Period
to 21 February 2018

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 6 months to 21 February 2018 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 59 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.72% 1.79% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.64% 11.24% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% -2.34%
10th Percentile £268 £163 £300
90th Percentile £400 £388 £382
East of England median daily rate £325 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.97% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.25 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.12% - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 189 169 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.80% 15.94% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 66 136
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £378 £350 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -13.04% +11.03%
10th Percentile £286 £233 £300
90th Percentile £524 £481 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 16
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +1.27% +21.54%
10th Percentile £29.15 £32.50 £31.34
90th Percentile £72.25 £44.50 £51.25
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +6.71% +1.23% +8.00%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +1 17 £325 -13.33% 15
Peterborough -8 2 £218 +24.29% 5
Huntingdon - 2 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (72.73%) C#
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
3 13 (59.09%) WPF
4 9 (40.91%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) WinForms
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) OOP
6 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 6 (27.27%) MVVM
6 6 (27.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (22.73%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) NUnit
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (18.18%) SAP
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) SQLite
8 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) Power BI
8 4 (18.18%) Data Lake
8 4 (18.18%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 3 (13.64%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (18.18%) Data Lake Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) Data Lake
2 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (18.18%) Power BI
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (18.18%) SQLite
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.64%) HDInsight
3 3 (13.64%) MySQL
3 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) NUnit
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
1 11 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) C# Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Azure Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) PC Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 1 (4.55%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) WPF
3 9 (40.91%) WinForms
4 6 (27.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.64%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) Regular Expression
6 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 2 (9.09%) XML
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (4.55%) CSS
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) Kendo UI
7 1 (4.55%) MFC
7 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) OOP
3 6 (27.27%) MVVM
3 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Transformation
5 3 (13.64%) Machine Learning
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Physics
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Mathematical Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) C++
4 5 (22.73%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.64%) U-SQL
7 2 (9.09%) AWK
7 2 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (9.09%) R
7 2 (9.09%) VB
7 2 (9.09%) XAML
8 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PhD
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Telerik