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 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 48 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.04% 1.70% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.63% 8.62% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 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 £40.00

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 82 116 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.95% 19.69% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 79 62
Median daily rate £356 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £288 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +40.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridge +8 10 £400 +63.26% 2
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

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

1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) WPF
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) MVC
6 4 (19.05%) Workflow
6 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (19.05%) OO
6 4 (19.05%) OOD
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) WCF
7 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (14.29%) SignalR
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Loki
7 3 (14.29%) C
7 3 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (14.29%) Linux

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 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (4.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) NFC
2 1 (4.76%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) MorphX
3 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SAPUI5 Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) WCF Developer
5 1 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) WPF
3 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (19.05%) WCF
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (14.29%) Loki
5 3 (14.29%) SignalR
5 3 (14.29%) WinForms
5 3 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) XSLT
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (4.76%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (19.05%) OO
2 4 (19.05%) OOD
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Push Notifications
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.76%) SOLID
5 1 (4.76%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (9.52%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Nintex
2 1 (4.76%) Perforce
2 1 (4.76%) SAP