The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Sussex region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.12% - 2.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.62% - 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 10
Average daily rate £400 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
37 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 9.81% 9.23% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 33
Average daily rate £315 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 3 £338 - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - - 2
Steyning - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) C++
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (35.29%) OO
5 6 (35.29%) OOD
5 6 (35.29%) POSIX
5 6 (35.29%) Intel
5 6 (35.29%) LynxOS
5 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) DICOM
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 6 (35.29%) Digital Signal Processing
5 6 (35.29%) Signal Processing
5 6 (35.29%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (29.41%) Marketing
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
7 4 (23.53%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) DTS
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Reporting Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) POSIX
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) WCF
4 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (23.53%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) LynxOS
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) OOA/OOD
2 6 (35.29%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) OOD
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
2 6 (35.29%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (35.29%) Signal Processing
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Workflow
4 4 (23.53%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Android Development
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) DICOM
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Intel
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects