The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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 26 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
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex - 1.41% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category - 10.00% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Median daily rate - £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 East Sussex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 64 40 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 23.27% 14.08% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 43
Median daily rate £403 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 East Sussex

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in East Sussex

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce