The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Bristol region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 64 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 0.76% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.41% 7.69% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Average daily rate £283 £310 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% -13.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £321 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
107 65 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.28% 9.89% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 45 59
Average daily rate £330 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (36.84%) MVC
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 5 (26.32%) VBA
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (21.05%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (21.05%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) jQuery
9 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.53%) XML
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) Big Data
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) MI Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) MI Developer
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Castle Windsor
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (21.05%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.53%) WPF
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) WCF
7 1 (5.26%) WinForms
7 1 (5.26%) XSLT
7 1 (5.26%) XHTML
7 1 (5.26%) COM
7 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) MVVM
6 1 (5.26%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) VBA
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) DICOM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
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