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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.74% 0.15% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.11% 1.72% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate
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£331 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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South West

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
137 58 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.54% 8.91% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 44 57
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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
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 1 October 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 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) OLE DB
7 2 (18.18%) HL7
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) jQuery
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (9.09%) Kentico
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Hudson
2 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CMS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) OLE DB
5 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) JSON
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) HL7
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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