The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 June 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 of England / Suffolk
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 37 30
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 5.51% 0.38% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% 3.85% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +110.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% -1.89%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21 26 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 16.54% 10.00% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 48
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £339 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Suffolk

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Ipswich - 5 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - - 2
Visual Studio
East of England

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

1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) X++
4 3 (42.86%) MorphX
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Google
5 2 (28.57%) WPF

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MorphX
2 2 (28.57%) GoogleTest
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (14.29%) ETL Development
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scorecard
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) X++
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Google
2 2 (28.57%) IBM