The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 25 April 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
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford - - 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.27 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.37% +8.38%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15 18 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 12.93% 12.08% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 12
Median daily rate £488 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year - +14.80%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Guildford

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Guildford

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) NeoLoad
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Nimble Storage
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) NeoLoad
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Nimble Storage
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) VMware