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 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 of England / Suffolk
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 25 20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 2.03% 4.46%
As % of the Development Applications category - 16.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.87%  
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 Suffolk with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17 25 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 10.06% 12.69% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 21
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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 Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 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