The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 42 34 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.71% 3.90% 2.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.11% 20.87% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Median daily rate £175 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +8.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £392 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 89 115 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.89% 18.67% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 33
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £19.00 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £45.00 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -1 5 £175 -53.94% 1
Cambridge -3 4 £200 -36.50% 9
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) WPF
3 10 (43.48%) .NET
4 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 4 (17.39%) WCF
10 3 (13.04%) WinForms
10 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
10 3 (13.04%) PhD
11 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
11 2 (8.70%) Workflow
11 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
11 2 (8.70%) Windows
11 2 (8.70%) UML
11 2 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (8.70%) SCADA
12 1 (4.35%) Loki
12 1 (4.35%) Push Notifications
12 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
12 1 (4.35%) Office 365
12 1 (4.35%) SignalR
12 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (4.35%) DevOps
12 1 (4.35%) Concurrent Programming

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) NFC
1 1 (4.35%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.35%) MSTest
2 1 (4.35%) NUnit
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 8 (34.78%) WPF Developer
4 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) WPF
2 10 (43.48%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) WCF
5 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
5 3 (13.04%) WinForms
6 2 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.35%) LINQ
7 1 (4.35%) Loki
7 1 (4.35%) SignalR
7 1 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) SCADA
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.35%) MVVM
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) OOD
5 1 (4.35%) Push Notifications
5 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PhD
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Perforce
2 1 (4.35%) Siemens
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