The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 33 29 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.39% 1.35% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.94% 13.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £405 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 34 23 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 13.13% 10.36% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 28
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Northampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Boomi
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Power BI
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Power BI
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) SSIS Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) Visualforce
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) VB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware