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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.53% 0.80% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.39% 7.14% -
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 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 59 42 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 15.61% 11.23% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 44
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (33.33%) WebStorm
2 2 (33.33%) Visualforce
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Power BI
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SSIS Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Angular 2
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (33.33%) Visualforce
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) VB
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Dell
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware