The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 4 6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 38.89% 4.35%
As % of the Development Applications category - 87.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Development Applications Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
0 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 44.44% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Average daily rate - £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Visual Studio
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) AppFabric

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#