Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 November 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 Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 71 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.58% 0.54% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.25% 3.79% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Northamptonshire median daily rate £320 £283 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -19.29% +14.75%
10th Percentile £270 £185 £260
90th Percentile £376 £463 £395
East Midlands median daily rate £335 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -0.37% +3.46% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 123 132 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 17.88% 14.19% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 94 59
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £486 £575 £485
East Midlands median daily rate £378 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -5.63% +11.11% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% +84.44% -40.00%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Kettering - 2 £290 -
Northampton +2 1 £350 +84.21%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle