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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 32 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +28  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.31% 3.09% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.86% 13.25% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £400 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.45% -0.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 56 83 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 18.54% 23.31% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 147 102
Median daily rate £369 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £506 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 11 (78.57%) C#
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) WPF
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) OOD
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) WCF
5 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (21.43%) Loki
6 3 (21.43%) WinForms
6 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow Management
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) SignalR
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

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 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) NFC
2 1 (7.14%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.14%) MSTest
2 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.14%) WCF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (28.57%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (21.43%) Loki
4 3 (21.43%) SignalR
4 3 (21.43%) WinForms
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Mustache
6 1 (7.14%) Node.js
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) OOD
2 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) Push Notifications
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) SOLID
5 1 (7.14%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Perforce