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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.28% 1.94% 3.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.96% 26.47% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £350 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +72.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
67 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 14.32% 7.31% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 22
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £190 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 1 - -
Crawley -5 1 £325 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) Ajax
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) EPiServer
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Subversion
4 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 4 (44.44%) CSS3
4 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
4 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 4 (44.44%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (44.44%) Durandal
4 4 (44.44%) User Experience
4 4 (44.44%) React
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
6 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) GIMP
6 2 (22.22%) Photoshop

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) GIMP
1 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Designer
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Web Designer
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Web Designer
4 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) Ajax
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
4 4 (44.44%) CSS3
4 4 (44.44%) Durandal
4 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 4 (44.44%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (44.44%) React
4 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (22.22%) Sass
6 2 (22.22%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) SEO
2 2 (22.22%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) API Development
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) RDF
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) EPiServer
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft