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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.38% 0.18% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.83% 2.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate
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£331 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
106 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.30% 8.23% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 33 33
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio
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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 August 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 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (23.08%) VBA
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
9 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.69%) Android
9 1 (7.69%) WinForms
9 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
9 1 (7.69%) WPF
9 1 (7.69%) DICOM
9 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) COM
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VBA
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) DICOM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
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