The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Bristol
Rank 50 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.60% 1.14% 2.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.77% 9.01% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £338 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
149 111 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.61% 12.60% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 73 115
Median daily rate £338 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £410 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 20 (54.05%) WCF
4 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
6 17 (45.95%) C#
6 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
7 16 (43.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (43.24%) CRM
8 14 (37.84%) HTML
8 14 (37.84%) CSS
9 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
10 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
10 12 (32.43%) TDD
11 11 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (27.03%) MVC
13 9 (24.32%) SQL
13 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (24.32%) JSON
14 8 (21.62%) SOAP
15 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
16 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
16 6 (16.22%) Scrum
16 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
17 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
17 5 (13.51%) Ingres
17 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (13.51%) IIS
1 5 (13.51%) OpenROAD
1 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Dropbox
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Ingres
5 4 (10.81%) MS Access
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.70%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
8 1 (2.70%) SAS EBI
8 1 (2.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) MSTest
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Developer
2 17 (45.95%) .NET Developer
3 11 (29.73%) CRM Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (16.22%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (10.81%) C++ Team Leader
7 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
8 3 (8.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Agile Developer
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 20 (54.05%) WCF
3 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (37.84%) CSS
4 14 (37.84%) HTML
5 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
6 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
7 9 (24.32%) JSON
8 8 (21.62%) SOAP
9 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
10 4 (10.81%) jQuery
11 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
11 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
11 3 (8.11%) REST
12 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (5.41%) CSS3
12 2 (5.41%) HTML5
12 2 (5.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
1 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) CRM
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 10 (27.03%) MVC
5 6 (16.22%) Scrum
5 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.51%) SDLC
6 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (8.11%) OO
7 3 (8.11%) OOD
7 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.41%) Front End Development
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
9 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
9 1 (2.70%) Release Management
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 17 (45.95%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) C++
4 4 (10.81%) VC++
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
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