The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.59% 1.44% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.93% 17.86% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
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£325 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -8.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%
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 West Sussex region.

Development Applications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.00% 8.05% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 24
Average daily rate £400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Gatwick - 4 £334 -
Crawley -7 2 £475 +72.72%
Horsham - 2 £325 - 3
Worthing -14 1 £313 +5.04%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 26 (81.25%) .NET
2 25 (78.13%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
4 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
5 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
6 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (50.00%) HTML
7 16 (50.00%) SQL
7 16 (50.00%) CSS
8 15 (46.88%) WCF
9 14 (43.75%) Windows
9 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 12 (37.50%) XML
11 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
11 11 (34.38%) Entity Framework
12 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (31.25%) Web Services
13 9 (28.13%) XSL
13 9 (28.13%) Oracle
13 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (25.00%) jQuery
14 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
14 8 (25.00%) MVC
15 7 (21.88%) Scrum
15 7 (21.88%) UML
16 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
16 6 (18.75%) Inversion of Control

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.25%) MySQL
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.63%) MSBuild
3 3 (9.38%) NUnit
3 3 (9.38%) StyleCop
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (87.50%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 11 (34.38%) C# Developer
4 9 (28.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (21.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Developer
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (12.50%) C++ Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
9 3 (9.38%) Architect
9 3 (9.38%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
10 2 (6.25%) C# Architect
10 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (81.25%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
3 16 (50.00%) CSS
3 16 (50.00%) HTML
4 15 (46.88%) WCF
5 12 (37.50%) XML
6 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
6 11 (34.38%) Entity Framework
7 10 (31.25%) Web Services
8 9 (28.13%) XSL
9 8 (25.00%) jQuery
10 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
10 5 (15.63%) MDX
10 5 (15.63%) SOAP
11 4 (12.50%) Ajax
11 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (9.38%) STL
12 3 (9.38%) MFC
12 3 (9.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.63%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.25%) Blog
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) MVC
3 7 (21.88%) UML
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
5 5 (15.63%) OOP
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Workflow
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) OOD
7 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.25%) Business Development
9 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.13%) SOA
9 1 (3.13%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) C#
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.63%) X++
6 4 (12.50%) VB6
6 4 (12.50%) VB
6 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (9.38%) Java
8 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) Tableau