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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.48% 1.00% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.08% 8.65% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Average daily rate
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£330 £283 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £388 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -15.62%
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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
129 104 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.71% 11.53% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 80 36
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £256 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.04 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 21 (70.00%) HTML
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) CSS
3 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (53.33%) C#
5 15 (50.00%) SQL
5 15 (50.00%) Scrum
5 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
7 13 (43.33%) Java
7 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
7 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 12 (40.00%) MS Access
8 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (36.67%) Open Source
10 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
10 10 (33.33%) V-Model
10 10 (33.33%) TDD
10 10 (33.33%) VBA
11 9 (30.00%) MVC
11 9 (30.00%) jQuery
12 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
12 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
13 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
13 7 (23.33%) Data Analysis

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.00%) LiveCycle
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (40.00%) MS Access
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Programmer
3 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) VB Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) HTML
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) CSS
3 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 9 (30.00%) jQuery
7 7 (23.33%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) RESTful
8 3 (10.00%) WCF
8 3 (10.00%) Ajax
9 2 (6.67%) Web Services
9 2 (6.67%) Dojo
9 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.67%) CSS3
10 1 (3.33%) XML
10 1 (3.33%) XHTML
10 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Open Source
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Scrum
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) V-Model
2 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (23.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) OOP
7 1 (3.33%) Content Management
7 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 13 (43.33%) Java
5 10 (33.33%) VBA
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
8 3 (10.00%) VB
9 2 (6.67%) VB6
9 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) SAP