Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 74 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.10% 1.18% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 8.52% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £301 £320 £233
90th Percentile £534 £615 £425
East of England median daily rate £400 £381 £331
% change year-on-year +4.92% +15.09% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year +17.33% +11.94% -21.18%

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 221 176 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.78% 13.88% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 102 114
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £283
90th Percentile £520 £488 £488
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 4
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +0.63% -11.67%
10th Percentile £33.63 £36.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £44.78 £50.75 £45.53
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -4 10 £488 +21.88% 20
Peterborough -3 2 £300 - 4
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
3 6 (46.15%) MVVM
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
3 6 (46.15%) WPF
4 5 (38.46%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) GitHub
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) CAD
7 2 (15.38%) PLM
7 2 (15.38%) Windchill
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) NCrunch
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (7.69%) RedGate

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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.69%) NetSuite
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) NCrunch
2 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.69%) STL
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) WinForms
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 6 (46.15%) MVVM
3 5 (38.46%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) CAD
5 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 2 (15.38%) PLM
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.69%) RedGate