Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.65% 0.94% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.22% 4.35% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Northamptonshire median daily rate £358 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +23.89% -19.29%
10th Percentile £310 £270 £185
90th Percentile £361 £436 £463
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +5.26%

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 225 138 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 29.11% 21.73% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 81 72
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +15.86%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £313
90th Percentile £556 £488 £573
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.37 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.84% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.44 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -65.70% +12.50% +23.08%

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 16 February 2019. 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
Northampton -8 3 £320 -18.73% 3
Kettering -2 2 £361 +24.31%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 2 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) TDD

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (40.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (40.00%) ATDD
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) SDET
2 2 (40.00%) SOLID
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft