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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.78% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 2.83% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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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
133 106 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.78% 13.27% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 31
Average daily rate £375 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 13 (65.00%) HTML
1 13 (65.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (30.00%) MS Access
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (30.00%) VBA
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (30.00%) V-Model
7 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 6 (30.00%) Open Source
7 6 (30.00%) Office Automation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) MS Access
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Programmer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) HTML
1 13 (65.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (30.00%) HTML5
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.00%) WCF
6 2 (10.00%) XML
6 2 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (30.00%) V-Model
5 6 (30.00%) Open Source
5 6 (30.00%) Office Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (30.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe