Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 39 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 +42 -27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.58% 3.25% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.51% 19.05% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 0
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £375 £305
% change year-on-year -10.00% +22.95% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.25 - -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 109 105 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 15.62% 17.05% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 141
Cambridge median daily rate £394 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.46% +8.28%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £258
90th Percentile £491 £471 £508
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £389
% change year-on-year - -3.54% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £36.63 - £39.45
90th Percentile £86.13 - £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% -5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
3 13 (72.22%) WPF
4 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
5 10 (55.56%) Windows
6 8 (44.44%) WinForms
6 8 (44.44%) OOP
6 8 (44.44%) C++
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (22.22%) MVVM
9 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
9 4 (22.22%) NUnit
9 4 (22.22%) SQLite
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (11.11%) SAP
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (11.11%) Analytics
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (11.11%) Power BI
11 2 (11.11%) Data Lake
11 2 (11.11%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (11.11%) Data Lake Analytics
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQLite
3 2 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Data Lake
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (11.11%) Power BI
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.56%) HDInsight
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Developer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (11.11%) PC Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) WPF
3 8 (44.44%) WinForms
4 4 (22.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) Loki
5 1 (5.56%) SignalR
5 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) OOP
3 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) MVVM
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) U-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle