharePoint Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Tester
6 4 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (78.57%) .NET
2 23 (41.07%) XML
3 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
4 16 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 12 (21.43%) Web Services
6 11 (19.64%) CSS
7 10 (17.86%) HTML
7 10 (17.86%) REST
8 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (14.29%) jQuery
8 8 (14.29%) WCF
9 7 (12.50%) JSON
9 7 (12.50%) Ajax
10 6 (10.71%) COM+
11 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
12 3 (5.36%) WPF
13 2 (3.57%) Middleware
13 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
13 2 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
1 5 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) CRM
2 11 (19.64%) MVC
3 9 (16.07%) UML
3 9 (16.07%) OO
4 8 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 6 (10.71%) SOA
6 6 (10.71%) Multithreading
7 5 (8.93%) Process Management
7 5 (8.93%) Workflow
7 5 (8.93%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (5.36%) Time Management
9 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.50%) VB6
4 7 (12.50%) VBScript
4 7 (12.50%) VB
4 7 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.93%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) MCDBA
2 4 (7.14%) MCAD
2 4 (7.14%) MCSD
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Red Gate
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik
4 1 (1.79%) HP